until 03.03. | #1811ARTatBerlin | Galerie JeanMichelBerlin shows from 2nd February 2018 an exhibition with paintings and drawings by the artists Itane Howell and Dinah Busse.
Itane Howell, born in Breslau, Germany, spent her educational years in Munich. She immigrated 1966 to New York City where she went to the School of Visual Arts. Later she worked as a fashion Illustrator in Manhattan also in Los Angeles, Paris and London. She published in international fashion magazines; ‘Madame’, ‘Twen’, ‘Vogue’ Germany, ‘Gap’ France, ‘Women’s Wear Daily’, ‘McCalls’ USA.
In 1973 she moved to Barcelona were she began painting. She exhibited in Paris at the Grand Palais, at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture and at the Espace Pierre Cardin; in Casablanca, Morocco, she showed her paintings at the Galerie Nadar, in Tanger, Morocco, at the Musée de l’Ancienne Légation Américaine, in Munich at Princess Wolkonsky.
Itane Howell’s painting contains certain parallels with Eduard Hopper’s milieu pictures, but she has developed her very own style. All art exhibited at the Galerie JeanMichel Berlin have been created on the iPad mini. The freedom to ‘paint’ anywhere at any time was the major incentive to choose this medium. Working on a painting while on a transatlantic flight had a great appeal. While to be bound to a studio, either in New York, Paris, London or Barcelona didn’t quite fit into the nomadic lifestyle of the artist, who loved to change her domiciles frequently. Hence the iPad was the ideal medium to express her view of society, in an elegant and at times subtle ironic way. Why do animals so often appear in company. ‘Animals are men’s best friend’, was the reply. She doesn’t keep a pet, it would hinder her ‘movimenti’.
Dinah Busse, who has been a painter, graphic artist and sculptor since 1987, lives and works in Berlin. Her paintings are mostly thematic, showing the moment of a story or the beginning of an idea, an action. The artist herself describes her work as lyrical painting. Desire for experimentation, immense dedication and great stamina, that’s how Dinah Busse is described by friends and colleagues.
Her paintings are unmistakable in their desire to make up new stories. Her most important means of expression are colour and the line, which sometimes deviates from the superficially figurative. Writer Ulrich Schacht praised the’ nobility of seeing’ with which the artist invaded the essence of the polar primeval landscapes during a polar expedition.
Her painting is based on the representation of the emotional diversity of a thing or the moment of an event. It is essential to see across the genre, and to ignore the fact whether animals or humans are at the centre of an image. A cow on the roof, playing women lying on a plate or people who are watered by a cornucopia, is presented by her as unspectacular.
Her pictures are exhibited in private and public collections, for example in New Zealand, in the USA, Paris and Cologne.
Vernissage: Thursday, 1st February 2018, 06:30 to 09:30 Uhr
Exhibition period: Friday, 2nd February to Saturday, 3rd March 2018Zur Galerie JeanMichelBerlin
Image caption: Itane Howell, Asia mirrors, 2017, 70 x 90 cm (Detail)
Ausstellung Itane Howell + Dinah Busse – Bilder und Zeichungen – Galerie JeanMichelBerlin | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin