Mini Maxi Print Berlin 2019
70 printmakers + 1 sculptor ➯ 26 countries ➯ 2 art galleries
Galleri Heike Arndt DK : 6.11.19 – 28.03.20
Galleri Kuchling : 7.11.19 – 28.02.20
Galleri Heike Arndt DK is proud to present the annual Open Call MINI MAXI PRINT BERLIN, exhibiting a wide range of graphic techniques. This year, for the first time, we are bringing you a special edition of the exhibition in collaboration with GALERIE KUCHLING in Berlin. Additionally, we have invited a sculptor as a guest artist. This partnership accommodates an even wider range of artists to be showcased. Across both galleries, a total of 71 carefully selected artists will be expressing their views on contemporary challenges facing society and raising questions about our humanity. All audiences can find something personally captivating within this range of artistic expression. Alongside creating space for reflection and inspiration, the works can also leave the viewer feeling both surprised and disturbed.
2 Gallery Openings:
➯ Galleri Heike Arndt DK @ Voigtstaße 12 10247 Berlin @ 6/11 7pm
➯ Gallerie Kuchling @ Karl-Marx-Allee 123 10243 Berlin @ 7/11 7pm
Andrew Wright (UK)
Wright’s silkscreens are captivating superpositions of rectangles and lines. Some of these monochromatic works include text, juxtaposing it with the underlying shapes.
Agata Dworzak-Subocz (PL)
Agata Dworzak-Subocz’s thought-provoking screenprints account for detailed and clear patterns that play with concepts of space and dimensions.
Alejandra Coirini (AR)
Coirini’s vibrant lithographies portray different generations. The strong black used, with more vivid colours, gives a sense of genealogical images.
Arne Moeller (DK)
Moeller’s linocuts feature monochromatic colours that complement each other. He investigates the subjective and objective significance of aircraft within our society.
Artur Popek (PL)
Arthur Popek’s detailed etchings will transfix the viewer. His gigantic animals, represented in surrealist and absurd settings, are simply fascinating.
Chloe Grove (UK)
Grove’s intaglios feature sleeping cats surrounded by monochromatic patterns. Within these, they appear relaxed, hypnotising the viewer into a similar state of mind.
Cleo Wilkinson (AU)
In Wilkinson’s mezzotints, outlines are defined by shadows and light, giving the images a three-dimensional outlook. The faces portrayed seem real and mysterious to the viewer.
Cynthia Back (US)
Back’s classic woodcuts centre around the theme of nature. She creates an experience where the viewer may feel that they are walking through a landscape.
Enrique Guadarrama Solis (MX)
Solis’s aquatints confront digital patterns and colours. He works with digitised images using a classical technique, leading it to appear delicate and softer.
Frank K. Richter-Hoffmann (DE)
Richter-Hoffman’s colourful linocuts investigate the interplay of structures and space. The created layers result in a visual tension on the paper.
Georg Bothe (DE)
Georg Bothe’s abstract etchings have a certain softness in their structure. Some of these coloured line-based shapes seem biological, reminding us of nature.
Glyn Newman (UK)
Glyn Newman’s abstract linocuts explore the impact of industrialization. They address the interplay between the urban and the natural world.
Haruhiko Yoshinaga (JP)
In Yoshinaga’s screenprints, the lines used, combined with pale colours, form images. These invite us to use our imagination when observing these floral motives.
Hyejeong Kwon (KR)
Kwon’s etchings represent animals in somewhat almost abstract settings. The catchy colours used, coupled with the thick lines will captivate the viewer’s attention.
Jenni Viita (FI)
Viita’s lithography combines the classical expression of human bodies with ornaments. She portrays figurative and detailed bodies, in the midst of surrounding patterns.
José Schneedorf (BR)
With the use of complementary, often monochromatic colour schemes, as well as contrasts and shadows, José Schneedorf’s precise screenprints focus on human figures.
Katsuko Ono (JP)
The Japanese artist’s, Katsuko Ono’s, playful etchings are reminiscent of a children’s theater. They are glimpses into her mythical stories and fairytale world.
Koosha Moossavi (IR)
Moossavi’s detailed aquatints create a somewhat sombre feeling, both through the monochromatic colours and the crowded, figurative, pattern-like repetitions.
