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Karen Koltermann Voice in the night

The Voice In The Night
Stimme in der Nacht | 30.10–21.11.2020

Exhibition and book launch |

Karen Koltermann

Berlin-based artist Karen Koltermann presents her wonderful and disconcertingly eerie interpretation of William Hope Hodgson’s famous story The Voice in the Night (1907) as a graphic novel.

Die Berliner Künstlerin Karen Koltermann hat eine gleichermaßen wunderbare wie verstörend unheimliche Interpretation der berühmten Geschichte The Voice in the Night (1907) von William Hope Hodgson als Graphic Novel vorgelegt.

Book published by  artbear books

Toolbox Kabinett: Soyoung Shon, paintings

http://shon.creatorlink.net


 

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  30.10.2020, 7pm

Open on Sunday 01 November, 2020, 2–6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition: 30 October– 21 November 2020
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Saturday 7.11. and 14.11. 3-7pm
Saturday 21.11. on  3pm Finissage

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed

Maija Helasvuo

Sculptures | 29.02.–21.03.2020

Maija Helasvuo


Toolbox Kabinett:

Susanne Ring, Berlin »mein Hund bellt Farben«
https://www.susannering.net

Susanne Ring


Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  28.012.2020, 7pm

Open on Sunday 01 March, 2020, 2–6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition: 29 February – 21 March 2020
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed


Maija Helasvuo

Artist’s Statement

My sculptures address the experience of life being limited, our dependence on our own physical existence and especially on other people.
A human is part of a human community. The fields of our social interactions largely define the framework of our actions. Even our separation and isolation always stand in relation to others. Our ability to be intimate is the starting point of our existence. Our ability to take care carries us from one generation to another. Independence is inevitable, yet even our independence stands in relation to others, our diverse communities.
As neither the fields of interaction surrounding us nor our relations to others can be physically touched by the hand, we need sculptures to concretize these abstract experiences. In my view and experience, a sculpture still is a functioning means of symbolic thinking for human communities. In practice, this has already been the case since early cult objects.
Creating a sculpture is slow, at least for me. My themes develop slowly, if at all.
My topics of limitations and dependence on others intertwine and reveal themselves repeatedly. The material’s resistance is important to me. The physicality of creating a work is often enjoyable. The slowness in working with the material and the physical effort create time for thinking and for the opportunity to calmly solve sculptural problems.
I tend to get the impression that the slowness in making a sculpture does not prevent, but in fact assists the sculpture opening up to its viewer as an abrupt experience, even resembling a physical shock.
The viewer is important to me. The sculpture is a means to communicate with and within the community.

Maija Helasvuo
Sculptor, MFA

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Meine Skulpturen thematisieren das Erlebnis der Begrenztheit des Lebens, unsere Abhängigkeit von der eigenen physischen Existenz und insbesondere von anderen Menschen.
Ein Mensch ist Teil menschlicher Gemeinschaft. Unsere sozialen Interaktionsfelder bestimmen zu großen Teilen die Rahmenbedingungen unseres Handelns. Sogar unsere Abgrenzung und Isolation stehen immer in Beziehung zu anderen. Unsere Fähigkeit zu Intimität ist der Ausgangspunkt unserer Existenz. Unsere Fähigkeit sich um andere zu sorgen trägt uns von Generation zu Generation. Selbstständigkeit ist unabdingbar, und doch steht auch sie in Beziehung zu anderen, zu unseren vielfältigen Gemeinschaften.
Da wir weder die uns umgebenden Interaktionsfelder noch unsere Beziehungen zu anderen mit den Händen greifen können, brauchen wir Skulpturen als eine Konkretisierung unserer abstrakten Erlebnisse. Ich fühle und sehe Skulpturen weiterhin als funktionierendes Mittel des symbolischen Denkens menschlicher Gemeinschaften. Tatsächlich gilt dies bereits seit frühzeitlichen Kultobjekten.
Die Anfertigung einer Skulptur ist langsam, zumindest für mich. Meine Motive entwickeln sich langsam, wenn überhaupt.
Meine Themen von Begrenztheit und (die) Abhängigkeit von anderen, verflechten sich und erscheinen wiederholt. Der Widerstand des Materials ist wichtig für mich. Oft genieße ich das physische Erstellen des Werkes. Die Langsamkeit beim Bearbeiten des Materials und die physische Anstrengung schaffen Zeit, um nachzudenken und bildhauerische Probleme in Ruhe zu lösen.
Es scheint mir, dass das langsame Erstellen eines Werkes es keinesfalls hindert, sondern fördert, dass ein Werk sich den Betrachtenden öffnet als eine abrupte Erfahrung, welche sogar einem physischen Schock ähneln kann.
Die Zuschauer sind mir wichtig. Eine Skulptur ist ein Mittel, um mit und in einer Gemeinschaft zu kommunizieren.

