For two days during the Spinnerei Rundgang in Leipzig’s gallery district, a group of 12 contemporary artists of different stylistic backgrounds and origins will work in art space and gallery Laden Fuer Nichts (shop for nothing) under “sweat shop conditions”. During their five hour shift, all the artist is given is a chair, a table, and paint. Each one of them inhabiting the space of round about 2 x 4 meter.
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.ladenfuernichts.de/kuenstler/paule-hammer
In his artistic work, Paule Hammer appears a driven doubter and sceptic, a path-seeker bracing himself against the over-complexity of our contemporary lives. With his captivating stories, he plumbs his role in society and in specific social settings, addressing general issues of quests for meaning and a place for the individual in reality. Thus, Hammer´s pictures work as mirror images for the viewer too, arenas for ideas and a means to self-understanding.
What more can we expect of art? What else can we possibly want from it?
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.sebgoegel.com
Sebastian Gögel's artistic work is located on the encompassing terrain of different genres. He makes an attempt to draw a line between painting, drawing, tattooing and photography. From this fusion, timeless forms of expression, metaphors for human states, ideals, and images of relationships emerge. Gögel's painting is set between neo-expressionism and sparkling elements of abstraction. The subject is man as a machine - a subject of rationality and destruction. Gögel creates an utopia and occupies a critical attitude without being moral.
Sebastian Gögel was born in Sonneberg in 1987 and studied painting in the masterclass of Prof. Sighard Gille at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. He lives and works in Leipzig.
1. Maschine | 270 x 380 cm | oil on canvas | 2010
✎ Sun 17. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.marcfromm.de
In my work I deal with the artistic transformation of motifs from everyday life as well as the social phenomena of our time. I am interested in how human beings, with their standards and basic values, behave, present themselves and move within the social fabric. In the tension between its qualities and shortcomings, the human figure is often the starting point for my reliefs and sculptures. The respective relationship of the human being towards him or herself or towards nature can be read in the current forms of presentation and in those of the last decades. The archetype of society, the smallest nuclear of a social life, is the image of “father, mother, child”, an image that not least due to the long and very loaded visual tradition of the “holy family”, is deeply rooted in our society. (*Nativity Scene*, 2011).
Fragments of images and sculptures from past epochs and periods constantly recur in the motifs. This results in hybrids containing images of what is occurring in the currently omnipresent multimedia world. Through the realization of the images using the archaic technique of carving, motifs and visual language, which seemed to have long been discarded, they reveal themselves to be unexpectedly topical and controversial. Particularly with regard to the topics and images of mundane everyday life, the iconic aspect of today’s culture with its often century-old symbolism, emerges.
At first glance, I frequently use the same effects as the media and internet images we are surrounded by: a superficially-oriented, slick wrapping that is appealing yet often turns out to be soulless hollowness. As a result, there is a confounding break between traditional appearance and the images of digital modernism, which at best leads to a deceleration of images in our fast-paced age.
Contemporary representations, which in their iconographic visual language are for example reminiscent of medieval saints, are frequently produced. They are sometimes joined by animals, which are not only symbols for the human psyche but also references to the long-felt guilt-ridden relationship between humans and nature.
In order to orientate themselves in the present and to interpret it, the viewers must be aware of the past and things that have passed. The examination of the political challenges of our present and future often leads to a composition that is characterized by a feeling of perplexity and powerlessness. This frequently results in super-elevations and ironic metaphors. The works, which often appear to hover weightlessly, deal with nothing less than the questions of our time, existence and perishability.
1. Metzgerin | limewood relief | oil | 275 x 185 x 6 cm | 2017
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 16:00 - 21:00 | www.bodorott.de
Bodo Rott is a Berlin based figurative painter and draftsman.
His nonchildrenchildren, as he calls them, act within the realm of childhood but mix it with unseen vitality and force.
The most recent body of work called Hortus Convulsus (i.e. The Distorted Garden) deals with landscape as a tapestry-like underwood wherein plants as individualised characters fight for presence. These paintings blend a paste-it-like language, the style of biological illustrations and the illusion of cast shadows into a thicket that makes the spectator happily trail away.
At the sweatshop he lends his skills to all missions painterly or graphic.
1. Night- Sanctuary of Vermin -Petals hover by (Hortus Convulsus 8), 2016, 160 x 130 cm, Oil/Canvas
2. Tip-Toi-Zoo, 2016, 65 x 50 cm, China-Ink on paper
3. Katalin 2015, 65 x 50 cm, China-Ink on Paper
✎ Sun 17. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00
Situated somewhere between Minimal Art and Street Art, Lukas Glinkowski (* 1984, lives and works in Berlin) reproduces intimate mementoes circling around ever-changing places in a state of deterioration and transformational process. His works oscillate between the architectural and social space and its users, who are constantly transforming it, questioning social memory as well as boundaries between public and private space. Glinkowski spray-paints and sketches on plain wall tiles and ingrain wallpaper, often using neon colors – facing his works might evoke the impression of entering a different time. One might remember the multiple scrawls on the walls of a 90s club toilet, exhibiting the excessive behavior of an adolescent generation. The artist thus creates new sites, based on both personal and public memory of possibly long-gone atmospheric spaces while ironizing his role as an artist as well as the institutional system of art and criticism.
