31. October 2020 MASKARADE

by Enas Arabi

We all put on masks in our daily lives to present ourselves in a form that is convenient for us. We show a picture of ourselves, behind which joy and contentment but also fear, sadness or insecurity are hidden. According to an ancient Syrian legend, there is a magic box inside us, in which our experiences from the past are collected and with its help we decide which mask suits better to a certain moment. To be able to look behind the mask, we need a key for the magic box. However, many people do not know the right key for their magic box and therefore cannot share their true selves with others. Among these dozen keys we have for the magic box, we have to find the right one that will free us from the mask
Enas Arabi is originally from Swieda in Syria studied Fine Arts and Painting at the Damascus Art Academy from 1994 to 1999. From 1999 to 2000, she specialised in street art and graffiti and worked simultaneously as a jewellery designer and theatre stagehand artist. Since October 2015 she lives in Dresden. Before her emigration she had her artworks displayed in numerous exhibitions in Syria, Lebanon, and Dubai, such as the Gulf Sky Exhibition in Dubai. In Dresden, she has already participated in exhibitions such as NAHNU at the Stadtmuseum Dresden and the Saxon State Ministry of Science. She has already once had a chance to present her art together with the Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. in the context of the Voices and Images of a new Land exhibition at the Festspielhaus Hellerau.


Previous exhibitions

01. October 2020 Harvest Moon

by Ana Pireva

There’s hardly any better way to welcome October to the Full Moon Gallery of JKPeV than the opening of the artist Ana Pireva’s ′′ Harvest Moon ′′ exhibition! And what a huge success! More than 70 visitors used the clear full moon night and the radiant harvest moon to admire a series of watercolors and ink drawings by the Bulgarian artist currently studying at HfBK Dresden.
Jugend-& Kulturprojekt e.V. is proud to artfully illuminate Ana’s works in the full moon gallery areas. Folkloristic references from Bulgarian traditions, the gathering of spirits mixed with still vibrant legends and myths, fascinated and inspired many visitors who also had the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings with the artist.

o2. September 2020 Vielleicht Gestern

by Angel Vasilev

On the 2nd of September, the Full Moon Gallery opened its windows to the local artist Angel Vasiliev who presented his exhibition “Vielleicht Gestern”. The artist explained that the name “Vielleicht Gestern” or “Maybe yesterday” is a funny reminder to himself not to leave the work for tomorrow and be productive artistically in the here and now – the best time for that having been already yesterday. At the exhibition of the Full Moon Gallery Angel presented six artworks that were inspired by two years of traveling.

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Angel Vasilev is Bulgarian. He studied at the art school in Lovech, and later on, he studied Art and Pedagogy in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He is a Musician and visual artist for 20 years. He is a member of “Art in action” and “ALOS” two NGOs where he participated in several projects, international exchanges and workshops aiming to develop education towards art. In the last 3 – 4 years his focus is on composition and the environment around him. Angel recreates it into painting with a surrealistic approach. He also minimizes shapes and perspective by combining them into abstract compositions. Since 2016 he works and lives in Dresden.

03. August 2020 facebook

by Jakyeong

 

On the 3rd of August at 21:00, the Full Moon Gallery opens its windows first time on Hechtstr. 17 in Hechtviertel with the new exhibition Facebook by the artist, Jakyeong.  Jakyeong has been an observer of different people’s lives on the streets, through newspapers, flyers and commercials.  People might not look so familiar to the foreigner’s eyes and sometimes they can even seem bizarre.

Jakyeong’s daily habit inspired her to present this experience in the art by combining different characters and colors into the twisted theme mixing western-style motives and Korean folk art. Currently, her favourite character is the tiger, which has been strongly associated with the Korean folk art. As a self-taught painter, her works probably are not fully in line with academic rules but she feels free to apply divers’ materials and skills to her works.

Jakyeong has lived in Bern, Switzerland and in Bologna, Italy. Currently she lives in Dresden. Exhibitions of Jakyeong took place in July 2018 at Luda Gallery in Seoul and in July 2019 in a private space in Zirtow.

 Jakyeong has been an observer of different people’s lives on the streets, through newspapers, flyers and commercials.  People might not look so familiar to the foreigner’s eyes and sometimes they can even seem bizarre.

Jakyeong’s daily habit inspired her to present this experience in the art by combining different characters and colors into the twisted theme mixing western-style motives and Korean folk art. Currently, her favourite character is the tiger, which has been strongly associated with the Korean folk art. As a self-taught painter, her works probably are not fully in line with academic rules but she feels free to apply divers’ materials and skills to her works.

Jakyeong has lived in Bern, Switzerland and in Bologna, Italy. Currently she lives in Dresden. Exhibitions of Jakyeong took place in July 2018 at Luda Gallery in Seoul and in July 2019 in a private space in Zirtow.

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