8th of March to the 23rd of April // Thanks a lot to Stephan Stumpf and the størpunkt-team for the opportunity to take part in the groupexhibition “HALF A POUND of ART 2018” at størpunkt – Gallery for contemporary art – in Munich.
4th to 13th August 2017 // Gallery WELTRAUM in Munich gave us (Claudia Macias, Timor Miscevic and myself) the chance to throw this nice summer-exhibition. Thanks a lot to Rudolf Maximilian Becker for having us. Under the theme „Centripetal Time Force“ we combined Claudia’s oilpaintings, Timor’s acrylic paintings and metal objects and some of my current works. I was represented with 23 artworks (Drawings, paintings and one of my receipt-installations “My life in receipts #3”). Thanks to all the fellows who came along and special thanks to Claudi and Timor for rocking this thing toghether! (www.claudiamacias.de | www.timor78.com)
Gallery FOE in Munich invited me to take part in the group exhibition „FREHOESTORN“; 5th of April 2017. Thanx a lot to the curators Tina Hudelmaier und Max Weisthoff!
German title of my work: „Der nicht immer beneidenswerte Einfluss der zusammenstrebenden Ereignisse, die sich so und nicht anders zugetragen haben könnten, und die einmalige Betrachtung dieser in Anbetracht der Umstände der fortgeschrittenen Entwicklung ihres allgemeinen Hervortreten aus einer breiten Masse an rezipierten Vorurteilen.“ [Worms, acryl and collagen on canvas, 70 x 70 cm]
Le Salon de la Société des Artistes Français // From the 15th to the 19th of February I showed my work “Hundert arme Würmer sind eine Schlangengrube” (English title: One hundred poor worms are a snake pit“) at ART CAPITAL 2017 at the Grand Palais in Paris with the Société des Artistes Français, section Bavarian surrealists. The painting was nicely placed next to the great work “Crocopolis” by Peter Hutter. Thanx so much to all involved parties, especially to Prof. h.c. Eduard Kastner!
Description of the work: We live in times of fear and confusion, media-overflow and super-information-overflow. Too many news, rumors and facts are floating through light-wave cables into the psyche; in realtime. Overstrained inhabitants get influenced by carnival barkers trying to persuade not only simple people to believe in their claimed aims. Times are getting more and more crazy and difficult. There is no left and no right no more. And no middle. A rapidly changing world is more complex, but the majority of the people seek for the simple truths. Populists are waiting on every corner to infiltrate the minds of indecisive human beings. Conspiracy-theories are growing faster than ever. Simple explanations for everything are en vogue. Each worm on the picture is one of them barkers and a hundred of those worms make a snake pit.
[Acryl and collage on canvas; 100 x 80 cm]
In July 2016 I made the 2. place at the competition on projectart.com with my painting „Wendezeit/Crack of Ages“ (Project Art – The Social Arts Market™ // 1. Damien Borowik; 3. Mireia de Coursey; 4. Emese Wu). The winners where invited to attend to the ARTROOMS Art Fair 2017 which took place from the 20th to the 23rd of January at Meliá White House near Regents Park in London. Apart from the painting I took 9 framed pigment-drawings and a piece of “My life in receipts” with 1111 rolled receipts. Massive thanx to Project Art and ARTROOMS for the good times and making everything possible!
Friday the 13th of May 2016. The perfect date for the exhibition „Wahnsinn™ und Methode®“ [Madness™ & Method™] at Gallery WELTRAUM in Munich. Within the premisses I arranged 74 20×20 framed drawings and the painting “Es kann doch nicht der Sinn™ des Lebens® sein, nach dem Sinn™ des Lebens® zu suchen. Wo ist da der Sinn™?” [Acryl and collage on canvas; 190 x 150 cm]. Motto was the daily madness streaming in through media and mostly the web presenting us with the undercomplexity of simple stupid truths many people are so addicted to. The series of drawings is an invitation to everyone to think about all the non-connected crazinesses which are occurring in modern life. What makes some individuals think that they are 100% smart enough to connect all dots and explain the world in three sentences to others? Why are they building fictitious realities? Is it just a Dunning–Kruger effect in different shadings maybe in strong relationship with narcissism and the intent on psychological commerce? Whatsoever: Have a look in the gallery „drawings“ on this website and you can check out all the pieces of work. [Thanx once again to Rudolf Maximilian Becker for hosting me and special thanx to Daniel Schvarcz for the cool panorama-fotos and the amazing 3D-walkthrough of the exhibition! Thanx to everyone who helped especially to my wife Ira and thanx to all the people who came along to see the thing!]
A virtual tour of the exhibition [Wahnsinn™ und Methode® // Friday the 13th May of 2016]. Thanx so much to Daniel Schvarcz for the panorama-photos and this amazing 3D-walkthrough! >> www.d-s-photo.com
This is an article about the development of the idea of the installational work “My life in receipts” in the WERTE MAGAZIN (Published in October 2015)
June 2015 the WELTRAUM Gallery (Rumfordstr. 26, Munich) was rebuild one to one in the Rathausgalerie (City Hall Gallery Munich). It was the gallerys 18 anniversary. And the City of Munich honored it with this seven weeks exhibition. A new crew of artists was introduced every Friday for a one week show. The Sunday the 21th Ray Moore and me did some live-painting there. Thanx for the good times and thanx so much to the curators Maresa Bucher and Tina Hudelmaier, Rudolf Maximilian Becker and all the beautiful rest involved in that thing! It was good showing my work „Wow!-Signal – 6EQUJ5 6 7“ at the final vernissage on the 16th oh June 2015.
From the 16th to the 19th of October 2014 I had the pleasure being part of the UAMO (Urban Art and Media Organisation) FESTIVAL at EINSTEIN KULTUR in Munich with my installation “Mein Leben in Quittungen“ [My life in receipts, handrolled & squeezed, objekframes in different sizes”. Thanx UAMO!
Photoexhibition “Obscurity newfound and other works” at the Gallery Deutsches Hopfenmuseum (Gallery of the German Hop Museum in Wolnzach) 27th of June 2014 // Thanx a lot to Prof. h.c. Eduard Kastner for making this possible!
“Für die Photoserie >>OBSCURITY NEWFOUND<< hat sich Falk v. Schönfels an mondlosen Nächten in Münchner Parks begeben. Die Kulissen der Langzeitbelichtungen sind lediglich mit einer sehr starken Taschenlampe ausgeleuchtet. So war es ihm möglich Teile bewusst zu betonen und andere zu vernachlässigen um so quasi-mystische Stimmungen zu erzeugen. Die Orte die er dafür aufsuchte sind im seit frühster Kindheit bekannt. Umso interessanter war es für ihn sie bewusst in obskure Dunkelheit zu hüllen, wie sich ja auch ein Schleier über manche verflossene Erinnerung legt.”
Friday, the 17th of July 2014, Claudia Macias, Timor Miscevic and myself had the pleasure throwing an exhibition at the Gallery WELTRAUM in Munich. We where completely astonished that so many nice people came along. We hope you all had a good time. At this point we would like to shout out a big “thank you all”, especially to Rudolf Maximilian Becker for hosting us. [Special thanx to Dani Schvarcz for the photo-coverage of the vernissage!]
Summer 2012 I released my artist-book – the so called fluctibook – with photography, illustrations and German poetry [144 pages // Pre-eminent hardcover in faked-leather optic // Dimensions: 21 x 21 cm].