On my way to Inselgalerie in Friedrichshain, close to Frankfurter Tor, the area does not seem like a typical place where I would find a gallery. According to gallery director Eva Hübner, galleries must be located in every district of the city. “[…] This part of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district has less cultural and creative offerings than, for example, the area around Warschauer Strasse, and as a result, there are not so many people who often go to galleries without fear of contact“, so Hübner. What does fear of contact mean? There is a certain fear of entering a gallery, but are somehow afraid to enter. I was one of them – but why? Perhaps because a visit to a gallery is not as anonymous as a visit to a museum? “Maybe, but I don’t exactly see it this way”, says Mrs. Hübner. Continue reading “Inselgalerie” – The everyday life of a gallery
Same place, different artist. I’m still at the Inselgalerie and visiting the exhibition “transformer” because another artist is presenting her artwork here.
Susanne Britz has focused on photographs, pigment prints, and installations of everyday objects. The working process behind these works is exciting and is based on each other, so Susanne Britz runs through different phases during her creative process: it probably starts with an idea, then a spatial installation follows. Here she uses everyday objects from the household, sports equipment, tools from the studio or children’s toys. Once the installation is finished, she takes a photo of this work. Afterward, the photo gets digitally overdrawn.
Many of her artworks that are exhibited here seem like instructions to me, even if I am not sure for what exactly. But if I am honest, it probably doesn’t matter.
I like the strong colors and the general idea behind this artwork. It’ s funny to see all the things and to realize what you can do with everyday objects.
Usually, I would recommend a visit to the gallery, as the exhibition has been extended. But nothing is normal these days: Unfortunately during the Corona COVID-19 Pandemic, it is not possible. If you are interested in the art of Susanne Britz, please have a look at her homepage or check the Instagram account of the Inselgalerie.
See you soon!
The Lady with the Ermine is one of -in total- four women portraits of Leonardo DaVinci and got produced during the years of 1488 and 1490.The young woman you see is Cecilia Gallerani, mistress of the former duke of Milan. But this has never been her only role – she was well known as one of the most beautiful and talented poets of her time.
Originally, this piece of art was a remittance work, which the Duke wanted to get produced.
…But there is still the question of what is has to do with the ermine on the woman’s arm.?! – Actually, Leonardo DaVinci clearly and specifically alludes to the duke, whose nickname was The White Ermine.
To let you face Cecilia’s smile, producer Nora Bork was using the stop-motion technique.
Stop Motion Animation is a technique used in animation to bring static objects to life on screen. This is done by moving the object in increments while filming a frame per increment. When all the frames are played in sequence it shows movement.
Nora Borks’ video is a nice example of how mediatization and technization can be used to bring us closer to artworks. In this case, it is about the creation of a new possibility to directly interact with the art piece. This new access is in addition a clever way to trigger the viewers mind and let him create stories about this mystical young woman with the Ermine on her arm.
…where the digital becomes physical. Artists of the YOUR ART BEAT MARKET
-EXHIBITION – GROUP SHOW-
…where the digital becomes physical
is not only the moving motive behind the YOUR ART BEAT MARKET, now it also becomes an active program in a non-virtual form! For the first time, YOURARTBEAT is presenting its artists offline and exhibits the works that were previously only available for viewing and buying in the online shop.
In addition to a lovingly compiled and eclectic selection of original works, as well as specially produced art pieces, also a variety of materials are demonstrated with which we not only experiment and create alternative forms of artistic manifestation, but in particular transform the digital and media arts into physical shape.
Individual media contributions by the artists themselves not only open up new perspectives or give background information, they also enable a more personal encounter with the creators.
YOURARTBEAT look forward to an inspiring interplay of the polarizing textures of the digital-virtual and the analogue-physical, to the exploration of various materials and consistencies in combination with digital art and interactive media stations, creating personal approaches, highlighting and deepening specialized backgrounds.
During the two-week show, there will also be accompanying programs of virtual reality and audiovisual design.
Exhibition Opening: 14 Febuary 2019 – 7 PM
Duration: 15 to 28 Febuary 2019
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 4 to 8 PM // Saturday: 1 to 6 PM
Galerie Salon Halit Art – Kreuzbergstr. 72 – 10965 Berlin
Digital Collage, Mixed Media, Multimedia Installation, Photography, Fine Arts
- Group show of the YOURARTBEAT Artists with original artworks and alternative productions of art pieces
- Demonstration and exploration of a variety of materials used to give digital arts a physical medium
- Interactive Media Stations with individual contributions of the artists themselves
- Accompanying programs of Virtual Reality and Audiovisual Design
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C H R I S T O P H K Ü H L
Christoph Kühl (*1960), studied free painting with Prof. Karl Oppermann at HdK Berlin.
His works are almost exclusively collages, i.e. they are made of painted paper with various techniques. Among other things, he also uses black and white copies from magazines and newspapers or weathered advertising from urban quarters.
The viewer is taken on a journey through three-dimensional spaces. Kühl’s pictures are the projection surface of these sensational sites. Found image pieces are put together to convey new impressions.
