NEW Fresh Legs Berlin 2021


51 Artists  ➯ 21 countries ➯ 2 art galleries

Galleri Heike Arndt DK : 24.06.20 – 03.10.2020
A. Barry Rosenlund (US), Adrian Williams (DE), Alessandro de Leo (IT), Alexis Jang (DE), Andrea Cerquiglini (IT), Andrej Konopek (RS), Ange Schmiert (AT), Artur Popek (PL), Cecilia Klementsson (SE), Charo del Cura (ES), DeDe Handon (US), Inguna Gremzde (LV), Iveta Tomanová (SK), Jean-Baptiste Monnin (FR/DE), Jenna Kähönen (FI), Line Schjølberg (NO), Lorena Bueno Larraz (ES), Max Kling (DE), Meik Brüsch (DK), Miska Mio (FI), Péter Tauber (AT), Pieter Lerooij (BE), Steph Huang (TW/UK), Violeta Vollmer (DE)

INSELGALERIE Berlin : 25.06.20 – 15.08.2020
Anne-Britt Kristiansen (NO), Beate Baumgärtner (DE), Beate Tischer (DE), Birgit Borggrebe (DE), Birgit Fechner (DE), Charlène Levasseur (FR), Daniela Adamez (ES/CO), Elham Khatiri (IR), Esther Eigner (AT), Fanny Spång (SE), Florencia Kettner (ES), Gudrun Fischer-Bomert (DE), Heike Gronemann (DE), Izabella Retkowska (PL), Joana Lucas (PT), Jola Gmur (PL), Kerstin Paillard (FR/SE), Kirsti Grotmol (NO), Louz (JO), Mady Piesold (DE), Muriel Valat-B (FR), Natascha Pötz (DE), Nina Urlichs (DE), Roya Issa (SY), Sandra Haselsteiner (DE), Simone Florell (DE), Vi-Faivre (BE)

Galleri Heike Arndt DK is proud to present the annual Open Call Fresh Legs BERLIN, exhibiting a wide range of artworks. This year, once again, we are bringing you a special edition of the exhibition in collaboration with INSELGALERIE in Berlin. This partnership accommodates an even wider range of artists to be showcased. Across both galleries, a total of 51 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.

➯ Galleri Heike Arndt DK @ Voigtstaße 12 10247 Berlin

Galerie Heike Arndt DK presents:

     A. Barry Rosenlund (US)              Adrian Williams (DE)                Alessandro de Leo (IT)                   Alexis Jang (DE)

         Andrea Cerquiglini (IT)             Andrej Konopek (RS)                  Ange Schmiert (AT)                        Artur Popek (PL)

        Cecilia Klementsson (SE)             Charo del Cura (ES)                 DeDe Handon (US)                 Inguna Gremzde (LV)

        Iveta Tomanová (SK)          Jean-Baptiste Monnin (FR/DE)           Jenna Kähönen (FI)                  Line Schjølberg (NO)

   Lorena Bueno Larraz (ES)                  Max Kling (DE)                         Meik Brüsch (DK)                         Miska Mio (FI)

             Péter Tauber (AT)                   Pieter Lerooij (BE)                    Steph Huang (TW/UK)                  Violeta Vollmer (DE)

 Allison Barry Rosenlund (US)
Allison Barry Rosenlund’s still lives combine a classical painting style with contemporary subjects. The artist uses the style of the Flemish Masters to depict uneasy, almost shameful current scenarios.

Adrian Williams (DE) 
Williams’ immersive collages act as mind maps, cartographing the world in his head or visualizing “what dogs hear”. His pieces break the wall between imagined and physical spaces.

Alessandro de Leo (IT)
Alessandro De Leo’s heavily contrasting black and white photos feature traces of faces and bodies. The subjects appear to be in motion, defying the human eye and emphasizing the constant changing of the matter.

Alexis Jang (DE)
Jang’s paintings play on the border of lust and disgust. She cheekily displays her human fears and feelings in the shape of food, like an empowered antidote to the  advertisements of the 50s.

