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We dead chuffed with the attendance at the Made In Germany exhibition opening last night. Thanks for coming down. The Exhibition runs till 30 November 2012.

Also the lovely people at We Heart stuck us on their blog!!

http://www.weheart.co.uk/2012/11/22/the-weekend-edit-22-11-12/
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We dead chuffed with the attendance at the Made In Germany exhibition opening last night. Thanks for coming down. The Exhibition runs till 30 November 2012.

Also the lovely people at We Heart stuck us on their blog!!

http://www.weheart.co.uk/2012/11/22/the-weekend-edit-22-11-12/

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Anonymous asked:

will the works of the artist Christian Muscheid be exposedtoo? I am interested in the price of the Quadrat and Basel ics. Regards, Annette Cruiziat 07767457136

Hi Annette, we’re not exhibiting Christian Muscheid I’m afraid. Please do come along to the show though. We have some fantastic paintings for sale.

Made In Germany – Nadine Wölk Artist Interview

We interviewed German artist Nadine Wölk about her work and her influences.

She told us about the importance of photography in her paintings and her excitement about showing at Made In Germany exhibition.

Here’s what she said:

WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

Nadine Wölk

WHAT’S YOUR AGE?

33

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Jena, Thuringia, Germany.

WHERE DID YOU STUDY?

Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (HfBK) Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?

When I work I basically use room–time–constructions and stills/snapshots (sometimes taken from moving pictures) - as master illustrations and as the working material for my art. Everything is embedded in a context: gradually evolving situations and actions.

As relevant in my work is the aspect of picture aesthetics, which is transported e.g. through the picture taken out of another medium (freeze frame/still picture) or – equally important - through snapshots (sometimes “unusable” photos). Attitudes and poses of the portrayed characters are as relevant as cutting and collage (in the sense of “picture sampling”).

Generally speaking, I consider drawing and painting to be equally important. In my point of view the result at the very end of the creative process doesn’t differ much. Both techniques have their pros and cons but applied together they are unbeatable – call it an all-over-principle.

I have the impression that my works on paper, based on this all-over-principle, are more innovative and thrilling than pure painting on canvas with its strict rules or the classical design.

Working with paper makes me feel more relaxed and allows me to be more explorative while working with different materials and techniques.

It is an ever evolving process with an outcome that appears to be immensely complex, which is rather to be understood as a product than as goal.

WHAT / WHO INSPIRES YOUR WORK?

Who: Tim Rohloffs, Yehudit Sasportas, Peter Doig, George Lucas, Philip K. Dick, Youssef Nabel – extremely inspiring people with utterly thrilling works.

What: I use photography as an important tool for pre-selection, reduction and simplification. And of course I use it for archive purposes.

My archive is growing every day and comprises pictures from multiple sources, e.g. the world wide web, print media, street art (street scenes, things I discover on buildings, traffic lights etc. and other stuff I find), movies, photos of friends, peers, family and own, staged photos.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE PART OF MADE IN GERMANY EXHIBITION?

Germany is my home country and I enjoy living and working here – hence I am a part of Germany.

I believe that my works do reflect the fact and I am sure that my work would look differently if I’d been living somewhere else, of course.

Dresden, the city where I studied and where I am currently living, has – like any other city, or in a bigger context any other country – its own rhythm, flair and its way of living.

These influences are resonating with my work. Meaning that my work refers to German culture and especially to German sub-culture.

Nevertheless I wouldn‘t assess my work as typically German. I’d rather say that my pictures represent a part of the young German art scene, which is (just like me) very accessible for new influences and cultural diversity and – most importantly – implements these influences actively in their work.

HOW DOES THIS EXHIBITION DIFFERS FROM OTHERS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PART OF?

It is a completely new personal experience to exhibit in London and I look at it as a test.

My work tries to document the present, making the fugitiveness of moments and life experiences as a major subject of discussion.

As London has its unique art scene I am really curious about how my works will be interpreted in such a new microcosm. It will be interesting to see if my picture language and related details (e.g. lifestyle codes) will be understood or if it is simply too regional and specific and therefore limited!?

From a viewers perspective there always will be the desire for existential insight, a need to define the viewer’s own identity. Nothing can be seen or judged without referring to the viewer’s own past. That’s why there is something like a collective memory (differing from generation to generation and typical for each of them).

That is why I see it as a test how my work will be understood and interpreted outside of Dresden, outside of Germany. It will be exciting and thrilling to see how the gallery’s visitors will see and understand the work and how (if at all) my work will resonate with their collective memory.

In any way it’ll be a chance to see beyond my own nose, and I hope to definitely gain new insights and learnings for my future work. That’s why I am excited to exhibit in London.

You can see more of Wölk’s work online here: http://www.popartpirat.de/cms/woelk.html?&L=0

If you would like to see it in the flesh visit Made In Germany exhibition between 22 and 30 November 2012 at Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4QS, United Kingdom.

If you would like to attend the private view on 22 November please email rsvp@popartpirat.com

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