Fett von Gestern
The artist Kristiane Kegelmann addresses the bipolar relationship between man and nature with her work as in the two sculptures.
Nature appears as something infinitely flexible, fluid, growing, transient. For humans, the idea of transience often involves a vague, intangible momentum, often accompanied by fear. So humans begin to conserve, to straighten nature, to bind, to direct and to make demands.
The artist intervenes precisely in this distortion and reflects the viewer the absurdity of his endeavor. For the time being, areas of grease will fit in authoritative straightforward presets on the surface of the steel frame, only to transform themselves without any imposed force being able to put a stop to this process. The fat spreads out on the suction surface and blurs in organic forms on the outer casing of the sculptures, which previously served as a working sheet for the artist. Just let it be and see, allow change. Just let go - right?
Marcus Braun - Modestia
MODESTIA is a three-edition-series of paintings, oil on canvas.
The works contain several portraits of gorillas on a black background and focus on the act of exchanging glances.
Each of them represents an indiscreet border crossing, especially in terms of going beyond the borders of our own species confronting the eye of an animal.
CRIZILLA & DELASEY
Cris, a stop-motion director and paper-craft artist, and Lacy, a set & interior designer specializing in paper arts, decided to join forces to tackle larger, more diversified projects. They've been making props / stop-motion studio under the self-titled name Crizilla & Delasey (Cris Wiegandt & Lacy Barry) in Berlin, Germany.
And in the first year together the dynamic duo have produced works for Coca-Cola, Adobe, Adidas Maker Lab and features for Fast Forward Festival & IDEAT Magazine. Imagining a world where lizard monsters and fancy cats team up to fight monotony with a color spectrum of lightening bolts, for Crizilla & Delasey the future is sparkling.
The Sex Issue
Fukt is an annual magazine for contemporary drawing, established in Trondheim, Norway in 1999 and based in Berlin since 2001.
Founded by editor Björn Hegardt, the magazine has featured the likes of David Shrigley, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Raymond Pettibon, Louise Bourgeois and William Kentridge alongside new and exciting artists over its span of 16 issues. Ariane Spanier has been taking care about the design since 2006. She constantly pushed the aesthetic in a new direction.
Issue 16 entitled The Sex Issue, features the work of 23 artistic positions focusing on erotic contemporary drawing.
Stini Röhrs - Waldungen
One third of Germany is covered by forest.
A landscape of longing since German romanticism, a place for recreation and leisure,
but also a site full of legends and gloomy beings.
The forest is a real place, still its true greatness is found in its symbolism.
An inner place whose mysticism affects the subconscious of the beholder.
The photo and video artist Stini Röhrs will show a selection of her forest series "Waldungen" in four episodes (March 22 - May 3rd):
Episode #1: March 22nd - 28th
Episode #2: March 29th - April 4th
Episode #3: April 5th -25th
Episode #4: April 26th - May 3rd // April 26th: Get-together Finissage with Waldmeister drink
The new chapter in Volokhova's porcelain series "Still Life Stories".
The installation of different multifunctional food cases "The Golden Spittle" plays on the inconsistency, transitory and ephemeral nature of food and explores the impact of decay. Serving plates, bowls and cups take the shape of lively animals and cadavers at the same time. The vessels however show organic and abstract forms of the inner body.
It is an experimental dinner party where the guests are nobody less than porcelain animals!
Challenging traditional practices, Maria Volokhova’s porcelain sits at the borderline between art and design as well as on the frontier between the functional and the figurative. Volokhova Porcelain has been based in Berlin since 2010.
Pakhom is showing a four-edition-series of multi-part paintings on wooden panels. The paintings contain a combination of text and image referring to old Russian traditions using signs in an expressionistic, chaotic and seemingly nonsense way.
Pakhom (real name Sergei Pakhomov) is a well-known blogger, TV and cinema actor and media artist in Russia and is one of the new upcoming European artists in the contemporary art heaven.
Federico Testa - Acrylic, Marble and Paper
Federico Testa is an Italian visual artist, born 1982 in Bologna, based in Berlin since 10 years. He studied photography and raised a fascination with light, color and surrealism.Â
He now reflects this enthusiasm in his works by playing with various media such as painting and photography.
At WoMA he presented a selection of his works: acrylic on marble as a high res photographic print and acrylic on paper as original paintings.
Jan Poppenhagen - Deutsch-Rap
Jan Poppenhagen provides an effective setting of the rough language of German rap culture. The pictures are taken at night after hip hop concerts. The black image playground directs the entire attention of the viewer while putting strong emphasis on performance of the protagonists: young people staging themselves in an authentic way. The perspective on the young people are always respectful, never condemning - rather descriptive.