Kappner (1980 Berlin, DE) crafts multi-sensory experiences in the extended field of painting reverting principles of virtual and digital realities into the analogue realm to create glitches in perception. Prompted by her experience as investment banker, her work ultimately is interested in the evolution of consciousness in relation to mental patterns and the underlying forces that shape their systemic counterparts in nature, visual arts, technology and science. Within our visually saturated environments, the erosion of the divide between the analogue and the digital has caused shifts in how (self) image is created and perceived. Kappner explores the boundaries of image making through a multi-disciplinary and multi-sensory approach, investigating role, perception of, and experiential relations that develop between image and observer. She is a co-founder of the cross-modal artist collective Elephants & Volcanoes.
21st Century Abstract Painting and SculptureSeptember 28th-October 28th, 2016