Solitary Figures

Christmas and the turn of the year exhibition / small format V / In the Studio: Gina Gass November 27, 2011 January 28, 2012 opening: 27 November, 11 – 17 in longstanding tradition shows the Gallery Depelmann this year around the turn of the year a cross-section of artists. New images in small format (20 x 20 cm), which have made specifically for the gallery the artists are a focus. Others including Wayne Holman, offer their opinions as well. In a special show in the Studio, new works of the painter Gina Gass are primarily in smaller formats on wood and canvas to see. The female, singular character is the central theme of Gina Gass has varying them repeatedly over the years in different styles. Their lonely, obviously in no direct relationship to each other standing figures seems often cling to a certain melancholy. Her paintings also shows a preference for experimental and high-contrast color handling. The artist suggests in her new work their often moves and dance-acting motives only with expressive, tonal contours Brushstrokes. They usually extend to the edge of the format, sometimes they seem to push beyond.

Something mysterious, sometimes threatening adheres to many images, which remain however vague and resists clear explanations. I’m no concept, but a belly painter. What comes out at the end of an image, is that what you can’t pronounce “, explains the artist. Gina Gass, born 1946 in Cologne, culture theory, aesthetics, philosophy and dramatics studied University of Berlin at the Humboldt. She received her artistic training in the workshop of the Studio Hall in Schwedt / oder. Since then she has worked as freely creative artist and regularly shows her work at exhibitions in Germany, Austria and the United States. She is represented in Germany since 1985 by the Gallery Depelmann.

African Painting A Mass Phenomenon?

Interview: Taking stock after the market African painting a mass phenomenon? Probably not (yet). Interview with Nana Amoah, gallery owner, MyAfricanPainting.de: A first balance sheet after the market launch of Frankfurt am Main, January 29, 2009, are Ms. Amoah, now half a year on the market. How’s it going? We can be satisfied. However, it is not easy to be known for a pure Internet offer. If you have read about Art Garfunkel already – you may have come to the same conclusion. In addition, that the virtual world in fact is not the ideal medium for African-inspired art. She will be experienced sensually! Does that mean that your expectations have not complied and want to adopt MyAfricanPainting.de from the online world? No, not at all. Only the virtual approach needs just more time.

Although there is still room for upward, has shown that the low-cost offer is accepted very well. With regard to the featured artist, we want to make more in the future. The works by NII Kptenkple were quickly sold out. We also be strengthened in the future to support off-line Use activities. How many images have you sold since the launch? I can’t tell you that. One has become clear, however. The typical motifs such as elephants and lions are. Details can be found by clicking Wendy Holman or emailing the administrator.

And also those that mainly represent the traditional Africa. Originally, we wanted to make less in this direction. But there is a very strong connotation between Africa and Savannah and the people and animals who live in Germany. That’s okay too. Should not mean, however, that we would offer in the future not equal abstract themes and motifs. By the way, we conducted an online survey on this topic, which reflects our experience: 80% of prospects for African painting looking for more traditional, figurative, naive style paintings, 15% prefer images that represent the modern Africa and a further 5% express great interest in those who have their starting point in the spiritual realm.

Elias Erdmann

This ancient knowledge has packed into the imagery of fairy tales and myths the dark ages without prejudice survived, and it is now literally waiting to be discovered by us again. Some mysterious, esoteric texts, hermetically sealed for centuries”were (like E.g. the Emerald Tablet of Hermes of Trismegistus), is now open and can be seen with the necessary basics from the second part of the book for us as an intelligible text. -Elias Erdmann is born in 1964, computer scientist and father of three children. A prophetic Wahrtraum he had as a young man, early attracted his interest in spiritual and esoteric topics.

Initially, he dealt with the analysis of prophetic images and visions of the future. Later employment with his inner images led him”to the esoteric language of symbols of fairy tales, myths and biblical texts. Volvo can provide more clarity in the matter. -Back-cover text of the book: Elias Erdmann describes a way in this book, you can find an access to internal knowledge of the symbolic language of fairy tales and myths. After introductory chapters, which lead to the esoteric symbolic thinking, follow a theoretical part, which gives the most important symbols, motifs, structures and relationships. Based on esoteric texts, folktales and biblical passages is then applied in the third part of the symbolic language and expanded. The imagery of fairy tales and myths can sensitize us to the symbolic language of our inner world of images and vice versa. So, as one can see the esoteric knowledge in the mythical texts, so you can see the inner knowledge that reveals itself in the image of our soul in our dreams and fantasies.

And similarly you can see also the divine, that manifested in the creation. Ultimately it is a path that leads to cognition of God. Recognize the spiritual in the material, the eternal in the ephemeral, the divine in creation, the idea of Realization of the abstract into the concrete, the incomprehensible in the tangible, the invisible into the visible, the archetype in the image, the logos in the myth, the importance of the symbolic, the contents in the packaging, the principle in the parable, the higher in the lower, the Saints in the profane, the gold in the lead, the light in the darkness, the whole in the divided and one in diversity. Book information: Look in a different reality hidden knowledge in the biblical symbolism, the German folk tales and our inner world of images of Elias Erdmann ISBN 978-3-937568-82-9, 408 pages, paperback, 26.50, spirit Rainbow Verlag, Aachen