Hans Kotter: Transformation
Hans Kotter (b. 1966) is a globally recognised light artist, who has been working with the medium of light for over twenty years. He challenges the landscape of contemporary art and science with his light-based pieces, which focus on the pluriverse of optical possibilities that break through the boundaries of space and vision.
Enchanting the London public with his unparalleled take on the play of light and infinite reflections, Kotter seeks to push the boundaries of human perception. His technically refined light pieces create a sense of illusion both physically and mentally. Focusing on ‘light’ as a phenomena, Kotter explores its composition, spectral colours, physical relationships (such as reflection and refraction), and the resulting illusions. Through the use of simple shapes like circles and rectangles, the artist aims to find different ways to showcase the complexity of light as such. Kotter continuously expands his experimental practice and incorporates mirrors, defies gravity, and ultimately creates imaginary worlds, giving the viewer the freedom to explore themselves within the pieces of art.