Visiting Munich Artists at ISPO Trade Fair

This morning I went to ISPO.  What is ISPO?  It is sports and business connected and it took up six exhibition halls for a few days in Munich.

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I went to see the installation in exhibition hall 6 because Ines Seidel gave me a ticket. In her instructions, Ines told me to come through the East entrance but I entered through the entrance near the shopping mall and walked through all 6 exhibition halls to reach the cloud installation. Six exhibition halls full of visual stimuli trying to attract buyers prepared me for an art booth filled with clouds.

Do you believe me?

It was easy to spot Ines’s artwork because it did not look like sport equipment nor did it flash at me or try to get me to try it on (even though it was on a hanger.)  After checking out Ines’s new work I headed over to the installation and then

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Artwork by Ines Seidel – January 2016

I approached the Artist Miquel Panadero who was busy working on one of his installation pieces. We didn’t talk in art speak but rather spoke like artists and talked about the logistics of creating with a group of five, the execution of an installation in a relatively open space and getting an idea working in reality.  Those are topics you too can ask Miquel when he returns to Munich later this spring.

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Miguel Panadero is very happy to be creating art in Munich for a few days before heading back to the Canary Islands (I’m jealous except my Spanish sucks right now so I’m just a little bit jealous but not jealous enough to move to Spain.)

ISPO INSTALLATION 2016

Miquel Panadero and Moreno Tapia have been creating installations at ISPO for three years.  The first year, they created one just by their lonesome – a big birdlike creature that rose high into the sky.  After a successful first installation,  the Spanish artists decided to try working with more artists. (I think because they are two men who like a challenge and are not into siestas.)

This year, five artists created an installation piece of clouds in the front of the exhibition booth space and then displayed their artwork in cloud like formations on the walls surrounding the installation.

The artists for this year’s installation are:

  • Adam Harthshorne (UK)
  • Majilina (Italy)
  • Miguel Panadero
  • Moreno Tapia (Spain)
  • Ines Seidel (Germany)

The installation developed during the exhibition so if you arrived on the first day, you would have seen just white clouds and if you arrived today, you would have seen the installation as I photographed it below.   The installation pieces will be auctioned off to benefit Movember so if you want a piece, please ask Miquel Panadero, Moreno Tapia or Ines Seidel where to bid on the pieces. I have no clue so don’t ask me.

Here is the full installation in monochrome:DSC00175

Here is the installation in colour:DSC00225

Here are two pieces created by Ines Seidel for the installation:

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installation art piece by Ines Seidel
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Installation art piece by Ines Seidel

ARTWORK BY MIGUEL PANADERO

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Miquel Panadero is an artist with many interests.  Although he was showing his installation and illustration skills at ISPO, he also works with paint and clay and other mediums to realise an idea.  Miquel uses his brain database to create his illustrations and to express himself in art form. Photography was not one of his mediums… yet.

Miquel works in a studio in the Canary Islands and flies all over to show his work so if you love his artistic style/installation/name/Spanishness, just let him know and he will fly to you if he can fit it in his schedule.

ARTWORK BY MORENO TAPIA 

Moreno is the other artist who hatched the idea for the installation and managed its creation.

Here are Moreno’s smaller works: DSC00182

Here are Moreno’s larger works ….and his shoe.

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Here are Moreno’s larger works and his foot.   Munich Raw Fodder.

So here is the deal with the big pieces.  The pieces were hanging on the wall (by chance right behind the installation.)  People ignored the art pieces thinking they were part of the installation but they were not.  The artworks were large art pieces by Moreno – A waterfall of mixed media abstracts.

Now, we visitors are sometimes sheep and our brains have a hard time adjusting.  All the other artists had cloud formation for their artwork so, logically his whole wall piece did not fit into the equation of cloud formations and therefore was not an artists specific work.  Naughty brains.

Seeing the problem, Moreno took down his large waterfall piece and hung up a cloud formation like the four other artists and that made sense to visitors. People stopped and asked him if they could buy some of the cloud.

The downfall of taking the work off the wall was that Moreno had to rollout his waterfall for me to see it and it is kind of hard to see a waterfall in the horizantal (It was a river with a rapids at the end just like my photographs show you.)

Moreno loves old newspapers and old papers and he also loves to take his older works and rework them into his current artworks.  At the installation space, Moreno had a stack of abstract art pieces under his cloud. I think you can get the feel of his abstracts by looking at the waterfall spilling all over the installation floor.

