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Hell - 0

Exhibition  /  12 Dec 2020  -  20 Feb 2021
Published: 21.01.2021
Jutta Kallfelz. Brooch: Aster, 2020. Boxwood, silver, stainless steel.. 6.7 x 3.7 x 3.8 cm. Photo by: Lars Laion. Jutta Kallfelz
Brooch: Aster, 2020
Boxwood, silver, stainless steel.
6.7 x 3.7 x 3.8 cm
Photo by: Lars Laion
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Intro
Hell - 0, or hello... you are greeted. At the same time, the inferno, the ever-burning pit, the fiery punishing abode for sinners, stares at you. And this fire is accompanied by the number zero, the nothingness, but also the ellipse shape that continues indefinitely. Days are short and dark; a time when people seek security, but also fear the worst. Hell - 0 is a child of our time and rides on the waves of fear and hope.

Artist list

Jutta Kallfelz, Kun Zhang, Seet van Hout
Seductive flames
Seductive, fiery, and flaming are the pieces of the three artists spotlighted in this exhibition. 

The series of works by the Dutch artist Seet van Hout (1957 - Nijmegen) is inspired by a colorful version of the Martin Luther bible from 1534, published by Taschen, with woodcuts from the painter's workshop of Lucas Cranach. This Luther Bible marks the beginning of Protestantism and the prints are full of criticism of Rome and the Pope. The series of paintings by Seet van Hout After L.C. is a contemporary, free translation of elements and motifs from this bible. Seet van Hout links flames and conflagration, beauty and Biblical scenes with embroidery and paint into contemporary seductive paintings.

Jutta Kallfelz’s (1975 - Arnsberg, Germany) fire is at least to be sensed through her photos. This new group of brooches represents seven rabbits with names of people and flowers: Richard, Aster, Black Lilly, Fiver, Rupert, Roxy, and Paula. Like medieval altar and saints statue masters, Jutta Kallfelz carves her refined images by hand; no other than human energy involved. These seven rabbits are very much realistic, with beautifully shiny, smooth, soft skin. At the same time, these animals have chopped bodies without heads, legs, and tails as if they had been slaughtered or partially fled into the earth they normally jump around in. Jutta Kallfelz confronts us with beautiful borders and limits.

The Chinese Kun Zhang (1990 - Beijing, China) is the youngest, but not the least fiery of the trio. Her small scale sculptures are, in all ways and from all perspectives, constructed by antithesis: massive form & transparent parts, flat & curves, movement & stillness, sharp & soft, polished & frayed. Kun Zhang makes fantastic abstract sculptures where solid pedestals and fragile pins play the first fiddle. This artist forces us, the audience, the beholder, to focus on both the presence and the absence of material.

Opening Hours  -  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the gallery is temporarily closed until 9 Feb.
Friday and Saturday, 12 pm - 6 pm.
By appointment.
 
Jutta Kallfelz. Brooch: Black Lily, 2020. Ebony, silver, stainless steel.. 6.9 x 3.6 x 3.6 cm. Photo by: Lars Laion. Jutta Kallfelz
Brooch: Black Lily, 2020
Ebony, silver, stainless steel.
6.9 x 3.6 x 3.6 cm
Photo by: Lars Laion
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Jutta Kallfelz. Brooch: Paula, 2020. Meerschaum (sepiolite), gold, stainless steel.. 6.5 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Lars Laion. Jutta Kallfelz
Brooch: Paula, 2020
Meerschaum (sepiolite), gold, stainless steel.
6.5 x 3.3 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Lars Laion
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Kun Zhang. Object: Skim, 2020. Pink ivory (wood).. 8.5 x 7.4 x 5.1 cm. Photo by: Kun Zhang. Object and earpin.. Kun Zhang
Object: Skim, 2020
Pink ivory (wood).
8.5 x 7.4 x 5.1 cm
Photo by: Kun Zhang
Object and earpin.

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Kun Zhang. Object: Conspiracy, 2020. Ebony, pink ivory (wood).. 10.4 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm. Photo by: Kun Zhang. Kun Zhang
Object: Conspiracy, 2020
Ebony, pink ivory (wood).
10.4 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm
Photo by: Kun Zhang
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Kun Zhang. Object: Defence, 2020. Pink ivory (wood), ebony.. 6.9 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm. Photo by: Kun Zhang. Kun Zhang
Object: Defence, 2020
Pink ivory (wood), ebony.
6.9 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm
Photo by: Kun Zhang
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Seet van Hout. Piece: The Mouth Speaks, 2016. Embroidery, acrylic paint, canvas.. 40 x 30 cm. Photo by: Seet van Hout. From series: After L.C.. Seet van Hout
Piece: The Mouth Speaks, 2016
Embroidery, acrylic paint, canvas.
40 x 30 cm
Photo by: Seet van Hout
From series: After L.C.
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Seet van Hout. Piece: Battlefiel with Saint, 2016. Embroidery, acrylic paint, canvas.. 65 x 50 cm. Photo by: Seet van Hout. From series: Arcadia. Seet van Hout
Piece: Battlefiel with Saint, 2016
Embroidery, acrylic paint, canvas.
65 x 50 cm
Photo by: Seet van Hout
From series: Arcadia
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