Artist Bio

Moto Waganari

Lutz Wagner aka Moto Waganari creates transparent network-sculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three-dimensional objects by a two-dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure. His characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma.

Moto Waganari's sculptures emerge from virtual space at the intersection of art, architecture and science. Within the interplay of their inherent lighting conditions-both natural and artificial-they once again generate new images as material manifestations and polymer images of their original digital archetypes. To attempt to place Moto Waganari's work within the familiar coordinate grid would mean to negate the work's contradictoriness and to ruin the polymorphic magic radiating from it, something which is also inherent in the creative process. Born in a virtual wonderland and shaped from the binary clay of bits and bytes, Waganari transforms his digital golems into analogue and polygon grid creatures by way of an intricate technical process.

The sculpture itself becomes space, within which light is reflected and-along the lines of a labyrinthine net structure-gives birth to new forms and images. Where does sculpture end, and where does space begin?

Far Eastern minimalism harmonizes with the iconographically-charged figurativeness and expressive strength of the old European masters in Moto Waganari's art. These are sculptures whose visual dynamic playfully adapts the fluent elegance of samurai depictions and-at the same time- quotes the rugged physicality typically associated with classical busts. Multiple semantic levels emerge within and from space. It is here where true 21st century art emerges: where reputed contradictions and feigned incongruities-between tradition and modernism, process and result, artificiality and authenticity, prototype and copy, virtual and real-are not perceived as antagonistic, but as creative and within the realm of possibilities of the 21st century. This is the art of Moto Waganari.


Fairs & Exhibitions

2017	CONTEXT New York
2017	Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
2016	CONTEXT Art Miami
2016	Art Wynwood
2016	CONTEXT New York
2015	Art Kensington Olympia 
2015	Art Miami New York 
2015	Scope Basel 
2015	CONTEXT Art Miami
2014	Art Wynwood 
2014	The Armory Show 
2014	Art Karlsruhe 
2014	Art Silicon Valley 
2014	CONTEXT Art Miami
2014	Kunst 14 Zürich 
2013	Art Karlsruhe 
2013	Expo Chicago
2013	The Armory Show 
2013	Kunst 13 Zürich 
2013	CONTEXT Art Miami
2013	Art Southampton 
2013	The Armory Show 
2013	Expo Chicago Art Southampton
2012	Art Karlsruhe 
2012	ART FAIR
2012	Kunst 12 Zürich 
2011	Art Helsinki
2011	Contempo Munich
2011	Art Fair 21 
2011	Kunst 11 Zürich

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