SPECIAL EXHIBITION: ANA'LOGOS
ACADEMIC TRAINING GROUP
KLAUS VOM BRUCH
NAM JUNE PAIK
FREDRIK WRETMAN/MATS HJELM
analogue (Greek ana'logos `corresponding to', `proportional', `consistent with',
`answering to the actual state') describes, in technology, a change that takes place
continuously as opposed to change in steps (quantized change). In electronics
analogue is often contrasted with digital.
- From the Swedish National Encyclopaedia
M AT T H I A S G R O E B E L is an artist who trained as a pharmacist but had several close friends in art. With this background he started painting towards the end of the 198os. He makes use of multimedia techniques and records random TV programmes on video. He then goes through these tapes, usually so old that no one remembers them. He then chooses a sequence, feeds it into a computer and processes the picture such that it becomes partially something else. A computer-controlled airbrush then paints the image on canvas. He often produces work in several parts such as » Ohne Tite l« (Untitled) (1993/94) in which a surgical operation takes place. The motifs that he chooses always include people and he is, in a manner of speaking, a Renaissance painter in the computer age. His modus operandi includes video but this is not evident in the end result, just as it is impossible to see the extent to which he has manipulated the image.
Elisabeth Haitto is an art scholar and independent curator who also writes and lectures on art. She lives in Stockholm and Helsinki.