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Galerie Biesenbach Contemporary art by establisehd and young, international artists. www.galerie-biesenbach.de Cologne-based gallery for contemporary art, founded in 2012 and run by its founder Stéphane Biesenbach.

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// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 9 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the ...
17/04/2022

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1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 9 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the young Spanish painter Alejandro Javaloyas @alejandro_javaloyas (*1987, lives and works in Toulouse, FR) with his abstract work „Tache noire fendue 2“ from 2022 (acrylic ink, acrylic spray paint, charcoal, oil pastel on raw canvas, 160 x 120 cm).

Swipe left and read on to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Alejandro Javaloyas:
My practice focuses on the study of stains, splashes, pours, scratches, smears, dirt, footprints […] as remains of everyday life, in this era of hyper-consumerism, in which the culture of fast-fashion and ready-to-assemble furniture have given rise to an aseptic and detexturized society […].
The sum of my drawings, paintings, installations, and other media constitute a vocabulary of its own that aims to combat the sterility of contemporaneity, through the creation of objects whose formal appearance, whose texture, is a record and a consequence of the making process itself.
[…] Embracing the dirt, vindicating our homes and cities as archeological sites, understanding the already-lived objects that surround us as pieces of evidence that tell the stories of those who are no longer among us, as the only way to understand ourselves and how we got here.

About ART MATTERS 5:
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETHalf time: Day 8 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased...
16/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Half time: Day 8 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased to present the young Japanese artist Tomoko Konae @konaetomoko (*1986, lives and works in Valby, DK) with one of her "crocheted graphics“ (untitled from 2021, polyester yarn, foam, metal, 30 x 45 x 8 cm).

Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Tomoko Konae:
I crochet graphics, not textiles. Graphical shapes always fascinate me. I try to give my artworks originality and uniqueness by expressing specific outlines using soft materials – yarn – and crochet techniques.
Assembling crocheted graphics come out as wall sculptures. My idea flows over the border between two and three dimensions. I believe that my wall sculptures as my expression have a position between paintings and sculptures.

About ART MATTERS 5:
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 7 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present t...
15/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 7 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the young British artist Arran Rahimian @arran.rahimian (*1991, lives and works in Edinburgh, GB) with his abstract painting “46 Hours“ from 2022 (oil on canvas, 76 x 70 cm framed).

Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Arran Rahimian:
I consider the outdoors to be an extension to my studio; it plays a significant role in my work. My practice is conducted spontaneously and intuitively through walking. I am continually intrigued by the natural elements that surround me as their movement and presence inspire me.
As an Artist, I am excited by the unpredictability and rawness of creating a painting. I do not plan my works, nor have a preconceived idea of how they will look.

About ART MATTERS 5:
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 6 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased to present...
14/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 6 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased to present the Seattle-born artist Elliott Mickleburgh @bytebop (*1990, lives and works in London) with his conceptual photo work “XX.XX.XX Choreographic Reference for Jewelry Advert“ from 2021 (Archival Inkjet Print, A2 sheet size, 49 x 66 cm framed, edition of 3 + 2AP).

Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Elliott Mickleburgh:
​Executed through the eclectic materials that emerge during the production and representation of luxury commodities such as clothes, jewelry, and cosmetics, “XX.XX.XX“ is an interdisciplinary project that reflects on and retells the biblical narrative of the Annunciation. In making advertisements and the products they describe, documents and objects […] all come to indicate a condition of labor and ingenuity that takes place before and during the making of something […]. The Annunciation carries a similar impression of the prototypical: […] this chronicle describes the pomp and ceremony around the archangel Gabriel descending from the heavens to inform Mary that she will eventually become the Mother of God on Earth. Like the earliest production stages of creating luxury goods and their fetishized images, the Annunciation is an internal communication stating that more communication has yet to come, a message declaring […] that something extraordinary will happen but not quite yet.

