I decided to write this article about Art Karlsruhe two weeks after visiting the show, when it has ripen in my head, in a way to make an impression of the impression. Well, I am picking up cherries and don`t say a word about the flies on the cake. So, this impression is all about focusing your attention on few artists, I personally find very interesting, to keep a further eye on.
I'll start the PechaKucha with Wim Botha. Originally from South-Africa, this contemporary artist is getting well deserved attention in Europe lately. His installations and sculptural objects are free interpretations of classical themes and cultural heritage in a very unique style, with use of unconventional materials and playing with the context.
Anothervery interesting artist, who captured my attention is Philip Loersch. He creates strong objects by mixing painting and sculptural technics. Yes, it is a newspaper. No, it's painted.
Both Wim Botha and Philip Loersch were presented by the Berlin-based gallery FELDBUSCH-WIESNER-RUDOLPH.