contemporary art / history of art

ArtworkS of the month – the first six of 2019

Before the summer break, we would like to remind you our first six artworks. The six featured artists came from various corners of the world, as the artworks were different by technique and subject. With this review, we would like to thank all artists for their support.


In January, “Bucket & Reflection” by the Australian painter Cally Lotz seemed to be a photorealistic oil painting. Nevertheless, it turned out to be a strongly conceived arrangement.





Even though a photo, Alessia Rollo’s image of her series “Fata Morgana” appears mysterious and the artist intends some uncertainty. Not only in our chosen picture, but also in the whole series the artist plays with the ambiguous image in the media of her home region Salento, in the south of Italy




With the Italian artist Betty Zanelli, we travelled back into time to review an initially preparatory sketch for a door leaf from 1986. However, the collage can stand as independent artwork. “Door, NY, 1986” implies Betty’s reflections about history and contemporaneity and is still relevant today.




Tamara Stoffers from the Netherlands heads with her photo collages also into the past and a state, bygone before her birth. “Voronezh” from her series “1971”, seems to reanimate the soviet socialist realism, though her images have an uncharacteristic ease.




The Russian artist Katerina Belkina went the opposite direction of time travel. She transferred the traditional Salome from biblical times into the present. “Receiving Orders. Salome and St. John” from the series “Revival” refers not only to historical models, but also to contemporary concerns.




With the video “Inversion II”, the Cuban artist Glenda León formally inversed images and processes. In doing so, she questions the superordinate role of money in many societies.





Now we hope you will enjoy your summer and will be back with us in September when we present a new artwork of the month.