Tag Archives: Studio Visit

Visiting: Mazen M. Khaddaj, Alessandra Donnarumma

In order to get to know their neighbors in the studio house better, the artists visited Mazen Khaddaj in his studio right downstairs. Mazen, a painter and video artist, was a pilot of Pilotenkueche even twice after he left his graphic designer job in Lebanon in order to become an artist. He tends to work in series: One was about grounding, with his feet being the main protagonists both of his paintings and his video art; he processed the experience of moving to a foreign country and trying to grow new roots there. Another series of paintings is about spirituality, a third investigates clusters of bodies, arranging to a multitudinous monster.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

This week, we went to Alessandra Donnarumma’s studio in Tapetenwerk. Alessandra is a master in several ancient printing techniques, such as intaglio, etching, and embossing, hoping to revive the use of traditional materials, methods and tools within contemporary art. The artists were able to see these processes, as well as example works, and discuss with Alessandra about her experience as an artist in Leipzig.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

We would like to thank Mazen and Alessandra for opening their studios to us and we hope we can see more in the future! 

Links
Mazen Khaddaj
on Facebook
Alessandra Donnarumma
on Facebook

Visiting: Laura Eckert // 08.03.18

Last week, PILOTENKUECHE visited the Spinnerei in Leipzig. Laura Eckert welcomed us at her studio, where we had the chance to take a closer look at her sculptures. We discussed her method of using recyclable material, the intersection of medium and message, her aesthetic choices, and discussed her position as an artist. Thank you Laura for having us.

Impressions

All Photos by Pilotenkueche

Links
BaumwollSpinnerei
Laura Eckert 

Visiting: Anja Heymann and Christian Brown in Connewitz // 01.02.18

Last week, PILOTENKUECHE visited Connewitz in Leipzig.  Anja Heymann, our local participant this round, welcomed us at her studio, where we had the chance to take a closer look at her work, collections, and methodology. We continued to the studio of Christian Brown, also a former pilot who relocated to Leipzig, to take a look at his drawing and printing practice. We ended the trip with a visit to Werk 2 Kulturfabrik, where we had the chance to speak about the various open studio programs, ranging from etching to book binding. We thank the artists for hosting us! 

Impressions

All Photos by Pilotenkueche

Links
Anja Heymann
Christian Brown
Werk 2 Kulturfabrik

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

Links
Robin Zöffzig
Nicolás Dupont
Josef Filipp Galerie