Moto Waganari

Lutz Wagner aka Moto Waganari creates transparent network‐sculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three‐dimensional objects by a two‐dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure. His characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma.

Moto Waganari’s sculptures emerge from virtual space at the intersection of art, architecture, and science. Within the interplay of their inherent lighting conditions—both natural and artificial—they once again generate new images as material manifestations and polymer images of their original digital archetypes.

To attempt to place Moto Waganari’s work within the familiar coordinate grid would mean to negate the work’s contradictoriness and to ruin the polymorphic magic radiating from it, something which is also inherent in the creative process. Born in a virtual wonderland and shaped from the binary clay of bits and bytes, Waganari transforms his digital golems into analog and polygon grid creatures by way of an intricate technical process.

The sculpture itself becomes space, within which light is reflected and—along the lines of a labyrinthine net structure—gives birth to new forms and images. Where does sculpture end, and where does space begin?

Far Eastern minimalism harmonizes with the iconographically‐charged figurativeness and expressive strength of the old European masters in Moto Waganari’s art. These are sculptures whose visual dynamic playfully adapts the fluent elegance of samurai depictions and—at the same time— quotes the rugged physicality typically associated with classical busts. Multiple semantic levels emerge within and from space. It is here where true 21st-century art emerges: where reputed contradictions and feigned incongruities—between tradition and modernism, process and result, artificiality and authenticity, prototype and copy, virtual and real—are not perceived as antagonistic, but as creative and within the realm of possibilities of the 21st century. This is the art of Moto Waganari.


CV

Education

1967                 Born in Flensburg, Germany

1991-2000       Artistduo “Eisenherz”- Sculptures

1992-1999       University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main- Dep. Architecture

2000-2016       Optimat Desktop World Creation, Architecture


Solo Exhibitions

2017    “Shadows of the Mind”, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München

2014    “Real Virtuality”, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York

2012    “Real Fiction”, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München

2011    “Polygon Works”, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München


Fairs/Exhibitions

2019

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA

2018   

SKULPTURALE 01, Krefeld

HIGHLIGHTS, Heitsch Gallery München

Art New York, New York, NY, USA

2017   

Airport Munich Heitsch Gallery München

Saphira & Ventura Gallery, New York

Affordable Art Fair, Bridgehampoton, NY, USA

CONTEXT New York, New York, NY, USA

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL, USA

2016   

New Masters Project, Adrien-Kavachnina Contemporary, Paris

Masters of Light, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München

CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Art Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA

2015   

Masters of Light, Albemarle Gallery, London

Art Kensington Olympia

Art New York, New York, NY, USA

SCOPE Basel, Switzerland

CONTEXT Miami, Miami, FL, USA

2014   

Dialog, Villa Friede, Mehlem

Art Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA

The Armory Show

Art Karlsruhe

Art Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

Kunst 14 Zürich

2013   

Märchen, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München

Art Karlsruhe

Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

The Armory Show

Kunst 13 Zürich

CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Art South Hampton, NY, USA

2012   

Abwehr, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon

Art Karlsruhe

Kunst 12 Zürich

2011   

Babylons Schatten III, Pasinger Fabrik München

Spieltrieb, Aaber ArtSpace, München

Art Helsinki

Contempo Munich, Germany

Art Fair 21

Kunst 11 Zürich

2010   

Colekt, Frankfurt

2000   

Omnium Rauminstallation, Expo, Hannover

1997

Eisenherz Skulpturen, Dragonfly Gallery, Taipei

Publications

“Moto Waganari” - 2011

“Moto Waganari” - 2015





                 
Moto Waganari

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