WGT at the Gallery: Exhibition & Books
I’m thrilled to be part again of the annual art exhibition at “Kunst liebt Mut” – Gallery during Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) in Leipzig! This event is an excellent opportunity for me to showcase my unique style and ideas alongside several other talented artists.
Thursday, 06/25 from 7 p.m. – Opening of the exhibition – with Jea Pics, Susan Illingworth and Franziska Strodl from Absurd Art
Saturday, May 27th, 5:00-6:00 p.m
Reading with Florentine Joop and Holger Much “And if we haven’t died…”
Sunday, May 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m
Reading with Lisanne Surborg: bizarre stories
Exhibition “WGT in the gallery”:
May 25 to June 24, 2023
- Jea Pics – The Twilight Kaleidoscope
- Susan Illingworth – Release the Bats
- Franziska Strodl from Absurd Art
- Florentine Joop – Illustrations
- Holger Much illustrations
The annual WGT-Exhibition at “Kunst liebt Mut”- Gallery, Leipzig
I am glad to share with you all about the upcoming art exhibition featuring the amazing works of these awesome artists!
Susan Illingworth is bringing her amazing art from Melbourne, Australia, to WGT. Her collages explore the vintage look, architecture, and interior design of Melbourne, and they’re infused with a theatrical, humorous, and mysterious touch. Her exhibition “Release the Bats” is a tribute to Melbourne’s historical architecture and the popular Australian bats. I can’t wait to see her bat collages inspired by Max Ernst’s works and the neo-Victorian and Edwardian eras.
As for my art, I focus on the duality of humans between the real and digital world, creating surreal and dark images that combine photography, 3D rendering, animations, and videos. I sometimes use acrylic paints on black canvas to add an extra layer of depth to my works. I’m excited to showcase selected pieces from Christian von Aster‘s horror anthology “Das Zwielichtkaleidoskop,” along with exclusive illustrations I created for each chapter.
Additionally, there is Franziska Strodl (“Absurd Art”), a trained media designer who transforms depression and trauma into unique artworks. She uses a mix of watercolors, acrylics, markers, and colored pencils to create her pieces. Her goal is to make the unspeakable visible and ordered through her art, and she’s bringing a special selection of her original artworks to the WGT.
Florentine Joop will be showcasing not only selected illustrations from her book “Und wenn wir nicht gestorben sind …” (which she’ll be reading alongside Holger Much on Saturday at 5pm), but also some of her other stunning pieces. Her fascination with faces and her ability to create an intimate moment between the viewer and the subject is truly something special. You’ll feel like you’re in the presence of these familiar yet unknown beings – be they humans or animals – and it’s a moment you won’t want to miss.
Holger Much, on the other hand, is a master of creating a unique atmosphere with his attention to detail and mood. His illustrations and paintings are a beautiful blend of realistic and fantastical elements that transport you to another world. From fairies to fauns to dryads, his art brings these mythical creatures to life in a way that’s truly breathtaking.
This exhibition promises to be a fascinating journey into the world of art and fantasy. You’ll have the chance to experience these incredible works up close and personal and be enchanted by them. So mark your calendars and make sure not to miss it!
Overall, the art exhibition at WGT promises to be a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait to share my work and see what my fellow artists have to offer. And, as per usual, I will be out and about taking portraits for MDR Kultur as well as seeing some concerts and the Gothic Pogo Festival. So much to look forward to, see you there!
Friday, May 26th 2023, 1pm – 6pm
Saturday, May 27th 2023, 1pm – 6pm
Sunday, May 28th2023, 1pm – 6pm
Monday, May 29 2023, 1pm – 4pm
More information (German)