06 June 2012

Luka Fineisen



It's really inspiring to see the organic forms and textures from Luka Fineisen's works.  Last month of March took place "Phase transitions" a two month solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, NY, where Luka presented ambitious sculptural works that explore moments of becoming, by using different materials for each work such as frost, foam, food, glitter, resin, viscous liquids and molten metal. Luka presented new and previous works, I enjoyed to see how the Organic Matter II generates and makes to flow that organic texture made of water and pigment. See more;


"Phase transitions" is a term used in thermodynamics to describe the shifts between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter. At a literal level, this is what Fineisen represents in her work - tipping points - the transitional moments when a substance changes from one condition to another. While playing with formal sculptural concerns of modernism and post-minimalism, she explores movement, evanescence and potential.

The work is dichotomous - scientific but sensuous, liquid and solid, monumental and fragile, simultaneously in the process of being created and destroyed. Fineisen is unafraid of creating something delightful, but fascinated by the moment when that allure becomes unnerving. When sensuality becomes dangerous. When attraction turns to repulsion. Fineisen shows us the exact moment when she loses control over her creation and the coinciding love and fear of that instant." - Hosfelt Gallery

The following works are; Organic Matter II, 2010 (metal, plexiglass, water, pigment, submergible pump) - Bubbles, 2012 (plastic) - Enough for All, 2012 (cardboard, cellophane, tape) - Melange I, 2010 (plexiglass, resin)

Check out more installation based works from all her carrier in this pdf.