until 28.11. | #2255ARTatBerlin | Galerie Mutare presents from 27th October 2018 the group exhibition Painting, Sculpture and Graphics by the artists Tamim Sibai, Caro Stark and Felix Gephart.
The exhibition “Painting, Sculpture and Graphics”, which starts on October 27 in the Mutare Gallery, presents works by the painter Tamim Sibai, the painter and sculptor Caro Stark and the draftsman Felix Gephart. Selected works of the three in Berlin living artists show expressive, imaginative and colour intensive works. The exhibition can be seen until 28th November 2018.
Gallery Visit of the exhibition by ART@Berlin in the form of a 360° 3D Panorama Tour:
The focus of the exhibition are the expressive oil paintings of the painter Tamim Sibai born in Damascus in 1991 and living in Berlin.
For him, art is a means of facing one’s own thoughts and feelings. He is interested in what people hide inside themselves and how the artist can see it, transforms it in thick layers of paint with rough brushstrokes; he is interested in the interpersonal and in the conflict between inner life and outer behaviour.
Painting faces is the basis of his artistic creation: “Sometimes I take the face as a theme, sometimes I show the subject by the face. ”
His pictures are at the same time lively and serious. Despite the wild and expressionistic tone, the figures instill a sense of calm and tranquillity. An artful balancing act …
Tamim Sibai, Prinzessin
Caro Stark was a master student of Georg Baselitz at the beginning of the 80’s at Hochschule der Künste Berlin. The exhibition shows one of her magnificent so-called Flying Carpets under the title “Kriemhild”. She combines different materials and techniques with each other. By this, the artist works in many layers, wet-on-wet. She sticks painted surfaces on top of each other, tears them out again, intuitively, following her inner concept. This large-format work takes up the thematic figure covered with gold foil virtually in a noble way.
Caro Stark, Kriemhild, Papier, Acryl, Goldfolie_Textil, 200 x 160 cm
As well Caro Stark is represented with her sculpture “Selbstporträt”.
In contrast to these colourful works are the drawings by Felix Gephart, a true virtuoso in his field. Amongst others, three works from his series Baron von Münchhausen will be shown, which are very detailed and finely worked out and have humorous-surreal elements.
Felix Gephart, bear trap
Tamim Sibai, born in 1991 in Damascus, studied painting in his hometown in Syria until the outbreak of war. Like many artists he left the country – but first not in the direction of Europe. In Khartoum (Sudan) he learnt German and exhibited his experimental oil portraits in solo exhibitions, well received by the public. Since 2016 he has lived in Berlin and in 2018 he completed his master classes studies with Prof. Burkhard Held at the UdK.
His works have been shown at many solo and group exhibitions in Damascus, Berlin, Khartoum and in a private collection in Beirut, Khartoum, Graz, Montreal, Paris and Berlin.
Caro Stark, born 1961 in Stuttgart, studied painting from 1981-1982 at Ontario College of Art in Toronto. During her studies (1982-1988) at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (today Universität der Künste) she was in the beginning of the 80s a master student of Georg Baselitz and graduated in 1988 the master student examination. After a scholarship for printmaking in the Scottish Aberdeen she has worked for Peacock Printmakers (1991-1998 Aberdeen) and completed a summer scholarship in Vallata, Italy.
Her works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, inter alia in Canada, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland and Berlin.
Felix Gephart, born in 1976 in Bochum, has at the age of 12 already begun his artistic career as one of the youngest graffiti artists, inspired by his four years elder brother Matthias. From 1997 till 2004 he studied graphic design in Münster and later at the Fachhochschule Dortmund, where he graduated. In 2006/2008 a master study at the School of Visual Arts in New York followed. Felix Gephart has lived and worked in Manhattan and Queens, and is living in Berlin today.
As an internationally respected draftsman and illustrator, he has numerous publications to show, inter alia in Die Zeit, TAZ, Cicero, Mare and der Freitag. In 2013, the elaborately designed monograph: “Felix Gephart – brought to line” appeared in the Kettler Verlag. In 2018 his book “Wicked New York. A city in turmoil” was published.
Opening: Samstag, 27th October 2018, 7 pm – Artist talk with Tamim Sibai and Felix Gephart.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 27th October – Saturday, 28th November 2018Zur Galerie mutare
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