UNDINE BANDELIN, ELLEN AKIMOTO AND DANA MEYER - SCOPE
Undine Bandelin, Ellen Akimoto and Dana Meyer
Painting and sculptures
26 May until 9 July 2018
We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening with the artists on friday, 25 May 2018 at 8pm at Galerie Rothmel Erfurt.
The sceneries of Ellen Akimoto take place in two-dimensional rooms, partly phantasy, partly memory, partly dream. The room with the yellow walls and the round arched window – behind a changing mountainous region. A carpet or a parquet flooring fold in the parallel perspective so that one can better see the pattern. Ornaments appear to be pulled in the visual world with "drag & drop": the net curtain, the vase, the cup, the tablecloth, the colored blouse. On the left side of a kissing couple, a book of pictures from Giotto is lying on a chest of drawers. The Italian Master personifies the begin of three-dimensional painting, the renaissance and the humanism. What is this, that we experience 700 years later? Ellen Akimoto was born in Westlake Village, Kalifornia in 1988. She studied at the California State University, Chico. the college of Art Mainz and as a master student of Annette Schröter at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.
Kiss, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 220 x 190 cm
Undine Bandelin's paintings lead us into a world in which the boundaries between human and animal kingdom, reality and dream are abolished. In her pictures, she explores the archetype of man, his boundaries, fears and drives, and his existential quest.
Undine Bandelin, Der Prinz, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Dana Meyer’s sculptures are characterized by boundless energy, extreme expressivity and unique precision. Her works do not follow the usual process of a small model rendered and then gradually increased to the desired size, Dana’s works are all hand forged casted steel which requires her extraordinary spatial perception and vision, married with her equally extraordinary craftsmanship. Dana Meyer’s works require no theoretical guidance. Their overwhelming presence does not speak of a particular school or concept. Instead her works are characterized by their lasting effect on us the viewer.
Scheuklappen, 2018, Stahl - geschmiedet und geschweißt, 62 x 33 x 75 cm, Ansicht B.jpg