Christoph Kühl lives as a freelance artist in Berlin. Regular exhibitions and concerts at his studio in Weissensee.
J Ö R G G I M M L E R
Jörg Gimmler (* 1963), Master student of Georg Baselitz, combines aspects of Concrete Art and Minimal Art into large-format compositions, which are at the same time analytically precise and ecstatical. They place the viewer in front of a structure that deals with the movement of painterly abstraction itself. The artist calls this process “multiple positioning”, in which similar formal elements in oil and acrylic paint form suggestive structures that, as visual architectures, disorient rather than shelter the viewer.
R E N A T E M A R S C H N E R
Renate Marschner (1953-1990) was an artist from Lower Saxony and worked as a painter and broadcasting author in Berlin, Karlsruhe, and Switzerland . She has displayed her works in Berlin, Heidelberg, and New York.
Z S O L T G Y A R M A T I
ARTIST STATEMENT – My aim as an artist
Art should make people conscious of unconscious things that may remain unconscious even consciously. The objective of my art is some sort of status report. It is the current representation of states experienced as a necessity. Everything that happens to me and makes me perceive.
The irrational reality my artwork present I wish to raise unconscious interest in areas of the modern art. I offer a sort of ‘literacy’ to the recipient with a degree of interactivity that expects the spectators be active: it will not let them become absorbed passively in the view, but will force them think.
The process of my artwork is a „war” of ideas, it is a constant and unsolvable conflict within me, during which layers appear and disappear on my canvas representing different atmospheres. Creation is not a linear process, instead a mixture of signs, symbols and atmospheres unbound of time.
I exclude and discard the surface, the didactic elements of the consumer society from the monotonous urban background noise, and through further analysis of the visual details of the mapped reality I put the emphasis on the basic symbols which are characterized by simultaneity and malleability.
Well-known artist in Honduras – Newcomer in Berlin
Patty Dimo is a young and cosmopolitan painter born and raised in Honduras. There she already is an established and well-known artist, exhibiting and selling her art work regularly; but nevertheless she left her home country and set off to Barcelona. There she did her master degree in arts and furthermore realized that she needs to go out and explore other countries in Europe as well as their colors. So the impulse for artistic development and the curiosity in new inspiration were finally bringing her to Berlin.
In Berlin she has the chance to develop her arts, to experiment with her skills, to grow and widen her genre, her style and artistic character.
PATTY DIMO – ARTS
Patty feels inspired by various influences from several artistic movements and was already experimenting with their different techniques and methods. But there is a common aspect you can find in each of her paintings –you could either call it the „magical Dimo’sche formula“, which means the conjunction of
Especially Dimo’s use of COLOR is a strong characteristic of her arts and effectuate a recognition value. The significance of color in art has also been a big matter for the young artist inside her master thesis that is called „The Attribute of Color is Expressive and Emotive“ and from this, Dimos first solo show was following. For her the color has both, a figurative and a symbolic role, that she use to transform perspectives; because inside her paintings she is creating a new abstract reality, composed by her own view of the world, her interpretation of things, as well as her personal experiences and emotions. Dimo is working with divergent subjects and themes concerning her painting’s concepts but her basic schema consists of picking a real object -that constitutes the connecting element to reality-, transform its usual background, put it into another context and let emerge a new version of the formerly main motive. Thereby she uses her sensitive cognition to capture mental & atmospherical layers, to identify little details, hidden aspects, as well as everything that hides behind the obvious and beyond the logical. All these impressions get expressed on the canvas and create -in combination with the objective element- a visual allover representation of a specific matter. For her, it is very important to convey a personal reflection on the nature of beauty, sublime elements of mortality and to reveal the diversity of interpretations in the sense of the emotional interlocking of these concepts.
PATTY DIMO – TROPICAL VEINS
Patty’s latest art work series bear the wonderful name „Tropical Veins“, in which she is not just interpreting the theme -tropical- in diverse ways but also visualising the different directions of life you can go through. Every single color, every single pattern, every line, shape, stripe or texture represent in its own measurement and intensity, a special emotion, a new experience, an accural of further views and perspectives on the world -or a general lately influence in lfe. The final art work shows a dynamic visualisation of a life process and tell a story about the development and growth of personality.
PATTY DIMO – EXHIBITING ARTIST at BERLINER LISTE
As a meaningful art work series „Tropical Veins“ was presented two weeks ago at Berliner Liste 2017 for the first time. In the middle of this huge art fair where one artist booth is following the other, Dimo’s 10 qm2 cabin -adorned with floral pattern and multicolored acrylic paintings- was a real eye catcher in contrast to all Berliner Liste exhibitors, which mostly depict a reduced style.
After this performance at Berliner Liste, Dimo still counts as a Newcomer in abstract painting but is now an official member of Berlin’s contemporary art society, as well. From my point of view she was the shining sun of the fair and I wish her all the best in the future.
Patty is currently looking for a gallery space to present a special project. The art work series „The Beauty of Dying“ isn’t just a very moving and personal series, it is also a philosophical confrontation with one of the most relevant topics of humans: Dying.
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