Tipp No. 70: Water Colour Wildlife & Landscape Paintings by The Artist Ben Woodhams (Denmark / Bornholm Island)

arts, Creatures, Kunst, Nature, Reisen, Tipps, Travel

I totally fell in love with Ben`s work…I would like to share a few of his wonderful water colour paintings.

As you might have noticed from visiting my tiny blog, I am at home in Northern Germany. Northern Germans are often teased by calling them: “fish heads, shell pushers and dike tramplers”.  I suppose, I am touched by Ben`s art because on one hand I know his themes well and because ….I can feel the weather looking at his paintings, on the other hand I seem to share his perspectives and perception of moods, colours, surface structures etc…Besides, the picture composition and other details of Ben`s aquarelles reminds me on Japanese paintings. 

However, I am very glad that I stumbled upon his wordpress blog linked to his website:

 https://benwoodhams.com/

ABOUT BEN WOODHAMS

Ben Woodhams is an English artist and illustrator currently living and working on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.

After beginning a career in museums and art galleries as an exhibition curator and designer, Ben and his family moved to Bornholm in 2008, where he works as an artist, illustrator and educator.

Ben’s practice is founded in direct observation and specialises in birds, working primarily in watercolour. Studies of living birds are made in the field, while dead birds are taken to the studio. Moments in time, and the relationship between the process of observation and depiction, are the engines that drive Ben’s work – the tension between the ‘need’ to capture the moment or the vision, and the desire to let the medium speak its own language.

Recently Ben has been studying changes in the landscape through space and time. The patterns made by a passing flock of cranes, the rising tide within a rock pool, shadows moving over a rock during a day, an oilseed rape field blooming over a period of weeks, changes through the seasons and over years.

Of course, Ben is offering original paintings as well as limited printed editions for purchase.

Interestingly, he is teaching aquarell painting  & drawing (in English and Danish language) for private and public groups (all age classes) additionally.  
He focus on observation-based drawing, watercolour painting and relief printing techniques and put emphasis on outdoor drawing and painting.

Just a few impressions of BORNHOLM – as a teaser that I don`t need anymore….Maybe, we will see each other on Bornholm island in 2019?

Tipp No. 85: “: The Only Truth” Digital Arts & Paintings by Tammam Azzam (Syria, now: Dubai)

arts, Insights, Kunst
Photomontage – Klimts “The Kiss” as graffiti on Syrian ruins
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Syrian LIberty Statue (l-h-s); Bon Voyage Series (r-h-s)

ABOUT THE ARTIST

“Desparation is the Only Truth”

Born in Damascus, Syria in 1980, Tammam Azzam received his artistic training from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus with a concentration in oil painting. Alongside a successful career as a painter in Syria, Azzam was a prolific graphic designer, an experience that would inform his digital media work after relocating to Dubai with the start of the country’s conflict.

The initial phase of Azzam’s work was distinguished by a ‘hybrid form’ of painting with applications of various media that allowed him to arrive at tactile interactions between surface and form that multiply as compositions evolve. These semi-abstract works use unconventional materials such as rope, clothespins, and other found objects in order to accentuate the depth, texture, and space of laboured picture planes, creating a visible tension. Although outwardly different in appearance, the series that resulted from these early experiments were inspired by the artist’s changing perceptions of specific urban environments.

Following the start of the uprising in Syria, Azzam turned to digital media and graphic art to create visual composites of the conflict that resonated with international viewers. These widely distributed works are informed by his interest in the interventionist potential of digital photography and street art as powerful and direct forms of protest that are difficult to suppress. In early 2013, Azzam made worldwide headlines when his Freedom Graffiti print went viral on social media.

Recently, he has returned to painting with Storeys, a series of monumental works on canvas that communicate the magnitude of devastation experienced across his native country through expressionist compositions of destroyed cityscapes. Chronicling the current state of his homeland, Azzam delves into a cathartic exercise of reconstruction, storey by storey. Alongside these new paintings, he has produced a significant body of giclée prints and installations that depict the facets of cities through similar themes.

Tipp No. 18: “Between The Lines” – Contemporary Arts by Chiharu Shiota (Japan, now: Germany)

Cartoons, Kunst, Uncategorized
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Between The Lines

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In Silence Piano

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Where are we going? (Paris)

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Butterfly Dream

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Letters of Thanks (Rostock)

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Where are we going? (Göteborg)

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The Key In The Hand

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CHIHARU SHIOTA

born in Osaka, Japan (1972), lives and works in Berlin.

Confronting fundamental human concerns such as life, death and relationships, Shiota explores human existence throughout various dimensions by creating an existence in the absence either in her large-scale thread installations that include a variety of common objects and external memorabilia or through her drawings, sculptures, photography, stage designs and videos.

Working with large quantities of yarn, Shiota creates immersive web-like structures that take over entire rooms. Building on her experience growing up in Japan and moving to Berlin in the 1990s, her work often touches on the notion of travel, belonging and the complexity of the human condition.

