Inspired 2016 Book—Inspired by Brigitte Pruchnow

Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.

For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.

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Inspiration art piece by Brigitte Pruchnow

A group of around 26  Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.

The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):

Hazel Ang
Anna Blumenkranz
Devaney Claro
Britta Eriskat
Christine Friebe
Emmy Horstkamp
Elizabeth Hughes
Manuela Illera
Angela Josupeit
Christina Corell
Anette Koch
Maximilian Lueckenhaus
Corinna Naumann
Berit Opelt
Niala Orsmond
Simona Petrauskaite
Brigitte Pruchnow
Elke Reis
Alexandra Ritter
Isidora Romani
Gabriele Rothweiler
Rainer Schmitten
Ines Seidel
ursula Singer
Allun Turner
Michaela Wuehr
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know.  We are only printing a limited number.  You can email me emmy@kyfio.com if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro.  We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
We will continue working on the inspired series.  For 2017, we will be inspired by a physician’s comment about pain.

Manuela Illera “Splaining” Her Painting “Listen to the Flow of Life”

Manuela Illera plunged head first into her painting and surfaced with the following splaining thoughts:

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Emmy Horstkamp’s Studio tucked behind the Friday Gallery -Munich, Germany

Thoughts about the process of “Listen to the Flow of Life” art piece

The beginning of an art piece is always a challenge. Sometimes I’ve spend weeks organizing what I need to start a new painting. Lately, this “beginning syndrome” has decreased to about two days of just doing nothing in front of the surface.

For this commissioned art piece my parameters were simple – Positive vibes and nothing pornographic. I started sketching.

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Manuela Illera Sketches and first layer of art piece -December 2015

The painting is for Emmy Horstkamp, a writer and an artist and the founder of Munich Artists. Emmy commissioned the work and allowed me to use her studio space – a fantastic spot right in the city center.

The studio is a magnificent atelier with everything needed to create art and when I say everything I mean everything: drawers and shelves filled with tapes, paintings, tools, brushes, sprays, markers, books, papers, pencils and more.

Here I was, working downtown, with my painting clothes and “The Heliocentrics” playing in the back.

With big pieces or commissions there is always some factor that could alter my approach to the artwork. When it comes to sketches and free drawings I flow, I’m like a fish in the water. But when it is something bigger, which is my favorite way to work, some insecurities and fears come out.

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Munich Artists – Manuela Illera

Thoughts, emotional states, problems, desires and questions aren’t separate from the painting in that particular moment of creation. Even breakfast and weather will play a specific roll in the feeling of the painting. Sometimes it is really mental; my focus is in the technique, composition, and colors. Sometimes after a joint and a bottle of prosecco it can get rather mystical…

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Manueal Illear – Work in Progress

“Listen to the flow of life” is the name I chose for this piece. It just came to my mind in a moment of complete peace and satisfaction, in a moment when the painting and I, were the same thing, when I realized that the canvas was just an extension of my body and my soul.

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Painting is like making the puzzle of myself.  The way I organize the pieces and forms to fit them together in the right way, is the same manner in which I make a map of my psyche and my emotions. Just when I’m painting I can see and perceive myself in that particular form.

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It is peculiar, but most of the times this feeling of satisfaction comes in the middle of the painting. At the end it is different, at the end a weird suspicion arises, because even a finished piece is still a process of something else, it is one more step towards something that to me, still remains uncertain and unveiled.

Manuela Illera.

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Manuela Illera

Emmy’s Comment about the commission & the artwork:

I like Manuela’s work and I’m a big fan of raw canvases so I gave Manuela a raw linen canvas and allowed her to work in my space during the month of December 2015.

You learn a lot about an artist when they work in your space and I could tell it was not easy for Manuela to tackle a large canvas commission.  Many artists find commissions trying which is why I made the parameters simple asking only for an art piece that was happy and free like the smaller pieces that Manuela created at the end of 2015.

After Manuela finished the commission (Which is at the Friday Gallery,)  Manuela created a another piece on an A3 piece of wood.  The smaller piece was a present for a friend and contained an energy that was interesting and drew you into the piece- An energy missing from the larger artwork.  For the smaller piece, Manuela respected the medium and integrated the wood into the art piece allowing her personal artistic style to shine through.  With the A3 artwork Manuela was within her comfort zone and free to be creative without letting doubt creep into the equation.