Maija Helasvuo
Bildhauerin, MFA
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Veistokseni käsittelevät elämän rajallisuuden kokemusta, riippuvuuttamme omasta fyysisestä olemassaolostamme ja erityisesti muista ihmisistä.
Ihminen on ihmisyhteisön osa. Sosiaaliset vuorovaikutuskenttämme pitkälti määrittelevät toimintamme puitteet. Myös erillisyytemme ja eristyneisyytemme on aina suhteessa muihin. Kykymme läheisyyteen on olemassaolomme lähtökohta. Kykymme hoivata, kantaa meitä sukupolvelta toiselle. Itsenäisyys on välttämätöntä, mutta itsenäisyytemmekin on suhteessa muihin, moninaisiin yhteisöihimme.
Koska emme voi käsin koskea meitä ympäröiviä vuorovaikutuskenttiä tai suhdettamme muihin, tarvitsemme veistosta konkretisoimaan abstraktit kokemuksemme. Koen ja näen veistoksen olevan edelleen ihmisyhteisölle toimiva symbolisen ajattelun väline. Käytännössähän näin on ollut jo varhaisista kulttiesineistä alkaen.
Veistoksen tekeminen on hidasta, ainakin minulle. Teemani kehittyvät hitaasti, jos ollenkaan.
Aiheeni, rajallisuus ja riippuvuus muista, kietoutuvat ja paljastuvat yhä uudelleen. Materiaalin vastus on minulle tärkeää. Teoksen tekemisen fyysisyys on usein hauskaa. Materiaalin työstämisen hitaus ja fyysinen ponnistelu luovat aikaa ajattelulle ja mahdollisuudelle ratkaista rauhassa veistoksellisia ongelmia.
Olen ollut huomaavinani, että teoksen tekemisen hitaus ei estä, pikemminkin edesauttaa veistoksen avautumista katsojalleen äkillisenä, jopa fyysisen shokin omaisena kokemuksena.
Katsoja on minulle tärkeä. Veistos on väline kommunikoida yhteisön kanssa ja sen sisällä.

Maija Helasvuo
Kuvanveistäjä, KuM

Leonor-Ruiz-Dubrovin

Golden Shower | 30.11.–19.12.2019

Group Show

  • Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin
  • Antti Kytömäki
  • Aulis Harmaala
  • Paula Tella
  • Laura Nevanperä
  • Kikka Rytkönen
  • Elina Saalfeld

Toolbox Kabinett:

Jakob Roepke, Berlin

WESEN


Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  29.11.2019, 7pm

Open on Sunday 01 December, 2019, 2–6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 30 November–19 December 2019
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed


Golden Shower

In sociological research, “golden shower” is seen to be connected to the every more ubiquitious emanations of the porn industry. This is only one of many elements in the topic of how relationships between people take shape and how remuneration will play a role in them when business is intruding every aspect of human relationships. Nowadays this can also be seen in how nursing homes are converted into soulless business ventures and old age becomes a field for financial exploitation. The group exhibition “Golden Shower” will focus on instances of commercialization of human relationships; how the visual world and social media are flooded by images of the porn industry. Works in a variety of media – painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, drawing, and performance – will pose questions and provide different approaches to answers or interpretations.

deutsch

Die Gruppenausstellung “Golden Shower” thematisiert künstlerisch die zunehmende Kommerzialisierung zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen. 
Ob im Internet (soziale Netzwerke, Pornoindustrie), in Altersheimen oder in Krankenhäusern, Profitabilität ist ein Faktor, der das Zwischenmenschliche heutzutage mitgestaltet. 
In der kuratierten Ausstellung werden sieben künstlerische Positionen in unterschiedlichen Medien (Malerei, Installation, Video, Skulptur, Fotografie, Grafik und Performance) präsentiert.

artwork: Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin

Nora Tapper

Ember | 26.10.–23.11.2019

Nora Tapper, Finnland

Sculpture Exhibition


Toolbox Kabinett:

Catherine Lorent, Berlin


Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  25.10.2019, 7pm |

Finissage: Fr. 15.11.2019, 7pm

 

Gitarrung und Axt/ Guitaring and Axe
Tom Früchtl (Electric Guitar)
Catherine Lorent (Electric Guitar, Axe)

 

 

 

 

 


Open on Sunday 27 October, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 26 October–23 November 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed


Nora Tapper

Ember

Ember is a group of huge empty black sacks sewed by hand from tarpaper and paper string. To me these sacks are enormous coal embers that glow in the dark and cold evening. The idea for sacks came from a task of making a work that would illustrate the amount of carbon dioxide produced each year by a Finnish family of four. I thought barbecue parties and the sacks full off black dusty coal. I recall the fire place where the last glow fades away.


Catherine Lorent

CALL OF THE WILD

Catherine-LLorent-bell

Catherine Lorent, Bell, 21×29,7 cm, mixed media

Catherine Lorent (* 1977 in Munich) studied painting at the Staatliche Akademie  der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe from 1998 to 2003, as well as history and art history at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the Universities of Heidelberg and Luxembourg. In 2012 she received her doctorate in art history. In 2013, CATHERINE LORENT represented LUXEMBOURG at the Venice Biennale with the project “RELEGATION”.

The artist lives and works in Berlin in painting, drawing and installation. Furthermore she has been experimenting for several years as a multiinstrumentalist with electric guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice and pursues her music project Gran Horno.

Catherine Lorent has already exhibited in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United States, Austria and Luxembourg, was nominated for the “Prix Robert Schuman” in Luxembourg in 2011, received the “Prix révélation 2011” and is considered one of the most important talents in Luxembourg.

Mein Gott im Himmel | 27.9.–19.10.2019

Ihana Havo, Finnland

Sculpture

Toolbox Kabinett:

An indifferent friend

ELO Film School Finland
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Aalto University

Vilja Harjamäki, Mirka Sulander, Nikke Bakka, Menni Renvall, Antti Lempiäinen

Teacher: Dr. Mika Karhu

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  27.09.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 29 September, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 27 September – 19 October 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed


Mein Gott im Himmel, Ihana Havo

”History is a set of lies agreed upon”
Napoleon Bonaparte

No worries there mr. Bonaparte man, I’m with you, I’m mean after the 9/11, (building 7!!!), and all the false flags and crisis actors and duper’s delights the ”Official Narrative” don’t seem so official narrative anymore.
So Berlin, what a city, Germany what a history
Berlin was bombed to smithereens by allies and ruskies was closing in
and then, there is the holocaust. Well how very silly of me to think that I´d get
some answers to that one. I mean revisionism is illegal in Germany. So this
time the official narrative is enforced by the law. I guess usa is still the
romantic way of putting it. Well fuck it Wendy, let´s go bowling, I mean really
bowling.

When Hillary Clinton, we-came-we-saw-and-he-died on Muammar
Gaddafi´s ass back in 2011, not only she destroyed Libya, but also she
started the European migrant crisis. Last thing Muammar said from his drain
pipe was, ”pump the breaks, if you’ll kill me now, the Europe will go black”.
Killary didn’t listen, so here we are. In most of the European countries the
fertility rates are falling and we are facing a ”baby bust”, which means there
are insufficient amount of children to maintain the country`s population size.
How many years till the ethnic Germans and its culture dies out.
How fast can European countries disappear? Is it important anymore to have
your culture, identify yourself with a certain nationality? I don’t know. Let’s
just fast forward to the future where everybody’s living in a mega cities,
because sure its convenient and its illegal to go past city limits, because the
rest of the country is wildlife preserve area to save us from the climate
change.

