Chiefs & Spirits
Apart from regular shows organized in the gallery, Chiefs & Spirits participates in national and international art fairs.
Toyin Loye Beyond the facade
Stefan Gross Flower Bonanza
Oliver Czarnetta Spectrum
About the Artist
Toyin Loye studied Fine Art at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Nigeria, Senegal, Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Germany, Spain, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Toyin was commissioned by FIFA along with Andreas Gursky, Luo Brothers, Markus Lupetz and others to create the official Art Poster for the Germany 2006 World Cup. He lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.
81-90 apprentice, practitioner, master in stained glass manufacture
91-96 art academy Saarbruecken, Germany
sinds 97 living and working in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Born in Birkesdorf, Düren, Germany
Apprentinceship certification exam as stone sculptor, since then work as a freelancer
1993 - 2004
Studied history of art / philosophy, promotion
2007 - 2009
Artistic employee of the Insitut für Kunstwissenschaft at the university in Koblenz, Germany
Lives and works in Aachen, Germany, and Leipzig, Germany
After an education as a stonemason Oliver Czarnetta (b.1966 in Dueren/Germany) studied history of art and philosophy. The work of about a hundred sculptures, created in the seven years from 2001-2008, consists mainly of human heads shown from the outside. Ultimatly the perspective was not enough for Czarnetta, so since 2006 starting with his series SPEKTRUM he has been trying to look inside the heads as if they were inhabited houses.