12. September 2020 - 31. October 2020

Rothamel Erfurt Gallery
Tue - Fri 13 - 18 p.m.
Sat 11 - 16 p.m.



04. September 2020 - 28. November 2020

Galerie Rothamel Frankfurt
Fri 13 - 18 p.m.
Sat 11 - 16 p.m.


Picturetime - Mona Broschur

Picturetime - Mona Broschur

Anyone looking at this picture seems to be looking into a showcase. The back is covered with a floral, flat-looking wallpaper, the floor is gray. The showpiece is a vase with a floral pattern on a black background, accurately placed in the center of the picture. Light reflections on the arch reinforce the impression of a neat presentation. But oh dear, the museum ambience of the pretty still life is disturbed! Rosy sausage shapes have crawled up to the fine ceramic from five sides and seem to want to climb it. One instinctively looks for traces of slime. But no, the artist didn't paint us any. Are these sausages just obscenely shaped supports, conceived by the crazy curator? They always mess up the pretty picture. Not only the geometrical symmetry suffers, the aesthetic one too. Is it politically incorrect, even racist, for the viewer to be uncomfortably touched by this pink invasion? Asymmetry, it turns out, can have psychological aspects too ... Mona Broschár studied at the Camberwell College of Arts in London and as a master student of Annette Schröter at the University of Graphic and Book Art in Leipzig.

30. October 2020

Picturetime - Ellen Akimoto

Picturetime - Ellen Akimoto

Ellen Akimoto's work “Nachtzeit” shows a room composed of patterns and colored surfaces like a quilt. The traditional laws of space and perspective do not apply here. The dark behind the window is an absolute matt black. An introversial, haunting event unfolds on this stubborn stage. A young woman looking into the distance, mouth slightly, forearms in apprehension, the experience of understanding. The author of her revelation is the old woman sitting facing her, ghostly, silent, empathetic, visitor from another dimension. 700 years ago Giotto called the knowledge of the medieval worldview of reality into the picture. Ellen Akimoto's painting centers the perspective again on the arbitrary. Her art thus consists of a social process, of access management and self-administration. “Nighttime” is one of the iconic images of our time. Ellen Akimoto was born in Westlake Village in 1988. You have studied at the California State University, Chico, the Art Academy Mainz and as a master student of Annette Schröter at the University of Graphic and Book Art Leipzig.

01. October 2020

PICTURETIME - Marten Schädlich

PICTURETIME - Marten Schädlich

Marten Schädlich in his work “Einzelwir” the philosophical concept of the monad into the picture, the simple and indivisible taxes. Monads are safe - there are no two alike - and they are self-sufficient - there is nothing that is better or can step outside. In their totality they form reality, although there is no real effect. Two towers, the right one like huge cliffs, stand in a landscape with wide green areas, scattered trees and strange elevations. The towers rise up into the clouds. Their common rights from their balconies have some outlook. You lost him in a trance. There is no experience between them. Everyone remains trapped in their own vision. Marten Schädlich's work “Einzelwir” formulates a parable of our society, which erodes through contact, exchange and perception of reality - just like the tower cliffs. Marten Schädlich (* 1986, working in Leipzig with Annette Schröter). Personal signs can be discovered in his eyes that give the guide hints: for example the banana tree in the arch of the doorway of the right tower, the bush at the entrance to the slow tower or the bicycles on which they give themselves climate-friendly to their huts.

25. September 2020

Picture time - Jonathan Kraus Jonathan Kraus, to painting, 2020, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Picture time - Jonathan Kraus

In his lucid work “to painting”, Jonathan Kraus takes up the painting “The Death of Marat” by Jacques-Louis David and subtly criticizes the activism and ideologies of his and our time. The short revolutionary, scientist and doctor Jean-Paul Marat suffered from a skin disease and often sat in the bathtub for relief. Marat's demagogic newspaper "Ami du Peuple" was a mouthpiece for the sans-culottes, called for the execution of "enemies of the people" and triggered the September massacre. On July 13, 1793, he was stabbed to death by activist Charlotte Corday. Jacques-Louis David (1748 - 1825), a French classicist history painter, worked first for the king, then as a revolutionary painter and then for Napoleon. David took an active part in the revolution and voted for the king's execution. David painted his picture “The Death of Marat” immediately after the assassination attempt and dedicated it to the man who was stabbed to death. Jonathan Kraus (* 1989, studied in Dresden with Ralf Kerbach and in Leipzig with Annette Schröter) contrasts David's politicizing dedication with his own version. The lettering “to painting. kraus ”is a statement against political activism and for the essentials - in this case painting. Kraus brings himself into the image of the activist David and positions himself as the observer of the dead activist Marat. His features reflect thoughtfulness and distance. Technically, Kraus' painting can compete with David's and is much more reflective in terms of content. 

22. September 2020

Excavation - Nguyen Xuan Huy

Excavation - Nguyen Xuan Huy

Nguyen Xuan Huy's current work is entitled "Excavation", "Ausgrabung". The eye is the symbol of perception.
Once buried, we can no longer differentiate between good and bad. Now we try to expose it again ... a Sisyphean work.Ngyuen Xuan Huy came to Germany from Vietnam at the age of 17, studied at the Halle Castle and completed a master's degree at the same art college. Scholarships have taken him to France and the United States. Today he lives in Berlin, inspired by classic European painting from the Renaissance to the Fauves, Nguyen develops image programs with high thematic density and social explosiveness. In the first years after completing his studies, Nguyen was still devoted to Vietnamese topics, but has been setting for about a decade he is critical of the state of Europe. His works are often metaphorical and take up iconic compositions: Géricault's "Le Radeau de la Méduse", Matisse's "La Danse", Goya's "Caprichos" and "Desastres", Michelangelo's ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Nguyen's paintings are constructive, vital, perfectly staged and virtuously set provocation. They differ in form and content from almost everything we know from current art.
They challenge their viewers emotionally and intellectually.
Next exhibition: Nguyen Xuan Huy, The Mirror, Galerie Rothamel Frankfurt, September 4 to October 17, 2020

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