Late but not too late – the show runs till 9th of January 2022

Wadström & Tönnheim present an exhibition about two contrasting aspects of life

There are times to rest and times to write. A while I was not up to writing, but it would be a pity if you miss this.
It’s been quite a while since I visited the opening of “Hugging The Void” (Alexa Grande) and “Solid Ground” (Stefan Otto) at Gallery Wadström and Tönnheim. But the impression still stays very vivid.
Now it’s late – but not too late. The show runs till 9th of January 2022. You have time until the Three Kings!!!
I only discovered Gallery Wadström and Tönnheim this year. It’s a bit hidden in one of Marbella’s many commercial areas, not a great setting. The impression when you enter this spacious and aesthetic gallery is all the greater. Like art, it expands you and gives you the feeling of entering another sphere. So an unconditional recommendation. It may be late, but it’s not too late…..

For me the title of the exhibition: HUGGING THE VOID and SOLID GROUND is tempting as it features two aspects of life that can’t be more different and nevertheless are included in every ones life, more or less in proportion.

“HUGGING THE VOID”

About the Spanish-German Artist Alexa Grandes HUGGING THE VOID you read in the description of the gallery: “Hugging the void is not a leap of faith into the void but a reconciliation with it, with nothingness. It is an impossible game. It is like facing the unknown, passing through the ruins of what was once safe and solid. The paintings contain open spaces, full of gaseous atmosphere, smoke or fog. A glance makes its way, in these pictures, through the remains of structures that are already obsolete, after having surpassed the limit of their resistance. These are structures that easily embrace and let themselves be hung in the air.” (Quote from Wadström and Tönnheim).

“SOLID GROUND”

Swedish artist Stefan Otto presents some paintings with a classic theme: Landscape. Landscape may be our solid ground in unsafe times. Something that stands solid since millions of years. The landscapes, painted with light brushstrokes, are combined with delicate dried plants standing in the foreground. Plants that come again and pass away. A reliable cycle. Hopefully.

“Stefan Otto’s work is recognized by an approach of investigative uncertainties. In his new body of work (he is) dealing with the most classical of all motives: the landscape. Nothing is ever unambiguous or assertive. Otto twists and turns reality and lets the work-process stand as a metaphor for the various layers that make up the human experience.” (Quote from Wadström and Tönnheim Gallery).

The exhibition will be open till 9th of January 2022 in Marbella by appointment. Call + 34 625 955 007

The gallery is not only showing art, but also supporting a charity!

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Art, Food, Events – a discovery in Marbella!
Monumental Art in the harbour
Gallery time in Marbella 2
and much more!

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Art, Food, Events – a discovery in Marbella!

A place that will be on my “to go to” list!

Its not brand new, but a new discovery for me. I am always happy to discover a new places that has the potential to become “my happy place”. The Mercado del Arte presents itself under the title: Art, Food, Events – a wonderful project by Maria Mena, Rosa Higuera and Emilio Mena, not far from the Congress Palace in Marbella.

The owner of the Art, Food, Events Mercado keep a wide range of offers in their portfolio:
Galería del Arte, Eventos Privados, Colección Permanente, Artistas Invitados, Exposiciones Colectivas.

While Rosa is head of the events, Maria is responsible for the art and Emilio is the chef in the kitchen, creating menus which excite him and which flatter the palate of the guests.

Its a pleasure to walk through the restaurant and the gallery. Everything is set up with love and great taste which makes it a very special and unique place. We had a coffee and some tapas outside on the large terrace – also a artful and tasty experience!

a little sitting room with comfy sofas

If you love to create a special event….

You can order a dinner for 8 persons by the cosy fireplace in the salon, beautifully furnished with antiques. Emilio will prepare a meal ” a su gusto” and treat you and your friends with his creations. You will sit at a antique table, a fire warmly burning in the fireplace. After dinner, may be with a coffee or a brandy in your hand, you continue the chat with your friends in the comfortable sofas.

