New Art From Germany
As long as you can manage to rush through the first room of the Saatchi Exhibit "Gesamtkunstverk" which I found quite dreary, you will be good. Each artist's work has been given great open space to breathe its own life. Although I think the title of the exhibit sounds a bit "dated" the work is all from the the last 10 years. We bought the Saatchi book "Germania" a few years ago (my husband is German after all), and most of the artists in the book are represented here, but it is always a lot more amusing to see the pieces in real.
Unfortunately, though I am only able to do what the book did for me, to show images. But here at least you can be given a little glimpse of what the German Artists (or artists living in Germany) are up to these days:
Ahnenbild 2411, 2006
Andre Butzer with Street Art meets murals, meets Abstract Expressionism.
Mutter mit kind, 2004
Kinder filtern I, 2005
"There is nothing worse in art than, "You see it and you know it"... That's a certainty I don't like."
-Isa Genzken (Saatchi)
Gert & Uwe Tobias
Gert & Uwe are twin brothers and was born in Brasov, Romania, but live now in Cologne.
Their flimsical, metric, folkloric, and fun canvases definitely helps bringing joy into your life (even though there are dashes of morbidity).
Gert & Uwe Tobias
Dusty Dry On The Tongue Swallowed Some, 2010
Ida Ekblad was born in Oslo (Norway), but she live and work both in Berlin and Oslo.
"Painting to me combines expressions of rhythm, poetry, scent, emotion... It offers ways to articulate the spaces between words, and I cannot be concerned with its death, when working at it makes me feel so alive. - Ida Ekblad (Saatchi)
Organ Invention, 2010
Leibhaftige Malerei, 2007
Insert - Leibhaftige Malerei
Unit 1, 2008
These sculptures are quite breathtaking but are they reclining or are they being pulled?
Schwarze Ballons, 2005
World Kantzler Office, 2004
Noah's Ark (CocoRoasie), 2010
(Front) Thomas Kiesewetter
I have a little bit of news today as well, I put an offer in for a lease on a Gallery space. Nearly holding my breath while I am waiting for an answer:) Wish me luck!!!