Wondering what you’ll see at our next fair in Hamburg? Here’s your curated selection of 10 artworks not to miss.
Thursday 7 October, 2021
We know it’s been some time since you’ve been able to visit, but the good news is, we’re back! The upcoming Affordable Art Fair Hamburg (11 – 14 November 2021) will boast again a wide selection of galleries and artists, perfect to add to your collection.
1. Egon Digon, ‘Win Over’
Egon Digon’s massive wooden structures break out and press against each other, in order to get free – speaking to breaking out of today’s fragile and restricted situation across the world. Find out more at the stand of Vijion Art Gallery.
2. Monika Radhoff-Troll, ‘Wings VII’
Monika Radhoff-Troll’s artistic vision is influenced by political and ecological concerns. She aims to disturb viewers and heighten their sensibility by building alienated, distorted situations, pseudoscientific assemblages, and installations with recycled material.
3. Yannick Ackah, ‘Leben I’
Yannick Ackah recently graduated from the École Superieur des Arts Plastique, Architecture and Design in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). At first glance, his paintings seem light and dreamy, both in colours and motifs. Behind the pastel brushstrokes and light lines, one discerns darker, deeper images that create the surreal mood of his paintings.
4. Kuno Vollet, ‘Orbit KVX3,5’
Kuno Vollet’s sculptures deal with the topics of gravity, balance, weightlessness and infinity. Circles are a recurring theme in his work, referring to ancient Greek and Indian philosophy where the circle refers to the Circle of Life.
5. Maria Bang Espersen, ‘Soft Series, GREEN‘
Maria Bang Espersen is a Danish glass, ceramic and conceptual artist. Her work plays with new expressions of glass as a material, which she displays in different forms. She achieves a tender, and at times, vulnerable grace out of the material whilst bringing her unique touch to every piece. Discover the different components of her soft series at the stand of Galerie Rieck.
6. Adel Dauood, ‘Without title’
Adel Dauood’s work is influenced through his troubled past in Syria, which is reflected in his dramatic paintings. He says of his work: “My paintings are for me a kind of rebellious reaction to all the fights that is going on all around the world. They are also an inner monolog about my despair towards this, full of unrest from my war tormented home country, Syria.”
7. Jana Schumacher, ‘Blue at daylight 1′
Jana Schumacher focuses on drawing, print making and site-specific installations. Using the central themes of order and chaos, as well as the influence of change, cause and effect and the connections between art and science.
8. Christoph Rode, ‘Disney forever, forever Disney’
Christoph Rode’s large-scale works use spatial and landscape settings. You won’t forget these multidimensional scenarios, full of fantastic, fragmental content. Can you spot which periods of time he references? Inspired by reproductions, newspapers, history books and films, Christoph often uses materials from Eastern Germany and Eastern Europe, from around 1950 to 1990.
9. Jessi Strixner, ‘Jeans Jacket’
In Jessi Strixner’s artistic work not everything is as it seems. The wood sculptor doesn’t fabricate classical figures, rather she sees a flowing potential in the material. She changes the material of wood so much, that it no longer resembles itself and instead, creates a wonderful wooden cloth series.
10. Alexandre Elenga, ‘Queen Angela Davis’
A kaleidoscope of colours, Alexandre Elenga’s work is a journey through popular culture and RnB references, that have become symbols of emancipation. Bright pinks, yellows, or blues are mixed with skin colours to question the racial affiliations of the subjects and make her work resonate as a tool of social criticism.
You’ll be able to see all of these artworks at our upcoming fair this November. Tickets go on sale 18 October – be the first to hear about updates by signing up to our mailing list.