HG Contemporary, the breakthrough gallery founded by Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim is known for unearthing distinct artists and producing shows that embrace groundbreaking aesthetics and concepts. Today, HG announces Marc Gumpinger’s International Exhibition entitled, “SPACE".
Marc’s solo show follows on a long successful career as a technology entrepreneur. Marc built one of the world’s most influential mobile social gaming networks eventually acquired by Blackberry®. Prior to founding the gaming network, Marc earned a PhD in Human Biology. His visionary capacity and deep knowledge of the future and innovation led to his journey as an art maker. Marc leverages 3D software and algorithms also used by movie production companies to create utterly unreal worlds that he paints in large format oil on canvas.
“Marc is establishing a reputation in visual culture by melding his expertise in technology and visual effects to create entirely otherworldly paintings in stunning realistic ways,” said Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, Founder & Owner of HG Contemporary Gallery. “Marc’s paintings seem real, they ignite memories and familiarity that unsettles but compels the viewer to think about what they are experiencing. His work is profound.”
“My works question our perception of reality in times where a significant part of our life happens digitally. The paintings figuratively depict a reality that was entirely created on the computer. Now, what is more real: the computer reality or the oil painting? This is the transformation of surrealist René Magritte’s ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’ into the digital age.” said Marc Gumpinger.