- About the exhibition
Art Karlsruhe 2014
- Artists of the exhibition
Anke Eilergerhard masters the art of seduction. From silicone she creates cake-like sculptures which bewitch our senses with their voluptuous shapes and creamy surfaces. With her baroque KITCHENPLASTICS the Berlin-based artist questions clichés on femininity and occupies an unique artistic position.
Henning von Gierke
The well-renowned Munich based artist Henning von Gierke has long since caught the attention of an international audience which has been intrigued by his realistic painting. In his works von Gierke questions our existence in the context of nature, religion and philosophy. His rich oeuvre consists of classic topics deriving from Greek mythology and Christianity just like portraits, still lifes or interiors. Not only as a painter but also as an opera-director and stage designer von Gierke is much asked for. For his film settings he has been awarded the highly respected „Deutscher Filmpreis“ in Gold and the „Silberner Bär“.
Yoshiyuki Miura’s works may be considered a systematizing regulation to the omnipresent chaos. With his sculptures and installations the Japanese artist reflects the relation of space and time. He leads force and counterforce in order to bring them into balanced state of tension and release. Miura creates objects which play with our perception of three-dimensionality and intrigue us by their extraordinary simplicity, precision and beauty.
Moto Waganari creates transparent network-sculptures which outline a delicate body frame. By illuminating his sculptures the artists multiplies his three dimensional objects by a two dimensional shadow revealing the immaterial alter ego of every figure. His characters seem to visualize a surreal, parallel world filled with surprise and enigma. Moto Waganari’s sculptures seduce the spectator with their appealing beauty and sophisticated weightlessness.
Martin Willings sculptures are always based on simple geometric shapes and can stylistically be assigned to Concrete Art and Minimalism. However, his artworks unfold their special artistic and aesthetic appeal only after releasing the forces lying in the material properties, which manifest themselves in shapely movements of the sculptures. Martin Willing holds academic degrees in fine arts and physics and lives and works in Cologne.
Aldo Cristofaro considers himself “a collector of his visible and audible surroundings”. Strolling through the modern metropolis he is inspired by patterns on the street or graffiti art on the walls. His abstract works transfer musical sounds and visual impressions of modern city life into painting. Cristofaro’s energetic and intensely colourful compositions convey vigour, ardour and set the imagination free. The Sicilian born artist lives and works in Berlin.