Margarete Adler soldiers
Bodo Korsig traces of life
About the Artist
Margarete Adler (*1967 in Greifswald, Germany) is a German sculptor who lives and works in Berlin. She combines contrasting concepts and forms of expression. She confronts stylistic elements of Impres- sionism with Baroque beauty and contemporary hyperrealism, and coordinates abstract ideas into expressionist manifestations. At the first glance, the beauty of the sculptures catches the eye. Handcraf- ted down to the smallest detail. Shapes and colours combined with traditional craftsmanship, modern techniques and materials.
Bodo Korsig (*1962, Zwickau), who lives in Trier and New York, is one of the most unconventional contemporary German artists, whose oeuvre masters the balancing act between sensitivity and brutality like almost no other. His work includes video art, installations, sculptures and wall objects, paintings, prints, as well as photography and art books. Korsig’s work explores the boundaries of philosophy and science by questioning personal identity, how the human mind is composed, and how these boundaries can be affected, for example, by extreme conditions.
His vocabulary is both provocative and enigmatic. Many of his works appear strange and yet strangely familiar. In some cases, they appear to be derived from everyday objects that are, however, inserted into a new overall context. The visual events often take on a highly lyrical character, whether it be his videos, which are at times shaded with morbid poetry, or Korsig’s titles of works such as “traces of life,” “Gedankensplitter,” or “window of the mind.”
Korsig studied stone restoration at the Fachschule für Werbung und Gestaltung Berlin from 1986 to 1990 and has been a lecturer in experimental printing techniques at the European Academy of Art in Trier since 1992. In addition to numerous projects in public space, such as the installation “Connecting the dots – Challenge the status quo”, 2018 at the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, he has received numerous international awards and grants and is represented in well over 50 museum collections, including, the National Gallery of Art, Washington,D.C., USA, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, the Deutsche Bank Collection Frankfurt, Germany or the Czech Museum of Fine Arts Prague, Czech Republic. Korsig has been shown in over 300 solo and group exhibitions since the 1990s.
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