About ART MATTERS 5:
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other on our website and Instagram, every day at 6pm CET, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
Our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories).
On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 5 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present t...
13/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 5 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the Finnish artist Mika Natri @mikanatri (*1969, lives and works in Turku, FI) with his sculptural wall object “ELEMENT 5“ from 2022 (concrete, Ø25 x 5 cm).

Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Mika Natri:
​I work in the fields of sculpture, painting, installation and public commissions.
Carefully thought composition and aesthetics are the key factors in my work.
Recently I’ve been focused on making minimalistic abstract reliefs using concrete as a material. The contradiction between the ordinary material and the finished piece intrigues me – mundane meets fine art.
I am also constantly seeking new ways to express myself through visual arts. For example, as well as working with clearly distinctive bodies of work of either sculpture or painting, I am interested in exploring the idea between the two, combining the idea of a sculpture and the idea of a painting into a cohesive artwork.

About ART MATTERS 5
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 4 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present t...
12/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 4 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the young German artist Max Geisler @maxgeisler (*1990, lives and works in Offenbach, DE) with with his sculptural painting “H.1.20 ‘Habitat'“ from 2020 (acrylic, varnish, tape on modified pop-up tent).

Read on/swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Max Geisler:
​My artistic work as a painter and installation artist is influenced by personal visual experiences and observations on my environment. Often a banal everyday phenomenon serves me as a starting point for the development of a new work. Thus, for example, social interactions in public space, surface structures or the layout of a magazine can flow into my artistic practice. In times of digitalization and the accompanying dematerialization of images, as a painter (image maker) working in analog, I am interested in the question of the role and production of painting in the post-digital age.
My painterly exploration takes place on flat canvas formats and sculptural object-image supports. [….]
The installative spatial images can be described as a kind of frozen snapshot, which can be located between construction and deconstruction. […]

About ART MATTERS 5:
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 3 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present t...
11/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 3 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the British artist Stephen Whatcott @stephenwhatcott (*1983, lives and works in Hampton, Worcestershire, UK) with with his minimalist painting “A Flower Through Concrete“ from 2022 (acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm).

Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Stephen Whatcott:
​My abstract paintings seek to demonstrate instinctive, expressive mark making while still retaining a balanced composition.
The emotional impact of the image is always the primary focus of these paintings. Ranging from great, colossal walls of paint to more free-flowing expressive forms, they are built up in many textured layers with each layer referring to the marks made previously throughout the entire process. Composed largely instinctively, the paintings are physical, both in technique and presence, but ultimately attempt to communicate on an emotional level. […]
These largely monochrome abstract paintings explore solidity, texture and composition, often executed in a seemingly aggressive, or at least expressive, manner.

About ART MATTERS 5
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, these artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 51 new artist daily at 6pm CETDay 2 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present th...
10/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5
1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Day 2 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are pleased to present the young artist Bianca Barandun @bianca.barandun (*1984, lives and works in St. Gallen, CH) with one of her wall-based sculptures, “Morphing Memories and the Possible Future 6“ from 2022 (ceramic and pigments, 84 x 67 x 3 cm).

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About Bianca Barandun:
My practice stems from my experimental engagement with materials. Whilst working at the intersection of print, drawing and sculpture, I combine different processes. In doing so, I construct work through the strategy of tinkering, by combining and alternating innovative methods in order to perceive what happens when materials are used unconventionally […]. It is a constant search […] for the unexpected to happen, for materials to take over, whilst feeding back to the initial idea of the project and indicating a sense of painterly or sculptural logic. I aim to communicate on an intuitive, non-verbal level by encapsulating complex emotions within forms, strokes and colours. I aspire to establish a visual language with rhythm and flow that includes both the imperfections and the unexpected as part of a growing vocabulary.

About ART MATTERS 5
We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, these artists and their submitted artworks are presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).

