25 April 2012

COLOGNE: DAVID OSTROWSKI 'DANN LIEBER NEIN'

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photos by artfridge

David Ostrowski's show "Dann lieber nein" ( Then rather no) at Figge von Rosen Gallery included his recent series of works, such as 'F'. For this, David has been provoking mistakes and painterly failures in order to evoke dynamic compositions. His canvases characteristically carry blue spray paint indicating childish comic drawings and simplified body parts, such as feet, penises or breasts. But also glitter-sticky-tape, wood and paper pieces are glued on top of his works, endowing them a more voluminous and massive visual appearance. 

DANN LIEBER NEIN
until the 16th of June

GALERIE FIGGE VON ROSEN, COLOGNE
Aachener Stra├če 65
50674 Cologne
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11-18h, Saturday 12-17h

david-ostrowski.com

18 April 2012

INTERVIEW: ULRICH VOGL

Once upon a time, Ulrich Vogl wanted to become a diplomat, because the southern German installation artist loves to travel and to meet new people. His poetic artworks catalyze dreams. Employing light, shadows, mirrors and seemingly banal objects, they transform and manipulate rooms, introducing a re-thought handling of space - creating an illusionary dreamscape. Without disregarding carefulness and attention to details, Ulrich is curious and does not avoid coincidences in his working process. Openly and extremely warm-hearted, the Berlin-based artist recently shared work formations, stories of his everyday-life and his past with me. At his studio in the middle of Kreuzberg, artfridge was allowed to get a sneak preview of Ulrich’s newest works.

artfridge @ studio Ulrich Vogel, Berlin artfridge @ studio Ulrich Vogel, Berlin