The Space between the Stars
A suite of 12 prints by Marcus Neustetter
5 – 7 July 2012
Please join us for the launch on Thursday 5 July at 18:00
Artist’s talk on Saturday 7 July at 11:00. All welcome
The new suite of 12 new digital prints by Marcus Neustetter, titled The Space between the Stars, captures some of the research for the stamps that Neustetter recently designed for the South African Post Office, celebrating South Africa’s role in astronomy.
“My interest in both drawing and working in the digital domain at the intersection of art, science and technology has led me to experiment with the translation of data and scientific observations into artistic marks that move between the hand-made and the digitally manipulated. Working closely with people outside of my own field, such as historians, archeologists, astrophysicists and astronomers, my obsession with the perspective into space and down onto the surface of the earth, has driven me to attempt to capture abstract metaphors of the vastness of outer space in juxtaposition with the context, instruments and tools for observing, measuring and translating the data gathered”.
Investigating observatories and satellites, Neustetter captures the very place and methods on earth from which both celestial bodies and the surface of the earth are typically studied. It is as if Neustetter is returning the gaze from the stars back to the people on earth who study them.
The stamp sheets and first day covers that Marcus Neustetter designed for the Post Office’s astronomy series will be for sale at the launch of the suite of prints.