Category Archives: studio visits

Visiting: West Side / Andrea Garcia and Martin Schuster // 30.11.17

Last week we visited two studios in the West side of Leipzig. We began with the former pilot Andrea Garcia Vasquez (Mixed Media; USA). She uses textiles as a mimetic device, and as a basis for psycho-geographic experiments. We spoke of her process, her recent visit and exhibition in Beirut, the ways she adapts her work to an immediate context, of art as a way to aggregate and relay data, and of other artists that inspire her work.

We continued to the painting atelier of Martin Schuster, one of our Guest Artists this round, at FF15. We had the chance to look at Martin’s portfolio, ranging from parodic Bruegel inspired landscapes that incorporate the characters of more than 80 video games, to a series of cloud paintings and vivid landscapes, to his most recent experiment involving the male figure in contemporary portraiture.

Thank you Andrea and Martin for your time!

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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Andrea Garcia
Martin Schuster

Visiting : Robin Zöffzig and Nicolás Dupont // 22.11.17

Last week, we visited the Spinnerei in Leipzig.  We began our tour at the atelier of Robin Zöffzig, our guest artist of the 32nd round, who told us of his his current projects. Stopping at Josef Filipp Galerie, we saw the work of Rosi Steinbach and Verena Landau. We finished the day by visiting Nicolás Dupont, where we discussed his most recent work and were shown his ongoing painting projects and sculptural collaborations. Thank you for your time Robin and Nicolás!

Impressions

All Photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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Robin Zöffzig
Nicolás Dupont
Josef Filipp Galerie

Visiting: East Side Continued // 09.11.17

Last week, we continued visiting Leipzig’s east side endeavors.  We made our regular visit with Hannes Uhlenhaut, co-founder of Studio Paunsdorf. We were once more welcomed at his ceramic & mixed media collective atelier, where he introduced us to his practice and to ongoing kiln experiments. We discussed strategies in contemporary sculpture, the ways of accommodating technical needs and of how to incorporate the implications of a medium.

After taking a break for a late lunch and Baklava, we continued to Krudebude, a community initiative led by students in the field of cultural studies and business. We were introduced to the multipurpose galleries, used for exhibitions from international artists, shows, and DIY workshops such as ‘Tools for Fools.’ Thank you for having us!

We ended our day at an opening at Salon Similde, and even had some time for the excellent home made cooking at the Volxkuchen beside the gallery. 

Impressions

 

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Hannes Uhlenhaut
Krudebude
Salon Similde

Visiting: Lucino Veo and Natalia Kalicki / 24.08.2017

Last Thursday we visited the neighboring studios of Franz-Flemming Str. 15, to visit the ateliers of Lucino Veo and our own Natalia Kalicki. Veo shared his fascination with old master techniques while Kalicki showed some of her previous work.

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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Lucino Veo  
Natalia Kalicki

PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them to the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the practitioners based in Leipzig.

Visiting: Marlet Heckhoff // 17.08.17

Last week we visited the studio of Marlet Heckhoffwhere we discussed her painting practice, studio environment, and influences. Thank you Marlet for having us.

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them into the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the people, which are based in Leipzig.

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Marlet Heckhoff

Visiting: Andrea Garcia // 27.07.17

Last week we visited the studio of the former pilot Andrea Garcia Vasquez (Mixed Media; USA). She uses textiles as a mimetic device, and as a basis for psycho-geographic experiments. We spoke of her approach, of the adoption and manipulation of nature, topophilia, and the status of craft in contemporary galleries. We are happy to connect former residents with our recent artists. Many thanks Andrea, for your continued participation in your program!

That same evening, we had the chance to visit exhibitions at Potemka Gallery and D21, two contemporary art spaces in the Lindenau neighborhood.

Impressions

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them into the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the people, which are based in Leipzig.

Links
Andrea Garcia
Potemka
D21

Visiting: Hannes Uhlenhaut & Galerie Bipolar

Last week, PILOTENKUECHE toured the east side of Leipzig. Hannes Uhlenhaut, co-founder of Studio Paunsdorf, welcomed us at his ceramic & mixed media collective atelier. We were introduced to his process and discussed possible subversion-tactics in contemporary sculpture, and the possibility of 3D ceramic printing, as well as tradition and frailty, practical complexities, and the challenges of the kiln. We continued to Galerie Bipolar with gallerist Kay Brudy, to discuss our upcoming preview exhibition on 12.08.2017. To finish the day, we spent a lovely evening at Salon Similde. Thank you Hannes and Kay for having us.

Impressions

All Photos by PK

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Hannes Uhlenhaut
Galerie Bipolar
Salon Similde

Visiting: Robin Zöffzig

Last week we visited the atelier of Robin Zöffzig at the Spinnerei. He gave us a generous overview of his practice, from detailing the influence of Chinese art on his methodology to his conception of contemporary religious iconography. We also discussed the history of German art and the fine art academic system. We are looking forward to further working with Robin (our guest artist) during our Final show at our studios!

Impressions

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Robin Zöffzig (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

 

 

Visiting: Spinnerei Galleries & Nicolás Dupont

Last week we introduced our artist to the “Spinnerei” complex and its contemporary galleries, including Gallerie Kleindienst, EIGEN + Art, and REITER. We also had a chance to speak to the artist Nicolás Dupont about his practice and current projects. We also met his studio-mates who were kind enough to give us impromptu talks about their work. Thank you Nicolás for receiving us at your atelier! 

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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Gallerie Kleindienst
EIGEN + Art
REITER
Nicolás Dupont

Visiting: Andrea Garcia Vasquez

This week we had the chance to discover the process of tapestry art during our visit to the studio of Andrea Garcia Vasquez, formerly a resident at our own studios. After deciding to stay in Leipzig, Andrea enrolled as a media student at the HGB. This studio visit provoked conversations around topics of migration, the subject of home, and the relations between nature and humanity. We also discussed the implications inherent to ephemeral art in her new series. Thank you Andrea!

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

We are glad to introduce former and current residents to one another, and build opportunities for generations of pilots to build networks together. PILOTENKUECHE is regularly visiting artists, galleries and museums with its residents to introduce them to the local art scene and – moreover – to create an exchange between our international guests and the practitioners based in Leipzig.