Interview with the artist: Rol Steimes

Interview with the artist: Rol Steimes

You have taken painting to a new level with “Fire & Steampaintings using fire and steam to create your works. What is your inspiration for this collection? I am not only searching for new ways to express myself through my work but I am also interested in finding new techniques that could fit into my own creation process. I love observing open flames, wood burning or even steam and smoke rising and being blown away by the wind. It is strong and destructive on one side, quiet, beautiful and calming on the other side.  My idea was to use this...

Interview with the artist: Corinne Goetz

Interview with the artist: Corinne Goetz

For those who don’t know you: Who is Corinne Goetz? I am a passionate painter, art lover, wife and mother. I grew up in the northern countryside of Luxemburg in a family where art and music was, and still is an important part of daily life. My grandfather was a painter himself and created mostly designs for local theater stages. Unfortunately I’ve never met him personally but I believe that my twist for theatrical “mise en scène” of figures comes from his over-sized creations. You live in Luxembourg, does the city or the people influence your work? Definitely. Every day...

Interview with the artist: Assy Jans

Interview with the artist: Assy Jans

How did you get into sculpture? Was it a lifelong interest for you? Maybe it’s a lifelong story, my father was painting and sculpting wood for fun, for himself. As a child I was impressed by this and enjoyed watching him working. Since I learned the profession of a fitter I came to know more and more about the characteristics of steel. After creating my first sculpture from the leftovers of a railing, I was curious and tried to give life to this material, which is often said to be cold and hard. Since then I do not consider steel...

FRAMES OF THE UNIVERSE

FRAMES OF THE UNIVERSE

“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” -Carl Sagan Since the beginning of human history, art has always been a unique instrument to create a connection, to question, and to explore everything in existence. From nature to psychology, from the known to the yet unknown, art has been wielded as a torch to probe mysteries of life, including the vast universe. However, shaping our knowledge of the world has always...

Cosmos Reshaped

Cosmos Reshaped

ARTISTS: Assy JANS, Corinne GOETZ, Rol STEIMES OPENING: 27 October 2020 TYPE: sculpture, painting Explore a brand new cosmos created by the masterful hands of the Luxembourgish artists Assy Jans, Corinne Goetz, and Rol Steimes. The latest exhibition in Gallery Ex Machina, named “Cosmos Reshaped”, is an exciting adventure into a new universe, where the familiar is taken apart and put together in unexpected and unique ways. Prepare yourself to discover new perspectives and test the edge of the familiar with this impressive new collection. The exhibition will be open from the 27th of October until December the 5th, 2020...

NATURE: THE ETERNAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

NATURE: THE ETERNAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

“But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically.” -René Descartes Nature is all around us, but as technological inventions evolve and change human relationships, they also change how humans relate with the ecosystem and the environment. Human contact is no longer tangible, sensitive, and physical, it’s achieved through a device. Society, and particularly artists, are being directed to a digitized world, day by day feeling separated from nature. However, despite everything, this genuine and inexhaustible source, remains paramount even in the mechanics of the newest technologies. NATURE AS A SYSTEM The truth is that nature is the most...

Mechanics of Nature

Mechanics of Nature

IN COLLABORATION WITH: ARC Kënschtlerkrees (Luxembourg) ARTISTS: Anne-Marie GRIMLER, Assy JANS, Cahide EREL, Eva PAULIN, Fabienne GOERENS, Florence HOFFMANN, Florin BALABAN, Günseli TOKER, Isabelle PIRSON, Jessica THEIS, Jill MICHELS, Josiane GINTER, Marina HERBER, Nora JUHASZ, Patricia LIPPERT & Pascale BEHRENS, Rol BACKENDORF, Serge KOCH, Yvette RISCHETTE, Zahrée VEERMAN OPENING: 13 October 2020 TYPE: painting, sculpture, photography Explore nature as you have never seen before, in this fantastic new exhibition at Gallery Ex Machina. Featuring powerful and playful works from the artists group ARC Kënschtlerkrees from Luxembourg, the collection showcases the synthesis of natural and the industrial as the complex and...

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST

Steampunk hits the big screen. Science fiction movies have been decidedly influenced by steampunk’s extraordinary universe since the early 20th century. But what is steampunk? How does the fantastical genre influence the popular culture on the big screen? What is Steampunk? The steampunk concept itself has actually started as a literature subgenre, with a science fiction and fantasy approach. It can be defined as a retro-futuristic category that draws elements from the old Victorian world, the American wild west or a post apocalyptic civilization, where colonial elegance and steam-powered technology are combined.  Steampunk expresses the speculative future of a past...

Interview with the artist: Tomás Barceló Castelá

Interview with the artist: Tomás Barceló Castelá

To start us off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am Tomás Barceló Castelá, half French from Montauban and half Spanish from Mallorca. I studied Fine Arts, specializing in Sculpture, at the Sant Jordi Faculty of the University of Barcelona, and there I had the honor of learning from J.S. Jassans. For more than fifteen years I was a high school teacher and I enjoyed it very much. In 2014, I left teaching to try a path focused on my work as a sculptor, and I have been working on several projects of all kinds, including...

The Year 2086: Into The Future

The Year 2086: Into The Future

FINALISTS: Diana Londono – Plácida Verdejo – Julio Brujis Helfgott – Cristopher Arnold Vrsalovic Rojas – Alba Refulgente – Iria Groba Martin – Yehonatan Cohen – Cristina Augé Brau – Malika Khurana – Clara Lahoz – Iana Malynka – Xènia Real i Gomez OPENING: 5 October 2020 TYPE: painting, digital collage, illustration, photography “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” Get ready to explore the world that might awaits us in the not-so-far future, the year 2086. Will it be a utopia of technological marvels, a dystopia of electrical jungles, or a completely new worldscape?...

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