Posted by SB on October 4th 2022 in Exhibitions

»Mimik«

A special edition of 222 hand painted wooden masks.

We are happy to invite you to the release of »Mimik«, our new special edition of hand-painted wooden masks presented by the online magazine Herz&Blut.

Each of the limited 222 wooden masks has the same outer shape, but has a different facial expression. 

We met Jules Villbrandt (founder of Herz&Blut) in 2014, when she came to visit our studio. 
After that we’ve developed an ongoing creative friendship. 
We share a common passion for painting, ceramics, sculptures, prints and objects. It was only a matter of time to express the common interests within a cooperation.

Our limited masks will be available exclusively online at the Herz&Blut shop from October 7th, 5pm, 2022.

We invite you to discover the installation of the 222 masks in person, please join for the opportunity to see the limited works of art at the exhibition at Maison Palmé.

 

Date 
8 & 9 October 2022
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Location
MAISON PALMÉ
Lindower Straße 18
2nd Staircase | 2nd Floor left
13347 Berlin

🌳🌲 TREES 🌳🌲

Posted by JR on August 29th 2022 in Exhibitions

An exhibition at 121+, curated by Corraini Edizioni

In our artistic practice we deal with different facets of painting, often in relation to other spatial media. Our pictorial language combines an ongoing research into a variety of abstract and figurative forms which interact with each other via composition and color palette. One of the figurative elements that has, over the years, become something of a recurring motif in our work is the tree. It has appeared as a part of our studies of our surroundings, but as a purely fictional artistic device as well. We’ve rendered it in the form of a sculpture (or some sort of assemblage) and in paintings and drawings. It’s also no secret that we love working with wood, as far as choice materials are concerned! Our installations – however abstract formally they might have been at times – have often alluded to the idea of a forest. But, also, to the idea of lineage, as in: the family tree. With this exhibition we would like to explicitly work with trees as our key theme / narrative, and with that finally bring them to the foreground. In a sense, we would like to thank them for their ongoing companionship.

🌳🌲 TREES 🌳🌲

Opening celebration: 21st of September, 6pm
7th of September  – 31st of  October, 2022

Libreria Corraini 121+, via Savona 17/5, Milano

Reaparecendo Formas

Posted by JR on February 8th 2022 in Exhibitions

“Reaparecendo Formas” (Reappearing Forms) is an experimental, processual, interdisciplinary Project in collaboration with the following artists, who are working in different fields, like dance, performance, photography, video, fashion, media art, collage, sculpture and painting:

Dinho Araujo
Danielle Filgueiras
Marcos Ferreira
Marcia de Aquino
Pablo Monteiro
Julio Rölle (44flavours)

The current state of the project was presented as a projection and with a couple of the results that we made during the week at Chão art space in São Luís on Friday the 28th of January 22. The excerpts are still on view and can be seen during their opening hours.

Please follow the local corona restrictions, wear a mask, keep distance, etc…

The “Reaparecendo Formas” collaboration is part of my residency at Chão Artspace. Thanks so much for having me again and for the possibility of working at your beautiful space.
Also thanks to the CEG / Casa de Estudos Germânicos and to Goethe Institut for the support.
 

Outside In

Posted by JR on January 20th 2022 in Exhibitions

Outside In – Group Exhibition
with works by:

Birgit Hoelmer
Nomad
Stohead
Variousandgould
44flavours

20.01.2022, 19h
21.01.2022 – 06.03.2022

at Kanyakage
Eisenbahnstraße 10
10997 Berlin

Curated by Jan Kage

„Von Draußen nach Drinnen ist das Motto dieser Kanya&Kage Gruppenausstellung. Es bezieht sich auf die Gemeinsamkeit der hier gezeigten, für sich stilistisch aber diversen Künstler*innen. Sie alle haben anfangs oder immer noch auch den öffentlichen Raum als ihre Galerie genutzt.
Was die Arbeit der Ausstellenden außerdem verbindet ist, dass die schwierige Transformation ihrer Werke von Draußen nach Drinnen, in den Innenraum der Galerie gelungen ist. Schon die erste Generation Graffitikünstler sah sich Anfang der 1980er Jahre mit dem Problem konfrontiert, dass ihre anarchischen, wilden Murals und Throw Ups auf Leinwand bloß noch brav und gezähmt wirkten. Die Rezeption von Kunst ist unauflösbar von seinem Kontext geprägt. Das gilt auch für die Künstler*innen, die man in den Nuller Jahren Street und später Urban Artists nannte.
Seien es die mit Referenzen der Kunstgeschichte von Klee bis Matisse spielenden Malereien, Plastiken und Teppiche des Künstlerduos 44flavours, die ihre ganz eigene, durch hohe Wiedererkennbarkeit geprägte Farbwelt nutzen – pastellige Töne treffen auf knallige Farben und bilden Kontraste und Brüche; oder die auf gefundene Spiegel und Glasflächen geklebten, abstrakt-grafischen Streifenbilder der Timm Ulrichs Meisterschülerin Birgit Hoelmer, die die Fläche ihrer object trouvés neu vermessen und gestalten; die auf das wesentliche reduzierten, mit sattem, klar geführten Strich gemalten, geschichtenerzählende Gemälde von Nomad; und die ebenfalls malerisch imposanten, mehrschichtig komponierten Roundtip Kaligraphien von Stohead, der in diesen Bildern kurze Zitate der Popgeschichte zu kleinen, Haiko-artigen Bild-Poemen verdichtet; oder die komplexen, in vielen Farblayern produzierten Siebdruck-Collagen von Various & Gould, die in ihren Serien soziale und politische Themen verhandeln und transportieren: Allen ist gemein, dass sie sowohl im Medium, wie in der Bildgestaltung konsequente künstlerische Entschlüsse umsetzen, die ihre Arbeiten manchmal Innen und manchmal Außen funktionieren und wirken lassen – und manches Mal sogar an beiden Orten.“

Text: Jan Kage