ANY TIME AT ALL
of the Liverpool artist Anna Ketskemety in the studio
of the Cologne artist Georg Gartz
As the small paintings of Anna Ketskemety that are so tiny that it can be seen at first sight to almost nothing. One must be willing to look closely. As the attentive look on the painful skin area is beneath the only one millimeter large splinter. Or like when scanning a landscape cut in binoculars focused with eyes. The World focuses on a thumbnail, that's a fantastic trick.
The medieval painting knew him, described in many handwritten and hand-painted devotional books. The Indian painting also know him for a long time. And the oriental painting knows him. The idea to show the world at large in the tiny format has not only an intellectual conceptual magic.
The reduction of the reality rather contributes to the increasing size of our imagination. In the imagination of a grain of sand is a mountain.
inspired the depictions of heaven and earth, the miracle of the human
imagination in Christian devotional books. And otherwise the small-scale
groups of motives led to the paintings of the old Flemish masters,
and in some surrealist compositions (approximately by Salvador Dalí)
the viewer into so much secrecy and misleading, that they found themselves
suddenly in itself.
as there are thumbnails in old devotional books, and just as the highly
detailed illustrations of the on-and zuklappbaren medieval altars.
To understand the painting
as an object and not just as a surface is
In the studio of the Cologne artist Georg Gartz, where Ketskemety shows their image objects, usually there is the dynamic force of abstract-expressive painted colors. The richly colored painting by Georg Gartz embodies the other side of art and life, the Ketskemety expresses. Abstract painting-moving swings, wander into the open, stand for a modern desire for freedom, which sees more in the tradition of a hindrance than a sedative.
The desire on the big screen to have plenty of space for the search of the unknown picturesque way, stands for the hope of being able to invent the personal law of the colors again and again. Gartz can surprise you with every new image where the colors run him. He challenges the chance.
The harmony of the world is being built in a picturesque area of conflict
and turmoil opposites. Thus represent Ketskemety Gartz and the two
different ends of the painting. The only he who thinks in artistic
drawers is of the opinion that it is not the point where they touch