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.
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.
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.
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!
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.