Vita

Moto Waganari’s sculptures emerge from virtual space at the intersection of art, architecture and science. Within the interplay of their inherent lighting conditions—both natural and artificial—they once again generate new images as material manifestations and polymer images of their original digital archetypes.

To attempt to place Moto Waganari’s work within the familiar coordinate grid would mean to negate the work’s contradictoriness and to ruin the polymorphic magic radiating from it, something which is also inherent in the creative process. Born in a virtual wonderland and shaped from the binary clay of bits and bytes, Waganari transforms his digital golems into analogue and polygon grid creatures by way of an intricate technical process.

The sculpture itself becomes space, within which light is reflected and—along the lines of a labyrinthine net structure—gives birth to new forms and images. Where does sculpture end, and where does space begin?

Far Eastern minimalism harmonises with the iconographically-charged figurativeness and expressive strength of the old European masters in Moto Waganari’s art. These are sculptures whose visual dynamic playfully adapts the fluent elegance of samurai depictions and—at the same time— quotes the rugged physicality typically associated with classical busts. Multiple semantic levels emerge within and from space. It is here where true 21st century art emerges: where reputed contradictions and feigned incongruities—between tradition and modernism, process and result, artificiality and authenticity, prototype and copy, virtual and real—are not perceived as antagonistic, but as creative and within the realm of possibilities of the 21st century. This is the art of Moto Waganari. 

Vita

91-00Artistduo “Eisenherz” – sculptures
92-99University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main – Dep. Architecture
00-16Optimat desktop world creation – architecture
2008Lutz Wagner creates digital sculptures alias Moto Waganari
20183D metal printing
2020Lockdown Pictures

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017Shadows of the Mind, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2014Real Virtuality, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2012Real Fiction, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2011Polygon Works, Jörg HeitschGalerie, München

FAIRS

2020ART KARLSRUHE, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2019CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2019Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2018CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2018Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2017CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2017Art Pampelonn, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Saint-Tropez
2017Scope Basel, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Basel
2017Context New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York
2017Art Wynwood, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2017Art Palm Beach, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2016CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami, Florida
2016Art Wynwood, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2016Context New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York
2015Art Kensington Olympia, Albemarle Gallery, London
2015Art Miami New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York
2015Scope Basel, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Basel
2015CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami, Florida
2014Art Wynwood, Hollis Taggarts Galleries, Miami
2014The Armory Show, Hollis Taggarts Galleries, New York
2014Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Karlsruhe
2014Art Silicon Valley, Jörg Heitsch Galerie/ Hollis Taggart Galleries, San Francisco
2014CONTEXT, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2014Kunst 14 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Zürich
2013Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2013Expo Chicago, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013The Armory Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013Kunst 13 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich
2013Context Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2013Art Southampton, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013The Armory Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013Expo Chicago, Hollis Taggart Galleries
2013CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Florida
2012Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Karlsruhe
2012ART FAIR, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Köln
2012Kunst 12 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich
2011Art Helsinki, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Helsinki
2011Contempo Munich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2011Art Fair 21, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Köln
2011Kunst 11 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich

GROUP EXHIBITION

2020CORONALE, MKV, Mannheim
2020Future Lab, AR, Heitsch Gallery München
2019HIGHLIGHTS, 3D metal printing, Heitsch Gallery München
2018SKULPTURALE 01, Krefeld
2018HIGHLIGHTS, Heitsch Gallery München
2017Airport Munich, Heitsch Gallery München
2017Saphira & Ventura Gallery, New York
2016Augmented Reality, MKV, Mannheim
2016New Masters Project, Adrien-Kavachnina Contemporary PARIS
2016Masters of Light, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2015Masters of Light, Albemarle Gallery LONDON
2014Dialog, Villa Friede, Mehlem
2014New Masters, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2013Modern Sculpture, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2013Märchen, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2012Abwehr, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon
2011Babylons Schatten III, Pasinger Fabrik, München
2011Spieltrieb, Aaber ArtSpace, München
2010Colekt, Frankfurt/M
2000Omnium, Expo, Hannover
1997Alien, Dragonfly Gallery, Taipei

OPEN SPACE

2020Rise, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2018Helping Hands, Stony Brook Hospital, New York
2013Zukunft des Bauens, DETAIL research, HFF München
2013CeBIT VIP Lounge, SAP, Hannover