Galerie Crystal Ball

Elke Graalfs – Over The Hill

Painting/ Installation/ Performan
ce14.05.2011 to 17.06.2011
Opening at Fr. 13 May 2011 at 8 p.m.
with performance by the artist: Rote Beete, weißes Beten
until 17.6. with finissage and performance: No!

Elke Graalfs Over The Hill Gallery Crystal Ball Berlin
Over The Hill, Elke Graalfs, Photo: Michael Jungblut

There is space above the hill. This space is imagination, a floating condition. The art works of Elke Graalfs move in inner, as much as in physical spheres. Tracks and tasks always link biographical experiences that can be recorded automatically in pictures and also in books to explore the hidden. Colour, constitutional material, is understood like fibre and track of stereoscopic construction that heighten the aspect of an absent reality. The coats, the pullovers, the knitted human gown, are images of a protective weaved cover, which hide here an invisible body. Painting expands over the borders of frame and casts into the three dimensional. The land and subject of dream. Like something whose weight is hypothetically heavy realised in suspension, shows up the visionary. Body’s physicalness, universal of our life description, gets the material for emanation of our needs and longings. Fortune is according to Schopenhauer the absence of pain, but here its admiration to the current existence of our self. The artist defines this in an alchemistic manner, the combination of polar ingredient in favour to the investigation and creation of impossibility.
At the opening of the exhibition, Elke Graalfs presents the performance “Red Beds – White Prayer”

Elke Graalfs – Kopfüber

Opening of the exhibition on Fri. 19. June at 8 p.m. 20.06. – 11.07.2009
Finissage, performance and big summer festival in the crystal ball: at the Sat. 11. July from 5 p.m.

White Little, Elke Graalfs

Elke Graalfs shows an environmental room installation that is based on painting and adding the point of view of the angle as a method of medial effect. The artist combines in her works the picturesque and drawing gestures to build constitutional reality in relation to the time. Through the specific use of  colour spaces, the construction and creation of textures, fabric and surface are revealed. In actual pictures they are stepping over the canvas, the pure picture itself and also work with the techniques of collage. The ground itself, the ripped paper conquers as a potential picture carrier the space. The works of Elke Graalfs examine functions of visual perception and show strongly the moment of recognition of an image and it’s personal construction.

At the Finissage, the Summer Party of the gallery the artist will show her performance “Schnee von Gestern”

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