Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965)
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Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965)

Funken 8z

Details
Carsten Nicolai (b. 1965)
Funken 8z
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'CN 2003' (lower right)
ink on tracing paper and colour photograph
14 3/8 x 11¾in. (36.5 x 29.9cm.)
Executed in 2003
Provenance
Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

The photographs of funken investigate the movement patterns of parks. These appear like graphics showing traces of light. For better observatory purposes, the photographs of the sparks have been inverted to result in a highly graphical image in negative. The yellow of the sparks becomes blue, the black of the surrounding darkness turns pure white. The photographic inquiry focuses on random angles emerging according to how the sparks divide in the air forming tree-like structures that reveal their geometric properties. This work continues the analysis of mathematical patterns expressed in earlier works such as milch and snow noise. (C. Nicolai, reproduced at http://www.carstennicolai.de/?c=works&w=funke).

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