Tipp No. 93: Textile Paintings & Embroidery Installations by the Artist Hildur Bjarnadottir (Iceland)

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About Hildur Bjarnadottir

Born in 1969, Hildur Bjarnadottir is an Icelandic artist, she graduated from the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and from the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn specializing in textiles.

She exercises the career of professor at the Iceland Academy of Art and at the Reykjavik School of Visual Art, where she is the director of the textiles department.

She continued doing researches on the subject “The role of textiles in the field of painting” for this project she worked in collaboration with the Bergen Academy of Art.

The artist addresses mostly two main subjects; the nature of textiles and of painting. Her main purpose is to highlight the materials used to create the composotion, their color and their texture. Hildur Bjarnadottir uses embroidery to create her pieces and installations. In order to achieve the desired result, an important previous work is necessary, that is where the artist shows her talents as a draftswoman, painter and watercolorist.

Her work is recognized internationally nowadays and her pieces are displayed in numerous private and public collections, including at the Bomuldsfabriken in Norway, at the Reykjanes Art Museum, at the Nordic House of Iceland, the Scandinavia House of New York and at the Vestyllands Kunstmuseums in Denmark.

Tipp No. 81: “Humor As A Weapon” – Contemporary Art by Visual Artist Erwin Wurm (Austria)

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Erwin Wurm (born 1954) is an Austrian artist born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria. He currently lives and works in Vienna and Limberg, Austria.

In The Artist Who Swallowed the World, Wurm is quoted as saying: “I am interested in the everyday life. All the materials that surrounded me could be useful, as well as the objects, topics involved in contemporary society. My work speaks about the whole entity of a human being: the physical, the spiritual, the psychological and the political.”

Wurm is known for his humorous approach to formalism. About the use of humor in his work, Wurm says in an interview: “If you approach things with a sense of humor, people immediately assume you’re not to be taken seriously. But I think truths about society and human existence can be approached in different ways. You don’t always have to be deadly serious. Sarcasm and humor can help you see things in a lighter vein.”

Although the images are slightly humorous, they extend or manipulate reality in ways that can be disturbing. Wurm’s work portrays manipulated images of things in everyday life, things that look familiar, but which become distorted. Pieces like Truck, where a truck curves up against the building or Narrow House, a thin, claustrophobic house, take something familiar to all and distort it by enlarging, curving it, or slimming it down. “I will often use humor to seduce people”, admits Wurm. “To get them to move closer, but it’s never very nice when they look closer.”

Wurm’s work is often critical of Western society and the mentality and lifestyle of his childhood during post-World War II Austria. Although Wurm’s sculptures are humorous and ridiculous, they are actually quite serious. His criticism is playful, but should not be confused with kindness. He represents his criticism of objects, such as clothing, furniture, cars, houses, and everyday objects to his audience. Common themes in his work include not only our relationship to banal everyday objects, but also philosophers and life in postwar Austria.

Tipp No. 73: “Al Mizan in Design & Arts” – Contemporary Arts & Design by Ahmad Angawi (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ahmad Angawi is an artist / designer of Meccan roots, and is inspired by the colourful diversity of the culture of Hejaz.

His works revolve around the human condition while also paying homage to both culture and the environment. His approach is inspired mainly by Islamic principles rather than the Islamic aesthetic.

Influenced by his Father, Architect Dr. Sami Angawi, he has adopted the concept of “Al Mizan in design”, which is the belief in the fundamental principle of balance; as a state of mind, as well as the belief in its application in the field of design.

Ahmed travels extensively throughout the Middle East, visiting historic cities such as Cairo, Marrakech, Fas, Damascus and Tunis, where he intermingles with traditional artisans and craftsmen in an attempt to research their time-honored roles and their relationship to today’s mass-market productions.

He strongly believes that industrial designers are the craftsmen of today.  Ahmad earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

He is currently the Associate Director of AMAR center for Architecture and Design Studies and works as a consultant at GMSV (Geometric modeling and Scientific Visualization Research Center) at KAUST where he is working on Traditional Innovative Products.

