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Group show: Claudia Rößger, Jan Thomas – Gretchen | Cowboy – Malerei und Skulptur (over)

10 March 2005 until 27 April 2005
  Claudia Rößger, Jan Thomas – Gretchen | Cowboy – Malerei und Skulptur
Claudia Rößger

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D-04179 Leipzig
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Thursday, the 10'th of March 2005 at 6 p.m. we will open the exhibition 'Gretchen | Cowboy' of painting and sculpture by CLAUDIA ROESSGER and JAN THOMAS. The exhibition will be shown until the 27'th of April at maerzgalerie Leipzig.
We are pleased to invite you and your friends to the opening reception.

Claudia Rößger, born in 1977 in Mittweida, studied from 1995-1998 at the Academy of Arts and Design, Burg Giebichenstein / Halle and until 2004 at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. Currently she is a post-graduate under supervision of Prof. Arno Rink. In 2003, due to the exchange project 'Al Otro Lado', she has been at the Academia di Bellas Artes 'San Alejandro' and at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havanna / Cuba.

Jan Thomas, born in 1970 in Salzgitter-Lebenstedt, studied at the Academy of Arts and Design, Burg Giebichenstein / Halle and was post-graduate under supervision of Prof. Bernd Göbel until 2003. In 1998 he received the Erasmus scholarship for the Athens School of Fine Arts. Later followed more eminent scholarships and awards, among them a study term at the Ècole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; the graduate scholarship of the state Saxony-Anhalt and of the Ars Halensis art award of the Dresdner Bank. Jan Thomas lives and works in Halle / Saale.

Claudia Rößgers´ pictures are determined by the composition of unsteady lines and sensitive nuanced, at times vibrant designed colour fields.
Picture room and picture architecture are foremost put into order by the form and weight relation of sovereign set colour fields. Only later airy figures and objects are visible through the unforced brush drawings. Suddenly the layers and borders, which at first seemed to have appeared playfully and coincidentally on the canvas, are recognized as little poems. Those are poems of inadequacy, for Claudia Rößgers´ shadowlike heroines and heroes are often busy acting with bulky utensils and gestures in an awkward but sympathetic way. It seems they are on a kind of quest, a quest for the connection between the ego and the world.

Jan Thomas combines traditional values of wood sculptures with room-determined art forms. Wild, organic-abstract components are connected with concrete ones. Animals or manlike figures that seem to be adopted from science fiction epos irritate by their strange body extensions. With Jan Thomas' sculptural arrangements the recipient is directly involved into an atmosphere of reality and fiction, which on first sight suggests an abolishment of time and history.


Exhibitions maerzgalerie Leipzig:
30.04.05 - 18.06.05 "EIN GLÜCK, DAß SIE DA SIND, da natürlich im Sinne von irgendwo, um die Verantwortung für diese Lage der Dinge zu tragen, von der man, wenn auch nicht viel, so doch wenigstens weiß, daß man sie nicht auf dem Gewissen haben möchte (...)" (Gemeinschaftsausstellung / group show)

Exhibitions quicksilver Berlin:
21.01.05 - 12.04.05 Krass CLEMENT / Wilmar KOENIG 'Copenhagen -Berlin Exchange' (Fotografie / photography)
16.03.05 - 30.04.05 'Zwei Jahre quicksilver' Gemeinschaftsausstellung / group show (Fotografie / photography)

In addition:
18.03.05 - 05.05.05 Aris KALAIZIS 'Ungewisse Jagden' Marburger Kunsthalle (Malerei / painting)
23.04.05 - 25.06.05 Dagmar VARADY 'Stabile Seitenlage. Von der Komplexität in der bildenden Kunst' Ausstellungsbeteiligung Museum Bochum.

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