Thursday, June 7, 2012

DMY Opening at Tempelhof, Berlin

Last night opened the DMY Berlin International Design Festival at Tempelhof airport in Neukölln. DMY is an annual festival showcasing the work of young and emerging designers with a core exhibition at the iconic Tempelhof Airport which closed as an airport in 2008. With hundreds of designers, and a diverse program of off-site exhibitions, open studios (like mine), talks and a variety of presentations, it seems like too much just for four days! The work on display ranged from great to excellent! Below are a few photos of the opening and some things I like.

AND I saw an excellent show recently by German artist Claas Gutsche at Wager + Partner Gallery of new works by the artist called Drama und Romantik. Claas works primarily in large scale prints, often lino cuts, sometimes up to 2m by 2.5m, of intricately detailed images of German suburbia. Ominous, romantic, sinister, his work is technically ambitious and supremely executed, and quite possibly some of the most impressive work I have seen. He's a babe too which doesn't hurt. Check out his website here.

Krumme Lanke, 184 × 268 cm, linocut, 2010

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