All Reviews

An Expedition in to the wastelands of a creative mastermind

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    “I´m senseless and useless and wasting my time. I´m senseless and useless but I´m feeling fine” Out of chaos, Lazy nights   Dieter Meier, Schaffhausen 2013 Out of Chaos; sound check Picture: The Artpole, Bart Dewijze   Conversation with Dieter Meier The multi-artist Dieter Meier could be regarded as the personification of a contem[...]

Johanna Calle: A poetic spirit drawing for a revolution

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    “Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.” Aldous Huxley, The Art of Seeing   Perspectivas (02) by Johanna Calle, 2012 Iron wire object 43 x 42 x 2 cm Courtesy of Ivo Kamm Gallery   A meeting with the artist in the Ivo Kamm Gallery, Zurich Switzerland. Ivo Kamm is one of the most re[...]

Deenesh Ghyczy, capturing our ghosts in space and time

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    “And it is you, spirit... with will and energy, and virtue and purity...that I want, not alone with your brittle frame.” Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre   Milena, by Deenesh Ghyczy, 2011 Acryl and oil on canvas, 80x110cm Courtesy of Klettgau Gallery, Grießen Germany   A visit to the Klettgau Gallery, Grießen Germany. What drives a re[...]

Shopping Center by Hektor Mamet : A toast to our feast of decadence

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  “Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.” Bo Derek   Detail from Shopping Center by Hektor Mamet 2013 Photo and copyright: Hektor Mamet   A visit to the Forum Vebikus Society in Schaffhausen Switzerland. I found myself in a vernissage by the Forum Vebicus society. This society consists of artists [...]

Nini´s Painting: Or how to get lost and found in a world of scribbles

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    “I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.” Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977   C Twombly, Lexington/Virginia 1928–2011 Rom Nini's Painting, 1971 Mit fre[...]

Love & Theft... and a mother with an appetite for destruction

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  “Stealing, of course, is a crime, and a very impolite thing to do. But like most impolite things, it is excusable under certain circumstances. Stealing is not excusable if, for instance, you are in a museum and you decide that a certain painting would look better in your house, and you simply grab the painting and take it there. But if you were very,[...]

Rubens: The diplomacy of arrogance

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  “My talent is of such outcome that I have never lacked courage to undertake any design, however vast in size or diversified in subject” Pieter Paul Rubens, 1577 – 1640     A visit to the annual Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace Last September I visited a family collection of which total value has been estimated at over 12 billion Euros.[...]

The Artwork 20:50 mesmerizing as a black hole in deep space

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    “The nature of a work of art is to be not a part, nor yet a copy of the real world but a world in itself, independent, complete, autonomous; and to possess it fully you must enter that world, conform to its laws, and ignore for a time the beliefs, aims, and particular conditions which belong to you in the other world of reality.”    Oxford l[...]