until 22.04. | #1950ARTatBerlin | Direktorenhaus shows since 06. April 2018 the group exhibition “Ecce Ancilla Domini!”.
The season starts with a group of artists who quietly shatter our aesthetic sensibilities: Peter Diamond, Max Guther, Lauren Brevner, Anton Hjertstedt, Peter Opheim and Nico Klein-Allermann begin where others stop.
A native Canadian, living in Vienna, studied art at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is inspired by the punk rock albums of his “youth”, although he is actually one of the undisputed romantics of artistic illustration.
Also from Canada, Vancouver, but also emigrated, in this case to Japan. In Osaka, she has packed traditional Japanese art that she has simply stayed. She uses oil, acrylic and resin and combines these materials with collages of Japanese Chirogami and Washi paper.
Currently no longer living in Europe, but in England. Studied at the art college in Norwich. If ever there was such a thing as three-dimensional illustration at the highest level, then Hjerstedt was her inventor. To view Hjerstedt’s pictures, new eyesight has to regrow.
Max Guther studied visual communication in Mainz. In Guther’s digital collages, statements about the natural magic of purely psychic transfusions are captured hyper-visually in three-dimensional snapshots (as if a bird’s eye view camera were looking at sophisticated holiday resorts).
Peter Opheim is an American artist, born 1961 in Landstuhl. He lives and works in New York City and San Cristobal, New Mexico. Oheim’s work mixes portraits and still lifes. For Opheim it is important that his work refers to a real world – for this purpose he makes small clay models before translating them into paintings. The “subjects” are an ever expanding family of grotesque creatures.
Nico Klein-Allermann’s journey through India took him to Gokarna. Gokarna is a village in Uttara Kannada in the state of Karnataka in India. The place is both a Hindu pilgrimage site and a tourist resort. The temple city is mentioned in many Hindu scriptures, the largest deity here is Mahabhaleshwara, a form of the Hindu god Shiva. The surrounding beaches are touristically developed and popular with Backpackers. When Nico Klein-Allermann, a German artist with Filipino roots, arrived there, that was too much for him. It had to be acted.
Vernissage: Friday, 06th April 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ausstellungsdaten: Friday, 06th April – Sunday, 22nd April 2018Zur Galerie Direktorenhaus
Image caption: Courtesy by Direktorenhaus – ANTON HJERTSTEDT
Group Exhibition Ecce Ancilla Domini! – Direktorenhaus | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin | ART at Berlin