Die Galeristin Emma Mailova freut sich in ihrer Art & Space Gallery die Künstlerin Karen LaKar, die bereits mehrmals im In- und Ausland ihre Werke erfolgreich ausgestellt hat, in der Zeit von 18.09.2014- 01.11.2014 fьr Ihre Galerie gewonnen zu haben. Es ist eine Gemeinschaftsausstellung mit Brigitte Henninger ART, die Bilder der jungen Künstlerin Ana Pusica präsentieren wird.
VERNISSAGE Donnerstag 18. September 2014 | 18.30 – 22.00 Uhr Art & Space Galerie | Herrnstrasse 13| 80539 München
AUSSTELLUNG Freitag 19. September – Samstag 01. November 2014 Dienstag – Samstag 14.00 – 19.00 Uhr | Samstag 10.00 – 15.00 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung
95 x 85 x 35 cm
Ana Pusica Bewegte Welt, 2014,
Holz (Kamphora) ohne Titel, 2013,
Acryl auf Leinwand 200 x 150 cm bemalt mit Pigment Öl, Naturwachs
The tremendous, strong, archaic statuaries and sculptures made of bronze, wood and plaster, with their curves and a militant mimicry, paired with the seeming elegance of fantasy objects, sometimes wish to vanish into the air at the surface. In the work of the artist Karen Lakar they long for harmonic unity, the being-one with the natural elements. The memory of earth spirits of the caves and underworld also conveys mental references to the myths of former high civilizations. These sculptures could also be figures from another world, whose subtle effect is catching us with a solemnness that is almost magical.
The corporeal, refined form language with its curves, caves, corners and edges and the volumes that are related to each other harmonically, is thus presenting itself as an intuitive primeval experience, that rises from deeper and older levels, a rise from the undergrounds.
Figures like those are not shaped easily, neither are they simple games of phantasy, but you can feel the artist’s combat with them, as their realization is conducted with heavy physical work up to exhaustion.
Barbara Saxinger, art historian M.A.
Born in the Rheinland
– Study of fashion design at the Berlin Academy of Arts, awarded graduation
– 1974-1977 Second Study for Theatre Costume Design Assistant of Set Designer and Costumer Roman Weyl; different freelance engagements
– 1983 – To Date Freelance Designer in a studio in Munich
– 1995 – 1998 student from the artist and educator Gisela Drescher in the Atelier for Sculpting and dDesign Munich/Sendling
– 1998 – 1998, 1999 and 2000 workshops for stone sculpting with Portland Stone (lime sandstone)
– 1998 and 1999 workshops for large-size modelling with Erika Bopp
– 1999 and 2000 workshops for stone sculpting with marble with Alex Naef in Peccia/Italian Switzerland
– 2004 workshops in wood sculpting and nude shaping with Daniel Eggli and Fredi Thalmann in Peccia/Italian Switzerland
– 2005 workshops in wood sculpting with Daniel Eggli in Peccia/Italian Switzerland – workshop “Self and Work” with Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch – at the International Summer Academy for Fine Arts in Salzburg
1974 – Group exhibition with Gisela Drescher and other artists at the Ascension Church in Munich – District Exhibition Arts Forum in Munich/Sendling
1998 – Exhibition in Munich of works – she has created since 1996 in ytong, bronze and stone, acrylic paintings as well as wood in Byzantine technique
2001 – Spring and autumn art exhibition in the Zoological State Collection Munich
2002 – Art exhibition in the showroom of Mercedes-Benz Munich/Odeonsplatz
2002 – Art exhibition at Bulthaup Munich/Herrnstrasse
2002 – Exhibition in the gallery firstARTtrade in Zurich
2003 – Exhibition “Waves” in the gallery Galliano in Munich
2004 – Exhibition “Metamorphosen” (Metamorphoses) at the Mercedes-Benz-Center Munich
– Exhibition metal images “Tag und Nacht” (Day and Night) in Weilheim
– Exhibition wood sculptures in Sessa/Ticino (Switzerland)
2005 – Exhibition “Ausweitungen” (Expansions) at the Ludwig-Thoma Church in Grünwald – Exhibition “Bewegungen” (Movements) at the Kreissparkasse Starnberg in Starnberg – Image auction at the charity event of the Bavarian Trust Hospice at the Kreissparkasse Munich – Exhibition “Art at Burj al Arab” at the Hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Charity event: image auction in aid of the Bavarian Trust Hospice at the Kreissparkasse Munich – 2006 exhibition metal images “Tag und Nacht” (Day and Night) at a 25th anniversary of the company KBP–Kuehn Bauer in Munich – Participation in the art exhibition “Art for Charity” at the Mohatta-Palace-Museum in Karachi/Pakistan in aid of the victims of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan 2005 – Exhibition “Bewegungen” (Movements) at the Kreissparkasse Starnberg in Starnberg
2007 – Art exhibition “Heart and Soul” at the Green Art Gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
About the work
My work deals with the identity and intimacy, yet at the same time, refuses an over-offering of information. I have always been interested in the same things: rooms, figures, body shapes and contrasts. I am focussing on the composition, colours and image format.
