Eyewear is in itself an essential object: perhaps one of the most superlative forms of design ever created. The spaces are well defined: everything you need to see. Myopia can be seen as a gift: you learn to see well with the heart, says a certain Anthony. And then, the world becomes confused between what you feel and what you see. They are two very distinct worlds and they run side by side like synapses occasionally meeting and explode into life. Or, they run parallel without ever meeting because they do not perceive the need to feel in order to see, the need to see beyond sight in order to be. The exposure for decades to this simple but nevertheless uncomfortable accessory, has aroused the natural predisposition towards the recognition of the two worlds, and then towards the understanding of which parts are essential and which dispensable. On the one hand, touching the visual perception of two visions on different levels that spurred an evolution of the senses and an understanding of the emotion inherent in one’s figure within the reality at that moment (external and internal), on the other by generating an inherent tendency to intertwine every fragment of being into a carpet of truth and essence. For this specific reason, the glasses have been engraved and not painted. To dig deeper, going beyond the first level of thinking. Hence, the basic theme is universality. The beauty and joy of this journey is communicability. Language invariably constitutes a cultural identity that the emotional capacity to see goes beyond, and it is in understanding the nothing that everything is understood and vice versa. Linguistic constructions do nothing but promote different bridges that make the work explicable beyond the language to give it a visible and legible universality that highlights the viewer. And the eyes? The eyes know no language. Eyes speak. The eyes are sincere: and there is a basis for sharing that unites us in the emotional expression of who we are. EmotionalEyes.
ARE WE MADE OF?
MAYSEA STUDIO, 2020
Video artworks Lisa Kostner
Lisa is a visual artist from Italy. She leads the art of giving form to ideas in a hand-crafted, harmonious and skillful manner. Experimental and expansional calligraphy with Lisa brings thoughts to life with humanity at the core of it all. Having spent time in Uganda, Nicaragua and honoring six languages, her creativity is rooted in the presence of being and togetherness. From pen and ink on paper into custom and personalized digital work and invitations, Lisa’s one-on-one approach is a transformative experience producing artistic and authentic content.