Category Archives: studio visits

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.

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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.

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.

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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!

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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!

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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!

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE

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.