Casey Reas - Yes No (D)
[DAM]Berlin is pleased to present the third solo exhibition of the American artist Casey Reas, one of the leading figures in software art. As indicated in his last exhibition, Reas has completed his last work cycle and has entered into a new phase.
The title of the exhibition, CENTURY, refers to his new oeuvre, which is inspired by art works of the 20th century that have influenced Reas. The gallery will show prints as well as software art. The software piece, entitled CENTURY(2012 -), which forms the basis for the show, is still under development. It abstracts one hundred years of art history into concise, iterative software. When the software is complete, it will contain the interpreted systems for one hundred artworks created within the twentieth century.
„For the past two years, my work has shifted away from utilizing emergent form, to more precisely defined choreography and compositions. Still, I'll remain focused on working with systems and iterating through these systems to discover ideas and forms. The show CENTURY explores my obsessions with the art of the prior one hundred years. I've been highly influenced by concrete, non-objective, and constructivist works and the custom software written for this exhibition builds directly on the qualities of that prior work. Casey Reas, August 2012.