23 June 2015


Tobias Buckel_Cache_2015_acrylics-glue-canvas_50x40cm
all works by Tobias Buckel, courtesy the artist and Peter von Kant gallery, London

The German artist Tobias Buckel uses the medium of paint to decipher its own codes: His works negotiate both the functions of space and of displays, often referring to the painted image as an instrument (and not only as an object) of representation. This is particularly interesting, since he studied communication design previous to his education in art in Nuremberg and at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Tobias' trained eye for graphical and architectural aesthetics, sharp lines or perspectives have a large impact on his practice and the work's overall appearance. While three dimensional and geometric shapes, and flat cubes dominate the motifs, they appear in both abstract and representational forms. These are often washed down and thin layered, superimposed and eventually merged into each other like a jigsaw. I spoke to the Nuremberg-based artist, who has an exhibition opening this Friday the 26.06 at Peter von Kant gallery in London, about his inspiration and his idea of abstract qualities.

4 June 2015


exhibist magazine
exhibist Magazine, and Anna Zizlsperger photo © Mine Kaplangı

Whilst having grown up in Munich, Germany, Anna Zizlsperger has lived in Istanbul since 2011. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Istanbul-based art magazine exhibist – one of the few contemporary art magazines printed in english language in Turkey. Its theme-based content, its unique design and its integrated art guide have contributed to establishing the art magazine as the most popular one in city.

Having studied Islamic Art History and Modern and Contemporary Art, Anna especially focussed on critical writing and curating. She has worked at several institutions, such as Musée d’Orsay and Bonhams Auctioneers, assisting on projects at Haus der Kunst, while also working as an editor and writer, from Weltkunst to Giunti Editore and Phaidon Press. In our interview Anna Zizlsperger told me about her magazine, about the future of printed publishing and about her view on Istanbul's art scene.