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Contemporary Artist Plays to the Eye

April 2, 2004

ROBERT Schaberl’s artwork is intangible.

At least that’s the message the contemporary Austrian artist is trying to make with his new show “Central Forms,” exhibiting April 14 at the Jacob Karpio Gallery.

Playing with lighting, color, surfaces, perspective and the human eye, Schaberl’s work tries to illustrate the idea that a work of art can never viewed the same way twice.

VIEWERS take in aspects of the pieces while missing other details that they may notice on a second look. Based on this idea, each time one observes the piece, a different painting is seen.

“I view my paintings as an object in space, as an object without a definitive chromatic definition,” Schaberl said. “A painting is more than a painting because, depending on the angle from which one is viewing it, it seems like a different work endowed with the ability to change.”

THE exhibit marks the first time Schaberl shows his work in Costa Rica. The show will run through the end of May.

The gallery is at Ave. 1, 1352 Cuesta de Núñez in San José and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 257-7963.

 

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