// ART MATTERS 5 – 1 new artist daily at 6pm CETKicking off the 5th ART MATTERS online group exhibition with the 1st of ...
09/04/2022

// ART MATTERS 5 – 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET

Kicking off the 5th ART MATTERS online group exhibition with the 1st of our 15 finalists selected via our latest open artist call: STEPHEN WOZNIAK @stephenwozniakart (*1971 in Dover, New Hampshire, lives and works in Los Angeles). Pictured here is his conceptual wall sculpture "Colonial Entry (A Better Door Than a Window)“ from 2022 (MDF, pine wood, lacquer paint, 17 x 20,5 x 4,5 cm).

Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information!

About Stephen Wozniak:
Stephen Wozniak is a conceptual artist who primarily works in wood, solid surfaces, hardware and fine finishes. His art is about personal identity, perception, belief, memory and the materials and objects that reflect and obscure our domestic lives.

About ART MATTERS 5:
We have selected a total of 15 finalists from the applications received in response to our 5th Open Artist Call from 19 March to 2 April. Until 23 April, the 15 artists and their submitted artworks will be presented one after the other – in no judging order – on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Every day at 6pm CET, we will unveil another name and a new artwork, so that the exhibition slowly comes together as a whole.
The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions" in our daily Instagram stories, in which we acknowledge the works of a selected number of artists who just missed the final cut (45, to be exact, posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm).
On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, the two winners of our online competition will be announced: one will receive an online solo show, the other will be invited to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne in 2022.

