Anatoly Burykin was born in Moscow in 1950. He studied at the Institute of Architecture in Moscow where, having completed his studies, he taught drawing. Wassily Kandinsky, Konstantin Melnjkov, El Lissitzky, Aleksander Rodchenko inspired the artistic environment of the Institute.
Anatoly has often said that his choice of abstract art stems directly from the unique atmosphere created by these famous artists.
He has lived in Vienna, Austria since 1990 where he paints and undertakes artwork for international organizations. His work has been exhibited in Moscow (Russia), Rovaniemi and Helsinki (Finland), Paris (France), Vienna (Austria), Padua and Sarmede (Italy).
Since 2010 the artist has embarked on a new series devoted to city landscapes. In this series Anatoly draws his inspiration from the simplicity of architectural urban shapes, light and space. His paintings are to be found in private collections in Austria, Italy, Russia, Finland, France and the USA.
Anne Bahrinipour's works move along the limits of abstraction, and can remind one of landscapes or figures. The artist from Witten is interested in what develops spontaneously on canvas. As she has no intention, there are no drafts and no extenuating improvements. Her works are rather internal snapshots captured on canvas or paper, the effort to freeze the movement and to stop time.
born Hilchenbach / Siegen
study of the liberal arts in the FHS Cologne (Prof. Karl Marx)
Examination for Design object, FHS Dortmund (Prof. G. Deppe)
Lecturer in life drawing in adult education
Lecturer in life drawing in adult education
painting group with cancer patients in oncology
Gallery at Alexanderplatz Berlin Alexanderplatz
Church in the Ruhr with the Jewish memorial "Immahot"
Gallery House Herbede Witten with the WKB annually
Zeche Nachtigal Witten
Zeche Zollverein Essen
Artists exchange in South Africa, with exhibitions in 5 cities
Witten Art (150 Sparkasse J. Witten)
Forum for Young Art in Bonn
Märkisches Museum Witten with the WKB 1995, 2005, 2012
Bettina Hachmann was born in 1967 in Geldern. In 1996 she founded the art school "Malwerkstatt", and started to give art classes and workshops. Since 1999, she has participated in many exhibitions.
In Bettina Hachmann’s work the colors white, gray and black are dominating. These colors for her are not only dark or signs of depression. They are rather a phase in the cycle of nature, where the energy is going inwards and reflection is able to happen.
They are symbolizing a period without which the germination and fertilization, and the birth of new life would not be possible.
Despite the spare use of color her paintings do not appear monotonous. With energetic surface machining, color fills and blurring she creates a complexity that takes the viewer into the depths. In many of her works there is a clear reference to the landscape but more and more often these signs of landscape are reduced to the horizon area. Hachmann is interested in the question how much a landscape really needs to be recognized as such, therefore recently even the last indications are removed, with only gentle gradients remaining.
"I paint no message, no idea, but I paint color ....!"
Christian von Grumbkow is a virtuoso of the paint. That is what the painter from Wuppertal in the last twenty-five years repeatedly demonstrated anew.
Grumbkow plays, whether on canvas or wood, with all the possibilities of the medium of color, the transparent glaze until pasty relief, soft curves to living structures last. In this exhibition sets Grumbkow of its focus on the color blue. The use of related colors, diffused halftones and nuances, to avoid loud contrasts, allowing an almost meditative image viewing. At the same time, the eye is invited to scan the color and on a journey of discovery to go to the box-like and emotional associations permits.
1956 - Born in Cologne 1980-1985 - Studies in Art and Geography at the University of Cologne with the conclusion first and 2 State Exam in 1985 - a freelance painter 1992-1996 - Head of Youth Art Cologne 1999 - co-founder of Street Gallery Lindenthal 2000-2002 - lecturer in painting at the University of Cologne in 2005 - co-founder of the Eifel studio days
Light is reflected in its purest appearance as the color white and refers to something non-Physical, Metaphysical.
Dan Hepperles paintings revolve around the color white. With all its infinite range of variations it allows him to create constantly new moods and sounds, which focus on light itself. Space is a second important issue for his work and is reflected as a line that enters the picture, playing, dancing, lyrical or even slightly harsh and straight.
Solo exhibitions (selection)
Haus Nordhelle, Meinerzhagen
Deutsche Bank, Cologne
- ART- & Mediaservice, Cologne
- Landschaftsverband Rheinland, Rheinische Kliniken, Langenfeld
Das Kunstforum der VPV, Cologne, Gallery Frederick Willems "Art in progress", Amsterdam
Gabriele Musebrink was born in Essen in 1955. From 1975 till 1983 she studied arts - among other subjects – at Folkwang School in Essen-Werden and at the Comprehensive University Essen.
In 1983 she moves into a loft apartment in the south of Essen. The rooms were used as a studio before already, among others by one of her former professors, Rudolf Knubel and originally belonged to a printery. In 1996 she expands and moves into further parts of the building complex: That is the start of her present studio plus the rooms for her "Hofwerkstatt" (courtyard working shop) with the integrated artschool Musebrink.
From 1983 till 1992 after having finished her studies she first is self- employed as a graphic and visual artist, leads workshops in "free painting", arranges exhibitions for the Diocese of Essen, the Old Synagoge Essen, the Archaeological Museum Altenessen at that time and then apart from being self-employed works on a regular basis for the Ruhrlandmuseum Essen for eight years arranging exhibitions (emphasis on room-installations and graphic arts).
In 1992 she hands in her notice to be self-employed again exclusively. She stays a resident in Essen. Until 2002, however, together with her then husband she stays in Montescudaio (Italy) for longer periods. On her own she goes on walks in Norway and stays for some time. Italy as well as Norway touch deepest layers of her soul and the experiences of that time inspire her to a high materialization in her paintings.
In 1997 she sets up the "Hofwerkstatt" in the courtyard of the former printery with her own artschool - it is a cultural institution for arts, for exhibitions and far-eastern movement and concentration disciplines. About 10 teachers are working in her school. With this school a vision of hers comes true: a school that doesn´t play the schoolmaster but views a problem from different sides.
She now lives together with the former architect and present Satzen teacher (school of the turn to inner life) Hans Steinke in the south of Essen. Together with him she attended a more than four year consciousness training from 2000 – 2005 with the German-English Awvaita teacher Om C. Parkin. This training was fundamentally clearing and building up strength in her life: the eye-opener to an expanding view of the inner life. In Manuel Schoch, healer and founder of the time Therapy she in 2008 recognized the simple existence and being in good keeping in everything.
Since a few years she appears at public art events, where she demonstrates to people, how she works. She exposes herself to questions of the public concerning techniques, courage, authenticity and creativity.
Her exhibition activities so far covered Germany and Europe.
John David was born in Wales and grew up in England where he studied engineering and architecture. His life has lead him to live in Japan, India, USA, Australia and finally Germany, where he is now.
He is a lover of India and spent many years living there. His paintings are a reflection of his inner Self. His creativity has its source in the spontaneity and innocence of the moment.
"My pictorial search is the balance in composition and graphic, my approach is to transfer sensation with layers of mineral color. I work with marble powder, pigments, oil, lime/plaster on canvas and sometimes on wood. As an autodidact I have my guide, where I refer to, in Anoni Tàpies, De Stael, Debré..."
"For a very long time Myriam Sardis was obsessed by a desire
to paint. For 30 years, volumes, balance and colour are her
catchwords. Now she finally authorises herself to express and control her
emotions on the canvas.
Famous masters whom the artist calls her guardian angels guide
her in this pictorial search. From the paintings of Soulages
and Tapies she draws the courage for her own pictorial intimacy.
Her work with the ellipse, signs and contrasts is based on slight
modifications in time and matter. Slowly, alchemically, an
Details of degraded walls, patina and rust, milky surfaces alternating
with seas of lava; Myriam Sardis seems to want to seize or
to reinvent sections of the universe between the grace of mineral
radiance on the one hand and a sudden alteration of time on
the other hand, reflecting the balance between her strength and her
fragility." Adapted from Pascal Even, Rupell Art
Peter Royen was previously represented in the Flow Fine Art Gallery in 2008, with his quiet work in white. This year we want to present him from a different, lesser-known aspect of his work.
For forty years a collection of beautiful woodcuts has remained in the dark, but can now be seen in a fine selection. The central theme of his woodcuts, and hand prints, is the artist’s wife Christine. She inspired the then 28-year-old artist with a very special atmosphere that shines through in the prints.
During the same period he created the plaster models that will be exhibited for the first time with us in this form. Originally formed as a template for casting metal casting, they are reflected in the contrast of Royen’s painting the same silence and emptiness of his work (again). Like his paintings, they are rather quiet, but here the most dynamic, with constant flow and movement.
Peter Royen likes the colour white. For him geometry, right angles, squares, rectangles, bars fit well with white. Sometimes they get lost in it, or even dissolve. In the silence of the clear structures, the white balances the delicate combination of form and language of his pictures in the foreground.
His colour of choice was not white from the beginning. The first pictures of his first exhibition featured red. But because art critics then spoke about the intense color as it moved through the forms, something had to be done. Peter Royen: "The red had to go, so that my forms could be better heard. Nothing should distract from the essence!.." Peter Royen creates his own environment, with the greatest concentration, clarity and honesty.
For more than five decades the 88-year-old Peter Royen has been known as an intensive Ambassador of Fine Arts far beyond the borders of Düsseldorf, where he has lived since 1946.
He dedicates himself with exceptional sensitivity and power of art and firmly stands for the "freedom of art" and "respect for the artist".
His great cultural and political commitment to the visual arts led far beyond the borders of Düsseldorf, such as in receiving of the Federal Cross of Merit.
His paintings can be found in major museums and numerous private collectors - the Dutch royal family has acquired several works. And not just because Peter Royen comes from the Netherlands: "My pictures are not loud, but very intense, and through time they just do not let you go." Peter Royen has absolutely no trace of showmanship, the noted art critic Professor Werner Schmalenbach has called him the "Painter of Silence".
He wrote about Royen:
"Of course he is, as each of his images, extraordinarily sensitive. But sensitivity is not much more than a commodity. It's what you make of it. Peter Royen makes "his own quiet, lyrical, gently breathing images between the poles of the confines of the picture and the freedom of painting. He is a painter of silence. "
born in Amsterdam/Netherlands
1946 - 1949
Academie of Arts Dusseldorf
1949 - 1953
Member "Rheinische Sezession"
Member "Group 53"
Member "Group Europa"
Honorary Award of Villa Massimo, Rom/Italy
Honorary Member of the Artists Assossiation "Malkasten", Dusseldorf
Single Exhibitions (selection)
Museo d'Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/Brazil
Kunsthalle Kobe, Kobe/Japan
Musée Jenisch, Vevey/Switzerland
Museum Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort/Netherlands
Kunst aus NRW, Aachen-Kornelimünster
"53x53 - Eine leise Retrospektive", Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
tedelijk Museum, Peter Stuyvesant-Collectie
Musée des Beaux Arts, Neuchâtel/Switzerland
Peter Royen und seine Freunde, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
Gruppe 53, Museum der Stadt Ratingen
Altes Museum, Mönchengladbach
"24|7 - Die 24 Stunden des Tages",
Galerie arteversum, Dusseldorf
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam/Netherlands
Osaka City Museum, Osaka/Japan
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
Collection Queen Beatrix und Prince Claus of Netherlands
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel/Belgium
Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf
W E R N E R S C H L E G E L
The paintings and sculptures of Werner Schlegel indicate the transcendental, the source of life. They show a constantly reinterpreted theme: the play of silence with distinctions and its contrasts. Whereas in the paintings organic surfaces and straight lines meet, in the sculptures wood and steel, edge and curve are pitted against each other.
Werner Schlegel's works are presented in many public collections, e.g. in the Mönchehaus Museum for Modern Art Goslar