Uwe Kowski & Maix Mayer, Leipzig 2024

Enjoy this quick tour through the exhibition! With Uwe Kowski and Maix Mayer, Galerie EIGEN + ART is pleased to present two important positions of our gallery in dialogue.

We have a long, shared history with both Leipzig-born artists: our collaboration began back in the early 1990s. At that time, Uwe Kowski (*1963) had his first solo exhibitions at the gallery with Paintings and Sculptures and Maix Mayer (*1960) with Die Jagd (The Hunt). The special constellation in which both show their works as part of a double exhibition had its forerunner in 1993 with Time Travellers at the Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte in Switzerland.
Today, 31 years after their last duo exhibition, we are delighted to once again juxtapose the latest works of both artists in a field of tension between painting and video art, drawing and photography.
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Uwe Kowski & Maix Mayer // Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig
Film/Edit: @galerie_eigenart
Music: Paul Ott

Filmstill, Gabrielle Kruger, Studio, 2024
Gabrielle Kruger Video

It's worth taking a look behind the scenes – South African artist Gabrielle Kruger takes us into her studio and shows us her very individual way of working.

Gabrielle Kruger's work has already been shown in several group exhibitions at our gallery in Leipzig. Now we are also presenting her work on our stand at the fair in Cape Town, where the South African artist also lives and works.
Gabrielle Kruger has developed a process where the paint mimics the viscosity of glue when wet and the elasticity of rubber when dry. Drawn to the malleability of her chosen medium, the artist pushes and plays with the limits of acrylic paint.
You can now look over her shoulder as she creates her works using this exciting technique. So dive in and enjoy Gabrielle Kruger's weave!

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In association with Brundyn Arts & Culture
Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin
for Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2024

Gerd Harry Lybke, Antje Riis, 2024, Foto: Rene Riis
Gerd Harry Lybke Audio

Interview for the podcast Born in the GDR: Geschichte(n) aus einem verschwundenen Land:

Gerd Harry Lybke talks about nude modeling, his Stasi files, the awakening after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the development of the gallery's profile.

Interview with Antje Riis, 2024

Filmstill Tim Eitel, Kunsthalle Rostock 2024
Tim Eitel Video

With an extensive exhibition of 54 paintings and watercolours, the Kunsthalle Rostock is presenting in the show Vorschläge für Nachbilder (Propositions for Afterimages) 2015-2024 the work by Paris-based artist Tim Eitel.

Have a look into the exhibtion!

Tim Eitel in Rostock: Begegnungen im Spiegel der Kunst
Production by MV1 - Heimat bewegt
Moderation: Christin Kwasny
Camera/Edit: Marvin Saak
Interview in German

Neo Rauch - Porträt
Neo Rauch, Photo: Uwe Walter, Berlin
Neo Rauch Audio

"The images find their way to me, have to go through me and then they land on the canvas."

In conversation with Neo Rauch in Leipzig

Neo Rauch doesn’t like to be in the spotlight - in an intimate, relaxed interview in his studio the artist is talking about the development of his artworks, his journey to become a professional artist, former exhibitions e.g. at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany (2006), at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York (2007) or at the Uffizi/Palazzo Pitti in Florence (2019). How did the curated shows influence his view on his works and what does the word „painting“ mean to Neo Rauch?

The talk is in German, you will find a translation in English as PDF here.

Filmstill, Uwe Kowski, POOL22, 2022
Uwe Kowski Video

Throwback: "The colorfulness and the way of drawing is the subject matter. Eventually that's everything painting conveys."
In this interview, Uwe Kowski is giving a tour through his studio and exhibition POOL22 at our gallery in Berlin.

Uwe Kowski (*1963, based in Berlin) does not want to capture or document history with his paintings, the most important message is the painterly itself and to play with the viewers vision. POOL22 is not only the title of one of the artist’s sixteen new works for the show; but also the term refers much more broadly to the conglomerate of ideas, thought processes and associations that have occupied Kowski's painterly thinking over the past year.

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Christian Jost
German with English and Chinese subtitles.

Filmstill, Birgit Brenner, Who Is Happy, Leipzig 2024
Birgit Brenner Video

"Humor is important to me in life and of course also at work. So humor is naturally a survival strategy.", says Birgit Brenner in her interview about her solo show "Who Is Happy" at our gallery in Leipzig.

Enjoy the look behind the scenes in the artist's studio, the insight into her working process and inspiration. Also you get a great tour through the exhibition, asking yourself "Who Is Happy".

Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: Made with suno.com
German with English subtitles.

Filmstill, Interview Tita von Hardenberg and Gerd Harry Lybke, 2024
Gerd Harry Lybke Video

In this documentory Tita von Hardenberg interviewed Gerd Harry Lybke about the challenges of Social Media in the art market. Have a look!

Galeriendämmerung? Wie junge Künstler mi Instagram den Kunstmarkt aufmischen.
Production by 3SAT Kultur, 25.05.2024
Moderation: Tita von Hardenberg
Interview in German

Filmstill, Titus Schade, TEKTONIK, Konschthal Esch 2024
Titus Schade Video

Enjoy this insight into Titus Schade’s first solo exhibition outside Germany, titled TEKTONIK at Konschthal Esch, Luxembourg.

Through his work, the artist tackles painting and its visual space. Employing sets that resemble backstage areas, he creates spaces somewhere between models and scenography, devising a wide range of architectural structures and accessories that immerse the viewer in a private world.

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Production by RTL Kultur, 19.03.2024, De Journal
Moderation: Patricia Baum
Interview in Luxemburgish and German
French subtitles

Filmstill, Marc Desgrandchamps, TEMPS MÉLANGÉS, 2009-2022
Marc Desgrandchamps Video

With this film by Judith Du Pasquier you are getting a very special insight into the studio and working process of Marc Desgrandchamps. This long term production accompanied the artists between the years 2009 to 2022.

On the occasion of his extensive solo exhibition Silhouettes at Musée des Beaux-Arts Dijon, in 2023 as well as CLAIR-OBSCUR at Abbaye – Espace d'art contemporain, Annecy and the group show Figures Seules at Lee Ufan Arles we are happy to be able to present you this view behind the scenes.

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Directed by Judith Du Pasquier
Produced by Thierry Artur / Les champs voulus
French with English subtitles

Filmstill, Carsten Nicolai "unicolor" at LUX 2023
Carsten Nicolai Video

Carsten Nicolai’s artistic output has taken many forms over the past three decades. His 2014 piece unicolor – showing at LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art, a new exhibition co-curated by Fact and SUUM Project in 2023 – is one of the artist’s most immersive works.

In this film, Nicolai talks to Fact about the ideas behind unicolor and how the musical experimentation in Berlin that followed the fall of the wall in 1989 kickstarted an ongoing career of artistic innovation. You will see the installation unfolding against a long projection wall with two mirror walls on each side, creating the impression of extending into infinity.

Presented at LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art at London’s 180 Studios and SUUM X, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul until December 2023.

Produced by LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art / Fact 180

Filmstill, Tim Eitel, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig 2024
Tim Eitel Video

Listen to Tim Eitel giving a little #insight into his two new diptychs from the solo exhibition in Leipzig.

These paintings are having the special feature that both parts can be exchanged - so they function almost like a loop. Please find more information about the artist and his works on our website:

Works mentioned from the show at Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig:
Tim Eitel
Loop (Rencontre), 2024
Egg tempera on canvas
250 x 180/190 cm - diptych
courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin

Tim Eitel
Loop (3 painters and a split moon), 2024
Egg tempera on canvas
240 x 185/195 cm - diptych
courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin
German, with English subtitles, only 1 min

Filmstill, Birgit Brenner, Kornwestheim 2024
Birgit Brenner Video

Apocalypse Now! The artist Birgit Brenner specializes in catastrophes large and small. Have an insight into her solo show at Museum im Kleihues-Bau Kornwestheim.

In tiny ink drawings as well as huge spatial installations, Brenner poses questions: Why can't politicians find a solution to the global crises? Why do we revolve so unwaveringly around ourselves?The exhibition in Kornwestheim could therefore be pitch-black. But it isn't, because the artist always includes a good dose of black humor.

