Juan Kasari: Absence III

Absence III is a site-specific work made for the exhibition space. The artist provides the buyer with detailed instructions for installing the work, which are followed as far as reasonably possible.

Juan Kasaris is a contemporary artist known for his thought-provoking installations that seamlessly blend elements of light and space. His work often draws inspiration from the likes of James Turrell, the pioneer of light art, as well as influences from tantric meditation, architecture, and the principles of the Bauhaus movement.

Kasaris' installations are captivating journeys into the intersection of art, perception, and the surrounding environment. His exploration of light is reminiscent of James Turrell's approach, where he transforms light into a tangible, immersive medium that shapes the viewer's experience. Through carefully orchestrated lighting effects and meticulous spatial arrangements, Kasaris constructs environments that challenge our notions of space and reality.

Incorporating elements of tantric meditation into his work, Kasaris delves into the realms of consciousness and self-awareness. Much like the practice of meditation, his installations encourage viewers to engage with their surroundings on a deeper level, fostering a sense of introspection and mindfulness. The interplay of light and space within his installations serves as a metaphorical representation of the inner journey, guiding spectators through a process of contemplation and self-discovery.

Architecture plays a crucial role in Kasaris' installations, as he draws inspiration from both modernist principles and the historical resonance of spaces. The influence of the Bauhaus movement, known for its emphasis on functionalism, minimalism, and the harmony of form and function, is evident in Kasaris' meticulous attention to detail and his ability to merge artistic intent with spatial context. His installations often interact with the architectural features of their surroundings, blurring the lines between the art and the space it inhabits.

Kasaris' installations transcend the traditional boundaries of art, offering viewers an opportunity to engage with their surroundings in new and profound ways. By merging the principles of light and space from the likes of James Turrell, the introspective qualities of tantric meditation, and the architectural sensibilities of the Bauhaus movement, he creates immersive experiences that challenge perceptions, evoke contemplation, and invite a deeper connection with both the artwork and oneself.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Video projectors.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Site specific.

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A).

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Minimum height of the space:
2 meters

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Not bright light.

Building time and people required (estimate):
One working day.

Artist's presence:
Guidance can be provided for building.

Seen before at:
Muu ry mediataidetori 2022


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
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Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen / mia.kivinen@valotaiteenseura.fi
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