I’m glad I commissioned the larger piece.  If you would like to see it, it is at the Friday Gallery.

If you enjoy Manuela’s work,  I will have a few more pieces from Manuela to show you in March 2016.

 

Guest Post: Manuela Illera – The Gardner

Munich Artists Manuela Illera Portrait Gardner
Franco -The Gardener
I’ve met a lot of people here in Germany, the most of them always give me nice comments about my art.
The other day some months ago, speaking in my primitive german, I showed the gardener my work while he was working on the plants. He liked it a lot and insisted he wanted a portrait of himself. That day I took a picture of him.
The time passed, I got busy and forgot to paint him. Some days ago he came back and insisted he wanted to buy the painting. He told me he knew that “art costs” and he wanted to give me “ein bisschen geld”.
I met his family, he helped me installing some things for one of my exhibitions, he has two small girls and I can tell he works really hard.
Of all the people I’ve met, I believe he’s a person that really knows the meaning of sowing, patience and flowering. And to me that sounds like art. I gave him the portrait as a gift last week, “kein geld” I said. He was very happy, and me too.
Munich Artists Manuela Illera Portrait Gardner
If you would like to see more of Manuela’s work, please like her Facebook page.

Munich Artists Going to the MUC Food Lovers Market on Sunday Feb 15, 2015

On Feb 15, 2015 from 1100 to 2000, Munich Artists will be at the MUC food Lovers Market.  The following Munich Artists will be showcasing their artwork and interacting with visitors doing participatory art projects (projects will cost between 7 to 20 Euro).

  • Gabriele Rothweiler (Photograper/Painter) – Gabriele will have people jump on a trampoline and take photos of them flying. For Sunday, she will be printing them right on the spot with her portable printer for a small fee.  Here is an example of her work.
  • Andreas Hirsch is a creative working in various mediums. He will be selling screen prints and watercolours at the market but will be making buttons with visitors. Here is an example of one of his screen prints:

Angela Smets will be selling her illustrative blocks and small charms.

Emmy Horstkamp will be selling her original art magnets.

Manueal Illera will be displaying her linocut prints and charcoal drawings.

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Move Over Flowers, Here come Munich Artists on Feb 15th with a Bunch of Food Trucks


Being an artist means you can grab hold of opportunities and take risks like going to the Blumenmarkt on Feb. 15th and selling artwork next to food trucks.   Will this work in Munich?  I don’t know.  If I were an accountant I might wait six months but being an artist, I can jump in with both feet.  For the first market, five Munich artists have been asked to participate and will be selling art at the food market from 1300 to 2000.  We will hanging out in the art section.  Will you come join us? You can find our Facebook Event page here with all the details about finding us.

The artists bringing artwork to the market are:

Gabriele Rothweiler (she will let you jump on her trampoline and then shoot you in the air) Gabriele will also have some of her photography/painting artwork on display.

Andreas Hirsch (He’s going to be the Button maker)  Andreas will have his illustrative work at the market. I’m so curious to see what kind of buttons people make.

Emmy Horstkamp (My Guardians are going to market) I will also have some of my digital prints with ink on display and a series of magnets I’m making like the ones I made for the theatre installation.

Manuela Illera (Linocut series) She will also have some charcoal drawings (we still don’t know how these sell in Munich. I’m very curious to see if she sells any of them. The linocuts are cool a photo booth with different sayings on them. ( I will post some photos on Facebook.)

Angela Smets (printing) Angela is an oil painter but when she isn’t in her serious art studio, she is busy making illustrations and printing them using all kinds of techniques.

If everything goes well on Feb 15th and the artists sell work, we might do it again.  The organisers are testing it out with us so keep your fingers crossed that the test is successful and everyone is happy when Feb 16th rolls around.

I think it is really funny that we started Munichartmarket.com and then get invited to sell art at a market.  I have no problems with this wonderful coincidence and hope these kind of opportunities keep showing up on our doorstep. Munich artists loves to have interesting opportunities to showcase Munich artwork.