Bahna: I've saved the sunset for you

André Bahna: I've saved the sunset for you


light sculpture // Novi Square // 16. 5. – 18. 6.

OPENING: Monday, 16th May, at 21.30

This Portuguese artist recently often deals with projects that with their presence address the question of cohabitation of ephemeral and temporary artistic creations in urban spaces. He’s interested in exploration of such interventions on the spectator’s perception of public space. The impressive ‘site-specific’ sculpture, built in Ljubljana by Bahna using pieces of wood, evokes a presence of a Sun that never sets. With the illuminated wooden structure, whose appearance is defined both by non-material (light) and material elements (wood), the artist tries to re-create a permanent sunset, a street simulacrum of a natural phenomenon. The main element of the light sculpture is thus hidden in the entanglement of organic textures, patterns and shapes that conjure a thrilling light experience for the spectator


ANDRÉ BANHA (1980) finished painting studies in 2006 and, after that, the postgraduate course of visual arts at the Upper school of arts and design in Caldas da Rainha in Portugal. He focuses mostly on sculptures and installations in the public spaces, where he usually uses waste wood. He's most interested in exploration of relations between people and space, as well as in new sensorial experiences in ambiental settings. Until now he's contributed to many group and individual exhibitions at home and abroad. He lives and works in Coruche in Portugal.



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