Transformidable!Transitions between photography, installation and painting
Current tendencies in the transformation and transfer of artistictechniques and visual meanings, especially in the fieldof montage and collage, form the focus of this exhibition.The neologism “transformidable” refers to the viewer’s conflicting experience,marked by astonishment and admiration at these unusual new visualworlds and by the shock and uncertainty caused by the breaks anderadications they contain.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the development ofphotography led to a redefinition of art, with the mimetic/reproductivefunctions of the fine arts, and thus the conventional materialsand techniques, losing their unassailability and being made thesubject of artists’ work. The early collages and photo montagesof artists like Kurt Schwitters, John Heartfield and Hannah Höchstand at the beginning of this intense reflection on artistic meansthat runs through the art history of the twentieth century as amajor shaping influence.The relationship between the existence of new technologies(photography, film, digital media) on the one hand and, on the other,their use and the artistic application of their principles (or the deliberaterefusal to do so) proves to be an extremely complex one.
In recent times, the rapidly multiplying possibilities of photography,film, collage and montage, in their analogue and digital forms,have lead to a wide range of compound forms and combinationsof content.This exhibition deliberately concentrates on four artists and theirdifferent ways of dealing with the techniques and semantic fields oftransformation between the artistic media of painting, photographyand installation, using this broad-based presentation and an in-depthexploration of these particularly innovative and varied approaches as away of approaching the basis for contemporary interpretations oftransformation processes in general.
The exhibition features work by Sabine Dehnel (born in 1971 inLudwigshafen, lives in Wiesbaden and Berlin), Barbara Flatten(born 1970 in Cologne, lives in Cologne), Ruth Habermehl (bornin 1969 in Landau, lives in Leipzig) and Verena Landau (born in1965 in Düsseldorf, lives in Leipzig).In terms of their training and artistic approach, all four have tieswith figurative painting. But all of them use photography, staging,installation, and montage to critically question and underminethe supposed faithfulness of reproduction in their works.In this way, they explore the medium of photography using themeans of staging and painting, and the medium of paintingusing the means of photography and the involvement ofthreedimensional settings.All four have developed approaches to painting and photographythat overlap, but which are also quite different and distinct.The results are always many-layered pictures about pictures,which is what constitutes the particular attraction of these four positions.This is due not to the appeal of combining incongruous elements,but to the focus on methods of image production and image reception.
There is always a deliberate and finely-dosed mixing of degrees of reality.Unlike in early twentieth-century collage, the aim here is not to establishmontage as an aesthetic structuring principle and new model formimesis, but to focus attention on the formal issue of art’s immanentrelation with reality as a theme in its own right.The pictures are clearly identifiable as artifacts that question the possibility ofcommunicating reality through art.
By Jörg Katerndahl, curator of the exhi
Transformidable!Transitions between photography, installation and painting
Current tendencies in the transformation and transfer of artistictechniques and visual meanings, especially in the fieldof montage and collage, form the focus of this exhibition.The neologism “transformidable” refers to the viewer’s conflicting experience,marked by astonishment and admiration at these unusual new visualworlds and by the shock and uncertainty caused by the breaks anderadications they contain.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the development ofphotography led to a redefinition of art, with the mimetic/reproductivefunctions of the fine arts, and thus the conventional materialsand techniques, losing their unassailability and being made thesubject of artists’ work. The early collages and photo montagesof artists like Kurt Schwitters, John Heartfield and Hannah Höchstand at the beginning of this intense reflection on artistic meansthat runs through the art history of the twentieth century as amajor shaping influence.The relationship between the existence of new technologies(photography, film, digital media) on the one hand and, on the other,their use and the artistic application of their principles (or the deliberaterefusal to do so) proves to be an extremely complex one.
In recent times, the rapidly multiplying possibilities of photography,film, collage and montage, in their analogue and digital forms,have lead to a wide range of compound forms and combinationsof content.This exhibition deliberately concentrates on four artists and theirdifferent ways of dealing with the techniques and semantic fields oftransformation between the artistic media of painting, photographyand installation, using this broad-based presentation and an in-depthexploration of these particularly innovative and varied approaches as away of approaching the basis for contemporary interpretations oftransformation processes in general.
The exhibition features work by Sabine Dehnel (born in 1971 inLudwigshafen, lives in Wiesbaden and Berlin), Barbara Flatten(born 1970 in Cologne, lives in Cologne), Ruth Habermehl (bornin 1969 in Landau, lives in Leipzig) and Verena Landau (born in1965 in Düsseldorf, lives in Leipzig).In terms of their training and artistic approach, all four have tieswith figurative painting. But all of them use photography, staging,installation, and montage to critically question and underminethe supposed faithfulness of reproduction in their works.In this way, they explore the medium of photography using themeans of staging and painting, and the medium of paintingusing the means of photography and the involvement ofthreedimensional settings.All four have developed approaches to painting and photographythat overlap, but which are also quite different and distinct.The results are always many-layered pictures about pictures,which is what constitutes the particular attraction of these four positions.This is due not to the appeal of combining incongruous elements,but to the focus on methods of image production and image reception.
There is always a deliberate and finely-dosed mixing of degrees of reality.Unlike in early twentieth-century collage, the aim here is not to establishmontage as an aesthetic structuring principle and new model formimesis, but to focus attention on the formal issue of art’s immanentrelation with reality as a theme in its own right.The pictures are clearly identifiable as artifacts that question the possibility ofcommunicating reality through art.
By Jörg Katerndahl, curator of the exhibition.
 

Transformidable in Romania!
 