Andrea Cerquiglini (IT) ENG
Cerquiglini’s notebooks embrace the combination of drawing and writing. The dense calligraphy becomes the background from which the silhouettes stand out.

Andrej Konopek (RS)
Konopek explores the human psyche creating mixed media artworks populated by bizarre creatures. His artworks combine abstract and figurative elements which create a heightened sense of drama and movement.

Ange Schmiert (AT)
Focusing on the human body using different media, Ange Schmiert’s sculptures create surreal visions by contrasting accurate anatomical representations and disturbing elements. 

Artur Popek (PL) 
Artur Popek’s images construct surreal landscapes in skewed dimensions. Industrial machinery and trunked animals float above an earthy-coloured imaginary world.

Cecilia Klementsson (SE)
Cecilia Klementsson appropriates poses from Fashion advertising for her layered classical oil paintings, showing fleshy vibrant human bodies in seductive poses.

Charo del Cura (ES) 
In her delicate drawings Del Cura explores in a playful and metaphorical manner the fragility and unpredictability of social relations.  

DeDe Handon (US) 
Handon’s abstract collages explore negative spaces and repetitive patterns. They are characterised by contrasting colours, fluid, dynamic lines and unifying pitch-black backgrounds.

Inguna Gremzde (LV) 
Inguna Gremzde performs the history laden genre of landscape painting on the insides of small plastic bottle caps. Raising questions about the future of our environment, she compresses the bigger picture into tiny ounces of detail.

Iveta Tomanová (SK) 
Tomanova’s sculptures question the use of technology today.  They feature blank figures tied, glued or melted onto their phone screens, shrunken to a size no bigger than a handheld.

Jean-Baptiste Monnin (FR/DE)
Monnin creates minimalist black and white drawings of folded papers inspired by origami. His artworks are characterized by the exploration of repetitions, rhythms and patterns.

Jenna Kähönen (FI)
Kähönen’s drawings explore the boundaries between the human body and its surroundings. Through the use of contrasting colours, she depicts female figures using layered structures.

Line Schjølberg (NO)
Schjølbergs’ sculptures and paintings represent an unsettling world where nightmarish elements and eerie violence are disguised by a fairy-tale appearance. Her layered artworks are rich in symbolism and ask for an attentive reading of each canvas.

Lorena Bueno Larraz (ES)
Lorena Bueno Larraz’ delicate portraits and figures often feature almost disappearing faces. The shadows defining the subjects give them a three dimensional and an ethereal look.

Max Kling (DE) 
Kling’s black and white photos depict everyday scenes, focusing on aspects that are under everybody’s eyes yet we might rarely discover. The ordinary is reduced to its essence: structures, light and shadow and traces left by people.

Meik Brüsch (DK)
Brüsch pastes chunky ornaments behind generic clean flatscreens. Adding real depth and dimension, the installations keep what “3D-TV” can merely promise and will only make you dizzy from the glowing colors.

Miska Mio (FI) 
Miska Mio focuses on the sensitivity of human emotions in his minimalistic portraits. The artist manages to create a delicate introspective, yet strong and expressive image by using raw outlines on worn paper.

Péter Tauber (AT)
Tauber’s crowded scenes reference comics and pop-art, but contain an exciting paradox: while the colours and forms seem oddly familiar at first glance, a closer look reveals nothing but a lack of story, action or heroes. 

Pieter Lerooij (BE) 
In his ironic oil paintings, Pieter Lerooij confronts the viewer with bizarre and surrealistic scenarios whose protagonists are anthropomorphic animals.

Steph Huang (TW/UK) 
Huang’s playful installations assemble elements from everyday life and bring them into a new, often ironic order. Her work roots in observation of minimal details and relations.

Violeta Vollmer (DE)
Violeta Vollmer’s accurate delicate black and white pencil drawings of minuscule creatures and plants invite the viewer to get closer and focus on the smallest details surrounding us.