If you want to see the art in the Art, Food, Events Mercado…….

Passing the beautiful salon you enter the gallery which shows a greater choice of modern art in the exhibition “White” ( just running), but also some more traditional artworks. It is a pleasure to walk through these rooms so tasteful decorated. Find out more about the Mercado del Arte at it’s Facebook page here or Instagram here.

If you want to visit an Event – do it this Sunday, 26th of December! (But there will be more events, I trust!)

I guess we can be curious to watch which other events may follow! Can’t wait to know !

Mercado del Arte Marbella

Inside the Restaurant…..such a cosy and very special place!

of course another pleasure for me as an artist is to find a new gallery!!!! You find a nice assembly of contemporary art by local artists. And very nice decorated with some beautiful pieces of classic furniture!

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Monumental Art in the harbour

One of the monumental sculptures in the harbour of Puerto Banús by Arne Quinze  at the exhibition "My secret garden" with boats in the back ground.

Art in the harbour

Arne Quinze’s monumental statues in Puerto Banús

Its always my pleasure to stroll through harbours. I love the atmosphere of the sea and to watch all the boats in their berth telling stories about adventures on the sea and dreams of far away harbours.

Looking at the boats swaying quietly in the wind and drinking a coffee is a wonderful afternoon pleasure for me, complemented by the very colourful crowd of visitors strolling through the harbour, always worth some attention.

The harbour of Puerto Banús and Concha on the background

The harbour: an Open Air Museum!

Monumental sculptures in the harbour of Puerto Banús
by Arne Quinze


The pleasure has now been taken to the next level:
the harbour has been transformed from a place of beautiful yachts and speedboats and exclusive shops into a huge open-air museum! This is a quite new incentive and worth a stroll through the harbour, which is very idyllic and quite Andalusian, framed by nested white houses while the boats stand out against the imposing backdrop of Marbella’s local mountain, the Concha.

one of the monumental sculptures in the harbour of Puerto Banús by Arne Quinze - in the background the shipyard.
Monumental sculptures in the harbour of Puerto Banús by Arne Quinze

The monumental colourful sculptures by Belgian artist Arne Quinze can be admired against the blue sky and the backdrop of the boats until 16 January 2022.

Read more about the Artist here. I took the text from the official website of the Puerto Banús harbour.

Biography

Arne Quinze was born in Belgium in 1971 and currently lives and works in Sint MartensLatem, a town near the Belgian city of Ghent. His early career in the 1980s was as a graffiti artist, without having completed an official art education. He questioned the role of our cities and started his search for cities to become open air museums.

His work evolved from Street Art to Public Art with recurring themes as social interaction, urbanisation and diversity. The gigantic wooden construction entitled Uchronia, which he and his team built in the Nevada desert (USA) for the 2006 Burning Man festival, emphasized his pursuit for culture and nature to coexist. This was followed by numerous sculptures and exhibitions that included both large installations and small paintings and sculptures.

At the present time, many of his installations are considered to be landmarks that present a different dynamic for urban development: In Paris, Shanghai, Beirut, Washington DC, Brussels, Mumbai, São Paolo,… Quinze has been intervening in cities now for over 25 years, and many projects are still lined up to be finalised.

Get more information at the Puerto Banús website, from which I took this quote.

Poster about "My secret garden" exhibition by Arne Quinze in the harbour of Puerto Banús

Read more about Art in Marbella…

You might be interested to learn more about Marbella’s art exhibitions – you will find some information about past once here:

“Lost souls make strong spirits” Nanon Morsink’s exceptional textil art in the Galeria Isolina Arbulu

or Gallery time in Marbella 2 The perfect illusions created by Malaga artist Julio Anaya Cabanding in the Galeria Yusto y Giner.

