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. 

 
91 – 00 Artistduo “Eisenherz” – sculptures
92 – 99 University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main – Dep. Architecture
00 – 16 Optimat desktop world creation – architecture
2008 Lutz Wagner creates digital sculptures alias Moto Waganari
SOLO EXHIBITION
2017 Shadows of the Mind, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2014 Real Virtuality, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2012 Real Fiction, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2011 Polygon Works, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
GROUP EXHIBITION
2017 Saphira & Ventura Gallery
NEW YORK
2016 New Masters Project, Adrien-Kavachnina Contemporary PARIS
2016 Masters of Light, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, MÜNCHEN
2015 Masters of Light, Albemarle Gallery LONDON
2014 Dialog, Villa Friede, Mehlem
2014 New Masters, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2013 Modern Sculpture, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2013 Märchen, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2012 Abwehr, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon
2011 Babylons Schatten III, Pasinger Fabrik, München
2011 Spieltrieb, Aaber ArtSpace, München
2010 Colekt, Frankfurt/M
2000 Omnium Rauminstallation, Expo, Hannover
1997 Eisenherz Skulpturen, Dragonfly Gallery, Taipei
FAIRS
2017 Art Pampelonn, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Saint-Tropez
2017 Scope Basel, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Basel
2017 Context New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York
2017 Art Wynwood, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2017 Art Palm Beach, Jörg Heitsch Galerie
2016 CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami, Florida
2016 Art Wynwood, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2016 Context New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York
2015 Art Kensington Olympia, Albemarle Gallery, London
2015 Art Miami New York, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, New York
2015 Scope Basel, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Basel
2015 CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami, Florida
2014 Art Wynwood, Hollis Taggarts Galleries, Miami
2014 The Armory Show, Hollis Taggarts Galleries, New York
2014 Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Karlsruhe
2014 Art Silicon Valley, Jörg Heitsch Galerie/ Hollis Taggart Galleries, San Francisco
2014 CONTEXT, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2014 Kunst 14 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Gallery, Zürich
2013 Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2013 Expo Chicago, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013 The Armory Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013 Kunst 13 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich
2013 Context Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Miami
2013 Art Southampton, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013 The Armory Show, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
2013 Expo Chicago Art Southampton, Hollis Taggart Galleries, 
2013 CONTEXT Art Miami, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Florida
2012 Art Karlsruhe, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Karlsruhe
2012 ART FAIR, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Köln
2012 Kunst 12 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich
2011 Art Helsinki, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Helsinki
2011 Contempo Munich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, München
2011 Art Fair 21, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Köln
2011 Kunst 11 Zürich, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Zürich
OPEN SPACE
2013 Zukunft des Bauens, DETAIL research, HFF München
2013 CeBIT VIP Lounge, Zeichen & Wunder GmbH für SAP, Hannover