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// ART MATTERS 5 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET Day 9 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition: We are happy to present the young Spanish painter Alejandro Javaloyas @alejandro_javaloyas (*1987, lives and works in Toulouse, FR) with his abstract work „Tache noire fendue 2“ from 2022 (acrylic ink, acrylic spray paint, charcoal, oil pastel on raw canvas, 160 x 120 cm). Swipe left and read on to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information! About Alejandro Javaloyas: My practice focuses on the study of stains, splashes, pours, scratches, smears, dirt, footprints […] as remains of everyday life, in this era of hyper-consumerism, in which the culture of fast-fashion and ready-to-assemble furniture have given rise to an aseptic and detexturized society […]. The sum of my drawings, paintings, installations, and other media constitute a vocabulary of its own that aims to combat the sterility of contemporaneity, through the creation of objects whose formal appearance, whose texture, is a record and a consequence of the making process itself. […] Embracing the dirt, vindicating our homes and cities as archeological sites, understanding the already-lived objects that surround us as pieces of evidence that tell the stories of those who are no longer among us, as the only way to understand ourselves and how we got here. About ART MATTERS 5: We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm). On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).
// ART MATTERS 5 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET Half time: Day 8 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased to present the young Japanese artist Tomoko Konae @konaetomoko (*1986, lives and works in Valby, DK) with one of her "crocheted graphics“ (untitled from 2021, polyester yarn, foam, metal, 30 x 45 x 8 cm). Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information! About Tomoko Konae: I crochet graphics, not textiles. Graphical shapes always fascinate me. I try to give my artworks originality and uniqueness by expressing specific outlines using soft materials – yarn – and crochet techniques. Assembling crocheted graphics come out as wall sculptures. My idea flows over the border between two and three dimensions. I believe that my wall sculptures as my expression have a position between paintings and sculptures. About ART MATTERS 5: We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm). On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).
// ART MATTERS 5 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET Day 7 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the young British artist Arran Rahimian @arran.rahimian (*1991, lives and works in Edinburgh, GB) with his abstract painting “46 Hours“ from 2022 (oil on canvas, 76 x 70 cm framed). Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information! About Arran Rahimian: I consider the outdoors to be an extension to my studio; it plays a significant role in my work. My practice is conducted spontaneously and intuitively through walking. I am continually intrigued by the natural elements that surround me as their movement and presence inspire me. As an Artist, I am excited by the unpredictability and rawness of creating a painting. I do not plan my works, nor have a preconceived idea of how they will look. About ART MATTERS 5: We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm). On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).
// ART MATTERS 5 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET Day 6 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are pleased to present the Seattle-born artist Elliott Mickleburgh @bytebop (*1990, lives and works in London) with his conceptual photo work “XX.XX.XX Choreographic Reference for Jewelry Advert“ from 2021 (Archival Inkjet Print, A2 sheet size, 49 x 66 cm framed, edition of 3 + 2AP). Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information! About Elliott Mickleburgh: ​Executed through the eclectic materials that emerge during the production and representation of luxury commodities such as clothes, jewelry, and cosmetics, “XX.XX.XX“ is an interdisciplinary project that reflects on and retells the biblical narrative of the Annunciation. In making advertisements and the products they describe, documents and objects […] all come to indicate a condition of labor and ingenuity that takes place before and during the making of something […]. The Annunciation carries a similar impression of the prototypical: […] this chronicle describes the pomp and ceremony around the archangel Gabriel descending from the heavens to inform Mary that she will eventually become the Mother of God on Earth. Like the earliest production stages of creating luxury goods and their fetishized images, the Annunciation is an internal communication stating that more communication has yet to come, a message declaring […] that something extraordinary will happen but not quite yet. About ART MATTERS 5: We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other on our website and Instagram, every day at 6pm CET, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole. Our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories). On Sunday 24 April, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (at 6pm).
// ART MATTERS 5 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET Day 5 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the Finnish artist Mika Natri @mikanatri (*1969, lives and works in Turku, FI) with his sculptural wall object “ELEMENT 5“ from 2022 (concrete, Ø25 x 5 cm). Read on and swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information! About Mika Natri: ​I work in the fields of sculpture, painting, installation and public commissions. Carefully thought composition and aesthetics are the key factors in my work. Recently I’ve been focused on making minimalistic abstract reliefs using concrete as a material. The contradiction between the ordinary material and the finished piece intrigues me – mundane meets fine art. I am also constantly seeking new ways to express myself through visual arts. For example, as well as working with clearly distinctive bodies of work of either sculpture or painting, I am interested in exploring the idea between the two, combining the idea of a sculpture and the idea of a painting into a cohesive artwork. About ART MATTERS 5 We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm). On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (announcement at 6pm).
// ART MATTERS 5 1 new artist daily at 6pm CET Day 4 of our 5th ART MATTERS group exhibition and we are happy to present the young German artist Max Geisler @maxgeisler (*1990, lives and works in Offenbach, DE) with with his sculptural painting “H.1.20 ‘Habitat'“ from 2020 (acrylic, varnish, tape on modified pop-up tent). Read on/swipe left to find out more about the artist and ART MATTERS 5 or follow link in bio for further information! About Max Geisler: ​My artistic work as a painter and installation artist is influenced by personal visual experiences and observations on my environment. Often a banal everyday phenomenon serves me as a starting point for the development of a new work. Thus, for example, social interactions in public space, surface structures or the layout of a magazine can flow into my artistic practice. In times of digitalization and the accompanying dematerialization of images, as a painter (image maker) working in analog, I am interested in the question of the role and production of painting in the post-digital age. My painterly exploration takes place on flat canvas formats and sculptural object-image supports. [….] The installative spatial images can be described as a kind of frozen snapshot, which can be located between construction and deconstruction. […] About ART MATTERS 5: We selected 15 finalists via our latest Open Artist Call. Until 23 April, we present their submitted artworks one after the other – in no judging order – on our website and Instagram. Every day at 6pm CET, we unveil another name and a new artwork, with the exhibition slowly coming together as a whole. The presentation of our Top 15 is rounded off by "Honourable Mentions", in which we acknowledge the works of 45 artists who just missed the final cut (posted in our Instagram stories from 10 to 24 April, 3 per day and between noon and 6pm). On Sunday 24 April at 6pm CET, we will announce for the first time two instead of one winner and reward an online solo show (announced at 5pm) and an invitation to participate in an exhibition in our gallery space in Cologne (at 6pm).