Grand Opening. From Dec 2nd, 2008 through Jan 22nd, 2009. Lumas Miami celebrated the opening of its new gallery space in Miami’s Design District on December 2nd, 2008. On this occasion, the gallery presented Virtual Landscapes a solo show of works by digital artist Gerhard Mantz.
Mantz’s interpretations of landscape subjects do not necessarily aim to represent a geographical locale but rather to conjure a metaphor for a psychological state. The lush scenes are sculpted to evoke feelings and moods; the viewer enters the visual environment with immediate emotional responses.
At first glance the images appear realistic, in some cases even photographic, with inviting naturalistic details that lure and seduce. But, upon closer inspection, the seemingly realistic details shift to reveal a strange virtual realm more closely associated with an interior “reality” than with the exterior world.
Gerhard Mantz (*1950) currently lives and works in Berlin. His work has been shown extensively in Germany and Europe since the early 1980s and today enjoys an international reputation. Mantz’s digital art is included in the group show “Minus Space” at New York’s PS1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA (October 19, 2008–January 26, 2009).
Lumas has created a new space for art, which offers new collectors and all art lovers a diverse selection of works by over 120 established and emerging artists. The new Miami location offers more than 940 works as hand-signed original photographs in editions of 75 to 150. These editions allow affordable prices that make museum-quality art photography accessible for everyone.
Created by art collectors, brought to life by 120 renowned artists and promising talents from major academies, Lumas is passionate about offering you original, inspiring art in affordable editions.
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