Academy students of the painting professor Jürgen Reipka (1936 – 2013) exhibited their work. Mrs. Annkatrin Schulz spoke, art historian and director of Museum Wolfratshausen, at the opening of the exhibition.
Review of the exhibition “Where from? Where to? Forms and spaces works on paper and iron” Gallery Anais, Sedanstraße 22, 81667 Munich, Germany.
The NEUE GRUPPE celebrates its 75th anniversary with an extensive exhibition of artworks by its members. The theme here is the diversity of this Munich artists’ group, but at the same time an imposed formal rigor.
Beatriz von Eidlitz does not see herself as a painter, but as a sculptor. And sculpture is also the genre in which her roots lie. Born in Buenos Aires, she studied sculpture in Argentina during in the years of the military dictatorship. She had to be very inventive at that time, when many things were scarce, including art supplies.
The contrasts between figurative representation, abstraction and the concrete appear to be suspended and resolved in a synthesis. Or to put it briefly: magical intensity is a characteristic of Beatriz von Eidlitz’s art.
In Beatriz von Eidlitz’s alchemical laboratory, transformation processes take place in which water and rags, metals and oxides, pigments and binders are transformed into unmistakable objects.
Beatriz von Eidlitz’s skills as a sculptor and draftsperson complement each other with exceptional clarity in the artistic statements of her pictorial objects. The feel of paper, iron, pigments and rust naturally plays a large role in the plasticity of her pictorial objects.
The paintings and objects we see in this exhibition have emerged from processes of transformation. Their raw materials are elementary: iron –rags – sand. In addition, water and fire as media, which set the transformation into motion.
Taking an overview of the work of Beatriz von Eidlitz, one sometimes feels as though one has been spirited away to a chamber of curiosities where one’s eyes are tickled by a profusion of allusions.
One of the revolutionary changes that Homo faber set in motion by subjecting nature to his purposes is the discovery of paper; another is that of metal. Paper changed the world so drastically that someone could write that the whole universe could be found in a library.
Exhibition views, Art Forum Seligenstadt 2018.
Joint exhibition with Wolfgang Dietz at the Federal Patent Court, Munich 2014.