From the 24th of october to the 21st of november Stefan Strumbel can be seen at the gallery Pretty Portal.
The concept of "Heimat" of "homeland" with all its manifold connotations is the leitmotif in the work of Offenburg artist Stefan Strumbel. His material are, on the one hand, cultural artifacts such as cuckoo clocks or the traditional custume of the Black Forest. On the other hand, he uses everyday objects such as treeshaped air fesheners and shopping carts, which he isolates and recontextualises. Giving his works titles such as "What the fuck is heimat", "Heimweh" (home sickness) and "Heimatdroge" (homedrug) Stfan Strumbel reflects upon the much discussed question of what "Heimat" might mean.
"Heimat" is a thoroughly German term that originally refers to the relationship of people to their immediate environment and that has many connotations and layers of meanig in German. But currently, this concept is desintegrating and this is the starting point for Stefan Strumbels artistic discussion.
Coming from the Graffiti and Street Art scene, the influence of these fields are still characteristics for Strumbel´s works. So he uses spray cans and silk screen printing, he creates objects and installations. In his works tradition meets Pop Art.
In the moment Stefan Strumbel is showing his works until the 21st of september at the "Altes Spritzenhaus" in Bahmlingen.
After this show he can be seen together with the swiss streetartists Dare and Toast in munich (18./19.October) and berlin (1./2. November). These shows are organized by the Gallery Springmann from Freiburg.
In the meantime Karl Lagerfeld discovered Stefan Strumbel.
We are proud to have Stefan Strumbel at Gallery Pretty Portal in October/November.
Stefan Strumbel on the web.
"What the fuck is heimat"
Ausstellung 24.10. - 21.11.
Vernissage 24.10. 19 - 23h
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