News from our Artlab Kettinge the GHA Artist in Residency Program
Artlab Kettinge Grant for 2017 was given to the 2 following artists:
We welcome Ivan Prieto (ES) and Fabio Valencia (CO) from July 1th – 30th in 2017
(kindly sponsored by Integra Lawfirm ,Copenhagen)
Iván Prieto (ES) was born in Ourense, Spain, but now works and lives in Berlin. His work focuses on ceramic sculptures, but Prieto also creates illustrations and installations. In his colourful surrealistic sculptures, Prieto captures certain fragility of humans and life in general, including indications to physical disabilities (such as deafness and blindness), as well as mental imperfections, with each character being inspired by real-life human counterparts. Having also had similar personal experiences, Prieto wants to explore the transgressing of physical and mental borders in his art, which are in some way relatable for everyone. In this way, the works also are a self-portrait of the artist.
and Fabio Valencia (CO) also from July 1th-30th
Fabio Valencia (CO)
Printmaking artist Fabio Valencia, depicts the poetical aspects of different objects and nature in his print works. In this exhibition, Valencia’s art concentrates on expressing concerns about water supply, and reflections about water’s vitality as an element, creating a clear theme to his series of works. Valencia’s pieces show simplicity and detailed prints that focus on important and current issues of our everyday lives.