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Gaucín – Looking back to the Open Studios 2019

The Open Studios Gaucín had to be canceled like many other art events. The 17th  edition of this beautiful and inspiring event was  scheduled traditionally for the last May and first June weekend. Here you can grasp a bit of the art and the atmosphere we all will miss. Enjoy a memory stroll of Open Studios Gaucín 2019!

For me the Open Studios Gaucín have a special meaning as it was the very first art highlight 7 years ago when I came to Spain. I am really sad ( and I guess a lot of others too!) not to stroll through the beautiful village,  to visit the studios and discover the works and enjoy the chats with the artists.  And I will miss the nice break in one of the many fantastic restaurants!

Walk through Gaucín 2019

This was

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Past and coming exhibitions – Exposiciones pasadas y próximas

Next art exhibition in La Cala de Mijas!/
La próxima exposición de arte en La Cala de Mijas.

Use Google translate / Usa el traductor de Google / Benutze Google translate

What a busy art time I had! The Art Walk in Cómpeta in April, “Mini Cuadros” in Almuňécar in May, the International Festival of Art in Marbella in June and now showing till July ” We can do”, an exhibition of 13 lady artists, in Cala de Mijas in the Casa de Cultura.

Next exhibition: We can do it! in La Cala de Mijas!

The Inauguration will be Friday, 28th of June at 8 pm! I will participate with two or three paintings. Two of my fellow artists from Costa del Arte Collective will show there works too: Anouk Slegers and Lieuwke Loth! This exhibition was curated by Rafael Fernandez Pacheco, who is a great art lover and probably features every exhibition to be seen in Málaga. This is the third exhibition I am invited to participate!!! Would love to see you there!

The International Festival de Arte in Marbella, a review /
El Festival Internacional de Arte de Marbella, una reseña.

A real fascinating event took place last week in Marbella. The Festiarte, a great art show that featured more than 100 artists in 60 stalls by the organised by the town of Marbella and Javier Roman (Delegación Cultural del Ayuntamiento de Marbella (@delegacionculturamarbella) y por Marco Eventos Culturales).  We stayed 4 days and evenings – opening times were till 11 pm! – on the beautiful place with the Dali statues and the view to the sea. It was  a great community of artists and many many visitors, who had a lot of choice to see and buy interesting artworks of different kinds: pottery, statues, photography, painting and more.

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The four days were a great adventure and success. And a real challenge! We got the tents with a nice lightening system but no hanging system at all. But with some tools, a lot of phantasy how to manage and a lot of patience everybody worked it out. A huger challenger was the wind, some days it had to be called storm. Coming back from a break we found a lot of the paintings on the floor, luckily there was no damage at our art! I took the opportunity to show some larger works, which got some attention.

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A little memory to some other stalls….

Press

Very happy was the Costa del Arte Collective about a nice article in EuroWeekly, written by Nicole King! Thank you Nicole!

I see black – Ich seh schwarz – Veo negro

Lately I started with a lot of experiments – time by time an artist needs some freshness in her/his head and new inspiration. Finding new ways, collect new experience, has to question and expand her/his style. See some of the experiments here.

I give me a rather hard time, as I try to prepare for quite some traveling lying ahead of us. To stay tuned in my painting praxis I decided to take a sketchbook. I am not a great friend of sketchbooks and do not really a praxis. I like big formats and acrylic paint – that is quite a dirty job and asks for a lot of material. My trial with water color nhttps://artgoppellandhampel.com/?p=3384&preview=trueever gave me any satisfaction. So now I try how works Gouache. Quite fine, I can say after my first trials.

I love the old farmhouses in Andalusia, with all there add-ons and partly deconstructions they seem to tell a story of live. So I was fascinated by this one near Tarifa. The dog I fall in love with on my walk at the Open Studios Gaucín. You will find a photo of her there. If you are interested in this art walk, read more here.

My passion in painting is color. I could say: my painting is all about color. So now I went on a diet. A strong challenge to brake familiar habits. The sweet Lana, the dog above,  belongs to this series.

