until 31.10. | #1584ARTatBerlin | The Gallery JeanMichelBerlin presents Feodora Hohenlohes paintings in a comprehensive exibition entitled “The Description of the Familiar”.
When asked about herself, Feodora Hohenlohe says: “I am a painter and in love with oil colors. If you want to know something about me, then have a look at my pictures.”
These, however, show a lot of variety: the life-size head of a cow looking at the observer (AUGENWEIDE / EYE CANDY), a stuffed golf bag leaning in the corner of a room (WINTERPAUSE / WINTER BREAK), a children’s chair standing alone in a barren room (MACHT / POWER). There are still lifes, portraits, flowers, animals – even made out of fabric, – seascapes, small abstract compositions and fantasies. Where is the common thrust? “Why should I limit myself? This request is all too often made of me, but as little as I would like to eat the same every day I have no desire to find new variations of something fixed once. Each of my paintings is like a distinct being with an individuality of its own and neither a brand nor a predictable product.”
Common to all pictures is Feodora Hohenlohe’s distinct approach which investigates each subject during painting and which succeeds in invoking a deceptively similar yet at the same time augmented reality of the depicted. Often these are quite everyday, familiar objects which through the art of the painter bind us into their spell and appear in a new light. That she suceeds in translating materiality into painting is recognised and praised by experts and art critics (one believes to be smelling the fragrance of flowers and the scent of leather, one wants to reach into the wool of the aries).
Feodora Hohenlohe has learnt her craft – this word is absolutely appropriate in connection with her painting – from 1981 to 1988 in the studio of Peter Schermuly in Munich where she lived, before in 1997 chosing to make Berlin her home. Her pictures are represented in various big collections, as for example in the “Museum for Communication, Berlin”, in the collections Würth / Künzelsau, S. Ø R-Rusche/Oelde, Weishaupt/Ulm, etc.
Vernissage: Thursday, 5th October 2017, 06:30 to 10 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 6th October to Tuesday, 31st October 2017Zur Galerie JeanMichelBerlin
Image caption 1 (cover): Feodora Hohenlohe, Macht II 2009
Image caption 2: Feodora Hohenlohe, Für Dich! 2016
Image caption 3: Feodora Hohenlohe, Sieben Sachen 2016
Image caption 4: Feodora Hohenlohe, Winterpause
Exhibition: Feodora Hohenlohe – Description of the Familiar – JeanMichelBerlin | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin