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Thursday, January 31, 2008
You can submit works and True Eye will consider to put them in their next issue True Eye 07.
If you are in Berlin, like Manzur, Gert, Maurice, Rapho, Patricia, Christian and maybe the Romantic Surrealist Herr John you could go to the new paintings by Yoshitaka Amano in his show Deva-Loka at Galerie Michael Janssen till February 29th, at Galerie Michael Janssen, Kochstrasse 60, D-10969 Berlin
I'd like to see that works... ;-0 Here are some good images from Amano by Regine, thanks
Best regards, Hans
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
presents the Georgian artist
Lado Pochkhua "The Anatomy of Melancholy"
January 25th till February 8, 2008
The Landscape with the Ruins
Opening Lado Pochkhua
Opening Lado Pochkhua
MGU in progress
Lado has more images and impressions from his show here:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Warren Craghead joins The Art Club Caucasus International !
Drawings from the "Lisboa" - book by W.Craghead
I am very glad, that the Drawer Warren Craghead III wants to join our Club, he recently published a booklet with drawings called "Lisboa", which can be free downloaded here:
Warren has a cool Drawing blog at http://www.wcraghead.com/weblog/blog.html
and other works like Collages with certain cool interfaces you find on his website here
Warren lives with his wife and his daughter in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA and I really hope he manages to join our Reunion in August in the Caucasus. Welcome Warren !
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Watch the Video here (3,5 min)
and wow, auch eine DEUTSCHE Version dieses Videos gibts hier:
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Get in touch with Eric at http://artcritical.com/ or at his blog http://ericgelber.livejournal.com/
Eric, thanks for joining in !
and a small mentioning by Franklin on his blog http://artblog.net brought us yesterday 26 art loving visitors to this Club. Thank you
Hans Heiner Buhr, Nugzar Natenadze and Avto Meskhi having some art discussions with some wine
What you do on a nice Saturday in January: Have some wine and talk about the great artists we adore... Cranach, Courbet, Mondrian, Malewitsch, Balthus and others
By the way, Nugzari got these days a nice studion in the Art Academy organized by Gia Bugadze. We will visit him there next week...
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Deutsche Galeristen gehen nach Russland, neue Märkte, verwegene Künstler, andere Weltanschaungen und Gefühle, Entdeckungen von alten und neuen kulturellen Potenzialen, die Anziehungskraft alternativer Lebensweisen- all das und noch mehr mag sie bei Ihren Entschlüssen bestätigen.
Auf welche Sammler rechnen sie ? Auf Neue Russen, Georgische Milliardäre, Kasachen, Chinesen, aber auch auf den boomenden jungen Mittelstand in den Metropolen vielleicht ?
Welche Kunst suchen sie ? Kunst die brutaler ist, direkter und kraftvoller als im dekadenten, halbdebilen und verlogenen Kunstwesten (findet Ihr das übertrieben ??). Kunst mit Entwürfen und Visionen. Kunst mit Mut und Biss.
Ein erstes Leuchtfeuer dieser von mir herbeigewünschten Tendenz zeigt ART in einem Interview mit Volker Diehl hier:
...und wenn wir gut sind, werden wir natürlich auch bald gekauft ;-(), aber haben wir dann auch gutes und stabiles Zeug auf Lager ? Kunst und ohne Verfallsdatum ?
...und weil wir hier gerade mal auf Deutsch schreiben...
eine tolle Webseite ist NewArtTV, wo kurze 2-10- minütige Künstlervideos gezeigt werden, Vernissagen, oder Einblicke in die Welt schwerreicher amerikanischer Sammler
Wolf Kahn Teil1
Wolf Kahn Teil2
Susan and Michael Hort 1
Susan and Michael Hort 2
oder ein mir bisher unbekannter Künstler wie
über den NewArtTV Newsletter kann man sich über Neuerscheinungen informieren lassen
Packpferde Salz, Hans Heiner Buhr, 2007, Digital Collage mehr von der Horse-Thief-Series hier
Schickt mir mehr Zeug, Skizzen, Grafiken, Bilder, Abfall, Fotos, Ideen... gute Sachen, ich will Euch mehr zeigen, hier !!!
From the series "Hotel Rossiya" (Hotel Russia, a famous hotel in Moscow)
Murtazi, a well-known Tbilisi based Artist with his lovely wife Angela are some of my closest friends here, some of you may know both from the Art Pension Murtazi, a small family-style hostel, where some of you will probably stay at our Reunion in August ;-)
Monday, January 21, 2008
Holger John is the newest member of the Art Club Caucasus International, a very well known German drawer.
Visit his blog http://holger-john.blogspot.com
A drawing by Holger John, Dresden, 1993
Holger John, Romantischer Surrealist, Studio "tabu", Foto: Lösel 2007
Sunday, January 20, 2008
On her blog she writes: "I have been thinking about Bulgakov's novel The Master and Marguerita which I read about 15 years ago. The character of Behemoth the cat found his was into a linocut back in art school and now he appears again. I'm not sure why. I'm enjoying drawing with ink again at the moment. I want to do more. I'm going through and experimental and revision phase in my art right now and I'm giving the big oil paintings a rest."
Andrea did her first steps into the Art Blogging World by opening http://dukaduka.blogspot.com/ soon she maybe becomes a Co-Blogger here at the Art Club :-)
2 Horse thieves,50x60cm, Oil on Canvas
I will have a show with my Horse Thief works End of March at Gallery Baia in Old Town Tbilisi. I update when we know the date. ;-) Best regards, Hans
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Christian Stübe, Photographer and Designer based in Berlin, is our newest member ! Cool works ! You may contact him at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Guy Richards Smit, Watercolor on paper
Guy Richards Smit, Watercolor on paper
Guy Richards Smit, Watercolor on paper
17 years ago I met Guy painting like an wild animal on huge canvases and after a couple of years in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Brussels, Paris and the Provence he decided to go back to his home town New York, the place closest to all events and to the art world and to start a new life allover again.
He became as Jonathan Grossmalerman a celebrated art world show performer, made booklets, paintings, videos and has success with the Maxi Geil and Play Colt Rock group. Always interested in illustration and comic-like drawings Guy got at a certain period his inspirations by Polish Satire Magazines, which he bought in his Polish neighborhood in Brooklyn. His messy studio had been often a warm place for guests and friends from abroad, I will never forget the inspirations I got with him at my short stay in 1999.
Guy's watercolors mirroring real or surreal events on imagined front pages of leading newspapers combine his unique drawing qualities with his interest in todays actual political life and its medial interpretations.
Hey, Guy, nice to see you here, with one foot in the Caucasus already !
Monday, January 14, 2008
I do not know the direct "meaning" of this work called "Easter" by Brock, but for me it works as a cool allegory on wicked "media-politics-world-games" and some input somewhere creates an unexpected outcome somewhere else...
Many thanks to Levan, who became a contributor to this blog, that means he can now publish autonomous to this blog, make it richer and give you more art, ideas, perspective and fun.
You too can, if you want, just contact me to become a contributor and I send you an invitation.
Edward picks up (and creates sometimes) amazing difficult art issues and the commentators doing their point to discuss the mostly wicked questions. As a non English Native speaker it is very hard to take part in the merciless discussions, where every word is to weigh.
If you like to read hot late night art discussions, then this blog is definitely a place for you. In the recent two posts it goes about taboos, responsibility and courage and the results. There is not made a real connection between the cases of Sooreh Hera and a Czech Arts Collective called Ztohoven, except that they are posted after each other, but the parallels are to me too obvious.
A good addition is the original Guardian blog post on Ztohoven "How art declared war on the media", together with the comments section, here: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/art/2008/01/how_art_declared_war_on_the_me.html
So are there still taboos for contemporary art or not ? Was it art at all ? Can/Should art be free of real world reactions and consequences ? But, first read the above posts and discussions.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The Kiss. 02 2006 egg tempera on panel, 40 x 60 cm.
Germany, Private collection
It's very nice to see our Art Club growing. Our newest member is Levan Mindiashvili, who is an artist, photographer, curator and blogger: http://levan-m.blogspot.com/
living in Argentina and Georgia. Levanis Gaumardshoss ! See some very interesting sets with his art on Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/artistguy/
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
(Oh, I was wrong, it is not especially made for arts and media, as I thought, but a very good one
But anyway, Everybody can create his own Custom Search Engines on certain topics or fields, it's very easy and fun, try it at http://google.com/coop
Any sketches, drafts or ideas please send to email@example.com
or put into the comments. Hans
here is my suggestion
Elizabeth Eagen, Baku
Elizabeth Eagen, Ocean City
Elizabeth, thanks a lot for joining our small and smart Art Club Caucasus, I hope you will make many more great images. See Elizabeth Eagen's photography here
Elizabeth is American and married to our Georgian artist Lado Pochkhua. Both are living most of the time in Budapest, sometimes in the US and sometimes in Georgia.
Bazil Duliskovich, The Russian Collection, Oil on Canvas, 2006
Bazil is our newest member, very fine to get the painters section a little bit stronger here ;-) Bazil is originally from the Ukraine and moved in 1991 to Budapest, Hungary, where he is living and working today. See Bazil's fine art works here:
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Ralph "Rapho" Hälbig is known as a very good Journalist and as the Blogger behind The Georgien Blog http://georgien.blogspot.com and there are also quite some photos to discover at http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgienblogspotcom/