On the 27th of september we open the show "Coming full circle" from Pau Quintanajornet.
In Coming Full Circle, Pau is documenting a chapter of her artistic journey. A young artist takes stock of her path – the end of one story and the beginning of something new. " I needed these open spaces in order to give space to something new, to find a fresh approach to my art. Every ending bears a new beginning, and a lot of open strings are woven into something that eventually comes full cirle."
Vernissage 27.9. ab 19h
Ausstellung 27.9. - 19.10.
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Pau doesn't paint pictures. Pau creates worlds – open invitations to a journey into the beauty of Latin American influences and into the spheres of an artist, who with paper, wood, and ink playfully turns her world inside out.
The cleavage between cultures loosens up. From the friction between her Chilian roots and her German home she draws her own symbolism of strong women, who grow out of the ground like plants rising to the sky. Birds also occupy a large space in Pau's World: symbols for wisdom and peace, spreading their wings and being free spirits, coping with highs and lows.
Pau is a collector. Her atelier is home to countless keepsakes, ranging from plane tickets and stones to drawings and paintings from artist friends. Everything has its place in this world that tells the story of encounters through pieces of a mosaic. This place is her walk-in memory bank. All these little things eventually turn into her art. Pau's paintings are an expression of her inner world. She paints what she lives and feels.
Born in Chile and raised in the former DDR, Pau moved to Berlin at the age of 15 to broaden her horizons and find a creative outlet. She studied communication-design and illustration at the FHTW before taking off to South America. In Valparaiso, Chile, she recharged her batteries and set the course for her future. Pau fell in love with the Muralistas-movement and created her first wall pieces, there . Although she eventually returned to Germany, Pau would frequently revisit Latin America, her emotional home. During these returns, she might discover something new about herself or her art, socialize with other artists or improve her techniques. In the collective of the Muralistas and streetartists, Pau found birds of the same feather, although she still is one of very few female streetartists.
Pau has participated in numerous festivals, including 2011 the City Leaks Festival in Cologne, the 2013 Latidoamericano in Lima, and the 2013 Beantatuz in Tolosa. Her works are found on walls up to 15 meters long and 10 meters high. While Pau's walls are on display in public spaces, they are created with the permission of the communities. Pau’s interest lies in sharing her art with people, not creating notoriety for herself. "Painting walls is something which shapes the environment and makes it more colorful. It's a gift to community." Pau has recently been traveling across South America again. Until April of this year, she hiked the wild landscapes of Patagonia, took in the rough charm of Bolivia and Peru, and meanwhile emancipated herself as an artist.
Rebekkassines world is made out of words, Worten et encore plus de mots. No matter, of Haiku, Sonnet, rhymed or free poems – if something is interesting to the half-German, half-French girl, she will put it into a poem (most likely with some scribbled illustration, which in the case of the poems here on display, she voluntarily let Pau do.) In Coming Full Circle, Pau and Rebekkassine travel a part of the journey together and bring it to an end, without doubting for one second that the world has many more adventures wainting for them.