What affects your choice of colors? What made you start making artwork out of old books? You are in fact a mortician and now also gallery owner, how did that happen? Art.Salon allowed itself to ask artists questions that literally impose themselves when looking at the Art. The interviews with contemporary artists allow us to look deeply and understand better.
»Women in Art History«: A book project makes a clean sweep
The work of visual artist Sibylle Zeh is multifaceted: her portfolio encompasses a wide spectrum of artistic expression, from paintings and drawings to book objects, photo series and collages to textile objects and installations. The Berlin resident usually concentrates in her work on the representation of the »absent« or the »repressed«.
metavier − A conversation with the mortician and gallery owner Sven Friedrich Cordes
Death in all its facets as the theme of an art gallery: founded in 2018 in Hanover-Linden, »metavier − Galerie vom Anfang und Ende« (Gallery of the Beginning and the End) by mortician Sven Friedrich Cordes pursues a very special approach that has already led to a number of interesting exhibitions.
Matthew Eguavoen is an emerging artist from Lagos, Nigeria. As a painter he portrays people with a strong personality and a fixed gaze. Depicted against a reduced background, the social context is kept deliberately hidden, making it a subject for discussion. Eguavoen challenges the observer to speculate about the living conditions, experiences and characters of the people depicted, and takes them into uncertain terrain. We talked to him about his artistic position, a detailed portrait of his art you can find here.
»Color is an illusion«
Whether using rollers, strings or paint sprayers, Tomislav Topić takes unusual approaches to creating color. The artist talks to Art.Salon about the influence of graffiti, wildflowers and about the often unpredictable creation processes of his works.
The spontaneity of light
His paintings reflect the tropical light conditions of his homeland Colombia and at the same time recall the spontaneous working methods of the French Impressionists - Juan Rodriguez Varon's works testify to an openness to the immediate impressions that nature gives us. We spoke with the artist about pictorial experiments, light reflections and the ambiguity of colors at dawn.
The new Liste Expedition is index and virtual exhibition space at the same time
Since a few weeks a new Liste research forum is available: Liste Expedition. The free platform serves as an artist index for the digital fairs Liste Showtime 2020 and 2021. In the coming years, it will be continuously expanded. At the same time, in conjunction with Spike Art Magazine, new essays on individual artworks will be published monthly and web exhibitions will change weekly.
Do you have a favorite color?
Luise von Rohden answers this question with a clear no, which is not really surprising, because her works are always reduced to a minimum. For her, the right balance between precision and irregularities is essential for a successful work, as she explains to us in conversation.
The materiality of color
Verónica Lehner literally brings color into space. By creating sculptures out of paint, she moves between the media of painting and sculpture. In an interview with Art.Salon, the artist talks about the spatial effect of color and why randomly found objects are an ideal basis for a work of art.