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Poesie auf gut Glück (left), Permanent Make Up (right), David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski,
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2009, Mixed Media on Canvas, 40x50 cm (left), 190x140 cm (right)
© David Ostrowski
Hulk vs. Hulk, Kunstraum Acapulco, Düsseldorf, David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski,
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Gelb, David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski, Gelb,
2009, oil and lacquer on canvas, 130 x 180 cm
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NOTHING IS WRONG IF IT FEELS GOOD, Kadar Brock, David Ostrowski, Robert Elfgen, Michail Pirgelis, Markus Karstieß, Andreas Plum, Ben Schumacher, Jan Arlt, Alexander Hassenpflug, Fabian Hartmann, Tobias Hoffknecht, Valentin Ruhry, Timothy Shearer, Alexander WisselKadar Brock, David Ostrowski, Robert Elfgen, Michail Pirgelis, Markus Karstieß, Andreas Plum, Ben Schumacher, Jan Arlt, Alexander Hassenpflug, Fabian Hartmann, Tobias Hoffknecht, Valentin Ruhry, Timothy Shearer, Alexander Wissel,
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SOMETHING STRANGE WILL HAPPEN THIS SUMMER, David Ostrowski, Max Frintrop, Michail Pirgelis, Sven WeigelDavid Ostrowski, Max Frintrop, Michail Pirgelis, Sven Weigel,
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The Spur of the Moment, NEST, Den Haag, Netherlands, David Ostrowski, Jan Van Woensel, Charlott Markus, Koen Delaere, David Bade, Remco Torenbosch, Michail Pirgelis, Bas van den Hurk, Tobias Hoffknecht, Sjoerd Westbroek, Ghislain Amar, Femke de VriesDavid Ostrowski, Jan Van Woensel, Charlott Markus, Koen Delaere, David Bade, Remco Torenbosch, Michail Pirgelis, Bas van den Hurk, Tobias Hoffknecht, Sjoerd Westbroek, Ghislain Amar, Femke de Vries,
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2011, oil, lacquer and wood on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
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2011, (left) F (dann lieber nein), oil, lacquer and cotton on canvas, 180 x 120 cm. (right) F (dann lieber nein), oil and lacquer on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
F (Monsters), David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski, F (Monsters),
2011, oil, lacquer and paper on canvas, 195 x 150 cm
1981, Parkhaus im Malkasten, Düsseldorf, David Ostrowski, Luke Barber-SmithDavid Ostrowski, Luke Barber-Smith,
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F (WALL-E), David OstrowskiDavid Ostrowski, F (WALL-E),
2010, oil, lacquer and cardboard on canvas, 160 x 120 cm
© Courtesy of the artist & SEPTEMBER
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2012, lacquer on canvas, wood, 87 x 67 in (221 x 171 cm)
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Hopstreet
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  David Ostrowski 1981 born in Cologne 2004-2009 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Albert Oehlen) Lives and works in Cologne  [more]


RackRoom
Interview with David Ostrowski

ArtSlant writer, Nancy Lupo, met with David Ostrowski & Erica Eyres on the eve of their 2-person show at Fette's Gallery in Los Angeles, CA at the end of 2007.

David Ostrowski’s body of work, which he created specifically for this exhibition, was entitled How to Look at Homegrown Terror and consists of various sized oil paintings (all untitled) on either paper or cotton.  His images, which are drawn from pop culture, show people that you might think you recognize from Us Weekly even though the artist has taken concerted steps to obscure the identity of people in the images.  A second reading of his work might make you doubt such an assumption; perhaps you don’t recognize anyone after all.  It might just be that the people look like they’re famous but what you are recognizing not a specific person but more a ‘type’ i.e., the older man and the younger woman, the casually strolling family or the undressed woman posing on a bed. 

