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Colors of Descents

The current exhibition,”Colors of Descents” at Leipzig’s G2 Kunsthalle takes you on a time-warp to the gaming iconography of the early 1990s.

Presenting three positions in painting that all take influence from the gaming visual identity of 1990s, “Colors of Descents” showcases for the first time work by Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig graduates Tobias Hild, Julius Hofmann and Robert Seidel.

Drawing from an all-too-familiar repertoire of video-game scenarios, all three artists dive into the realm of reminiscence embedded in many of our minds when looking at gaming graphics from this era, where for many, this time in technology represented a new “world”, a place where you could get completely lost in a strange and new realm. In addition to investigating memories and relationships between gamer and game, “Colors of Descents” also looks at the paradigm shift in speed, quality and interaction to today’s gaming market.

“Colors of Descents” features entirely brand-new work from all three artists, with some works loaned from private collections.

JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). 
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still) (installation view). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
JULIUS HOFMANN, Might of Young Engines, Part 2, 2017 (film still) (installation view). © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL & TOBIAS HILD at
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL & TOBIAS HILD at "Colors of Descents". Courtesy the artists and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL & TOBIAS HILD at
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL & TOBIAS HILD at "Colors of Descents". Courtesy the artists and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
ROBERT SEIDEL, Player, 2015-2017 (installation view). Courtesy the artist and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
ROBERT SEIDEL, Player, 2015-2017 (installation view). Courtesy the artist and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL, TOBIAS HILD and JULIUS HOFMANN at
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL, TOBIAS HILD and JULIUS HOFMANN at "Colors of Descents". Courtesy the artists; ASPN Galerie, Leipzig; Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig. © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
ROBERT SEIDEL, Game Over, 2015. From the Köstlin Collection, Berlin. Courtesy the artist and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
ROBERT SEIDEL, Game Over, 2015. From the Köstlin Collection, Berlin. Courtesy the artist and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
ROBERT SEIDEL, Player, 2015-17 (detail). ROBERT SEIDEL, Player, 2015-17 (detail)
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. Photo: Sebastian Komnick
ROBERT SEIDEL, Player, 2015-17 (detail). ROBERT SEIDEL, Player, 2015-17 (detail) © the artist. Courtesy the artist and ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. Photo: Sebastian Komnick
ROBERT SEIDEL, Ready, 2015. Courtesy the artist; Köstlin Collection, Berlin; ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © Robert Seidel. Photo: Uwe Walter
ROBERT SEIDEL, Ready, 2015. Courtesy the artist; Köstlin Collection, Berlin; ASPN Galerie, Leipzig. © Robert Seidel. Photo: Uwe Walter
JULIUS HOFMANN, Alphamaske, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig. © the artist. Photo: Dotgain.info
JULIUS HOFMANN, Alphamaske, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig. © the artist. Photo: Dotgain.info
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL, TOBIAS HILD and JULIUS HOFMANN at
Installation view with art works by ROBERT SEIDEL, TOBIAS HILD and JULIUS HOFMANN at "Colors of Descents". Courtesy the artists and Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig. © the artists and G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig. Photo: Dotgain.info
Installation view with art works by TOBIAS HILD and JULIUS HOFMANN at
Installation view with art works by TOBIAS HILD and JULIUS HOFMANN at "Colors of Descents".
JULIUS HOFMANN, Alphamaske, 2017. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig. © the artist. Photo: Dotgain.info
JULIUS HOFMANN, Alphamaske, 2017. Courtesy the artist & Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig. © the artist. Photo: Dotgain.info
TOBIAS HILD, Ice Cube, 2017. Courtesy the artist. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
TOBIAS HILD, Ice Cube, 2017. Courtesy the artist. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
TOBIAS HILD, No, No, 2015–17. Courtesy the artist. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
TOBIAS HILD, No, No, 2015–17. Courtesy the artist. © the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
TOBIAS HILD, Autokino, 2017. © Tobias Hild. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter
TOBIAS HILD, Autokino, 2017. © Tobias Hild. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Uwe Walter

Colors of Descents” is on display until September 17th 2017.

The G2 Kunsthalle is included in the Art Guide.