Tho AOC thinks we´re dead in 12.

Simo Ripatti

Drying Room | 30.8.–21.9.2019

Simo Ripatti

Installation

Toolbox Kabinett: Pablo Hermann

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  30.08.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 1 September, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 31 August – 21 September 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed

Artwork: Simo Ripatti


Drying Room is a rendition of the classification that we use to perceive the world and to create various groupings and structures. It does not aim to define the concept of classification or even its necessity. Rather, it serves as a basis for examing questions of this nature. Drying Room reveals the notability of space, artwork, perception and the moment of it as the parts of the knowledge.

Simo Ripatti (b. 1975) is a Finnish visual artist. Studied at the sculpture department of the Finnish Academy of fine arts, Helsinki and Institute of fine Arts, Lahti, Finland.

www.simoripatti.com

Pilvi Ojala

Pilvi Ojala | 27.7.–24.8.2019

Pilvi Ojala, paintings

Toolbox Kabinett: Uwe Sennert (Sennf), Berlin

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  26.07.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 29 July, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 28 July – 24 August 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed

Artwork: Pilvi Ojala


Pilvi Ojala, paintings

Pilvi Ojala (b. 1973) observes inner drama in a calm, almost restrained way. In her recent works she depicts her dreams and feelings, making use of a long tradition of religious and mythological imagery.The strong connection to art history paired with an almost ruthless introspection gives these self portraits a strange, ambigious quality. Life is tragic, angst a daily companion, sorrow so ordinary it needs a body of it´s own. But when Ojala puts her figures in the limeligth of her small stages, it triggers laughter. There is great relief in seeing that what bugs us most, also make us laugh.

Ojala studied printmaking in Kuvataideakatemia, in Helsinki. She says that se slipped into painting almost accidentally. This might be why it is so easy to look at her paintings. The material itself is not a problem, rather, it is the most precise way to tell us about life seen through her eyes.

Text: Pauliina Turakka-Purhonen, visual artist (Finland)

 


Uwe Sennert (Sennf), sculpture

With and for and against Uwe Sennert

  • Born in the Sennestadt 1964
  • 1983-1984 College of Fine Arts, Frankfurt
  • 1984-1990 College of Fine Arts, Hamburg
  • 1988 Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1990 art prize, art students are from Bonn
  • 1990 Hamburg, scholarship
  • 1992 DAAD scholarship, Vienna
  • 1993 scholarship in Bad Frankenhausen
  • 1996 invention of the “Senncakes”
  • 1998 conquest of the Sennestadt
  • 2011 Senna Tuntschi
  • 2014 Sennwald

Exhibition of Senn products within Germany since 1988.

Sennf-office in the capital

Web: http://www.sennf.de

Paavo Paunu

Gesundheit – Terveydeksi
29.06–20.07.2019

Paavo Paunu, Finnland

paintings

Toolbox Kabinett: Karen Koltermann, Berlin

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  28.06.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 30 June, 2019, 2–6pm |

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 29 June – 20 July 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed

Artwork: Paavo paunu


GESUNDHEIT – TERVEYDEKSI

Paavo Paunun (s. 1965) maalaukset välittävät tarinaa ihmisestä ja
ihmisenä olemisesta. Olennaista on rajojen tunnistaminen ja
yhteyden hakeminen. Se on tila, jolla ei ole selkeää muotoa. Se on
tunteiden, toiveiden ja uskomuksien kohtaamispaikka.

BLESS YOU

In his paintings Paavo Paunu (b. 1965) mediates the story of being human. It is essential to identify the limits and create platforms for confronting. There is space without clear form, based on emotions, hopes, beliefs and truth.

Paavo Paunu (b. 1965) graduated from The Painting Department at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. He is working in the fields of painting, sculpture and installations . He has appointed several exhibitions abroad and in Finland.

