Anna Wondrak & Gallery arToxin @ Summer exhibition Wiedefabrik 2018
Color is the touch of the eye - this is how the painter titled one of her catalogs from 2010. This title can be fully underscored to this day as a statement of her art. Doris Hahlweg (* 1957 in São Paulo) uses metal plates made of aluminum as a painting surface and she rubs her own colors from pigments with linseed oil herself. Thus, the properties of the oil colors, such as viscosity, flow behavior and transparency can be controlled precisely and the very individual consistency of these colors influences the painting, the form, the underpainting, the overpainting. One color demands the other. The process of image building develops in this way. So the painter does not approach the picture with concrete ideas, but draws on the painting process herself. She says: "My picture panels are made of aluminum. The hard surfaces allow me to remove entire layers of paint again. So it can be more color removed than visible. It can be painted over more image surface than visible. All events leave their mark. These processes can last for weeks with little change or that Image changes suddenly completely. Slowness against speed and speed against slowness. Seeing for action and action for seeing. In the end, it's about a painting. One that I have not seen yet. " Doris Hahlweg studied from 1978-86 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Prof. Rudi Tröger and Prof. Hans Ladner, master student with diploma in 1986.
The oil paint of the painter Rasso Hecker is placed on the canvas in several layers. In the work process, the artist keeps pausing, taking breaks, placing the canvas, that has begun, in the studio corner, and sometimes working on it only weeks later. Until he comes to a point where the work resonates with the inner assurance that this painting is completed and fits into the emerging cycle in a self-understandable way. So it may take months to complete a series of Rasso Hecker's works.
Born in Munich in 1966 / graduated from high school in 1987 and moved to Berlin since 1997 regular exhibition activity with Galerie Tobias Schrade, Ulm; Gallery Kaysser, Ruhpolding and Gallery Fetzer, Sontheim 1998 move to Munich; 2011-2013 Creation of the Dante cycle with installations in collaboration with the office "us-architects", Munich; 2014-2015 Acquisition and construction of a studio building in the Vézère Valley, Périgord (Dordogne); 2017 Installation and exhibition of the Dante cycle in the Hubertussaal, Galerie Ewald Schrade, Schloss Mochental; Rasso Hecker lives and works in Munich and Valojoulx - Périgord, France
Bruno Kuhlmann, who has studied painting as well as art history, picks up the elements of classical abstraction in painting and drawing, plays with them, triggers them out and tries to put them into the imagery of the 21st century. Again and again he expands a formalistic construct with a narrative dimension.
Born in Munich in 1963 / studied art history in Munich / studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich / master student with Prof. Helmut Sturm / study visits in Italy and USA / study visit to India, 2007 / Lives and works in Munich
Ivan de Menis
Ivan de Menis covers the canvas generously with color, works in thick layers, leaves the highly pigmented acrylic paint runs down the side. In the series tessera (map) and retta (Ray) create rectangular or square image objects that an intense color and to develop luminosity and to foreshadow the work process of the artist, since the diverse
Layers open to the side open. The appeal of the work is reflected in the contrast of almost silky smooth surface and rough, with color streaks and drops, as well as peeled off layers of drawn side surfaces. Ivan de Menis studied painting in the nineties the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice.
2017 Duo Show with Mario Palli Artoxin Gallery, Munich; 2016 Contaminazioni con Mario Palli - Künstlerhaus - Klagenfurt; 2015 Compressioni - ProjectB Gallery - Milan; Residence - Gallery RX - Ivry sur Senne
Solo Show - Arte Fiera Bologna - Morotti Arte Contemporanea - Bologna
2014 Views 2.0 - Galerie Hebert, Paris; Matter Evanescenti - Studio Vanna Casati - Bergamo
Invisibili Tracce - Casa Cima - Conegliano
2013 Views - Gallery Patrick Bartoli, Marseille; 2012 Gallery Hebert, Paris
2011 Protégé il tempo - San Gregorio Art Gallery - Venice
Maria Schumacher began her painting studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig in 2005, developing her own individual style in the last 10 years, which she begun as a student of Neo Rauch. The postulate of the painter Mark Tobey, a pioneer of abstract expressionism, "A picture should have no other subject than the act of painting", Maria Schumacher approaches. She conquers the canvas with painting techniques, which she elaborates in detail in her studio and refines them through experimentation until she comes to a result that satisfies her demands.
1983 born in Bucharest, Romania / since 07/2011 Graduated with a diploma as Visual Artist at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig / 2011 - 2012 Painting Studies in the MFA Program, San Francisco Art Institute / USA / 2009 - 2011 Studies in the Fachklasse HC Ottersbach, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
2010 Studies at the National College of Art Dublin / Ireland / 2007 - 2009 Studies in the class Neo Rauch
Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig / 2005 - 2007 Grundstudium Painting Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
Scholarships / Awards 2015 Real Time and Space Residency, Oakland / USA
2014 working scholarship of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
2011-2012 San Francisco Art Institute Merit Scholarship
2011-2012 Fulbright Scholarship / USA