 
Last station of the moving exhibition "Transformidable", a project of the four artists Sabine Dehnel, Barbara Flatten,  Ruth Habermehl and Verena Landau took place in Romania, Timisoara.
Opening Reception at The Art Museum Timisoara (Romania)
Solo Exhibition in in Japan/Tokyo, Roppongi, May 2008
Naked Tokyo 2008 
 
 
Our last group exhibition Naked Tokyo in Le Deco was a great event with more than 200 people showing up! Pictures of the party you will find on the official website of “Naked Tokyo 08”: http://fotogrotto.wordpress.com/naked-tokyo-party/
Soloexhibition at Gallery Strenger, Jan 17th - 31st 2009
We had a great Opening. Thank you all for coming the the gallery!
Please visithttp://www.gallery-strenger.jp/
 
 
PIctures of the Opening Reception on the right side:
German Ambassadors Mrs. and Mr. Daerr (right side) and guests, artist.
 
Wir laden Sie herzlich ein zur Vernissageder Ausstellung:
"Jetzt und Damals: Ida Gerhardi Förderpreis 2009 und 20 Jahre Ida Gerhardi Förderpreis"
31. 10. 2009 - 31.01. 2010.
 
Vernissage: 30. 10. 2009 um 20 Uhr
 
In dieser Gruppenausstellung werden einige meiner neuen Arbeiten aus Japan gezeigt.
Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
Sauerfelder Str. 14 - 20D 58511 LüdenscheidTel.: 02351 / 17-24 05 
Tank you all for coming to the exhibitionNaked Tokyo 09, in Roppongi's Club Superdeluxe!!
Please find some more details under www.nakedtokyo.com
 
 
It was a great party as every year (unfortunately without me, as I had moved to Germany already)! A veryspecial "thank you" to Alexis!
Liebe Freunde,​ auf dieser Seite werden Sie über weitere Aktivitäten informiert. Einige fotografischen Arbeiten können Sie auch nach Vereinbarung im Atelier in München oder in der Galerie UpArt in Neustadt (Pfalz) ansehen. 
 "Ganz privat - Familie", Städtischen Galerie Lüdenscheid, 29.09.2012. bis  13.01.2013.

„My Son“ zeigt die Künstlerin und eines ihrer Kinder. Die künstlichen Bühnenräume entstehen wie bei der Malerei Schicht für Schicht. Auffallend bei der Arbeit„Artist And Son“ist das Hell-Dunkel Muster der Studioleinwand, Bildelemente aus der Op Art, angelehnt an Bildmuster der Künstlerin Bridget Riley. Ein sich fortwährend drehender Wolpertinger, eine Mischung aus Leopard, Fledermaus und Löwe taucht in seriellem Rhythmus im Hintergrund auf und verbindet sich optisch mit den frei im Raum schwingenden weißen Kugeln, die ebenfalls von Wolpertingern bevölkert werden. In diesen vor und zurück springenden Rhythmus aus Hell und Dunkel begeben sich die Künstlerin und ihr Sohn. Sie begeben sich lustvoll in das Revier des wirbelnden Wolpertingers.
My Son, 2011, je 13 x 17 cm
"Tigers Bite At Night", am Sonntag, den 14. 04. 2013, Galerie UpArt, Im Meisental 51, 67433 Neustadt.Dr. Ulrike Hauser-Suida führt durch die Ausstellung.DieEinzelausstellung mit Werken aus Japan und neuen Arbeiten aus dem Studio in Münchenläuft vom 14. April bis zum 18. Mai 2013. 
Love Shots

19. & 20. Juli 2013

Zur Eröffnung am Freitag, den 19. Juli um 18 Uhr, laden wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich ein.

Frau Ann-Katrin Harfensteller eröffnet die Ausstellung.

Öffnungszeiten:
Fr  18 – 22 Uhr 
Sa   11 – 16 Uhr  

FHM Fondshaus, 1.Stock
Haimhauserstraße 4
80802 München



„TRAUMWELTEN" 
Galeriestrasse 6a am Hofgarten, 80539 München

ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN DER AUSSTELLUNG
Eröffnung am Donnerstag, den 18.02. 2016, ab 19:00 Uhr

Art After Work: 03.03. - Finissage 10.03.2016
jeweils ab 19:00 Uhr 

Öffnungszeiten täglich 12 - 18 

Die einführenden Worte hält 
J.H.M. Verhoeven, Kunstsammler 

Die Crossover ArtGallery zeigt sowohl meine fotografischen Arbeiten, als auch Werke der Fotografen Andy Schulz und Marcus Schäfer sowie des Malers Ecki Hinze.

Ich würde mich freuen, Euch begrüßen zu dürfen. Freunde sind herzlich willkommen!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Barbara Flatten

Galeristin: 
Nanda Brüning Verhoeven
Reitmorstraße 30
80538 München
Phone: 089/21031288
Mobile: 0178/4349539
Info@crossover-artgallery.com 
Ich würde mich freuen, Euch begrüßen zu dürfen. Freunde sind herzlich willkommen!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Barbara Flatten

Galeristin: 
Nanda Brüning Verhoeven
Reitmorstraße 30
80538 München
Phone: 089/21031288
Mobile: 0178/4349539
Info@crossover-artgallery.com 


Die Vernissage findet statt am Sonntag, den 6. November, um 11 Uhr, in den Räumen der Galerie.


Galerie UpArt
Quellenstraße 32
67433 Neustadt an der Weinstraße

www.upart-online.de
Blacklight Pigment, 2016

Zum ersten Mal präsentiert als Blacklit Print.
Impressionen zur Vernissage am 8. Juli 2017