Some of the paintings are on wooden board. It gives a lot of possibilities to be mal treated. You can cut it, scratch it, work with hard tools on it. It invites all kind of spatulas. Some of this treatments a canvas would not be so happy with. Other experiments are on paper DIN A 4. Somehow a much smoother process.

Normally I love to work with rather bold and vibrant colours. So the challenge lies in tamed colours. This ones are not quite tamed, the motto was more: Go wild….

This are my experiments with a very reduce color palette. A lot of interesting new experiences through diet! Sometimes I feel very hungry for my familiar food 🙂 Wonder what comes next.

Next comes an exhibition in Marbella in which I and the members of Costa del Arte Collective will be taking part.  More than 90 artists will show there work in the Avendida del Mar – that’s in the center down to the sea. Opening the 20th of June at 19:30 to 23:00  till 23rd of June, open from 16:30 to 23:00 hours.

Very much hoping to see you there!

If you are at the Costa del Sol, don’t miss it! Get more information here: www.festiarte.art

11th Art Walk Cómpeta – nearly there! /11th Art Walk Cómpeta – ¡próximamente!

Art Walk Cómpeta starts at Easter – El “Paseo del Arte Cómpeta” empeza en Semana Santa.

Easter time is coming and with it the 11th edition of the Art Walk Cómpeta! A great event to which I am very much looking forward, as I am a member of the preparation team and an exhibiting artist. You will find me at the location 5. The Art Walk Cómpeta is the first to open a row of art events in Andalusia that I am taking part in or which I like very much. The Art Walk is more than an Art Walk, its truly a Festival of Art, organized since 6 years by the artist Lieuwke Loth who also runs the Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta. This wonderful event is organized completely by volunteers without any funding! Get more information about the Art Walk here:

The Art Walk is coming soon! Get some information here. Don’t miss this great event at 20/21 and 23/24 of April.
¡Art Walk Cómpeta llegará pronto! Obtener información aquí. ¡No te pierdas Art Walk 2019! Es 20/21 y 23/24 de abril.

Don’t miss the great Art Walk event with more than 35 artists from 9 nations, with art workshops and live music everyday! Enjoy the excursion to the charming village of Cómpeta with its vibrant artistic atmosphere! Stroll through the numerous art exhibitions, participate in an art workshop and enjoy our exquisite live music program as well! Its worth staying some days in this beautiful mountain village and explore the art and the village and the nature with its great offers!

I was so lucky to take part last year in the Art Walk Cómpeta….nice memories:

You will find information about last years Art Walk in Cómpeta here. You will find detailed information at www.artcompeta.com

Sneak pre-view to my exhibition this year! ¡Un adelanto de mi exposición este año!

I am bringing a bigger collection of paintings – I think 80% of them are new. You will see bigger formats as well as very small ones. But be sure, all will be full of vibrant colours.

Again I will share the location with a photographer, this time with Mariska Luth from the Netherlands. See more of her work here: Made by Luth. Opposite of studio 5 you will find at venue 6 the German abstract painter Michael Schumann, who offers a great collection of square paintings.

On our way to our place, you can make a little excursion to a wonderful sculptor garden, in the middle of the white village (Location 8) ! Definitely worth a visit! Dragons and more are waiting for you!!!  And 38 artists, art workshops, music, a Theater group roaming through the streets, a beautiful village with lots of wonderful bars and restaurants, great views and a real artistic and vibrant atmosphere. I am sure, you will enjoy!

You will also meet members of the Costa del Arte Collective, four of them are exhibiting! Great art to be seen!

 

Find it all here: more about Costa del Arte Collectives new exhibition and about the walk:  www.artcompeta.com or Facebook artcompeta and CdAC at the art walk.

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Walk Cómpeta 2019 in preparation! Art Walk Cómpeta 2019 en preparación!

Art Walk Cómpeta for 2019 at Easter! Save the date! / Paseo del Arte Cómpeta 2019 en Pascua! Reserva la fecha!

