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Ellen Akimoto, Undine Bandelin, Jörg Ernert, Dana Meyer, Marten Schädlich

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8. October 2022 - 26. November 2022

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Galerie Rothamel Erfurt

In the 20th century, fine art came under fire. It became avant-gardised in expressionistic, cubistic, dadaistic, abstractionistic and surrealistic manner. It mutated into a totalitarian propaganda medium. It dissolved into blobs and patches of color. It quoted soup cans and Mickey Mouse. It became conceptual, political, ideological, dogmatic and finally toxic.

A region of the indomitable remained, not in Gaul but rather in the direction of Saxony. Artists paint and model here in the awareness of the sustainability of European art tradition and humanistic values. Their compositions show recognizable figures and spaces. This art is dedicated to our world in the now and in the future. As "Leipzig School" it enjoys an international reputation.

Our current exhibition shows six Leipzig positions, each with their own accents.

Ellen Akimoto, Disintegration, 2021, Öl und Acryl auf Leinwand, 180 x 150 cm

Ellen Akimoto slides several images into one another on one and the same surface, like a director who creates a flow of images with camera work and cuts.

Undine Bandelin, Die Hochzeit, 2021, Öl und Acryl auf Leinwand, 270 x 220 cm

Undine Bandelin performs with virtuosity, exaggerates, paints with a strong palette and tells exciting stories about self-perception and the perception of others.

Jörg Ernert, Weststrand 1, 2021, Aquarell, 21 x 32 cm

Jörg Ernert is the jazz musician among the artists of the new Leipzig School, a painterly free spirit. He is particularly interested in the question of how far abstraction can go if the object is to remain recognizable, and how reduction enriches the image.

Dana Meyer, Artur von Fugger-Regensbürg, 2022, Stahl - geschmiedet und geschweißt, 70 x 47 x 75 cm

Dana Meyer forges or drives her sculptures freehand from steel. This virtuosic as well as bold way of working requires an extraordinary spatial imagination as well as a high level of craftsmanship.

Marten Schädlich, Gehäuse, 2022, Öl auf Leinwand, 85 x 150 cm

Marten Schädlich's cleverly composed and elaborately executed paintings appear naïve at first glance, but captivate with increasing intensity the longer one approaches them.

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