Elfi Carle & Isabelle Meiffert
1. 40 x 30 x 3 cm, Marker und Fliesen auf Holz , 2017 , ohne Titel
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 16:00 - 21:00 | www.juliabenz.de
My work is an on-going pilgrimage taking my experiences and translating them into a visual narrative through painting. I was born in town in Germany, where I was exposed to classical European painters. This inspired me to study at Dusseldorf Art Academy. There I found my passion was with bold complementary color palettes that create depth and space. My painting style ranges from conceptual themes inspired by imagination, nature and architecture. Figurative elements and references find their way into my work as accents to the compositions. The juxtaposition abstraction my work focuses on takes these as the foundation for my visual narrative. For me - the process of painting begins with the act of gesture and color. Over time as I work out my inspiration the idea and concepts work themselves into the paintings. I focus on contemporary painting to relate to the viewer. Bringing expression and energy to every artwork I create.
1. "Nothing to say" | 80x60cm | Acryl und Öl auf Holz | 2017
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.jirkapfahl.de
Jirka Pfahl is no painter, not even someone from Leipzig. He is what we call a conceptual artist. He sees materialized work as a result of decisions taken while producing a new work. He is never afraid of new theories, materials or ways of decisions midst of "In and Output". So, painting can be seen as a part of something to do. He took part in latest exhibition of Laden Für Nichts and painted!!! So, if you can't stay away from 3rd grade middle school painting skills, go for it. Let's see what you get ;)
1. "I'm not into painting", 85,5 x 99,5 cm, Sprühlack auf Karton, 2016, Unikat (Privatsammlung)
2. Blick in die Ausstellung "apiece" LFN, Nov/Dez 2013
links: RUGS, 2013/14, Frottage, Öl auf Papier, 246 x 148 cm
hinten: Der Anflug von Welt, 2013, Maße variabel, Hochdruck vom Linolstock, ed 7
rechts: Fin des Siècles, Maße variabel, Stromkreislauf 24 V, Styropor, 2012
✎ Sun 17. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.tineguenther.com
Born in Berlin, lives in Leipzig, Germany.
Paintress in the broadest sense, also ceramics, performance and installation art.
Since 2012 member of the artist collective GALLERY FIST.
Energetic sweat installation art, magic transfigured surfaces, master of association in the 3-dimensional, post-apocalyptic microbiologic alchimist and shamanic influences.
SHOWS in: Moscow, Kopenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna, Marseille, Switzerland and Germany
1. LOVE- 230x160, Mixed Media on Canvas, 2017
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 16:00 - 21:00 | www.petergregorio.com
Peter Gregorio is an artist who's work has been exhibited internationally. He is the founder and director of Vector Productions Inc. He currently lives and works in Bronx, New York.
2. Sierpinski Carpet Fractal [Power of 4] | 84 x 84 ft | oil on linen | 2016
✎ Sun 17. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.artward.de/project/alexander-minor/
Minor Alexander creates images, sculptures and objects out of various and diverse materials from foam to stone, which he flocks with a velvet-like particle powder. His approach is at once painterly and sculptural. He frequently uses the found object and takes on concepts of Duchamp, Yves Klein and even Christo without resorting to appropriation. Skillfully and always with a sly sense of humour he reveres or irreverently references art historical greats from Leonardo DaVinci to Bruce Nauman.
Till Richter Museum - Schloss Buggenhagen
1. "blessed canvas" | mixed media on canvas | 40x30cm | 2017
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 16:00 - 21:00 | www.zankijosip.com
My art works are based on West or Buddhist philosophy, and constructed on interpretation of rituals. In such way I transform one cultural context and replace it with another reading and symbols driving on Hal Foster concept of ‘artist as ethnographer’.
Josip Zanki, PhD works on installations, performances, experimental film and video, research into graphic media and cultural anthropology. He has realized numerous individual and collective exhibitions with other artists. Since December 2007 he is president of Croatian Artist Association, oldest association in Croatia and region, established 1868. Since 2011 he is member of European Cultural Parliament. He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.
1. Mahakala | Drawing
2. Avalokiteshvara | Drawing
✎ Sat 16. September 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 | www.julia-herfurth.de
Born in Berlin, Julia Herfurth studied liberal arts at Bauhaus University Weimar and since 2014 continued with art in context at Universität der Künste Berlin. Her etchings, photographies and site-specific installations have been show at national and international exhibitions since 2007. Her focus is on environmental topic as well as participatory art in theory and practice. She also operates as a curator.
1. Saurian | lithography | 38 x 54 cm | 2017