The 11th Art Walk Cómpeta is scheduled, the preparation team already working hard for the great event! After the very successful celebration of the 10th Art Walk Cómpeta Lieuwke Loth and her team of volunteers are working hard to provide the visitors again with more than 30 artists exhibiting and a lot of life music and theatre in the streets! If you want to see more about the Art Walk Cómpeta, tap here. Be sure, it will be a fantastic event for visitors and the artists again! I am happy to be a member of the preparation team and to be able, to show my art again! To give you an idea about my exhibition last year, scroll down and have a look into my exhibition at the Art Walk 2018! I hope to meet you again on 20./21. or 23/24.04.2019! I will give you all the information you might be interested in here or subscribe to my newsletter!

El 11th Art Walk Cómpeta está programado, ¡el equipo de preparación ya está trabajando duro para el gran evento! Después de la exitosa celebración de la 10a. Art Walk, Cómpeta Lieuwke Loth y su equipo de voluntarios están trabajando arduamente para brindarles a los visitantes de nuevo más de 30 artistas en exhibición y mucha música y teatro en las calles. Si quieres ver más sobre el Art Walk Cómpeta, tapp aquí. ¡Asegúrate de que será un evento fantástico para los visitantes y el artista otra vez! Estoy feliz de ser un miembro del equipo de preparación y poder, ¡mostrar mi arte otra vez! Para darle una idea de mi exposición el año pasado, desplácese hacia abajo y eche un vistazo a mi exposición en el Art Walk 2018. ¡Espero volver a verte en 2019! Le daré toda la información que le pueda interesar, ¡aquí o suscríbase a mi boletín informativo! 

Memories of Exhibiting at the 10th Art Walk Cómpeta in 2018!/ ¡Recuerdos de exponiendo en el 10. Art Walk Cómpeta en 2018!

This was my first experience with exhibiting at an Art Walk in Spain! I had some experience with Open Studios as long as I had my studio in Bonn. I love this kind of exhibition because it gives so much value to the visitors and artists! Great way to connect with art, artists, art lovers and a village or area of a town! It was a great experience for visitors and artists!

Esta fue mi primera experiencia con la exposición en Art Walk en España! Tenía cierta experiencia con Open Studios, siempre que tuviera mi estudio en Bonn. Me encanta este tipo de exposición porque le da mucho valor a los visitantes y artistas. ¡Una excelente manera de conectar con el arte, los artistas, los amantes del arte y un pueblo o área de una ciudad! Fue una gran experiencia para visitantes y artistas.

Getting ready, transportation of a lot of paintings, preparing the room that I shared with the photographer Nikki de Gruchy, meeting many fellow artists, for  four days receiving a lot of visitors from different countries and many good friends, walking through the narrow streets and on the steep stairs of Cómpeta:   what a lot of impressions to take in!  Now looking back I can say, it was a great event and I am very happy I was a part of it! And very lucky that I had a lot of support! Many thanks to Lieuwke Loth and the team to making this Art Walk Cómpeta possible! 

Preparándose, transporte de una gran cantidad de pintura, preparando la habitación que compartí con la fotógrafa Nikki de Gruchy, conociendo a muchos artistas, para cuatro dias recibiendo muchos visitantes de diferentes países y buenos amigos, caminando por las calles estrechas y en las empinadas escaleras de Cómpeta: ¡cuántas impresiones! Ahora mirando hacia atrás puedo decir que es un gran evento y estoy mucha suerte que podría asistir, mucha suerte, ¡eso tuvo mucho apoyo!¡Muchas gracias a Lieuwke Loth y al equipo por hacer este Art Walk Cómpeta posible!

