Anna Laudel’s intriguing work at VOLTA
Anna Laudel is pleased to announce her fourth participation in VOLTA New York, from 17 to 21 May 2023. Anna Laudel’s participation in the fair will include a special selection of artists’ works Anke Eilergerhard, Mathias Hornung, AND Ardan Ozmenoglu.
Known for supporting ambitious international galleries, TIME returns with the 2023 edition to showcase it 50 international galleries on Metropolitan Pavilion. The art fair aims to showcase artists and galleries that reflect the changing world and invite visitors to explore new perspectives. In accordance with the theme of the fair, Anna Laudel’s collection includes works of contemporary art that have never been presented before.
Berlin artist Anke Eilergerhard is known for its colorful and unique silicone sculptures. For VOLTA, the artist created a wall bas-relief titled “KRAFTWERK / POWER PLANT”. It consists of approximately 10,000 identical “cream hoods” made of silicone. The strict symmetry of the star shape and the bright color composition give the work a sense of internal energy.
In his work, Maciej Horning explores the concepts of poetry, anarchy and time. His hand-carved wooden blocks and paper prints made from these blocks reflect the artists’ approach to tradition, innovation and technology.
In all his works, Hornung juxtaposes space and surface, color and material, figure and ground, form and play, seriality and uniqueness. Paradox and discrepancy are two concepts dominant in Hornung’s work, be it the use of space and surface, color and material, figurative shapes or repetitive patterns. He breaks regular, seemingly perfect schemes with “imperfections” and finds unexpected ways to interfere with the apparent seriality of his works, reflecting his own view of life and the social concept of time.
Ardan Ozmenoglu has gained worldwide recognition for the works she creates using sticky notes as canvases. She started using sticky notes as her primary medium in 2005 and has been using this format ever since as a commentary on Turkish history and people’s daily lives in Istanbul. Her explorations concern both contemporary society as a whole and the perception of contemporary urban women. Characteristically humorous, but also argumentative and critical in nature, her work clearly reflects a sense of belonging to Turkish identity and culture, and the artist’s curiosity and quest to break with tradition and find new identities within what has been established and dominated by historical imagery and culture. turkey. Using popular phrases or images commonly known in Turkish society, her works touch on pop culture concepts in some cases, however as an artist she has created her own recognizable style, focusing and limiting herself to specific materials such as post-it notes.