Johannes Franzen „Graugrün“, 2012, C-Print hinter Plexiglas, ca. 174 x 174 cm
How many colors are there? And what happens if we see them all at the same time, or each one after the other? These are the kind of questions Johannes Franzen explores with mathematic precision in his vibrantly colorful, usually large-format pictures and films. The answer to the first question is, at least for the present, 16,777,216. That exactly is the number of digital colors based on the RGB color model. Any and every digital photo is but a combination of an arbitrary number of these colors - a simple fact which leads to the quite stunning realization that the number of all possible digital photographs in the universe is a finite one. And Johannes Franzen is there to prove it. In his new works he displays the complexity of digital photography and uncovers its limitation at the same time. His insights into the DNA of digital images exert great aesthetic power on the viewer.
Nadja Mayer (Translation by Simone Schede)
You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 from 11 am to 6 pm.
The artist will be present.