Curriculum Vitae of Lothar Böttcher
The annual SculptX exhibition is on at the Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg. With over fifty contemporary sculptors represented and over 150… Read more SculptX at The Melrose Gallery
It is with sight, the visual experience, I am mostly concerned with in my work.
A device so cunningly crafted it will open your mind to alternate possibilities. A portal to absorb your attention, make you look at the cosmos and the cosmos at you like never before.
Making art is an indescribable urge to create something, to see where it can lead. Art breaks the norm as it empowers me to bring to life an idea from within myself. This idea then manifests itself in a physical object which in turn has the potential to be shared with the world.
The title references a duality, of that what you are seeing being a suggested resemblance of something else, something very familiar in this digital age.
What I think I am touching on is something ancient. Something as old as humanity or even the human condition itself.
An average day in our contemporary social-connected society is filled with thousands of images, ideas, concepts. All secondhand info. All seen through filtered hand-held battery operated lenses.
We hope that you can join us for these openings or enjoy the exhibitions during their run till mid July.
… a proud moment to represent #SouthAfrica but also #Africa on an international platform. I hope to see more voices participating and challenge global trends with our own flavor of #glass.