Intensive Vorbereitung, der Transport von vielen und auch großen Bildern, das Herrichten des Raumes, den ich mit der Fotografin Nikki de Gruchy teilte, in dem sich Stühle und Tische stapelten, Bilder aufhängen, eine große Anzahl Kunstkollegen kennen zu lernen, Besucher aus unterschiedlichen Ländern empfangen und gute Freunde, durch die engen Gassen und über die steilen Treppen von Cómpeta zu wandern – wirklich viele Eindrücke, die ich gesammelt habe. Im Rückblick kann ich sagen: Es war eine großartige Veranstaltung und ich bin glücklich, dass ich dabei sein konnte! Und sehr dankbar, dass ich so gute Unterstützung hatte! Ganz großen Dank an Lieuwke Loth und ihr Team, dass sie diesen fantastischen Art Walk Cómpeta möglich gemacht hat!

More Information about the Art Walk Cómpeta/ Más información sobre el Art Walk Cómpeta.

If you are interested to see more photos of the Art Walk check my impressions of the Art Walk 2017! It was my first encounter with the Art Walk Cómpeta then!

¡Si está interesado en ver más fotos de Art Walk, consulte mis impresiones de Art Walk 2017! ¡Fue mi primer encuentro con el Art Walk Cómpeta entonces!

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Art and Music in the Air!

SALIDA DEL SOL: Festival of the Performing and Visual arts started today, 01.10. in La Cala de Mijas!

Art exhibition and Soirées every day till 08.10.18 in La Cala, Mijas, in the Avanto Restaurant. Come and see my paintings and the art exhibition with works of 12 international artists. Every evening there will be a great performance: Music, dance, opera, fashion show and more. Read all about it at the bottom of this page!

Review: Great day out in Cómpeta with Art & Food & Music!

Sunday, the 16th of September we celebrated the Finissage of the first exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective in the Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta. We had put together a program for the whole day, so people coming up from the coast could enjoy a day with Art, Food and Music. We  had a fantastic press cover, both in the German and the English press and our visitors enjoyed the “lazy Sunday lunch” in the Finca de las Sierras and our Finissage with great art of the Costa del Arte Collective, talked to the artists and enjoyed the impressing music of Duo Masque!  Just dip in and listen for a while to Russel and Chrissy !

Huge Press Attention

The Costa del Arte Collective got a lot of attention in the social media and the English and German press:

A very personal press attention I got in

SPANIEN AKTUELL!

Great thanks to Marga Lange, who got in touch with my art and my way of becoming an artist!

To read more just visit the online edition from SPANIEN AKTUELL!
Besuchen Sie die online Version von SPANIEN AKTUELL HIER

More Art and Music in the Air!
Next exhibition starting Monday, 1st of October at

“Salida del Sol” Festival of Music and Visual Arts!

The next event is already taking a lot of my attention and it is waiting for you! Together with two members of the Costa del Arte Collective, Anouk Slegers and Lieuwke Loth,  I will exhibit in the Art and Music Festival Salida del Sol, taking place in the Avanto Theater from 01.-08.10.18 in Cala de Mijas! Don’t miss it! Is is a unique combination of different branches of art, dance, music and literature!

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Last Monday we started with the installation of the art show. Works of the members of Costa del Arte Collective will be to be seen from 01.10. till 08.10.18 from 11:00 to 18:00 hours. Twelve international artists will present their art. The visit of the art exhibition is free. There is a special offer for coffee and cake from the Avanto Restaurant at 16:00 hours at the time, when also artists will be present.

Preparing for the exhibition: Works of the members of Costa del Arte Collective. Exhibiting Lieuwke Loth, Anouk Slegers and
Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel

Done. Ready for the art show!

Very interesting program every evening! Music and Art, Dance, Literature and more! 

Check out the program here for detailed information about the evening events here on Salida del Sol,

scroll down to see the list of participating artists and click on their names to reach their websites !

Salida del Sol

Hope to see you there!!! Freue mich, Sie dort zu sehen!

