"Are you a cat person or a dog person?"

creative face Berlin Loves Art: WANTED at Two Window Project and janinebeangallery

"Are you a cat person or a dog person?"

stink!: eyes
STiNK!: "Eyes"
Visiting the group-exhibition WANTED at Two Window Project, which focuses on the two most familiar of domestic pets, the cat and dog, might give an answer to this question.

Through the ages there have been many depictions of people of all classes and origins with their cats or dogs, kings and queens, hunters, farmers and of course with families and children. From very early on the ancient Egyptians and their Great Sphinx, all of recorded history includes images of both the domesticated and the wild, and currently with the uploaded pictures of on social network sites of today, these animals have been glorified, praised and beloved by humans in many different ways.

Just as the very unique characteristics are described for the Chinese Zodiac signs of the Tiger and the Dog, there are many personal factors that will put each person in one group or the other. Studies show that most people lean favorably towards only one genus and only a very few embrace both the feline and the canine equally, just as the familiar question asks, "Are you a cat person or a dog person?"

Two Window Project presents the group-exhibition WANTED in its ongoing program of themed multi-artist events and the first that is joint venture with the janinebeangallery.
WANTED
includes new works by gallery artists Klaas Bosch, Julia Bulik, Dinah Busse, Nata Lee Hahn, Greg Owen, Hannah Parr, René Schäffer/Regina Steigler, STiNK!, Tilo Uischner, Rebecca Weber and Jan Wurm that visualize this familiar topic from many different points of view; historic, literal, fantasy and from their own personal experiences and interpretations:

Klaas Bosch's highly detailed, sepia toned paintings executed in oil portray very recognizable scenarios from seemingly ordinary lives. He orchestrates these compositions in his distinctive manner that combines photorealistic painting with dramatic cropping to create a tension within the calmness. The strong but serene light quality in his work is created using only white and brown pigment, a technique borrowed from the old masters. In each work he leaves the viewer filled with anticipation. The mystery level is elevated to near climax, which the artist describes as 'shockingly normal'.

The artist STiNK! contributes a pair of threateningly looking Eyes of a dog.
Asked about his artistic work he answers: "A lot of my work is a reaction to and against the follies of man and his lack of antagonism against the powers that rule his life.
Basically, we are gutless. I am amazed and shocked at our willingness to consume media text and images of extreme horror and terror and at the same time sip a cup of tea. To put into a picture the overall feeling of what its like to see your world falling apart, loosing a grip on the world around you. I can partially blame the recession for this, and definitely blame a lot of my bold and carefree decisions in life that may have lead to this personal current state. Also it reflects the man I am, the perverse interest I have with these chaotic moments, these moments I enjoy and thrive on. They scare my but enthrall me with passion and excitement of what will happen next. It is my drive to witness the transformation that comes with entering into the danger zone so to speak. Unfortunately, I have been the one who experiments in this danger zone and now it comes back to haunt me, I try to purge this with approaching my artwork.
I would like to start a movement of ‘Modern Romantics’ as I am fascinated and intrigued with portraying our fascination with trepidation, horror, terror and awe. And how this turns us on!"

Tilo Uischner presents his Urban Madonnas with a unique blending of the old world craft of intarsia or marquetry and the contemporary material of acrylics to bring his imagery to life. In each portrait, the subject’s garb is formed with dozens of carefully spliced wood veneers and their bodies are deftly painted; together they form a truly life like image. In every work, Tilo captures a moment that leaves the viewer open to interpret in his or her own very personal way. Tilo Uischner is born 1969 in Riesa (Saxony, Germany) and moved to Berlin in 1989 just months before the wall came down. He says: "Wood and paint, for me perfectly support my intention of creating these portraits."

Jan Wurm's drawings show pets in society today.
For her it is obvious that we pick our pets or they pick us, one thing is clear: we suit each other. From the color of our hair to the shading of the coat, we stroke, the long or short haired, the silky or the wire-haired, with an intimate hand as familiar as if we were tossing our own tresses or parting our own moustache. The cocked head, the spread feet, the side-stepping gait - just as couples living long together lakeside or in mountain heights take on a posture or expression which brings gasps from observers of the common appearance, people and their pets strike poses which mirror each other.
The playfulness of the puppy infects the master's spirit with joy. The kitten's uninhibited exploration brings laughter to the owner's calm. A shared diet can account for a shared silhouette, a common love of swimming can broaden all shoulders, and a level of good will and humor can account for a mutual degree of affection and grooming. As for the closeness or independence of the quiet moments alone, master and enslaved devotee reveal all in their sprawling, entwined extremities and their faithful gaze.
Jan Wurm's drawings are open expanses, like the blank screen across which an image flickers and in that moment something beyond the image is illuminated. Some flash of recognition of the meaning of the experience is scratched across the surface. The drawing is loose, a line in constant movement, a puddle of color to anchor, to give weight to a thought ready to fly off, nearly forgotten as the day passes and the activity is lost to the accumulation of the mundane. But some trace is left on the surface, the page, and the fragmentary remnant serves to conjure up the sense of the whole.
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Group-exhibition WANTED at Two Window Projekt Group-exhibition WANTED at Two Window Projekt
Tilo Uischner: Urban Madonnas Dinah Busse: Wolf
Jan Wurm: Enslaved I - III Klaas Bosch: Wait (detail)
Nata Lee Hahn Vaderkins Rene Schaeffer/Regina Steigler: Mops
Hannah Parr: Ncarn Rebecca Weber: Wanted 1
Schneewittchens Psychose

creative face Berlin Loves Art: Anna-Maria Sommers Performance im Rahmen von WANTED bei janinebeangallery

Schneewittchens Psychose

anna-maria sommer performance the porcelain suicides
Anna-Maria Sommer Performance "THE PORCELAIN SUICIDES"
Anna-Maria Sommer ist eine schöne Frau. Genau genommen sogar eine sehr schöne Frau. Mit vollen Lippen und einem weißen Leinenkleidchen gekleidet, wirkt sie wie die vollkommene Verkörperung von Schneewittchen. Die Haare in Zöpfen gen Decke gezogen, über ihr bedrohlich ein bedeckter Fernseher, mit Ketten und Schnüren befestigt. Ein sehr modernes Schneewittchen, zuweilen sogar ein Verstörendes. Fast versinkt sie zwischen den Lehnen des mächtigen Holzthrons, die Füße angewinkelt, vorsichtig auf dem blauen Samtkissen abgelegt. All dies bei Anna-Maria Sommers Performance "THE PORCELAIN SUICIDES" anlässlich der Eröffnung der Gruppenausstellung "WANTED" in der janinebeangallery in Zusammenarbeit mit Two Window Project.

creative face ART Berlin: 'About Faces' with Tilo Uischner, Kim Alsbrooks and Elisabeth Belliveau at Two Window Project

One subject and three distinct interpretations

exhibition about faces: tilo uischner boy with diving goggles, intarsia and acrylic paint on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm / courtesy of two window project / image © tilo uischner
Exhibition 'About Faces': Tilo Uischner 'boy with diving goggles', intarsia and acrylic paint on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm / Courtesy of Two Window Project / Image © Tilo Uischner
One subject and three distinct interpretations; that is the group-exhibition About Faces with the artists Tilo Uischner, Kim Alsbrooks and Elisabeth Belliveau at Two Window Project in Berlin-Mitte which will be shown until January 22, 2011.

The three artists have their own story to tell and each has their own unique approach to this classic genre of art: portraiture. While all three artists have taken concepts from two different time periods and fused them together in a unique combination