Stefan Brüggemann, an artist with three decades of experience represented by Hauser and Wirth, explores the dynamic intersection of language, art, and media. He extracts final lines from iconic films, juxtaposing them with real-time headlines from prominent media outlets, creating a captivating interplay between fact and fiction in his spray-painted artworks. These thought-provoking pieces invite viewers to question the role of media in shaping reality and reflect on the power of language, inspired by advertising, propaganda, and mass media. Brüggemann’s art sparks discussions on contemporary culture’s communication and information dynamics, emphasizing art’s transformative potential.
Created in 2022, The Island commissions, finances, and offers digital artworks by established traditional artists. The Island is firmly grounded in traditional art expertise and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations by unlocking the possibilities of digital and on-chain art . It actively seeks to bridge the gap between the art and tech communities while shaping the evolution of funding and collecting approaches within museums worldwide.
“The Island is born from the productive intersection between art and technology. Straddling and shaping well-established narratives as well as nascent ones, it traces generative art histories from the 1960s and hosts work made by some of the most innovative artists working today in both traditional media and on-chain. The Co-Founders’ - Sébastien Montabonel and Marcin Wiszniewski - vision was to actively intervene in a future in which the effects of technology have radically transformed how art has been conceived, commissioned, produced and displayed.”