artists & participants
“Sonntag” means “Sunday,” and to me is the strangest day of the week… *
Sundays are the traditional day of rest. They frequently entail amusement, recreation, family, reflection and religion. They are the antithesis of the work- week or “the everyday.” They promise the possibility of the exceptional. They are about imagining, dreaming and longing. They may hold a hint of the dread of Monday and what the future might bring.
The representational painters whose works comprise this exhibition – Björn Dressler, Jutta Haeckel, Stefan Höller, Driss Ouadahi, Glen Rubsamen, Stefan Wissel – all live and work in Düsseldorf, Germany, though their back- grounds are diverse. In some way, each paints about landscape and all mine notions of the “romantic” or “idyllic.” The work selected presents a range of interpretations, from Höller’s 18th-century inspired scenes to Wissel’s witty abstractions.
I see the artists in this show as all connected, like the trademark for Audi with the four overlapping circles. Imagine six circles, and every one is important for the whole. *
* Stefan Kürten, Spring 2006
only in german
SONNTAG: Painting from Düsseldorf
kuratiert von Stefan Kürten
mit Björn Dressler, Jutta Haeckel, Stefan Höller, Driss Ouadahi, Glen Rubsamen, Stefan Wissel