How can we give form to the formless: to mental impressions, to fleeting thoughts, to riddles that have no answer? Paavo Paunu’s production induces a sense of the entire inexplicability of reality. It raises questions about who I am, what I experience, and what is important in life.
Paunu is a painter of space: he situates his paintings in exhibition spaces, the result being integrated wholes that resemble installations. He is also known for his sculptural paintings and painted sculptures. Right from the start of his artistic career, he made large-scale works, which soon began to acquire greater depth. Stages thus begin to emerge out of the paintings, extending in front of and behind the ground canvas.

Paunu’s production is not limited by the conventional tools of sculpture or painting, nor by any obvious role models, genres or references to theoretical sources. The sound of his works resonates from further away, from out of his own world, which is, nevertheless, human reality. His art is marked by psychological surrealism and expressive symbolism. The aim is to seek out the timeless core stratum of human beings, what motivates their actions, their feelings; ranging from goodness, trust and triumph to shame and unbelief. Paunu’s pictures reflect the uniqueness of experiences and the relationship of the finite human being with the unknown: with nature, with the depths of the mind, and fantasies.
Martta Heikkilä


Karen Koltermann

The Shelter

In September 2018 Karen Koltermann had the opportunity to take part in a guided tour to the Gorham Cave Complex while she was an artist in residence in Gibraltar.
In a long gone time, which we call the Middle Palaeolithic, the Gorham Cave was inhabited by Neanderthals who, as has come to light in 2014, also made art. One 39,000 years old cross hatching is still visible and is deemed evidence of the inhabitants’ faculties of abstract thinking and their impressive ability to express themselves.

In the current exhibition in Toolbox, Koltermann shows new pictures on caves and crepuscular caves that are used as shelters. The works are based on the photos that Koltermann took while she visited the caves.

Between the walls of these habitations made by nature, time seems to stand still, when you consider for a moment the many fateful, beautiful, horrible, sad or just funny things the inhabitants may have experienced in the course of millenia – and which stories the already discovered and the yet to be discovered art works can tell us.

We should hope for another at least 39,000 years for this right to spontaneous artistic expression.

Hans Kantereit, 12 June, 2019


Karen Koltermann

Der Unterschlupf

Im September 2018 hat Karen Koltermann im Rahmen eines Artist-in-Residence-Programms in Gibraltar an einer Führung zur Gorham-Höhle teilgenommen.
Die Höhle wurde in einer längst vergangenen Zeit namens Mittelpaläolithikum von Neandertalern bewohnt, die sich dort, wie seit 2014 bekannt ist, auch künstlerisch betätigten.
Eine 39 000 Jahre alte Kreuzschraffur ist erhalten und gilt als Beleg für abstraktes Denken und ein beeindruckendes Ausdrucksvermögen.

Im Toolbox-Studio zeigt Koltermann nun neue Bilder, die sich mit Höhlen und Halbhöhlen als Schutzraum auseinandersetzen. Grundlage dieser Arbeiten sind Fotos, die sie während ihres Aufenthaltes von den Höhlen gemacht hat.

Zwischen den Wänden dieser von der Natur geschaffenen Behausungen scheint der Zeitenlauf still zu stehen, wenn man überlegt, wie viel Schicksalhaftes, Schönes, Grausiges, Trauriges oder einfach Komisches ihren Bewohnerinnen und Bewohnern im Laufe der Jahrtausende widerfahren sein mag – und welche der bisher erkannten und noch zu entdeckenden Kunstwerke uns welche Geschichten erzählen werden.
Wir sollten uns jedenfalls wünschen, dass dieses Recht auf freie und spontane künstlerische Äußerung mindestens weitere 39 000 Jahre gegeben sein wird.
Wobei wir natürlich nicht wissen, ob die Kollegin damals nach Fertigstellung ihres Werkes nicht vom Hausmeister hinter der Höhle zusammengeschrien und nach allen Regeln der Kunst verprügelt wurde …

