"Eternal Line" an exhibition of art by Stephan Spicher will run through February 18, 2005 at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay's Ganesha Gallery.
Commenting on Spicher's current exhibition, Urs Ramseyer says, "line is an element of stability, order and orientation: and of energy, life-force, flow, movement and change. Its biological and cultural ubiquity has inspired and formed the perceptions of artistically gifted men and women at all times in all cultures of the world. Line thus became a primary means of expression and formation for artists all over the world, be it as outlines, contour of objects, figures and geometrical constructions, or as a free line that exists as its own gesture, a gesture that creates space and movement. All visual arts, architecture, and in a narrower sense dance (choreography) and music (modality, counterpoint) have been preoccupied with the expressive potential of line."
He adds, "Line as the basic element of drawing and painting is universal. One can go out into the world and everywhere speak of line, plane and three-dimensional space. The same basic laws are valid everywhere. All over, the same elements and media of drawing and painting are used. The fascination of the artistic encounter with like-minded artists from different cultures lies primarily in the discovery that all of the universally given elements that we use are also used by our fellow artists. The cultural difference lies only in the particular way to which we put these same elements. It is this that makes the encounter so fascinating and fruitful."
In Rameseyer's view, "Stephan Spicher's "Eternal Line" exhibition therefore is also a biographical path. This line does not simply begin somewhere only to end in a no man's land of unresolved questions and problems. Rather, it challenges those who are willing to follow the path that considers art, and indeed life from a philosophical and cultural anthropological point of view, as the quest for one's self is often at the same time the quest for the others and for the meaning of life. In the encounter with the others this quest can lead to the discovery of one's own self as part of a cosmic totality, an experience of universality in heretofore inconceivable dimensions."
The Exhibition, which closes on February 18, 2005, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m..
For more information call the Ganesha Gallery at ++62-(0)361-701010.
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