In 2007, she received the Art Encouragement Prize from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Her solo exhibitions across the world include Art Gallery of South Australia (2018); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2018); Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2017); K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2015); Smithsonian Institution Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Washington DC (2014); the Museum of Art, Kochi (2013); and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008) among others. She has also participated in numerous international exhibitions such as Oku-Noto International Art Festival (2017), Sydney Biennale (2016), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2009) and Yokohama Triennale (2001). In 2015, Shiota was selected to represent Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale.

For further details, please feel free to visit Chiharu Shiota`s website including further examples of her fascinating work and an offering of beautiful art books: http://chiharu-shiota.com/en/

Tipp No. 21: “Interlinked Despite of Socio-cultural Barriers” – Contemporary Art by Reena Saini Kallat (India)

arts, Kunst
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Echoes (saline notations; poem quotation)
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‘Hyphenated Lives’, Installation View
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Globalisation + Networking + Migration + Boundaries + Connections…About finding poetry in politics.

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. 16: Desert Birds & Airtropolis, Fine Arts Photography by Werner Bartsch (Germany)

arts, Kunst, Tipps
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The Photographer

Werner Bartsch studied communication design with a focus on photogra-phy (Dipl-Designer FH). After staying in New York and Berlin for quite a while he settled down in Hamburg.

He is member of the BFF association (Berufs-verband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter) and works for magazines, companies und agencies.

He enjoys working with people and loves to portray personalities from politics, business, and the art world.

His clear photographic style can be found in numerous annual reports and image brochures as well as in renown magazines and the weekly newspa-per DIE ZEIT. For over a decade he covered the life and work of ZEIT co-publisher and former chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

In addition to his assignments he works on independent photographic projects which can be found in an own section on this website.

The Kehrer Verlag published two art books by Werner which combine his passion for photography with his interest in aviation: “Desert Birds” and “Airtropolis”. Both beautiful books – not only for aviation enthusiasts – are available at Amazon.

His website: http://www.wernerbartsch.de/projects/

Photography Werner Bartsch
Dipl. Designer FH // ( BFF Professional )
Maria-Louisen-Straße 94
22301 Hamburg
fon +49 / (0) 40 270 2551
fax +49 / (0) 40 270 2552
mobil +49 / (0) 172 812 7722
email: mail@wernerbartsch.de

Tipp No. 15: “Nasty Chicks” (Garstige Küken) by Won ABC (German Artist)

arts, Creatures, humor, Insights, Kunst, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps
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Nasty Chicks all over the place… Free for Adoption, if you dare. 

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The Artist:

From the outset, instrumental in the German graffiti history, the Munich Won ABC is one of the most spectacular character painter of the global Graffiti Writer scene.

Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, co-founder of the sprayer group ABC and practiced by countless guerrilla actions with sometimes drastic legal consequences.

Throughout his artistic career, he developed a picturesque incredibly complex universe between graffiti, morbid comic and visionary symbolic paintings that offer an enormous amount of details and give us an insight into the incredible imagination of the painter.

His Website: http://www.wonabc.com/

The Artist exhibits in the OZM Art Space Gallery in Hamburg / Germany, web: https://onezeromore.com/

Der Künstler:

Von Beginn an maßgeblich an der Deutschen Graffiti-Geschichte beteiligt, ist der Münchner Won ABC einer der spektakulärsten Character-Maler der globalen Graffiti Writer-Szene.

Absolvent der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Mitbegründer der Sprüher-Gruppe ABC und geübt durch unzählige Guerilla-Aktionen, mit bisweilen drastischen gerichtlichen Folgen.

Im Laufe seiner künstlerischen Karriere entwickelte er ein malerisch unheimlich komplexes Universum zwischen Graffiti, morbidem Comic und visionär symbolischen Gemälden welche einen enormen Detailreichtum bieten und uns einen Einblick in die unglaubliche Vorstellungskraft des Maler gewähren.

Seine Website: http://www.wonabc.com/

Seine Arbeiten sind in der OZM Art Space Gallery in Hamburg / Germany zu finden, web: https://onezeromore.com/

Tipp No. 8 (revised): Amazing 3D Organic Forms In Biomorphic Shapes by the Artist Sui Park (South Korea, now: USA)

arts, Creatures, humor, Kunst, Nature, Tipps
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ABOUT THE ARTIST SUI PARK

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Sui Park is a New York based artist born in Seoul, Korea. Her work involves creating 3-dimensional flexible organic forms of a comfortable ambiance that are yet dynamic and possibly mystical or illusionary. 

She is currently holding a solo exhibition, Floating Imagery at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York. She also had a solo exhibition, Playing with Perception at the Denise Bibro Fine Gallery in Chelsea, New York, Garden of Humans at the Kingsborough Community College, CUNY in Brooklyn, NY in 2016. She participated in over 80 exhibitions, including an ongoing exhibition, The 5th Textile Art of Today at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava, Slovak republic where she received the Excellent Award in September 2018. Park’s artwork has been acquired by numerous places including Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in United States.

Sui Park’s education includes MDes in Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and BFA in Environmental Design at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Sui Park also has MFA and BFA in Fiber Arts at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

THE ARTISTS STATEMENT

My work involves creating 3-dimensional organic forms mostly in generic and biomorphic shapes. Through these forms, I attempt to express seemingly static yet dynamic characteristics of our evolving lives. While they resemble transitions, and transformations of nature, the forms are also to capture subtle but continuous changes in our emotions, sentiments, memories and expectations.

