Pe Lang

Pe Lang, Led nr5, 2021-2022, motor, led, color film, mechanical parts, 250 x 5000 x 7 cm

PE LANG’s mechanical-kinetic pieces address the visual and poetic possibilities of matter, physics and mathematics. The sound sculptures and moving objects are surprising and elegant, and each part justifies itself through its relationship with the whole. The clockwork precision of Lang’s machineries directs the movement of the materials in such a way that draws attention to the essential qualities of the moving objects, to their materiality. With the help of a certain controlled randomness, the carefully planned choreographies conjure up subtle patterns that turn into an almost meditative flow. 

Pe Lang’s (b. 1974, Switzerland) kinetic sculptures and installations have been exhibited in various galleries, museums, and festivals all over Europe, Northern America, and Asia, most recently at Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin; Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover; Galerie Denise René in Paris; Galerie Standing Pine in Taipei and Tokyo; and Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice. His works are included in private and public collections such as Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Michigan; Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul; EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; Futurium, Berlin, Germany; and HeK House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland. In 2021 he received the Aurelie Nemours Prize with artist Marianthi Papalexadri-Alexandri.

LED | nº 6, 2021–2022
motor, LED, lens, color film, mechanical parts
42,5 x 36 x 9,5 cm

Pe Lang & Marianthi Papalexadri-Alexandri
8 – 30 Jan 2022

Speaking of Membranes, 2014
motors, speakers, nylon, various mechanic parts
200 x 200 x 200 cm
collaboration with Marianthi Papalexadri-Alexandri

In Saastamoinen Foundation Collection

Pe Lang & Marianthi Papalexadri-Alexandri
7–31 May 2015

Polarization nº9, 2016
33 x 47 cm
three discs rotate at different peed

Pe Lang & Marianthi Papalexadri-Alexandri
7–31 May 2015

Color nº3, 2015, detail
motor, colour cards, various mechanic parts
103 x 104 x 9 cm
edition of 5

Polarization nº1, 2014
motors, linear polarization filters, various mechanical parts
110 x 110 x 4 cm

In private collection

Positioning Systems VI, 2013
400 water drops arranged on hydrophobic surface
37 x 28 x 15 cm