KÖLNER LISTE 2017
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.