KÖLNER LISTE 2017

We were happy and proud to be announced at the Kölner Liste 2017. We represented the two painters Carola Ernst and Rafael Alonso.

About Carola's Work.
Multi-layered tension curves between the classical categories of painting and drawing. Carola Ernst creates no „expression art“, but pictures of the complexity which remind of works of the revolutionary modern age, but still originate before the background of the digital revolution.

About Rafael's Work.
How could one possibly give voice - through painting - to the most mundane events and how small fragments of ordinary life might be able to communicate concerns, experiences, observations or simply records of an existence? This question could summarize most of my concerns as an artist. My work consists in building abstract visual chronicles, results of the everyday experience in the city.
These paintings that can embody various shapes, acquire multiple bodies and visualities resulting from recognition of both material and from the city‘s imagery. A species of abstract paintings, contaminated by the visuality of the site.

The foundation of my pictorial system is the transmutation of real objects with which we live in routinely into paintings. Using traditional materials from artistic paints to industrial materials such as adhesive tapes, rubber bands, wheat paste posters or fragments from everyday objects, addressing in such manner my constant interests. From Styrofoam coolers, computer monitors, garments and other objects into subjects of my paintings.

 

EXAMPLE ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

Carola Ernst, Diffrakt-Ion  Mixed media on linen, 53,5x43,5cm 2016

Carola Ernst, Diffrakt-Ion
Mixed media on linen, 53,5x43,5cm
2016

Rafael Alonso, Ida e volta  Acrylic paint on plywood, 21x39cm 2016

Rafael Alonso, Ida e volta
Acrylic paint on plywood, 21x39cm
2016

Carola Ernst, Excessive Mouth  Ink-Aquarell & Oilpastell, Colourpencil, Graphit on linen 63x53cm, 2016

Carola Ernst, Excessive Mouth
Ink-Aquarell & Oilpastell, Colourpencil, Graphit on linen 63x53cm, 2016

Rafael Alonso, Nenenho  Acrylic paint on plywood, 40x33cm 2016

Rafael Alonso, Nenenho
Acrylic paint on plywood, 40x33cm
2016

 
Carola Ernst, RA  IAquarell & Oilpastell, Colourpencil, Graphit on linen 130x120cm, 2014

Carola Ernst, RA
IAquarell & Oilpastell, Colourpencil, Graphit on linen
130x120cm, 2014

Rafael Alonso, Pintura de intervalo  Acrylic paint on plywood, 20x22cm 2016

Rafael Alonso, Pintura de intervalo
Acrylic paint on plywood, 20x22cm
2016