By looking at states of motion, both aesthetically and formally, Sebastian Hempel exerts a direct influence upon the way space is perceived and sensorily experienced. The artist often relates his works to spaces, causes tennis-balls to juggle, floors to move, coke cans to dance, styrofoam balls to snow. In this exhibition, one of Sebastian Hempel\'s installations opens and closes passages within the gallery room, thereby creating for the viewer ever-changing perspectives upon the works of art along the walls.
The artist makes light-emitting diodes rotate and pictures along walls move. Starting as a monochrome colourfield, the work »Lichtbilder« continues, in constantly changing colour patterns, to transform into new images of light. Departing from the primary colours red, yellow, blue, the colour spectrum also changes in the work »RGB«. A common feature of all works despite their permanent transformation is their pictorial character. Even the rotating »Irrlicht« (will-o\'-the-wisp) at closer inspection mutates into one luminous focal pixel.
Stefan Kübler is an artist with a strong penchant for mathematics. Rational stringency in symbiosis with a playful attitude allows him to juggle in his art with factors such as measure, speed, metre, expansion, condensation and redundancy. Reproductions such as postcards, photo wallpapers and gift wraps are dissolved by him and newly arranged; that which is represented remains decipherable, but is multiplied, stretched, jolted. Flowers become fields, star posters become anonymous, a tomato is mutating.
In his recent works, Stefan Kübler in addition paints over some details of his pictures. Thus, he intensifies the varying degrees of focussedness and blurredness within a picture, depending on the viewer\'s perspective. Supposed chaos on close inspection turns into a highly focussed pixel from afar. The earlier works differ in cut sizes and set-up: now the pixel sizes ar almost identical, the artist achieves variation through colour. In this way, details are eliminated or stressed on the one hand , the \"original\" reproduction being more and more dissolved. On the other hand, the motif is emphasised by clear lines and sharp outlines.