In the composition, all figures always remain anonymous. The picture language is reduced to the basics, to details that stay in mind. It is fascinating for me to get to know and work out what can be done with a figure, against a colourful background. Clear colours, strong movements and simple structures are my means to create a lasting impression. I am examining the effect of different movements of the human body in snapshots. That is why the models I work with, have a great influence on my ideas. With the rooms and areas surrounding them, I am intensifying the effect of dynamics, strength and spontaneity of the composition.
The composition of colours is based on variants and nuances whose combination is geared towards the generation of depth, and to incorporate the figures and figure details that are displayed from the image edges into a spatial structure. The brightness of the colours and the intensive contrasts are created by the technique to apply several layers of colours on top of each other. The first basic colour is mostly black. In previous images I had used mainly three colours, whereat the colour shades of the background, always differed from the ones of the figures. Lately I am working more with colours, especially when shaping figures. The image’s expression is thus getting much more versatile, complex and vital.
I prefer to work with large-size fabrics. It is based mainly on the used technique of the colour application. Due to the multiple applications of colours on top of each other and the use of a lot of colour material, I am creating a structure of colour layers made visual on the fabrics that do yet come out differently during the work and thus create a different effect. It reaches from untransparent density up to clarity through gentle milky layers. They provide the figures with a vivid impression and are delineated clearly against the background at the same time.
Ana Pusiсa was born in 1982 in Valjevo, Serbia, and is living and working in Munich today.
Since 2009 – study of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, class Prof. Anke Doberauer
2001 – design school “Bogdan Suput” in Novi Sad, Serbia
Since 2012 – direction of the class Free Nude Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich
2014 – “Dioskuren” (Dioscuri) opening and catalog presentation, Gallery of Artists, Munich permanent exhibition “Szenenwechsel II” (Change of Scene II), central of the Goethe-Institut e.V., Munich
2013 – Annual exhibitions of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
“Quartalsabrechnung II” (Quarterly Bill II), Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
2012 – “Malerei” (Painting), gallery Fuhrmann, Munich
“AABER AWARD Kulturpreis für junge Kunst” (AABER AWARD Culture
Award for Young Art”, Alte Polizeiwache, Munich
„Bonjour Monsieur Duchamp“, Kunstpavillon, Munich
„Rot“ (Red) annual exhibitions of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
“Aktuelle Werke von Künstlern der AdBK München” (Latest Works of Artists of
the AdBK Munich), gallery Wasserturm 39, Munich
„Drei Sichtweisen, vier Wände“ (Three Perceptions, Four Walls), Catholic
Highschool Community Leo 11, Munich
“SPONTAN” (Spontaneous), gallery Hegemann, Munich
2011 – “Die Verführkraft Schöner Kunst” (The Force of Seduction of Beautiful Arts),
gallery Stephan Stump, Munich
“Identity”, gallery Radical Room, Munich
“Kalter Hund” (Cold Dog), annual exhibitions of the Academy of Fine Arts,
“Sommerloch” (Silly Season), group exhibition, Augsburg
“Begegnungen” (Meetings), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Munich
2010 – „Zolty“ annual exhibitions of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
2009 – Group exhibition cultural center, Hildesheim