Kristina Norvilaitė (LT)
Central to Norvilaité’s linocuts is perhaps an exploration of mental health and how different external influences affect the individuals.
Mahdieh Azizi Rad (IR)
In her striking etchings, Mahdieh Azizi Rad plays with dimensions and perspective in order to make us feel closer to the piece. As a result of such proximity, we appreciate the figurative, macabre details.
Marco Poma (IT)
Poma’s engaging etchings deal with architecture. Alongside the etched lines, Poma uses aquatint to create shadows that generate appealing realistic urban structures.
Maria Heed (SE)
Heed’s use of colours creates a feeling of simplicity, driving our attention to the main aspect of the etchings: the interesting combination of objects, humans and animals.
Maria Winbjörk (SE)
Winbjörk’s etchings picture a woman with her back to us. Unable to see her face, we are forced to decipher her body language.
Nubia Ozzi (AR)
Nubia Ozzi introduces originality to her drypoints by sewing them. These represent urban dwellers in the midst of building’s facades, reminding us of our own city life.
Pema Albert (FR)
Pema Albert’s colourful etchings emphasise microscopic views. They present detailed, fractal like surfaces, often with circular or cellular patterns of varying sizes.
Roberta Restaino (IT)
Restaino’s non-figurative serigraphies can only be approached by accepting art as an open system: insightful and mutable
Ryan Falzon (MT)
Via the portrayal of contemporary lifestyle and scenery, Ryan Falzon’s figurative serigraphies merge political and personal statements.
Shokoufeh Fallah (IR)
Fallah’s extremely detailed etchings depict forests and trees in a very personalised way. The added white layer and the technique adds a certain softness to the pieces.
Sohee Kim (KR)
Sohee Kim’s etchings depict surrealistic and absurd scenes using everyday settings and objects. Her detailed works are both fascinating and disturbing.
Tim Southall (UK)
Tim Southall’s vivid etchings possess a certain delicateness. He bases his works on metaphysical issues such as objects and existence.
Tina Wohlfarth (DE)
Wohlfarth’s work represents monochromatic portraits. These faces with serious expressions are surrounded by gridded lighter patterns; creating a pensive ambiance.
Tonda Kinoko (PL)
Kinoko’s linocut prints embrace mainly geometric structures. His futuristic expression combine pairs of colours with numerous patterns and perspective.
Xecon Uddin (BD)
In his etchings, either non-figurative or often figurative, Uddin portrays humans, natural settings or microscopic views of structures.
Alberto Balletti (IT)
Alberto Balletti’s etchings are part-coloured, part-monochromatic. The character’s coloured faces direct our attention to their facial expressions.
Ewelina Kolakowska (PL)
Ewelina Kolakowska’s intaglios picture dark entangled bodies. A sombre atmosphere is created through the prints’ monochromatic colour choice.
Kamil Kocurek (PL)
In his intaglio prints, Kamil Kocurek plays with perspective. His three-dimensional compositions trick the eye, inviting the viewer to examine the work more closely.
Karin Tiefensee (DE)
Karin Tiefensee’s abstract screen prints are an exploration of the relation between colours and shapes. Colours and patterns are layered, creating hereby an imaginary landscape.
Kiryu Madoka (JP)
Madoka’s lithographies are delicate and playful. The lack of clear representations, as well as the light colours used, invite the observer to discover this imaginary landscape.
Ladakorn Puangbubpha (TH)
Puangbubpha’s etchings picture scenes of dark fantasy. Extremely detailed creatures are portrayed in an unusual scenery, creating a captivating magical environment.
Mausham Raj (IN)
Raj’s almost abstract screen prints reveal, when looked at more closely, clear figurations. These pastel coloured works appear delicate and elegant.
Vinicius Libardoni (BR/IT)
In his etchings, Vinicius Libardoni presents majestic architectural scenes. The sense of loneliness combined with the use of perspective and the piece’s many details, is very impressive.
Sculptor: Henry Stöcker (DE)
Stöcker’s sculptures, made from metal, plaster, concrete, wax, and wire, reflect his interest in shaping the imagination and expectation with different materials. Through playful and powerful forms, he invites the viewer to explore, interact, and discover something recognisable through their own emotional response, interpretation and experience. Particularly in his plaster sculptures, the viewer recognizes a sense of fragility.