Days A Week 2003 : interface2 Artists
working in collaboration : Hope Streeet Gallery
6th april -15th April
Angela Freyer. Dagmar Oeser. Friedrich Kean. `Gaby Kneer-Steger. Heike
Demleitner. Rappa Port. Uta Schmidt-Escher. Wolfgang Henze. Kooperative
K, Hagen, Germany
This exhibition has been organised by : Pete Clarke : Senior Lecturer
at University of Central Lancashire.
Neil Morris : Head of Printmaking at Liverpool John Moores University.
are no longer content to work quietly alone, invisible and irrelevant
Their is another creative agenda where artists' develop there own
projects, facilitating initiatives, creating new circumstances for
production and communication. These creative networks, strategies
and projects in alternative places and contexts are part of a new
attitude to making and exhibiting.
Artists particularly in the North West of England have the confidence
to know that things are changing, the world is getting smaller and
nearer, art and culture can be more available and accessible.
Eight days a week
The Liverpool and Koln Project, 'Unheimlich' at Wiesbaden, 'Kultur/Natur'atSimonskall,Germany
'Basement Project' in India, projects in Tel Aviv, Bassano and Rome
are recent examples of Merseyside artists developing new international
networks to create reciprocal exhibition opportunities.
Exhibiting work at LiverpoolArt School from 'Kooperative K, the artists'
studios and gallery in Hagen, Germany is the next reciprocal exhibition
in this collaborative process.
The first 'Interface' showed work by Pete Clarke and Georg Gartz,
Geoff Molyneux and Wolfgang LOttgens, Neil Morris and Tracey Brown
at Kooperative K, Hagen in July 2003. Interface is about artistsworking
in collaboration, challenging concepts of originality and authenticity
through dialogue and experimentation.
1960 born in
Berlin living and working in Wetter/Ruhr/NRW
training as a goldsmith
1980-86 working on my own
training as an art therapist
Since 90 working as clinical art therapist
1992-97 " further training in art at Hans Herrmann Riispe several
single-and group exhibitions
since 02 member of Kooperative K
2003 birth of son Markus Leonhard
How do I develop
my pictures? The intention is to have fun while working from demands
to openness light, playful experimenting everything is allowed waking
up at different places to find myself in colour and form at least.
I paint, what
I see-and for ambience.
1950 born in Mittweida : studies in Humanities,
1996 expositions member of Kooperative K
associated member since 2003
With our paintings 'heaven and hell' Angela and I started a dialogue
with an open end. At first we thought these two realms were opposites,
but now we tend to think they are intertwined. What is your impression?
1939 Born in
Wuppertal, Germany. Lives and works in Hagen and Herdecke
worker. Became acquainted with'magical realism', attempts at imitation
1964 Engineering studies and intensive involvement with painting and
1993 Pupil ofPavelRichtr, Prague. Prof. RolfThiele-Bremen
1998 Became member of Kooperative K in Hagen
technology allows millions of colours to be generated. The result
though is colours which are dead and far removed from the intrinsic
nature of colour. Colours, namely, are living beings, which cannot
be defined in terms of black and white or zero and one. Colours are
not objects, and have no need of a form to be visible. They stand
for themselves. Reducing down the colours in my pictures to just blue
and brown is my attempt at facilitating a meeting of the beholder
with the essence of colour.
What's my part of this artwork, in a partnership, in teamwork, in
1956 Born in Hagen lives and works in Hagen
1976 -81 Studies of art and history at the university of Dortmund
: State school teacher
1989 -2005 Group and single exhibitions in Germany and Italy
the beginning of the studies with varying intensity. motherof three
sons, member of the sudio communityand gallery of the Kooperative
K in Hagen. Memberof the Women-Art-Forum South Westphalia.
My work is based on figuration in playful exchange with geometric
shapes. set vibratinglyside byside and superimposing moving surfaces
with structures thrown into reliefs, displayed in vivid colours. Large
textile collages are created as well as small pieces of paper art.
1967 born in Ingelheim/Germany
Member of the'Kooperative K
02 Artist in Residence and teaching at Surrey Institute of Art and
Design, Farnham, Teaching at the College of Art and Technology, Hastings
Royal College of Art, London MA in Silversmithing and Metalwork
2000 from the DAAD [DeutscherAkademischeAuslandsdienst]
1995 - 99 FH Hildesheim/Holzminden, Germany Metal Design Department
Apprenticeship as a blacksmith, Hagen, Germany
'the earth was without form, and void' Gen 1:2 Empty or unfilled space:
Emptiness, Vacuum, a space not filled byanything solid: opening, gap.
Space without anycontent which includes the intellectual emptiness
as well. The absence of the sense in the existence. [Brockhause Lexikon,
1960 born in Wiirzburg Married, three grown up children. Studies of
art history. Working now as an anthroposophical teacher with handicapped
since 02 member ofthe'Kooperative K' in Hagen
For me painting is a very personal matterwhere I express my inner
feelings with colours. Sometimes it is an intuitive process, another
time I start painting with a particular intention. I'm often surprised
by the results.
bom in Aachen / West-Germany
19'78- 88 educator in a cultural youth centre
Since 1984 self educated artist and sculptor
1989 member of the foundation group of artists called 'Kooperative-K'
this group built up a studio and gallery house for artists, which
is still working today
1987 -04 Freelance artist and member of the union 'verdi' individual
and group exhibitions and art projects
are fighting within one piece of work. That's not new, but new for
me. I'm open for new things, but I want to keep my identity. I want,
that the product, we do together, will be perfect, will be one piece
of work, but our individual participation should be visible for the
user. We walk around each other like cats.
I hope, you will see the result and feel this energy.