Galerie Crystal Ball

Andreas Kotulla – Colours for Ships

exhibition and book launch, Sa. 14. August um 17 Uhr

Sa. 14. , Su. 15, Mo. 16. August: from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment

Andreas Kotulla is showing his eponymous installation and the art book based on it at the gallery this weekend. We are pleased to present Colours For Ships, the edition of handmade books completed in June 2021. Each page is hand painted by the artist. The black and white book cover, also handmade by the artist, is a screen print. The extremely time-consuming, loving design sets a subtle, pleasurable contrast to industrial book productions. In contrast, the book has a special, beautiful feel. The concept of Colours For Ships, with its strong idiosyncrasy and its sensitive humour, makes it an important book. Attention.

Colours for Ships, handmade book, 19 pages, silkscreen/ painting, Andreas Kotulla 2021, edition of 30, numbered and signed for 120,- Special price/ valid only for the opening; 100,-

Colours for ships –
or perhaps even for containers.
Or any other object that needs to be painted.
Sometimes paint colour is determined by technical processes, by its manufacture or intended
use (e. g. anticorrosive paints made with red lead or tin chromate).
When this is the case, the colour becomes an attribute of an object rather than the surface
Colour can naturally also be used to differentiate between similar objects.

Andreas Kotulla

Andreas Kotulla – Weihnachten in Tirol mit der Feichter-Familie und weiteren Veranstaltungen

Opening on Fri. 26th. March at 8 p.m.
27.03. until 23.04.2010 with Finissage at 8 p.m.

Christmas in Tyrol with the Feichter family, Andreas Kotula

Andreas Kotulla works in the areas of painting and drawing that are approximate to each other. He uses color more as an object-like means. Their pasty, gestural and often reduced drawing mission also always implies the constitution and visual blurring on the image to be reproduced. The artist very often uses prints reproductions of photographs, which he translates constructively into his medium.

His artistic gesture is adapted to the view and makes the imagery appear in a way of vision. Kotulla’s works are often uncommentless, unpretentious and humorous, in a subjective selection that removes the individual motif as fragmentary from the world.

For the window pane and the space of the gallery, Andreas Kotulla will bring together a series of black-and-white drawings of group photos and “events” in an installation that shows us subjective, humorous and mysterious assumptions of the artist. In Kotulla’s translation, the processes and results of human society seem irritating, downright exemplary and full of blank spaces. The egocentric, physical separation of the individuals appears inbridgeable, even in the embrace, in the picture.

Henrik Jacob & Andreas Kotulla – Ming

12.05. – 02.6.2007
Exhibition opening with a multi-part performance by the artists.

Ming Gallery, Henrik Jakob, Kneading Painting

The exhibition Ming shows a collaboration based on the mutual offer of exchanging technology and subject. Henrik Jacob, known for his kneading paintings, which put aside the eternity character of painting, Andreas Kotulla, who perforates the thin border of painting in his drawings, have created a series of Mingvases whose sensitive malleable materiality, through their changeability, examines both the pictorial nature of the thing and the image itself.

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