by Raymond Lemstra & Marina Muun
Vernissage Saturday 2nd Feb 2013
from 7pm till midnight
ARTYFARTY GALLERY // LICHTSTR. 26-28 // COLOGNE - EHRENFELD
2nd February to 2nd March 2013 ArtyFarty Gallery will show selected works of Bulgarian artist Marina Muun and Dutch artist Raymond Lemstra.
On a total space of 100 square metres (m²) visitors will be drawn into their both fantastic and grotesque imagery. All pictures have been drawn manually on paper.
Raymond Lemstra will show five of his graphite drawings and prints. Lemstra's nuanced shades of grey create a very special atmosphere - faces transform into masked characters. Lemstra focuses on abstract forms and portraits and works in extreme detail. His radical and illustrative method touches on infantile-naive painting and excels in its selective nuancing of forms. He draws on an arsenal/kaleidoscope of awkward visual bits and pieces and moulds geometric forms into expression and emotion on paper. Apart from his drawings he will be presenting his first sculpture "FYRST" - created in Paris in 2012.
What is more, there will also be a series of eight of Marina Muun's new mixed-media pictures (silk screen and drawing) on display at ArtyFarty Gallery. Her pictures both embody and merge forms of architecture, playdolls, ceramics, nature and mythology. Drawing on such diverse visual fields, Muun creates most colourful and bizarre drawing that invite spectators to indulge in daydreaming. Her pictures are populated by friendly creatures from another, magical world; their bodies are composed out of simple, geometric elements that Marina Muun succeeds in animating most soulfully.