 

Equally related and unrelated to Eyres’s and Ostrowski’s new work is the American artist Paul Thek, who while teaching undergraduates at the Cooper Union in the 1980’s, developed a survey questionnaire that is sometimes referred to as his ‘Teaching Notes’.  Both Erica Eyres and David Ostrowski submitted to his questions.

 


Questions Presented to DAVID OSTROWSKI by PAUL THEK

 

Name: David Ostrowski aka Painter Pan

Age: 26

Place of birth: Cologne

Nationality: German

Education: Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf; Masters of Fine Arts Candidate 2008

Hobbies: knitting

 

Where do you now live? Cologne 


For how long? 62 years

 

What are your requirements in a friend? He must be like Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull or Sylvester Stallone in Judge Dredd

 

Lover? She must look like Jack Nicholson

 

What kind of art do you like? Picasso

 

Music? Chicago and Slayer

 

What do you read? Eva Herman “Das Eva-Prinzip“

 

Do you buy books? A friend of mine is a kleptomaniac


Records? He has an I-pod

 

What is your favorite color? Nazi Braun (brown)

 

What are your politics? I am pro- American

 

What do you do on a date? Knit

 

What is the purpose of dating? To have a nice conversation

 

Do you believe in premarital sex? I am a big fan of R. Kelly

 

What happens after death? There will be a Waterworld without Kevin Costner

 

Tell us about other members of your family.  My aunt is the Blair Witch

 

Tell us about a close friend. He is a kleptomaniac.

 

Tell us about someone who inspires you. Wolfgang Joop and Boch from Villeroy and Boch

 

Tell us about the most exciting thing you ever did. I made a child be bored.

 

How many rooms are there in your home? 127

 

Do you have your own room? No


Do you share it? No, never  

 

What does your room look like? Like the rooms in Schloss Neuschwanstein

 

On what do you sleep? On straw 


In what? Newsapapers and boxes


In what position? Fetus position

 

Do you take baths or showers? I wash myself in a lake

 

Do you use perfumes or deodorants? Echt Koelnisch Wasser 4711

 

What style or look do you prefer?  I like the look of Hansel from Zoolander.

 

Are you interested in sports? Fishing


Which? Sharks  


How often? Always when there is a shark in the Rhine River

 

Do you believe in abortion? No


Do your parents? Yes

 

What is your worst physical feature? I wear a toupee.


Your best? I am circumcised.

 

What annoys you most in others? Existence

 

What is eternity? A Perfume by Calvin Klein 


What is love?  Something Celine Dion is singing about. 

 

What is art?  I am not drunk enough to answer this question. 


What is a symbol?  The artist formerly known as Prince.

 

Who are your role models? Krystal Steal

 

Who is the person closest to you at the moment? Jenna Haze

 

What in life is your greatest source of pleasure? Wiener Schnitzel

 

How do you know you like someone? When I have an erection

 

How do you know that someone is interested in you?  Before or after I slept with them?

 

How do you know that you are happy, sad, nervous, bored?  Before or after I slept with them?

 

What is an abstraction?  Angela Merkel

 

What would it be like if you behaved with absolute power?  Ask Angela Merkel

 

Who is your favorite character in the bible?  Mel Brooks

 

What is your favorite character in Gone With the Wind?  Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

What is the most beautiful thing in the world?  Mickey Rourke

 

What is the purpose of art?  I have no idea

 

What is the most difficult thing in life for you?  To survive in the ghetto of Cologne.

 

Can art be useful in dealing with this difficulty?  Yes  

 

What is the surest way to happiness?  One night in Paris

 

What do you do to make yourself more attractive? I watch Nip/Tuck

 

How much time to spend making a piece of art?  It depends on how drunk I am.

 

How much time do you spend thinking about it?  26 hours  

 

What do you think of money?  Once you get the money, then you get the power, then you get women.

 

What is waste? Terminator 3


 

ArtSlant would like to thank David Ostrowski for his assistance in making this interview possible.


--Nancy Lupo

 

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