Exposition Art Blog: 2020

Bernhard Luginbühl

 

Bernhard Luginbühl (16 February 1929 – 19 February 2011)was a Swiss sculptor.He created iron sculptures in the late 1950s. In 1976 he started with building giant wooden sculptures which he set on fire as an art event.His work featured a variety of materials, including iron, bones, wood and even weapons and industrial waste.After grad­u­at­ing from the School of Applied Arts in Bern (1948), Bernard Lug­in­bühl (*1929) started work­ing in Bern. The artist cre­ated his pieces in a vari­ety of media: wood, stone and pri­mar­ily since 1949, iron. In his lager than life-sized iron sculp­tures a sat­is­fy­ing mon­u­men­tal­ity encoun­ters a cre­ative play­ful­ness deeply rooted in the mate­r­ial. A char­ac­ter­is­tic of Luginbühl’s work is the ten­sion between move­ment and counter-movement, between dynamic ele­ments mov­ing into space and sup­port­ing struc­tures con­trol­ling the movements.“Every little thing has meaning for me,” said Luginbühl on the occasion of his 2003 exhibition at Museum Tinguely in Basel.A park in Bern showcases about 60 of his enormous rusty creations, including animal figures.In addition to sculpture, Luginbühl also produced graphic design, lyric poetry and more fleeting works such as burning things in public as a form of protest.The son of a butcher, the Bern-born Luginbühl remained very down-to-earth despite the critical acclaim he received. 

 


















Martin Kippenberger

 

 Martin Kippenberger (1953 – 1997) was a German artist and sculptor known for his extremely prolific output in a wide range of styles and media, superfiction as well as his provocative, jocular and hard-drinking public persona.
Kippenberger was "widely regarded as one of the most talented German artists of his generation," according to Roberta Smith of the New York Times. He was at the center of a generation of German enfants terribles including Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Werner Büttner, Georg Herold, Dieter Göls, and Günther Förg.
Martin Kippenberger was one of the most influential German artists of his generation. Emerging alongside Albert Oehlen and Günther Förg, Kippenberger’s work often featured caustic commentary on the art world and reactionary takes on iconic art-historical tropes. “My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history,”
Kippenberger’s refusal to adopt a specific style and medium in which to disseminate his images resulted in an extremely prolific and varied oeuvre which includes an amalgam of sculpture, paintings, works on paper, photographs, installations, prints and ephemera.

 














Milena Olesinska

 

Oil painting on canvas 70cm x 50cm / November 2020

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Jon Peterson - American Contemporary Art

 

 Jon Peterson (1945–2020) was an American artist, most known for his "guerrilla sculpture" in the 1980s and his stylistically eclectic paintings in the 2000s.He was active in the emergence of Los Angeles’s downtown art scene—partly captured in the 1982 documentary, Young Turks—as both an artist and real estate developer. His work has been commissioned by or exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions the San Diego Museum of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston Art Festival, Foundation for Art Resources, and the International Sculpture Conference.....
Peterson returned to painting in 2006 with a new approach.This later work spurns the modernist fixation on a signature style or brand in favor of personal exploration, spontaneity and stylistic heterogeneity.Peterson initially produced direct, naturalistic domestic images and portraits, whose centrally located figures were often based on appropriated images (including mug shots and street fashion images) and influenced by the paintings of Marlene Dumas and Luc Tuymans.However, with the Africa series his paintings became more semi-abstract, multi-hued and hallucinatory, with Vuillard- and Bonnard-like landscapes and politically inspired canvasses drawn from newspaper photos (e.g., the Arab Spring- and movie-inspired The Battle of Algiers works) depicting featureless, phantasmagorical figures in disorienting patterned and expressionist environments..Wikipedia

 













Bronisław Chromy - Artworks

 

 He was born 1925 in Leńcze near Lanckorona, died 2017 in Kraków - sculptor, medalist, painter, drawer, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. After graduating from the High School of Fine Arts, he began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. He was a student of Xawery Dunikowski. Chromy received his diploma in 1956. In his work he deals with a wide range of subjects. His sculptures on historical and martyrdom themes (Pieta Oświęcimska, 1963), music (Monument of Frederic Chopin, 2005), cosmology (Copernicus, constellations and star systems) and animalism are noteworthy. Among the extraordinary sculptures and monuments that have already become a permanent part of Krakow's landscape are the Wawel Dragon from the Vistula River (1969), the Fountain of Buskers from Wolnica Square, the Owls from Planty, the Sheep from the Square in front of the Agricultural Academy, and the Dog Dżog Monument (2001), situated on the Vistula boulevards near Wawel Hill.
He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Kraków City Award (1973) and the Prime Minister's Award of the first degree (1979). Moreover, he was awarded the Officer's Cross and Knight's Cross of the Order of Resurected Poland, the Medal of the Commission of National Education and the Gold Medal "Gloria Artis". (2009). The artist has also won many awards in competitions for designs of monuments and medals.