Albrecht Wild (DE) Amanda Karlsson (SE) Anna M. Kempe (DE) Christina Tzani (GR) Chloe Grove (GB) Elham Rahmati (IR) Jean-Baptiste Monnin (FR) Katalin Kortmann (HU) Lutz Hellmuth (DE) Raquel Algaba (ES)
PAINTINGS | MIXED MEDIA | DRAWINGS | SCULPTURES |
Also this year we found new and exciting artists in Berlin. Over a long period of time, we have been following artists with outstanding drawing skills in Berlin and are focusing this year’s exhibition on this technique. Of course, other media are also represented.Artists such as English Chloe Grove, with her amazing color pencil drawings and the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Monnin with his abstract building views or Raquel Algaba, portraying with great finesse absurdities ensure the high quality of our exhibition.
German Lutz Hellmuth, who, with his terracotta and bronze sculptures, reinterprets classical sculptures.Greek Christina Tzania’s sophisticated watercolors and the dreamy reality of Anna M. Kempe complement the exhibition excellently. The three-dimensional images of the conceptual German artist Albrecht Wild and the Hungarian Katalin Kortmann invite the viewer to playfullness. The Iranian Elham Rahmati- shows delicate ink drawings and the beautiful oil painting of the Swedish Amanda Karlsson examine the human identity.
The Opdagelser exhibition highlights a curated selection of artists -yet undiscovered rough artistic diamonds – and we are excited to follow their journey and see how they will cut and form their artistic edges.
Opdagelser aim to promote yet undiscovered artists in drawing, street art, illustration, mixed media and similar fields. Galleri Heike Arndt DK offers a platform for artists from these fields to exhibit together and discuss the ideas highlighted in these contemporary art forms with each other and with the audience.
This exhibition you absolutely do not want to miss!
ARTIST PROFILES – Opdagelser 2017
Albrecht Wild (DE)
The principle of division is the key motive in the works of German painter and conceptual-artist Albrecht Wild. However Wild doesn’t see division in the sense of partition or destruction. It is rather a way to reassemble small and uniform pieces to a whole, which can be discovered in his continuously extending “Beermats” series.
Amanda Karlsson (SE)
Isolation, solitude and self-identity are the main topics in the artwork of the Swedish artist Amanda Karlsson. With those topics she tries to work in the most impersonal way possible, as she asks a model for a personal event or story that connects the person and the current theme . Here the artist acts as an intermediator between the visual elements and the stories she’s told. An intermediator between subject and viewer; someone that listens, gathers and transmits.
Anna M. Kempe (DE)
The colourful and figurative drawings of German artist Anna M. Kempe use visual metaphors to point out the paradoxical and neglected aspects of living in modern society. Sometimes poetic, absurd or surrealistic Kempe manages to question the daily communicative or social issues in a humorous manner.
Chloe Grove (GB)
London born artist Chloe Grove presents large format works in coloured pencil. With her unorthodox technique she challenges the traditional use of this medium. Layers of colour are built up and blended until the paper reaches the point of saturation and the surface achieves a burnished sheen. Inspired by physics, space exploration and digital aesthetics, Chloe Grove attempts to depict the essence of light energy and reimagine it in an abstract decelerated alternative reality.
Christina Tzani (GR)
The works of Greek artist Christiana Tzani focus on figures of children. In subjects such as child abuse, her artworks convey a sense of isolation, repulsiveness and abandonment. The almost poetic appearances places her works in a context of oppositeness. Tzani enhances the feeling of guilt when the viewer enjoys the aesthetics of the colors used.
Elham Rahmati (IR)
Iranian visual artist Elham Rahmati has been working with political and social issues within the difficult political climate of Iran, concentrating mainly on gender identity issues which are visible in her paintings. The focus in the series of drawings “Not only will I stare. I want my look to change reality” lies in the looks. Looks that are seen as confrontational, as gestures of resistance and challenges to authority. The gaze is political, it can be dangerous.
Jean-Baptiste Monnin (FR)
With a background in architecture and fine arts french artist Jean-Baptiste Monnin describes the architectural and urban space and our perception of it as focal points of his work. He is mostly inspired by the rhythm and the repetition of patterns in architectural constructions. The basis of his works are photographs of contemporary buildings, which he takes himself on trips through the city.
Katalin Kortmann (HU)
The interests of Hungarian artist Katalin Kortman, such human nature and psychology, personal history and rituals of various people, are clearly reflected in her artwork. As she appreciates naive art and form of its realization she tries to preserve this kind of naive expression in her works. Kortmann often combines different techniques and tries to use new and innovative materials.
Lutz Hellmuth (DE)
German sculptor Lutz Hellmuth accentuates and shapes public space through his art and sculptures. His works, though abstract and reduced, clearly mediate on the phenomenon of interpersonal relationships as well as the artist’s perception of the individual and society. With his incisive and distinctive style Hellmuth presents powerful pillar figures and expressive figurations.
Raquel Algaba (ES)
The drawings of Spanish artist Raquel Algaba mirror the human mind. The unspeakable, what we can not define.The figures in the images she creates are playing hide and seek between its structures. Just like what our mind does with images – everything seems to be blurred to begin with and suddenly collapses into small gaps or we are being presented with forms we can not recognize. In her works she questions how immaterial images operate in these processes and what role they play in human communication.
Opportunities at Art Lab Kettinge
Galleri Heike Arndt DK would also like to present its new initiative, Art Lab Kettinge. This is a satellite project linked to the gallery, offering a platform for non-commercial projects such as exhibitions, workshops and international residencies with varying cooperation partners. With focus on non-profit activities, Art Lab Kettinge will also be pleased to host international summer residencies. We will engage in other network-based activities for the benefit of the art and citizenship in the region, strengthening its international profile.
Through Opdagelser, we aim to develop our already existing artistic network and reach out to other potential projects in Denmark, other Nordic countries and Germany. Galleri Heike Arndt DK always wishes to inspire both artists and our audiences. In this exhibition we want to enhance the reception of the brilliant opportunities for artistic growth, which characterises the Danish ‘Sun Coasts’. The region is characterised by beautiful landscapes and a wonderful quality of living, as well as the many initiatives in the fields of ecology and sustainable energy. This holds great appeal not only for the Danish people but also international artists and visitors alike. We hope this sense of diversity and opportunity is reflected in Opdagelser, and that it offers the citizens of Guldborgsund and Region Storstrøm an extraordinary experience of inter-cultural and artistic expression. In the future we also wish to host workshops available for all during the run of the exhibition and beyond.