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Adam Harthshorne

Adam was sweet to answer my one question about his work.  I only asked one.  I’m blaming the lack of questions on a lack of caffeine and my meeting all of the artists at the same time. (This is never a good idea.)  Adam uses different techniques to make his images. A little bit of this print/transfer technique a little bit of that. I did not write them down but you are artists so you should be able to tell from looking at his work how he made it. (No screen prints, that was my one question.. Sorry Adam, I will ask you more questions next time.)

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Majilina

The fifth artist contributing to the installation is Majilina, an Italian artist. I didn’t ask her any questions nor did I remember to take a photo of her work (which I liked, I just did not take a photo.)  Luckily, I texted Ines and she forwarded me this photo to share with you.

Here are Majilina’s animal clouds:

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artwork by Majilina

LUMENMAN

Ines told me there was more artwork at ISPO in a big black box so we walked down the exhibition hall and found the box and walked inside and met Lumenman a/k/a Bernhard Rauscher.

As we sat down on the wood benches, I expected a video installation to begin but Bernhard said, “You are my first model of the day!”

 

 

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After about ten minutes of watching Bernhard set up his equipment, he asked me to stand up and strike a pose. Ines suggested that I fly (into the cloud) so I threw my arms up into the air and Bernhard did his magic, circling my body with his light wands as his camera took the image.

Bernhard asked me to stand very still… if you have met me, you know that standing still is not something I like to do, but, I did accomplish it for the length of his photograph and someday, in the near future, I will have a light piece to show you.  For now, you can look at the light pieces on his website and the one below that Lumenman made for the colour turquoise (part of our Munich Artists challenge).  I will have a few more photos from Lumenman for you in a post tomorrow.

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Artwork by Lumenman for the Munich Artists  14 day Colour challenge. January 2016

NOTE: We are nearing the end of the colour challenge. If you want to play along, you can find the colours on the 14 day colour challenge page.

 

 

 

Munich Artists Hanging Out at Stroke Ltd.

Yesterday was an opportunity for me to catch up with lots of Munich Artists who are spending the weekend selling artwork at Stroke Ltd.   If you are at Stroke this weekend and I didn’t say hello to you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I was in like some kind of time sucking vortex.  Who knew four hours could go by so quickly on a Friday afternoon.  Next time I will bring my Boston terrier, Winston, with me so he can tell you how wonderful your art is and then may I can stay a few extra minutes to chat about your artwork.

Here are some of the artists and artwork at Stroke.  I think I got everyone off the invitation list from Monday. If you sent me an invitation and I did not stop at your booth, please hunt me down next time.  If you did not send me a invitation and you wanted me to talk to you… well, then we need to fix that before the next Stroke in the Spring.

