Remarks On Color: German Tendencies Part II

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Remarks On Color: German Tendencies Part II

547 West 27th St, 2nd fl
New York, NY 10001
June 12th, 2008 - July 26th, 2008
Opening: June 12th, 2008 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 PM or by appointment.


Priska C. Juschka Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of Remarks on Color, Part II: German Tendencies, a group show featuring five German artists, whose work comments on the chemistry/synergy of ‘painting’ and ‘color’.

Eckehard Fuchs’s subjects hover between memory, imagination and the impressions left on our subconscious. Drawing from the aesthetic of Roman and Gothic sculpture, Italian Renaissance and German Expressionism, he creates visual tales populated with characters portraying the human condition of longing, isolation, suffering and despair. Combining an at times subtle palette with expressive, garish colors, his paintings merely describe a de facto reality, but rather navigate the viewer through a psychological landscape enabling a glimpse through the window of the soul.

Andreas Hildebrandt’s work, situated between figuration and abstraction, draws inspiration from visual experiences of the city and above all the countryside, creating a complex sense of space by seldom obeying the accepted rules of perspective. While he rearranges fragments of seemingly recognizable shapes on the canvas, his emphasis is on the physical aspects of painting: using color in different ways from the textural to the smooth and from the translucent to the opaque.

Stefan Kuebler playfully weaves in and out of representation and abstraction, merging the two on his canvasses with ease. His most recent nonrepresentational paintings explore freely the possibilities of the medium - how the application of paint allows the viewer to reflect unhindered without restrictions.

Stefan Lenke experiments with the process of pictorial transformation, or the range of our sensory perception. Under the constantly changing conditions of light and movement, our sensory impressions oscillate between certainty and premonition: objects present themselves in perfect clarity, only to vanish subsequently into haziness. With his abstractions, Lenke documents this ambivalence of appearances, which we experience at the moment of seeing.

For Martina Wolf, the architectural motif of the window, and by association transparency and the interrelation of the inside and outside of space, play an important role in her film and photographic works. Not only the actual image or its reproduction is relevant, but rather the many possibilities that allow the viewer to find his or her own point of view. She creates her compositions by painting on a glass window and using it as a view finder, looking through, and then photographing them. With these so-called "Bind spots," or blocked out areas, she obstructs the anticipated perspective, thus transforming the viewer’s experience into a visual idea of reality.

Eckehard Fuchs was born in Alzenau/Wasserlos, Germany and now lives and works in Dresden. He studied Communication Design at the Fachhochschule Darmstadt (1999) and Painting and Graphic Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden (2003). He received the Hegenbarth Grant from the Stiftung Kunst und Kultur der Stadtsparkasse Dresden (2004) and an Artist in Residence Fellowship from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, located at the Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig.

Andreas Hildebrandt was born and lives and works in Dresden. He holds a BA in Landscape Architecture from the TU in Dresden (1999) and an MFA in Painting and Graphic Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden (2002). He teaches Painting and Graphic Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. He received the "Marion Ermer Prize" Oktogon, from the HfBK Dresden in 2007.

Stefan Kuebler was born in Balingen, Germany and lives and works in Leipzig. He studied Painting and Graphic Design at the Fachhochschule Anhalt in Dessau (1994-1996) and Painting at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden (1996-2001). He participated in a postgraduate study program at the HfBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (2001-2003) and is the recipient of the 1999 Socrates/Erasmus Fellowship at the Glasgow School of Art.

Stefan Lenke was born in Jena and lives and works in Dresden. He studied Philosophy at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena in 2000 and Painting and Graphic Design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden. Since 2006, he has been participating in a postgraduate studies program under the Professor Ingo Meller at the HGB Leipzig.

Martina Wolf was born in Wurzen/Sachsen, Germany and lives and works in Frankfurt and Dresden. She studied Graphic Design at the "Institute for New Media Rostock" (1997—2002) and New Media at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (2002—2004). She participated in postgraduate study programs at the HfBK Dresden and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Her work has been shown at the "Museum für Moderne Kunst" Frankfurt/Main and she received numerous grants and fellowships - among them the Erasmus and Hegenbarth - Fellowships (2002) and the DAAD Grant (2004).