I weave and connect traces and tracks of the subtle changes into organic forms. The organic forms are made with mass-produced industrial materials, in particular, Monofilament and Cable Ties. They are non –durable, disposable, trivial, inexpensive and easily consumed materials. But, when I weave and connect them, they are transformed into organic visualizations. I want them to be creating lasting moments, evoking and encapsulating our precious thoughts.

I often find these moments from nature. I think nature allows us to pause and find things that have been overlooked and are inspiring. Nature provides me with rooms to find breakthroughs and answers, and gives me time to ponder into thoughts. Through my work, I want to bring to our attention the moments that nature allows us to find and look back. I present nature in abstract porous ways so that they can be filled with our moments.

For more details and further impressions of her arts, please have look at her website: http://www.suipark.com …if you share my enthusiasm.

Sui Park is also represented on Instagram and Pinterest with her organic installation arts.

Her contact details according to her website:

suiparkart@gmail.com
artist.suipark@gmail.com

Tipp No. 32: Deep Blue – Paintings by Bill Bate

arts, Kunst, Tipps
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Silent Blue
Lovers
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ABOUT BILL BATE

Born in Liverpool in 1962
Graduate of the Central School of Art & Design, Fine Art Degree

Bill Bate’s work focuses on the human form. By the use of dramatic light his atmospheric works are emotional responses to the body in movement, at rest, and the body observed.

He paints in a photorealistic style using male and female nudes as his subject matter.

web: http://billbate.co.uk/

The prices of his beautiful paintgings are about € 3000,- each, as far as I know

Insight No. 49: Zaha Hadid – “The Queen of the Curves” (Architect & Designer) – REPAIRED GALLERY!!! Sorry.

arts, Insights, Kunst, Oddities, Reisen, Travel
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Leisure and entertainment venue in Sharjah /UAE
Centre of Culture in Aserbaidschan
Bolzano Cable Car
Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Riverside Museum in Glasgow, England
Meliá Hotel in Dubai
Park Avenue, New York
Chinese copycat architects copied Zaha Hadid plans illegaly and built Zaha`s buildings even twice in Beijing & Chonquing
Calatrava Museum, Rio de Janeiro

Leeza Soho Tower in Shanghai
Port House in Antwerpen / Netherlands
Dancing Towers in Dubai
Concert Hall in Yekatarinenburg, Russia
Office Building in Moscow / Russia
Morpheus Hotel Macau
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Performing Arts Centre Abu Dhabi
Yacht Design
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ABOUT ZAHA HADID – Architect + Artist + Designer + Extraordinary Woman

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid DBE RA (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was an Iraqi-British architect.

She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. She received the UK’s most prestigious architectural award, the Stirling Prize, in 2010 and 2011.

In 2012, she was made a Dame by Elizabeth II for services to architecture, and in 2015 she became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

She was described by The Guardian of London as the “Queen of the curve”, who “liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity”. Her major works include the aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US, and the Guangzhou Opera House in China. Some of her designs have been presented posthumously, including the statuette for the 2017 Brit Awards, and several of her buildings were still under construction at the time of her death, including the Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar, a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The architectural style of Hadid is not easily categorised, and she did not describe herself as a follower of any one style or school. Nonetheless, before she had built a single major building, she was categorised by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a major figure in architectural deconstructivism. Her work was also described as an example of parametricism. An article profiling Hadid in the New Yorker magazine was titled “The Abstractionist”.

When she was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2004, the jury chairman, Lord Rothschild, commented: “At the same time as her theoretical and academic work, as a practicing architect, Zaha Hadid has been unserving in her commitment to modernism. Always inventive, she’s moved away from existing typology, from high tech, and has shifted the geometry of buildings.”

The Design Museum described her work in 2016 as having “the highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms of multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry that evoke the chaos and flux of modern life”.

Hadid herself, who often used dense architectural jargon, could also describe the essence of her style very simply: “The idea is not to have any 90-degree angles. In the beginning, there was the diagonal. The diagonal comes from the idea of the explosion which ‘re-forms’ the space. This was an important discovery.”

Tipp No. 33: Contemporary Arts – Buddhism & Transformation by Gonkar Gyatso / Tibet

arts, humor, Insights, Kunst, Reisen, Tipps, Travel, Zen
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

London-based Gonkar Gyatso (b. 1961, Lhasa) creates humorous works informed by both politics and his personal life. “Just as the identity of my homeland cannot be separated from religion and politics, so my own sensibility has been shaped by the undeniable bond between the two.” Gyatso’s practice revolves around the reproduction of Buddhist iconography, calling the Buddha his ‘muse.’ Skillfully incorporating Western and Tibetan cultural themes into his work, Gyatso transforms traditional images of the Buddha into Pop Art-inspired multimedia works that satirize world politics and the mundanity of life. His iconic work titled Pokemon Buddha (2003) marks the first example of what has now become the central theme of his practice; much of his work references the shifts in identity that characterize the life of a migrant.