„4 Generations of Painting after Painting “
„Is it the end of the world as we know it?“
“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” – The song title of the U.S. college rock band R.E.M. captures the spirit of the times like no other, although the song was already released 35 years ago . Apocalyptic ideas accompany the history of mankind; they can already be found in ancient oriental cultures, but they are especially firmly anchored in the Western worldview. Thus “the tradition of apocalyptic thinking belongs deeply to the Christian culture” (Johannes Fried). It is therefore not surprising that then, as now, dystopian ideas are always associated with changes and the transformation of the known environment and evoke existential fears.
„Walk the Line“
“Walk the line” we present 13 international, artistic positions that impressively demonstrate how multifaceted contemporary artists approach the topic of line today. Even though the line is closely connected with drawing, the exhibition not only includes works of drawing on paper, but also collages, paintings and sculptures. What they all have in common is that they have approached one of the most important design elements of the visual arts in a sensual-haptic way.
„Minimal! The reduction in painting“
Minimal! The reduction of painting is the fourth exhibition in the art series We.Do.Art. of the firm Schalast / Law / Tax curated by Strelow and Walter. The International group exhibition exhibits works of the artists Felix Becker (DE), Arvid Boecker (DE), Irene Grau (ES), Mathias Kessler (AT/USA), Luis Lizardo (VE), India Serena (VE) and Leslie Smith III (USA). The exhibition is dedicated to contemporary artistic positions that are influenced by the Minimal Art of the 1960s and 1970s, but develop these approaches further and go beyond the pure aesthetic approach of classic Minimalism.
In the show Essential Reduction, artworks of artists from 13 international artists where shown at Galerie Heike Strelow from 13.11.2020 to 28.02.2021. The show was dedicated to the topic of reduction in art in the form of drawing, painting and sculpture. The participants of the international group exhibition were: Felix Becker, Monika Brandmeier, Katrin Bremermann (DE), Artjom Chepovetskyy, Goekhan Erdogan, Oliver Gröne, Herbert Warmuth, India-Serena, Irene Grau, Rafael Rangel, Minh Dung Vu, Mathias Kessler, Regine Schumann, and Winter/Hoerbelt.
In the show “Paper Selections” which was on exhibition from December 7, 2019 – January 25, 2020, paperworks by 14 international artistic positions were presented in Frankfurt am Main. The exhibition gave space to the exciting versatility of the artistic approach to the material paper. The selection of works spanned from reduced, minimalist positions to gestural drawings and expressive, more painterly works.
„Between the Lines“
In their works, they address the connecting and separating elements of lines, concentrate on the line as a structure of order or as a gestural expressive force. They use them to describe forms and figures, making them recognizable to us, or, by placing the line horizontally, they awaken associations of space and landscape.