Production by SWR Kultur, 10.03.2024, Moderation Sabine Willkop
Never Happy. Never Sad.
Museum im Kleihues-Bau, Germany
9 March - 9 June 2024
Interview in German

Filmstill, Louisa Clement, Off-target-effect, 2023
Louisa Clement Audio

Dangerous desire for perfection - Bonn Art Prize for Louisa Clement

Listen to this radio interview by Deutschlandfunk between Louisa Clement and Anja Reinhardt and get to know the story behind the new artworks for her solo exhibiton Becoming Lost. The exhibition is on view at Kunstmuseum Bonn until June 16, 2024.

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Production by Deutschlandfunk
Moderation and production: Anja Reinhardt
Interview in German

Filmstill, Ricarda Roggan, BODEN, Leipzig, 2024
Ricarda Roggan Video

Enjoy this intimate view into the solo presentation BODEN by Ricarda Roggan at our gallery in Leipzig and take a look behind the scenes.

The photographer describes her artistic work, the process of searching and finding, what interests her in a particular motive and how the always analoge images come into being. In the second part of the video, Ricarda Roggan is taking us into her studio for an exclusive sneak peek into the exhibtion making.

"It is always a conversation with the things or with the spaces, so that I can ask questions like, “What's going on here and why is it like this? And why are there such strange, such scratch marks in these clay walls?” Who was there 100, 200 years ago?” I'm just incredibly interested in that." (Ricarda Roggan)

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
German with English subtitles

Filmstill, Madeleine Roger-Lacan, Lay down with me, Berlin, 2024
Madeleine Roger-Lacan Video

Madeleine Roger-Lacan is taking us in her first solo show Lay down with me at our Berlin gallery into a very honest and raw cosmos, full of emotions, obsessions and failure.

Enjoy the interview with the French artist and see the making of the great wall painting, exclusively for the space. And dont' miss the end, with a surprise Performance during the opening!

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Film & Edit: Paul Ott
Music: Mono Ono - Piano Piano, ERPS - Rota
English with German subtitles

Natalie Paneng, Podcast interview, Jude's List, 2023
Natalie Paneng Audio

Listen to a talk with Natalie Paneng in an episode of the podcast “Judes's List” by Jude Brandford-Sackey.

Here you will get some insights about her working process, her background in theater and self discovery.

The podcast is in English.
Find more information on the podcast @judeslist and at all the major streaming platforms.

Filmstill, Stefan Guggisberg, Facing the Light, Berlin, 2023
Stefan Guggisberg Video

Follow us into the universe of painting and drawing by Stefan Guggisberg and learn how his works are created with very unique techniques.

In this video the artist is giving you a tour through his exhibition Facing the Light at our Berlin gallery and great insight into his work series of oil on paper and iPad drawings.
"In fact what impresses me about painting is that you can go back 40,000 years and these images are still there and, above all, they still reach us. So the drawings permeate everything - it reaches and touches us. And that's a form of communication that I think only exists once." (Stefan Guggisberg)

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Film & Edit: TABLEAU Films (Matthias Maercks)
Music: "Out of the Dark" by Crowander "Slow Smoke" by Crowander Source: Free Music Archive and license type: CC BY-NC

German with English subtitles

Please find the version with Chinese subtitles here

Filmstill, Maja Behrmann, Findling, Leipzig, 2023
Maja Behrmann Video

Don’t miss this video about Maja Behrmann's first major solo show FINDLING at our gallery in Leipzig. Great insight into the working process of the artist and installation of the hanging sculptures.

Maja Behrmann (*1994, lives and works in Leipzig) avoids restricting herself to one medium, using sculptures, textiles, and prints in equal measure. In her work, she takes up the challenge of putting together a repertoire of forms that she expands through their relationship with each other.

Find more information on www.eigen-art.com

Film & Edit: Paul Ott
Music: Purple
German with English subtitles

Please find the version with Chinese subtitles here

Filmstill, Sua Im, Entropy, EIGEN + ART Lab Berlin, 2023
Suah Im Video

Let's have a look into EIGEN + ART Lab and the solo exhibition Entropy by Korean artist Suah Im.

Suah Im describes her artistic work as “the search for the essence of the self“, with themes that give content to “confronting challenges“ and “overcoming limitations“. Discover her installation with sculptures, drawings and video works.

Film & Music: Suah Im
EIGEN + ART Lab 2023

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