Gallery owner and curator Yasmine Benhadj-Djilali’s first exhibition at the new location of the Benhadj & Djilali Gallery in Villa Heike is the exhibition USEFUL OBJECTS by the artist and trained architect Olaf Winkler. On display are objects, drawings and paintings.
Olaf Winkler might be the newly discovered modernist artist of today. His works are explorations, battles of acceptance and denial, alluding to the most formative periods of the 20th century. However, they do so never in a literal sense but through transformations that anchor them in the very present. His works are abstract and figurative at the same time. They tend to start from memories, of the city, of landscape, movements, that do not distinguish between …
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Image caption: UO 1 (useful objects series), undated, marker and paint on newspaper, about 12 x 9 cm (Detail)