Sonja Alhäuser, Andreas Amrhein, Angelika Arendt, Said Baalbaki, Ali Kaaf, Tatjana Schülke, Niels Sievers, Roland Stratmann, Matthias Stuchtey, Roger Wardin, Julius Weiland
Paintings, sculptures, works on paper
Sonja Alhäuser, Andreas Amrhein, Angelika Arendt, Said Baalbaki, Ali Kaaf, Tatjana Schülke, Niels Sievers, Roland Stratmann, Matthias Stuchtey, Julius Weiland
7. – 28. November 2015/November 7 – 28, 2015
Vernissage/Private View: 6. November 2015 von 19-21 Uhr/November 6, 2015, 19–21
Finissage/Closing Event: 28. November 2015 von 16-19 Uhr/November 28, 2015, 16–19
Experience the pleasure of a wide variety of art in our light-hearted and playful exhibition, Mixed Pickles, our last show of the year 2015. In it we present a collection of brand new pieces from our artists. The exhibition brings together a total of ten different artists in the media of painting, sculpture and works on paper, presenting pieces by Sonja Alhäuser, Andreas Amrhein, Angelika Arendt, Said Baalbaki, Ali Kaaf, Tatjana Schülke, Niels Sievers, Roland Stratmann, Matthias Stuchtey and Julius Weiland.
From Sonja Alhäuser, famous for her banquets and sculptures made with butter, marzipan and chocolate, we show not only her sumptuously erotic pictorial worlds on canvas and paper, but also a small, exclusive, special edition. Andreas Amrhein’s large scale painting “Everybody learns from disaster” is programmatic in this context. It shows the artist’s partiality for a spicy mixture of motifs in his artistic repertoire.
Angelika Arendt has discovered new artistic media and techniques such as glass and etching as a means of expressing herself and creating her miniature worlds, made of a multiplicity of organic and amorphous structures which combine with fundamental geometric forms. In contrast, Ali Kaaf’s abstractly-reduced pictorial spaces are created from many layers of ink and overlapping paper.
Roland Stratmann participated in our summer exhibition “Voyage Voyage“. He uses used picture-postcards from around the world to create his so-called “Post Cuts” which always consist of three postcards. With a cut of a scalpel he makes a single incision in the card in the middle and then turns it to the left or right allowing the viewer new insights and perceptions. This creates oddly beautiful, inspiring, collage paper-works.
The German-Lebanese artist, Said Baalbaki, is represented by his colourful oil painting, made by layers of pigment, applied with brushwork that is simultaneously both gentle and harsh. His one man show at the art fair, Berlin Positions, got a lot of attention. Niels Sievers’ oil paintings are another contrast. They build on classical traditions, inspired by the light and moods of twilight worlds oscillating between Romanticism and Modernity, often finding their expression in urban landscapes.
Tatjana Schülke exhibits her brand new sculptures (she used toothpicks) that literally act in a rebellious way. This pleasure of playing with materials and shapes can also be found in the work of the sculptor Matthias Stuchtey, for example in his “Restbauten”, and even more so in his video “Ludvig the Film”, which is presented here for the first time. He assembles 498 individual photos into a single film in which traces of classification and planning systems, and urban structures evoke utopian cityscapes.
From Julius Weiland, internationally renowned for his outstanding glass-sculptures, we display for the first time his exceptional new monotypes, unique abstract structures, which have a great affinity with his glass sculptures.
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