Information (German)  you also find here: SPANIEN AKTUELL
SPANIEN AKTUELL finden Sie als Print Ausgabe an verschiedenen Verteilerstellen. Das Magazin ist kostenlos und erscheint monatlich. Der online Kalender informiert über viele Veranstaltungen an der Costa del Sol.

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Self discipline-Selbstdisziplin-autodisciplina

The summer invites me to leave behind some routines in order to create room for new things. As I have some time, paintings are all gone to two upcoming exhibitions, I decided to abstain from my most loved colors blue and turquois and from licorice. I had fallen in love with yellow – the experiment is thrilling but a true exercise in selfdiscipline – to abstaine from my familiar way of working is a challange. With licorice I was not very successful.

Der Sommer lädt mich ein, Routinen und Ziele zu verlassen und so Raum für Neues zu schaffen. Da ich Zeit habe – die Gemälde sind schon alle unterwegs zu zwei neuen Ausstellungen – nahm ich mir vor Abstand zu nehmen von meinen Lieblingsfarben blau und türkis und von Lakritz. Ich hatte mich in Gelb verliebt – das Experiment ist spannend aber auch eine Übung in Selbstdisziplin! Mit der Lakritz war ich nicht so erfolgreich 🙁 .

El verano me invita a dejar algunas rutinas para crear espacio para cosas nuevas. Así que decidí abstenerme de mis colores más queridos azul y turquesa y de regaliz. Me enamoré del amarillo -el experimento es emocionante pero un verdadero ejercicio de autodisciplina- abstenerme de mi manera familiar de trabajar es un desafío. Con regaliz no tuve mucho éxito.:-)

 

Art with the Scent of Rum/Arte con el Aroma del Ron

Coming home from the USA we rushed and packed the car with paintings again. I am participating in a group exhibition in the east of Malága, in Salobreña. It takes place in a stunning venue, in a Sugar Factory, huge place with lots of barrels of rum….I am very happy that all members of  our new founded artist groupCosta Del Arte Collective” – Annabel Keatley, Anouk Slegers and Lieuwke Loth- are exhibiting there as well! Thanks to SaloArte laFabrica for arranging this exhibition with 10 international artists!

Al llegar a casa desde EE. UU., Corrimos y empacamos el coche con pinturas nuevamente. Participo en una exposición colectiva en el este de Malága, en Salobreña. Se lleva a cabo en un lugar deslumbrante, en una fábrica de azúcar, un lugar enorme con muchos barriles de ron …. Estoy muy feliz de que todos los miembros de nuestro nuevo grupo de artistas fundados -Costa Del Arte Collective “- Annabel Keatley, Anouk Slegers y Lieuwke ¡Loth- están exhibiendo allí también! ¡Gracias a SaloArte laFabrica por organizar esta exposición con 10 artistas internacionales!

Exhibition at “Open Studios Gaucín”- exposición a “Open Studios Gaucín”

The studio is waiting for me! I don’t know how many painting I am transporting. We will see, what fits into the studio, which is nice and has wide white walls! Packing up for the Open Studios Gaucín! Friday, the 25.05. at 11:00 hours the doors of 21 artists will be open!

¡El estudio me está esperando! No sé cuántas pinturas estoy transportando. Veremos, lo que cabe en el estudio, que es agradable y tiene paredes blancas anchas. ¡Embalaje para los Open Studios Gaucín! Viernes, el 25.05. a las 11:00 horas las puertas de 21 artistas estarán abiertas!

Exhibiting at the Art Walk Cómpeta / Exponer en el Art Walk Compéta

Getting ready, transportation of a lot of paintings, preparing the room that I shared with the photographer Nikki de Gruchy, meeting many fellow artists, for  four days receiving a lot of visitors from different countries and many good friends, walking through the narrow streets and on the steep stairs of Cómpeta:   what a lot of impressions to take in!  Now looking back I can say, it was a great event and I am very happy I was a part of it! And very lucky that I had a lot of support! Many thanks to Lieuwke Loth and the team to making this Art Walk Cómpeta possible! Now already looking forward to the Open Studios of Gaucín!

