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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! 

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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!

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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.

Visiting: Lucino Veo & Natalia Kalicki

Last Thursday we visited the neighboring studios of Franz-Flemming Str. 15, to visit the ateliers of Lucino Veo and our own Natalia Kalicki. The two previously studied at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada, and after adventures in Finland and Italy, are currently Leipzig based.

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Veo has cultivated a fascination for old master painting techniques. His intensive process reflects a careful investigation of bygone methodologies, and the relation of that methodology to sometimes whimsical, often fantastical, yet distinctly lucid themes. Kalicki, while also focused on oil painting, approaches the material with Dionysian zeal, and is absorbed by concepts of obsession, consummation and self-consumption, electing a jolly grotesqueness to best epitomize the human kingdom. 

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: Spinnerei & Silke Silkeborg

Last week we introduced the Pilots 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 Silke Silkeborg about her painting practice and current project. Thank you Silke for receiving us at your atelier!

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Visiting: Fernando Davis & Christiane Bruhns

Last week we visited the studio of the passionate and talented artist Chrisitiane Bruhns. She talked with us about the creative and the compositional process of her abstract paintings. Her new studiomate Fernando Davis who was a pilot of the 29th round presented his works too.

After that we turned back to our studio and celebrated christmas. Many thanks Christiane and all the best Fernando!

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

Visiting: Rayk Goetze

Last week we visited the studio of Rayk Goetze, who is one artist of the “Josef Filipp Gallery“. His figurative and in the same time abstract paintings are fascinating. He gave us the chance to ask questions, to talk about his artistic position, approach technique and brushes. Many thanks Rayk! It was wonderful!

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www.raykland.com
www.filipp-galerie.com

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.

Visiting: Andrea Garcia

The last week we visited the studio of the former pilot Andrea Garcia Vasquez (Mixed Media; USA). She’s working with textile sculptures which provide an intense dialoque to recipient by inviting to participate with the senses and sometimes with the body. We talked about her approaches, inspirations and on what she’S currently working. After participating on PILOTENKUECHE Andrea decided to stay in Leipzig and we re happy to connect here with our recent residents. Many thanks Andrea!

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www.andreagarciavasquez.com

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.

Visiting: Leipzig’s Eastside

This week we visited the eastern part of Leipzig and some spaces of it’s vibrate underground art scene. We started our trip with the “Pögehaus e.V.” – a positive example of how the creative scene is protecting buildings in the time of gentrification. Jan Keilhauer introduced the project and the house and we learned more about collaborative concepts. On the way to the next space, we stoppend at an empty building. “Why are we stopping?” asked Jacqueline van de Geer. “This is a negative example of how things can turn – this was the building were a second PILOTENKUECHE, a Café and alternative concepts were planned to settle. This never happend, we needed to leave the building, after we remodeled some parts of it.”

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Visiting: the Future

In view of the big changes the project ‘PILOTENKUECHE’ will do in the next year – a new space & a new management – we visited with our current residents: the future. We went to the new space and brainstormed what the future should bring. Wishes, ideas and critic was written down and will be forwarded to the new management! We will inform who this will be during the next weeks.

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Beside that 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.

Visiting: Laura Eckert

We started the first week of the new pilots with visiting the studio of Laura Eckert. Her wooden sculpture’s ‘should talk for themselve’. Of course they do and this is why we had a lot of questions, talks and fruitful interaction. Many thanks Laura!

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www.lauraeckert.de

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 protagonists, which are based in Leipzig.