2014-02-20 09:10:21 - The exhibition brings together works by four artists of different generations and characterized by diverse cultural influences their countries of origin on three continents. As individual as their path to art is also the style of their painting. From photo-realistic to abstract and mini-malist elements, the exhibition covers a wide spectrum of contemporary painting.
Tomohisa Ishizuka / Japan, *1980
“What I want to paint, are pieces that excite me, pieces that shiver my soul.
Running lines and throwing colors onto a white blank canvas as the body wishes to move, concentrating on the ever-changing screen, selecting the lines and colors that catch the eye of the heart. As a result, my work becomes complete.”
Ivar Kaasik / Estonia, *1965
Using op-art techniques, but also new multimedia technology, Kaasik puts painting in a modern context. His works are full of ‘naturalness’ - the viewer is free to form their own opinions and not merely swallow the predestined thoughts of the painter or follow any strict guidelines. - Peeter Kormasov
Alexander Kosyak / Russia, *1957
“I construct emotional images-symbols and aspire
that in my work they are ambiguous, mysterious, but clearly readable. In some works I create a situation of uncertainty, a flowing transition of the image-symbol from one state to another, as sign of conversion and exchange of modern and ancient cultures of East and West.”
Raphael Pollack / USA, *1942
“My attempt in painting is to create form through color and not the other way around. I love the moment when that happens but it happens so to speak in its own time and especially not when I want it. It’s a process that involves much patience. While painting you watch some-thing grow knowing it can change its direction at any moment.”
art place berlin – forum for contemporary art
Alexanderplatz 7 / Park Inn by Radisson
10178 Berlin / Germany
”art place berlin” is the forum for the presentation of exhibitions of contemporary art and intercultural projects, located at the Park Inn Berlin-Alexanderplatz.
Monthly more than 30.000 guests and visitors from all over the world have a chance here to experience the encounter with current international art. The exhibitions show mainly painting, graphic, photography and works on paper and are open to the public daily from 9am to 9pm with free entry for the exhibition areas on the ground floor and at the first floor.
Today “art place berlin” looks back on four years of successful cooperation with artists, curators and institutions. Before that, more than 100 exhibition projects were implemented in the former "Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse" until its closing in 2010. www.art-center-berlin.info