until 26.03. | #3313ARTatBerlin | ARTES Berlin shows from 5. February 2022 the group show DAYDREAMING with works by the artists Marie Athenstaedt, Gisela Krohn and Christina von Grothe.
ARTES Berlin presents works by Marie Athenstaedt, Gisela Krohn and Christina von Grote for the first time in the exhibition DAYDREAMING. In the most diverse ways, they reflect surroundings and landscape in imagined, experienced or remembered motifs and compositions. The artists deal intensively and consistently with the medium of painting and its very own materiality, processing as well as awakening external and internal moods. They produce works that seem to depict emotional worlds within landscapes in various degrees of abstraction.
Gisela Krohn studied painting at the Berlin Art Academy from 1995 to 2001. The tension between nature and man is at the centre of the artist’s work. In her impressive landscape paintings, she succeeds in making the beauty of nature as well as its threat by man tangible at the same time. Her impressions of nature are far removed from pure realism. Rather, Krohn blurs reality and fantasy in her mode of depiction, sometimes pushing the boundaries of abstraction and surrealism and showing her view of nature sometimes dazzlingly bright and almost idyllic, sometimes gloomy and apocalyptic.
Gisela Krohn, Laichplatz 3, 2010, Unikat, signiert, Öl auf Leinwand, ungerahmt, 160 x 180 cm
In 2018, she initiated the exhibition project “Wald Wolf Wildnis” (Forest Wolf Wilderness), in which she addresses the significance of nature for humans not only artistically, but also in an interdisciplinary way with other sciences. “I try to represent time, experience and spatiality of the forest.” Krohn lives and works in Tutzing.
Marie Athenstaedt studied painting at the Dresden University of Fine Arts from 2008 to 2016. Natural phenomena serve as a source of inspiration for the young artist: she collects impressions on numerous journeys, which she processes in her often monochrome or duochrome paintings or drawings. Nature in all its facets and colours finds its way into her mostly large-format, abstract works.
The pictorial worlds seem to be surrounded by a mystical aura – supposedly ghostly, surreal-looking clouds and vapours stand out on the picture backgrounds like nebulous structures. The studio becomes an alchemical kitchen, bubbling and steaming. The works shown are from the series “Substance” and “i’m wired to the world, that’s how I know everything”. Athenstaedt lives and works in Leipzig.
Born in Göttingen, the artist Christina von Grote studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In her works, breaks and contrasts are combined in colour surfaces, restrained and sensitively linked by accents. The works are inspired by the movement of concrete art. Christina von Grote’s oeuvre has a wide range and complexity. It is the expression of never-ending journeys in search of imaginary landscapes.
The artist develops colour spaces by juxtaposing, overlapping and layering colour fields, richly contrasted by lines and stripes. The composition of the picture is subject to a system of order, the search for perfection proceeds along a discursive path between harmony, destruction and reconstruction. Contrasts of light and shadow, pause and movement create an expanse of perspective. The artist lives and works in Hamburg.
Vernissage: Saturday. 5 February 2022, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 5 February to Saturday, 26 March 2022To the Gallery
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