Sven Braun(* 1968, lives in Karl-Marx-Stadt, now Chemnitz and works in Leipzig) studied painting at the School of Visual Arts with Professor Arno Rink. In his new works appear human figures, and physical objects in the foreground its multilayered painting, which is dominated by a subtle game with the trompe l'oeil. Not only thematically but also in terms of meanings, viewing habits and theoretical categories, he questions the relationship of this image and likeness, appearance and reality.
Daniel Lezama (* 1968 in Mexico City, lives and works in Mexico City) is one of the most renowned contemporary artists in Mexico. His surreal paintings combine motives of the Mexican mythology and history with moments of the travel accounts of famous ethnologist and explorer from the 19th Century. He creates an unofficial history of Mexico, which he told with a wealth of poetic metaphors and allegories based on key scenes from the country's history as well as from his own biography.
Marcel Odenbach (* 1953 in Cologne, since 2010 professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, lives and works in Cologne) is one of the most internationally acclaimed video artists in Germany. Odenbach's work stands paradigmatically for a continuous critique of German society and in particular conditions for which he finds most literary or proverbial-sounding title, which he combined into collages of film installations, photo and text.
The video sculpture "No one is more where it started," refers to Odenbach's first exhibition at the Galerie EIGEN + ART in 1990 and deals with the upheavals of the turning point, which he witnessed during visits to Leipzig itself.
Cornelia Parker (* 1956 in Cheshire, lives and works in London), addresses in her installations and photographic works from hyper-aesthetic, and even idyllic snapshots of both cultural and historical violence. The Bullet Drawings in the exhibition POSITIONS consist of bullets that Parker has melted and drawn into lead wire. Behind its minimalist facade to hide the intricate patterns that appear from a distance like fine pencil drawings, actually their violent origins and visualize the ball and make their way to the line of fire in the same moment.
Kai Schiemenz (* 1966 in Erfurt, lives and works in Berlin and New York City) is engaged in space-filling installations and baugebundenen work with the given parameters of the function and architecture, he uses one hand and, as it shifts slightly. In the gallery EIGEN + ART Schiemenz of the output space is mirrored in such a way that creates a new space. This new space seems in itself is not visually, but to break space and sets the question of the disciplinary function of the architecture towards something, regardless follows his own rules.