Tipp No. 9: Nando Kallweit (Northern German Sculptor)

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Nando Kallweit

Website: http://www.nandokallweit.de/

Kontakt: BESUCH IN DER WERKSTATT IN BADOW
BITTE NUR MIT TELEFONISCHER ABSPRACHE

ALTE DORFSTRASSE 17
19209 BADOW / GERMANY
TEL. +49 (0)38874 / 23029
MOBIL +49 (0)162 / 21 35 101
nandokallweit@web.de

Nando Kallweit is also represented by The Gallery FLOX in Dresden / Germany

Galerie FLOX, Obergraben 10, 01097 Dresden
info(at)galerie-flox.de, Fon +49 (0) 351 27563677
DI,MI,DO,FR 13:00 bis 20:00 Uhr
SA 11:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
und individuell nach Vereinbarung

 

 

Tipp No. 28: “TEXTILE INSTALLATIONS” (meeting today`s “Fast Fashion” Trend) by the Finish Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen

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ABOUT KAARINA KAIKKONEN

Born in Iisalmi, Finland 1952 | Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Kaarina Kaikkonen, one of our most internationally recognized sculptors and artists, is known for shaping urban landscapes and emphasizing community through her installations. In her works, one can find references to current themes of humanity’s place in their own time, and of basic needs that always exist regardless of environment or culture. Old clothes contain the former user’s presence, which wraps around Kaikkonen’s story and places the viewer before something new and unknown, but at the same time exceedingly familiar and intimate.

The impressive installations made out of mens’ jackets and shirts are well known both in Finland and globally such as in the US, Cuba, Canada, Japan and Great Britain. Her first installation was on display in Helsinki in 1988. In Finland, one of her most famous works is the ‘Way’ -installation, which she built on the steps of Helsinki Cathedral in 2000. Her pieces can be found in several collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki City Art Museum, and Espoo Museum of Modern Art of EMMA.

Kaikkonen studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts School and was awarded the National Visual Arts Prize in 1989, the Finland Prize of Art in 2001, and in 2013 the Order of the Lion of Finland awarded her Knight, First Class. Kaikkonen has also received international awards such as Public Prize in Den Haag Sculptuur in the Netherlands in 2004 and Honorable Mention at the Cairo 11th Biennale in Egypt in 2009.

Galerie Forsblom has been representing Kaarina Kaikkonen since 2008.

web: http://www.galerieforsblom.com/

 

Tipp No. 21: Contemporary Art by the Indian Artist Reena Saini Kallat

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The Artist

Reena Saini Kallat’s (b. 1973, Delhi, India) practice spanning drawing, photography, sculpture and video engages diverse materials, imbued with conceptual underpinnings. She is interested in the role that memory plays, in not only what we choose to remember but how we think of the past.

Using the motif of the rubberstamp both as object and imprint, signifying the Bureau-cratic apparatus, Kallat has worked with officially recorded or registered names of people, objects, and monuments that are lost or have disappeared without a trace, only to get listed as anonymous and forgotten statistics.

In her works made with electrical cables, wires usually serving as conduits of contact that transmit ideas and information, become painstakingly woven entanglements that morph into barbed wires like barriers.

Her ongoing series using salt as a medium explores the tenuous yet intrinsic relationship between the body and the oceans, highlighting the fragility and unpredictability of existence.

Please, feel free to visit her website for any further Information: http://reenakallat.com/

 

 

Tipp No. 6: “The Discovery Art Fair” in Frankfurt + Berlin + Cologne

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Taking place annually, BERLINER LISTE and KÖLNER LISTE have confirmed their position as the Discovery Art Fairs for contemporary art.

The Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt will be launched in November 2018 (to be more precisely from 02nd to 4th Nov.).

With the objective to present young, fresh art, our fairs aim to excite new target groups for contemporary art by transcending the elitist art fairs and their speculative, often exclusive, pricing policies.

With a distinct focus on contemporary art production, the Discovery Art Fairs provide a direct insight into new trends and new positions of the art world, frequently introducing new faces to the visitors.

For more Details visit : https://discoveryartfair.com/