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Nina Schmid exhibiting her 30 day Munich Artists challenge at Stroke ltd. Love seeing all her hard work displayed together at the art fair. She will sell you individual prints in whatever size you want just ask her! You can find the Munich Artists Challenge here.
Munich Artists Bianca Artope
Munich Artists Bianca Artope. Bianca is currently working on canvas and LED screens. You need to see these in person. Still love her process and the way it looks on canvas. Miss the copper but love the new work.
Munich Artists Mr. Woodland
Munich Artists Mr. Woodland. He has been busy creating his motifs on canvas which is good luck for anyone who likes his street/urban art. The pieces all have a story. I love stories. Ask Daniel and he will tell you all about why there’s a girl with her head in the clouds.
Munich Artists Ines Seidel
Munich Artists Ines Seidel. I collect Ines. I can’t help myself. We have an affinity for words. Luckily we express ourselves in a differently way which means I can have her hanging around. Last time I bought a necklace. This time a photograph cause right can be soooooo wrong.
Vinicius Caps and Gallerist Philipp Dziersk
Vinicius Caps and Gallerist Philipp Dziersk…. aaaaaaaaaall the way from Brazil. Ask to see Philipp’s black portfolio. He has some pretty cool Brazilian artwork tucked away.Vinicius Caps is on the wall… football isn’t my thing but if it is yours, you may enjoy the sports theme.
Ray Moore and Brigitte Pruchnow at stroke ltd
Munich Artists Ray Moore and Brigitte Pruchnow at stroke ltd. Ray is hanging out in the front of Stroke  next to the heater which is the perfect spot to be on such a chilly weekend. Brigitte is tucked way in the back so make sure you go say hi to her if you are there this weekend.
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Who doesn’t love NYC. Max Ott was very busy using digital manipulation to make these images. Photoshop and some other program are the lucky charms he used to prism NYC. Interesting to look at and makes me even more excited about going to NYC next week.
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Brigitte Pruchnow, Andrea Peipe and Michaela Wuehr are showing artwork together again at Stroke. It’s like a thing. Three girls on a wall.  Michaela’s artwork is painted, pixelated and better looked at from a distance. Can you guess what this image is. (Hint there is a little boy….)
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Synapsenballet. These are great. The postcards are 2 Euro each. I can’t find my postcard 😦 Where did it go?
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Glad I took some photos because I can’t find my freaking postcard of synapsenballet. I really like these pieces created with a sense of humour.  Art doesn’t have to be heavy and depressing. Sometimes it is fun to have an art piece that makes you laugh.
Berlin artist The Art Ko
Berlin artist The Art Ko. Ok. Here is what he does… it is kind of Miro – ish. He throws paint on the paper. Lets it dry. Waits a few days and then paints with black acrylic the details. Unconscious abstract art. He won’t tell you what it is because he doesn’t want to impress you with a specific image… He kept telling me what this image was… but I don’t see it so I won’t tell you.  I keep seeing a map. Imagination fail on my part. I did see barb wire in another piece but he said I was the first person to see that….. dark soul am I. Yes. dark and scary.
Angela Peron
Angela Peron I love this series. Who would not love having one of these. Maybe True and 12 should put one in their shop.
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Luckily I took a business card and shot a photo of the business cards so I could match the card with the images.  This artwork is by Christina Rupp. I did not speak with this artist. No clue what is going on here other than the obvious. I guess you will need to talk to her.  Go ahead, I dare you.
Munich Artists Modge Podge Wall
I don’t know what is going on here. I took a photo of it b/c of the artwork waaaaay to the right. It looks like my daughter’s room and I think that is why I ran away without grabbing a card or a sheet telling me who made the drawing to the faaaaaaar right. Modge Podge wall. Does this help sell more work?
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I like these. Did not talk to anyone. I think I was running out of steam. Four hours is a long time. I see the little house in the corner… I see the name Frank… I think you need to help fill in the blanks for me.

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Munich Artists Andrea Peipe Printed by Dinkela
Andrea Peipe’s artwork printed by Malte Dinkela. Nice work both of you!
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Two guys and light bulbs. One side of the display has lightbulbs painted with a special paint. I have no idea which business card goes with this display. If you see this photo, please claim your artwork. Thank you.
Christopher Kieling
Christopher Kieling? I need to go check the website to make sure. A larger image is to the right but I guess I got busy talking to someone and forgot to snap both.
Artwork by Kai H. Krieger and 3 Steps from Giessen, Germany
I had fun talking to 3 steps artist Kai H. Krieger. He comes from a family of artists… his twin brother is also one of the painters and they have a third unrelated painter working on the pieces. They started with street art and have wandered indoors. Some of their piece are kind of big 2M but not at Stroke ltd. This is one of the larger pieces. Still kind of big over 1M but doable. They are from Giessen. They made this series just for Munich… See Munich in the background? Is the book Bayerish?
Ronit Wolf
I love these. I didn’t get to talk to Ronit Wolf. Maybe next time. Love your stuff Ronit.
Munich Artists Miriam Ganser
Happy and Bright. Miriam Ganser This artist makes street art which is more edgy. Maybe Miriam thought that wasn’t appropriate for the walls of an art fair. The artist wasn’t there when I stopped by so no photo of the artist. It happens… I get busy talking and forget to snap the photo or the artist runs and hides from me so I can’t get a candid shot. Whatever the reason, I can’t tell you anything about these images… sorry.
Munich Artists Tanja Hirschfeld
Tanja Hirschfeld. I like this series of masked individuals. I love the small paintings of the mouse. I thought about getting one but my daughter is scared of clowns and I could see it giving her nightmares. They are really cool and look great together. I’m pondering the small rabbit head. All the pieces are monochrome. Tanja and two of her artists friends are opening a small gallery called Frida. Please check out our Facebook page for the event notice. They open sometime in November. I forgot to take a photo of Tanja. Sorry Tanja. I will take one at your gallery opening.
Miss Van cat people
I added this one for my daughter. Cat people by Miss Van. A french artist living in Brazil. The artist makes some really cool art with her boyfriend . Ask the Brazilian galleriest Philipp Dziersk to show you on is ipadish thingy. Wait, I have the internet, let me show you….