Preparándose, transporte de una gran cantidad de pintura, preparando la habitación que compartí con la fotógrafa Nikki de Gruchy, conociendo a muchos artistas, para cuatro dias recibiendo muchos visitantes de diferentes países y buenos amigos, caminando por las calles estrechas y en las empinadas escaleras de Cómpeta: ¡cuántas impresiones! Ahora mirando hacia atrás puedo decir que es un gran evento y estoy mucha suerte que podría asistir, mucha suerte, ¡eso tuvo mucho apoyo!¡Muchas gracias a Lieuwke Loth y al equipo por hacer este Art Walk Cómpeta posible!
¡Ahora comienza la preparación para los Open Studios de Gaucín!

Intensive Vorbereitung, der Transport von vielen und auch großen Bildern, das Herrichten des Raumes, den ich mit der Fotografin Nikki de Gruchy teilte, in dem sich Stühle und Tische stapelten, Bilder aufhängen, eine große Anzahl Kunstkollegen kennen zu lernen, Besucher aus unterschiedlichen Ländern empfangen und gute Freunde, durch die engen Gassen und über die steilen Treppen von Cómpeta zu wandern – wirklich viele Eindrücke, die ich gesammelt habe. Im Rückblick kann ich sagen: Es war eine großartige Veranstaltung und ich bin glücklich, dass ich dabei sein konnte! Und sehr dankbar, dass ich so gute Unterstützung hatte! Ganz großen Dank an Lieuwke Loth und ihr Team, dass sie diesen fantastischen Art Walk Cómpeta möglich gemacht hat!
Jetzt geht’s zur Vorbereitung auf die Ausstellung in den Open Studios von Gaucín!

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Preparing for the Art Walk Compéta-Preparándose para el Art Walk Cómpeta

Since quite a while I am preparing for the Art Walk Compéta which will start on Easter Saturday! Orange and blue have been fascinating me! See the results in Cómpeta!

¡Desde hace un tiempo me estoy preparando para el Paseo del Arte de. Cómpeta  que comenzará el sábado de la Semana Santa! ¡Naranja y azul me han fascinado! ¡Mira los resultados en Cómpeta!

Visiting Art: Antonio Yesa, a very actuell memory – eine ganz aktuelle Erinnerung – un recuerdo muy reciente

Last friday I visited the Galeria del Arte Mirel Markarian in Fuengirola to see the works of an artist friend: Antonio Yesa . 

I got to know Antonio last year, when we had the pleasure to be invited with the fabulous Dibujo Fuengirola/Mijas Group  to his studio. We learned a lot ablout his work, enjoyed his hospitality and had a lot of fun. This was my first opportunity to get in touch with his art and some of his smaler objects and his way of playing with floral and other nature inspired forms, but here at the Galeria I found a full  series of metallic sculptures that – as far as I understood – have as a theme releationship. Mostly the relationship between some bio-amorphe figures,  hinting at living creatures, like plants and trees and snakes as well as some immortal objects. These about 20 cm high objects, mostly from stainless steel together with other materials,  show lightness and stability in one. There is a tenderness and delicateness about them and a strong symbolism about relationship.  While we can admire in the Galeria these fine and tiny works, there are other big urban works to admire in many cities: Benalmadena, Málaga, Arroyo de la Miel, Alhaurín de la Torre and also in the museo de Zwickau, Germany. Being attracted to nature and mirroring it with bio-amorphe figures seems to be one thread in the artwork of the Cadiz born, now Malaga sculpturer.

You can see this exhibiton until the beginning of July. Exact dates can be found on the website of the Galeria ( See above).

Seeing these sculptures, the wonderful and joyful event last year at the studio of Antonio Yesa comes back to my memory! It was a great day to see the artists´ place, learn about his work , and enjoy the atmosphere of the studio and the group!