Personal Touch: Kera in Kardiff Renders 125 Piece Abstract Mural

Berlin’s Kera just finished this 125 piece mural in Cardiff, Wales as a commercial gig for a sports and leisure center building called Stadium Plaza. What is interesting about the project aside from its scale and the repetitive grid of bent iron sheets floating like a fragmented epidermal layer just outside the contiguous surface of the building is Kera’s thought process for creating and executing the job.

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Kera. Kardiff, Wales. June 2015. (photo © courtesy of the artist)

An artist whose work in graphic design contributes to an affection for crisp geometry as it translates into biomorphic shapes, Kera has been studying color, various printing techniques and façade design for a decade and a half. With these curved surfaces he could imagine a greater connection with technology inspired by his study of haptics and the interaction of touch with computer applications, a field that has been pioneered at M.I.T. since the early 1990s.

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Kera. Kardiff, Wales. June 2015. (photo © courtesy of the artist)

“The playground can never be big enough,” he says when talking about this series of screens that he touched with 200 cans of color over 6 14-hour days of work, constantly adjusting stroke and can control according to his distance from the surface and its curvature among other tactile/aesthetic considerations. Abstract and spatial, the muralist sees almost no difference between his physical interaction with design in public art/mural projects and his print and digital work. With this integration of virtual with physical, at least in the thinking and planning stage, one can imagine a true merging of art and technology – perhaps enabling applications such as long distance drone painting from your desk – who knows?

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Kera. Kardiff, Wales. June 2015. (photo © courtesy of the artist)

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Kera. Kardiff, Wales. June 2015. (photo © courtesy of the artist)

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Kera. Kardiff, Wales. June 2015. (photo © courtesy of the artist)

 

To see more work by Kera (Christian Hinz) please go HERE

 

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