21 until 24 February 2019
booth P 02 / dm-arena, Messe Karlsruhe, Messeallee 1, 76287 Rheinstetten / Karlsruhe
AXEL ANKLAM, JAN MUCHE, BETTINA SCHOLZ
3 ARTISTS + 1 SHOW = 4 YOU
Between our participation at the art berlin 2018 and the ART COLOGNE 2019, for the first time we get involved at the Karlsruhe art fair where we will present an extraordinary concept. Alexander Ochs and his team are curating three equal individual positions of three artists for one show:
3 ARTISTS + 1 SHOW = 4 YOU.
Bettina Scholz, born in Berlin in 1979, has made the big leap. As of March 1, 2019, the Hamburg Deichtorhallen will exhibit in the by Max Dax curated exhibition HYPER! A JOURNEY INTO ART AND MUSICan excerpt from one of her workseries alongside works by superstars from the art and music world such as Andreas Gursky, Kim Gordon, Alexander Kluge, Rosemarie Trockel, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bettina Pousttchi and many others. The exhibition will feature a playlist, a curator’s supplementary ‘Diary‘ and an accompanying concert series.
We have been following the path of the artist Bettina Scholz since the beginning of her career and are now pleased to present works from her new cycle in southern Germany for the first time. Her artistic work repeatedly touches on the concept of the image and the aspects of its production and perception: Scholz’s works are of bright color and radiance, as if looking through a secret fantastic window, the viewer finds himself in a colorful world full of secrets. By merging traditional and contemporary forms in her acrylic glass paintings, but also in the collages and image installations, there is often a visual fusion of different times and influences. In her new series of highly colored back-glass paintings, which will also be shown in parts in the Deichtorhallen, and which we also show exclusively at the trade fair, Scholz is expanding her imagery with music. Under the musical influence of film soundtracks she evokes so suggestively, influenced by rhythm, character and mood, new motives that seem to tearing the resulting tension of the image surfaces.
Axel Anklam, born in 1971, is not unknown to the art KARLSRUHE and their visitors, but now appears for the first time in a solo exhibition curated specifically with his works, with a closed concept of wall work and a museum like sculpture in the center. The own body and its external and internal movements are for Anklam the source of constant inspiration. Gold, Silver, Black or Orange: The artist creates his imagery with materials from industry such as stainless steel, glass fiber reinforced plastic or translucent epoxy resin. Graceful dance-like and ‘flowing’ sculptures correspond with hard, deep cuts in the material of his pictures.
Jan Muche, born in 1975, is known to many in the art world for his contrasting constructivist-abstract paintings. The artist reinvents himself by recourse to his early work for the Karlsruhe Fair. Classical figuration becomes visible again, which illuminates an idea of the archaic through layers of paint, overpainting and the washing and scraping out of often superimposed paint jobs. In his new paintings, Muche sometimes interweaves unobtrusively pictorial images of women and men in equal neighborhood into his pictures. He blends the human representations into the abstract mixture of shapes and colors as fluently. Portraits of people as if from an undefined distance in a world that seems to be split off.
The artists will be present during the preview.
Opening hours of the fair:
Feb 21 to 24, 2019, 11 am till 7 pm
Preview: Feb 20, 2019, 2 till 9 pm