Hans Kantereit, 12.06.2019

Ekkehard Vree, portraits

Sometimes I think I could paint | 01.–22.06.2019

Ekkehard Vree, Viernheim
Andreas Wolf, Berlin

paintings

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag  31.05.2019, 7pm |

Performance: Harri Sjöström, sopran saxophone

Open on Sunday 2 June, 2019, 2–6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 1 June – 22 June 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours: Wed–Sa 3–7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed

Die deutsche Version steht weiter unten
Photo: Ekkehard Vree, untitled, watercolor on paper


Two painters at the Toolbox
Ekkehard Vree creates, through boldly applied paint and through splodges that leak into amorphous forms, which in turn are drawn over, watercolour portraits with a lyrical appeal. Vree fascinates us with his spirited choice of unrealistic colour and his hesitant lines, achieving a truly intimate encounter with the portrayed people. Moving, poetic, elegant.
Vree lives and works in Viernheim, southern Hesse.

https://ekkehard-vree.de

Andreas Wolf is an abstract painter, who, in contrast to Vree, works on his paintings slowly and for a long time. In his work, he strives to reach a tremendous compositional complexity. Every single element in a picture is supposed to enter into a dialogue with every other element; visual foci are set – and thwarted at the same. Tensions are hold in balance. The finished painting eludes easy intelligibility, but with close attention, paths through the picture become apparent. Wolf’s paintings are like wonderfully rich landscapes, inviting us to explore at leisure.
Wolf lives and works in Berlin.

https://andreaswolf.net


Manchmal denke ich, ich könnte malen

Zwei Maler sind zu Gast in der Toolbox.
Ekkehard Vree schafft, durch schmissig gesetze Farben und verzeichnete, zu freier Form verlaufenden Klecksen, lyrisch anmutende Tuscheporträts. Dem im südhessischen Viernheim lebenden und arbeitenden Maler und Zeichner gelingt es mit mutig realitätsferner Farbgebung und zögerlicher Linienführung das erstaunliche Faszinosum einer wahrhaftig intimen Begegnung mit den porträtierten Menschen. Anrührend, poetisch, elegant.

https://ekkehard-vree.de

Andreas Wolf ist abstrakter Maler, der, im Gegensatz zu Vree, extrem lange an seinen Bildern arbeitet. Wolf beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung komplexer Bild-Strukturen. Alle Elemente des Bildes sollen möglichst mit allen anderen Elementen des Bildes interagieren, visuelle Schwerpunkte dabei gesetzt – und gleichzeitig in der Schwebe gehalten werden. Dadurch entzieht sich das fertige Bild einer unmittelbaren Erfassung, es zeigen sich aber bei intensiverer Betrachtung dann doch Pfade durch das Bild. Wolfs Gemälde sind wie wunderbare vielfältige Landschaften, in denen man stundenlang spaziergehen kann.

https://andreaswolf.net

Heli-Ryhänen

Hexenbesen – Whitches´ Broom
30.03.-20.4.2019

Heli Ryhänen

Welcome: Vernissage / Opening: Friday / Freitag 29.03.2019, 7pm |

Open on Sunday 31.03.2019 from 2-6pm

Ausstellungsdauer / Exhibition open: 30 March – 20 April 2019 |
Öffnungszeiten/ Opening hours: Wed-Sa 3-7pm |

An Feiertagen ist die Toolbox geschlossen
On Bank holidays Toolbox is closed


I am interested in putting into visual form subjects involving humanity: various situations in life, problem solving abilities or inabilities, attitudes to oneself, towards other people and other species. Not to mention body language, non-verbal communication and the subconscious. Emotions, joys and sorrows alike, come across from the body in many ways. Perhaps this is the reason why I have chosen human shape as a basis of my works.

In the exhibition the humanity is both present and absent in my works. Plants, mice and parts of human body interlock. The works are linked into the ephemeral qualities of life and the cycles of nature. Decaying body feeds another living creature, which in turn fades and gives birth to something new.

In the airborne work ”Witches´ Broom” a mother mouse is climbing a chain. Weather beaten plants are bare with only few leaves. Mice and other rodents are survivors. They endure also the ultimate hardships, even beyond the human existence.