Michael Winkler: FORMS OF LANGUAGE – process-based paintings of abstract forms map the choices made by our cultural ancestors when they created the spelling of our words.
The paintings are created using a rigorous process which enables the spelling of words to be treated as instructions for generating abstract forms – choices of spelling made by our ancestors when they created the signs for our words plot the drawing of the forms. Since the spelling of English words was not devised according to a plan, it constitutes a collective set of innately driven choices made in the context of a desire to express senses of meaning.
Paola Alborghetti: I define my work as the unwitting source of wonderful accidents. The process of creation is starting from what nature and humans bring in a citation, like tracks, signs, footprints. From them I make my paintings.
I like to move „inside the materials“, the forms, find new ones, cancel things, print drawings, cover them, print new again. The subject of my paintings is the process itself, everything else is a pretext, a piece of memory.
In all, there is a trace, a sign left.
Trace is a genuine element, silent, like the spontaneity and imagination.
In my work I keep myself continually making “real/active” work while always discovering something new under the structures – again putting something away, placing new lines, imagining figures or maybe only shadows, letters, elements connected to the human presence.
Representation in my pictures takes place where the wonder is starting and where the imagination has a large space. That means for me, a big opportunity to express the fascination of the „unknown“, instilling an excitement to step further.
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. At times, combining a 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.
Elise Lai: My works are always about a kind of living mode. In a general sense, they’re about touches, intimacies and trivia in the everyday banal routine of personal habits and mundane chores. I’m interested in the residues of everyday life, always wondering about what is left behind after these experiences have taken place—the emotional and physical changes to the perceived environment, the feelings which remain, and the material effects like the lingering smells, etc. I’m fascinated by what these residues can be, what they can evoke. As an artist and a human being who is interested in such things, my approach to life and my creation of art are arranged accordingly.
STICHTING KAUS AUSTRALIS
OUT OF THE BLUE
September 26th – 29th 2013
with Guest Artists
RENEE VAN DER STELT US Drawing
MATTHIAS HUBER CH Painting
NiCOLAS GULOTTA ARG Installation
Opening reception on Thursday September 26th, 6pm.
The exhibition is open Sept. 7th to 29th 2013 daily 2pm to 6pm or by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicolas Gullotta presents a work in
progress about the human magnetic
field. As part of this search, the artist
offers the public an opportunity to
explore the idea of a potential
magnetic field through engaging an
object with the body.
Renee van der Stelt’s site drawings
mark time through the trace of
morning light and evening shadows.
Scored and folded pages respond to
the found shadows. Videos record
transient movements of lines on land.
A set of twelve drawings depict a grid
of over one million (1/16”) white
squares. The squares might serve to
visually depict nearly half the number
of prisoners currently in the U.S.
correctional system, or may correlate
to the current number refugees displaced by the Syrian civil war. An audio
recording of the lines drawn for this project connotes ocean waves on a shoreline.
Matthias Huber about his work:
In my paintings I try to forget ways
and places that I have already known.
I hope for necessities. I stop. Some
decisions make me feel
uncomfortable. I try to obstruct
myself. I compose. I practice. Each
and every one of my paintings is
fighting for a position next to my own
pictures and all the images I know. I
look at the pictures and deem to find
one better than the other.
KAUS AUSTRALIS is a public platform that focuses on supplying studios for artists-inresidence, stimulates collaborations, and initiates small and large scale exhibitions and
presentations. These activities are developed and realised together with individual or
collective working artists and/or curators, with comparable organisations and art institutes.
Contact: Stichting Kaus Australis Melanchthonweg 137 3045 PN Rotterdam
mail to: studio(at)kausaustralis.org
phone +31 (0) 102180732
15 mins bike ride north of Rotterdam Centraal direction Schiebroek or alternatively metrostop/
Kaus Australis nodigt u bij deze uit voor de opening van “THIS IS OKAY”, een presentatie van werk van huidige artists in Residence.
De opening vindt plaats op donderdag 22 Augustus vanaf 18:00
Uiteraard met Bier, Bijn en Barbecue..
Merdedes Irisarri (Argentina)
Nicolas Gullota (Argentina)
Matthew Mcconville (USA)
Katherine Macbride (Scotland)
Chloe Wigsnes (Norway)
Nicolas Ponton (Argentina)
Het werk zal nog te zien zijn tot vrijdagavond de 23e Augustus of op afspraak.
Hopende u allen as donderdag te zien,
Kaus Australis heeft het genoegen u uit te nodigen voor de opening van:
WAY BACK INTO LOVE
Opening op Vrijdag 22 Maart 2013 om 18:00
Lasse van den Bosch Christensen
Samantha Louise Michel
Tales are meaningless impressions, a jumble of colours and traces on yourhands. Tales are the jumble of the colours and the hand full of traces.
Tales are not completed in any material aspect; in bones, in A4s, in plastic cups, in shoelaces or in the weight of the projector.
The tale is not the sum of its parts, but it is a high tower.
Tales are that which hits you between the measure, the weight, the seconds and the distant noise. The tale is a weightless hit in seconds of play.
The tale is the pace in that which is told. To follow the tale is to be coloured by the rhythm of its parts, as a telling is, in seconds, forming the cup.
Tales are not the plastic cupness or that which the cup contains. The tale breaks out from the cup and the cup breaks.
The tale estranges that which makes up its whole, learning that the limits are not the weight, not the lacing.
Opening Friday 22 maart 2013
Open 23 – 24 Maart 2013
Of op afspraak:
25-28 Maart 2013
Kaus Australis Melanchtonweg 1373045 PN Rotterdam Nederland
15 min. fietsen noordelijk van Rotterdam Centraal of metro/sneltramhalte Melanchtonweg
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De volgende kunstenaars openen hun ateliers voor publiek:
-Sandro Setola (NL) ( http//:www.sandrosetola.com )
-Signe-Lill (Norway) (http://signe-lill.com/red-men.html)
-Lauren Pelc-McArthur (Canada) (http://laurenpelcmcarthur.com/)
-Brianna Lowe (Canada) (http://briannalowe.com/)
-Andreas Floxner (Sweden) (http://www.andreasfloxner.com/)
-Helena Wallberg (Sweden) ( http://www.helenawallberg.com )
-Selin Yurdakul en Sahin Özbay (Turkey) (www.projectiamhere.com)
-Chris van Mulligen(NL) (http://www.rotterdam-artists.nl/en/artists/details/q/kunstenaar_id/450051)
-Dineke van Huizen (NL) (http://www.rotterdamsekunstenaars.nl/nl/kunstenaars/details/?&kunstenaar_id=450627)
U bent allen zeer welkom!
Melanchtonweg 137 3045 PN Rotterdam
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Op 15 December 2011 na de launchparty van het boek “Rotterdam Basel Basel-Rotterdam”, een boek dat de 10 jarige culturele uitwisseling en kunstenaarsresidencies tussen IAAB Basel en Kaus Australis viert, werd een diner geserveerd aan onze speciale gasten. Hier zijn enkele foto’s van die avond. Het boek is overigens te bestellen, stuur ons even een email: