CURRENT EXHIBITION

Rinus Van de Velde. Now I am the night of nights

June 30, 2018 - September 09, 2018

Large-format charcoal drawings are often the medium of choice for Rinus Van de Velde (*1983 in Leuven, Belgium). Very often he appears as the protagonist in his works: be it as an artistic alter ego or after the role model of existing persons; Van de Velde moulds characters who travel, explore, and search – for their own self, a new inspiration, but sometimes just for the next gas station and a pack of cigarettes.

Van de Velde already attained international success and is long since a star of the Belgian art scene. He refers to his artistic work as a whole, long story. For Erlangen and his solo show in the Kunstpalais he wrote its next chapter – with new works and a new main character.


Image: "Seemingly quiet, still half awake, ...", 2018, charcoal on canvas, artist frame, 105 x 200 cm, Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin/London

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

Raphaela Vogel. Gipsy King Kong

June 30, 2018 - September 09, 2018

Loud distorted music, video sequences pulsating to the rhythm, images in images, huge scaffolds with ornamental borders and painted leather hanging from the wall. Raphaela Vogel is a virtuoso of staging, a bold dreamer – born and raised in Franconia.

For her videos she mounts drones with action cameras and lets them fly through barren landscapes, above grazing sheep or circling in her studio. As the protagonist she is usually the focus of the story. The energetic videos show a lot of strange perspectives, reflections, distortions and loops.

The videos then become part of expansive installations. Vogel builds her exhibitions with a remarkable and delicate sense for the surrounding architecture. High-tech meets seemingly archaic artefacts and banal everyday objects. She combines beamers, milking clusters and painted goat leather with urinals and ash trays.

Image: "I Smell a Massacre", Videostill, Courtesy the artist and BQ, Berlin

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