See the Vibrant Works of German Artist KayAvienne, Who Encourages Visitors to Touch His Art

The colorful and immersive works by the German artist KayAvienne are on view at Art Innsbruck in Germany.

Detail of Das Fabelhafte Karlchen Grün by KaKayAvienne. Courtesy of the artist.
Detail of Das Fabelhafte Karlchen Grün by KaKayAvienne. Courtesy of the artist.

Operating under the pseudonym KayAvienne, the German artist Kilian Saueressig has spent years creating vibrantly hued and philosophically inspired artworks that incorporate technology and science.

The artist is unconventional in more than just name, however. For another thing, he allows—and even encourages—viewers to touch his art, which often incorporates detailed three-dimensional elements. “These works of art are not meant to be merely viewed. They may, and even should, be touched and felt,” KayAvienne has written.

KayAvienne sees the haptic experience of the work as a means for viewers to understand what he calls “innumerable microstructures within the macrostructure.” Others of his light-based works are made by incorporating technologies that allow the colors of the works and their luminescence to shift throughout the day, and be varied to different installation spaces to create a kind of gesamtkunstwerk with their environment. 

For those curious about experiencing the works, and yes even touching them for ASMR fans out there, KayAvienne’s works are being presented at Art Innsbruck in Austria. See images below. 

KayAvienne, Das Fabelhafte Karlchen Grün. Courtesy of the artist.

KayAvienne, Das Fabelhafte Karlchen Grün. Courtesy of the artist.

KayAvienne, Human Konsum. Courtesy of the artist.

KayAvienne, Human Konsum. Courtesy of the artist.

KayAvienne, Das fabelhafte Karlchen. Courtesy of the artist.

KayAvienne, Das fabelhafte Karlchen. Courtesy of the artist.

Installation view of KayAvienne's work at Art Innsbruck. Courtesy of the artist.

Installation view of KayAvienne’s work at Art Innsbruck. Courtesy of the artist.


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