Photo Exhibition by Hajnal Szolga
18.01.2022 - 15.02.2022
The exhibition shows a selection from various photo series by the artist. The artworks are visual narratives and are intended to provoke contradictory thoughts and emotions in the viewer. The idyllic moment is overshadowed by threat, the noose tightens around the protagonists, a mystical veil shrouds the luminous landscape. The ambivalent aesthetic references trigger inner conflicts by simultaneously evoking the familiar and bringing the unconscious to the surface. The creator wants to depict the personal reference to negative experiences, such as fear. The causes of anxiety may be obvious, but the feelings about it and its effects are unpredictable and unknown.Beyond these themes, analogies are reflected in the technical execution. While narrative concept and classical photo development are deliberate processes, experimental procedures are unrepeatable, accidental processes. Artistic techniques such as bleaching, photogrammetry, engraving and masking enhance the dramatic experience and bring the surface to life: Light beings and spirits emerge!
03.12.2021 - 06.01.2022
The ‘Weihnachts-Kunst-Markt’ (Christmas Art Market) in the Full Moon Gallery was supposed to be opened at the next full moon. Unfortunately, Corona rain on our parade again, but we won’t let that spoil our spirit.
From 3 December to 6 January 2022, numerous unique works by local artists will be exhibited in the exterior windows of the KulturCentrale as part of the ‘Weihnachts-Kunst-Markt’ and also will be sold for a small fee. So if you want to surprise your loved ones with an artistic gift under the Christmas tree, or are simply looking for new works of art and cannot afford the traditional art market, you should definitely find your way to us. With this exhibition, JKPeV wants to support local artists who are currently facing an enormous economic test due to the Corona pandemic and the associated crisis in the cultural sector.
Faszination des Seins und des Göttlichen
Vernisage 19.11.2021 / 20:00
Kapriolen - Concert & Exhibition
20.10.2021 - 17.11.2021
Peter Koch originally comes from the Baltic Sea and has been living in Dresden as a freelance artist for over 30 years. He moves very virtuously between painting and music. He enjoys every moment in which he can express his feelings through creativity.
During his studies, he established contact with some well-known artists of the GDR such as Dieter Weidenbach, Horst Peter Meyer and Joachim Kuhlmann in order to learn from them. He concentrated on maritime impressions and moments of village life.
Peter Koch loves aesthetics, likes to live and work by instinct and has developed a penchant for experimentation in recent years. The opening of the exhibition will also be the record release party for his new CD “KAPRIOLEN”.
Über die Zeichnung hinaus
ANNE ROSINSKI 21.09.2021 20:00
Current Exhibition of BENUZ (Mexico)
11.09.2021 / / 20:00
Exhibition of BENUZ (Mexico)
A fusion event where art meets entrepreneurship at KulturCentrale on Saturday, August 21st at 20:00
This time you will have the chance to see the latest artworks of our Full Moon Gallery Artist, BENUZ. Benuz is a graffiti artist born in Mexico City in 1977 who first came into contact with graffiti through skateboarding. It didn’t take him long to realize that graffiti and street art would become his main passions. Benuz developed a unique and technically elaborate graffiti style based on calligraphy in the early 2000s. He integrated calligraphy into his style in a non-textual way by drawing new symbols which replace the written language, but still bear a resemblance to written texts. Throughout the years, Benuz has become quite known in the graffiti scene of Mexico being one of the calligraphy graffiti movement pioneers. Today, his avant-garde artworks are widely recognised within the worldwide urban art scene, and he has become a source of inspiration for many young and emerging graffiti and street artists all over the world. His upcoming exhibition at the Full Moon Gallery is entitled DAS EWIGE (engl. „The Eternal“). This exhibition is dedicated to the topic of cyclicality of time and how its results are incorporated into each epoch.
And this is where ART meets ENTREPRENEURSHIP!
Benuz did not just use any kind of paper for his artworks in our Full Moon Gallery exhibition, but a special grass paper produced by the young Dresden-based start-up “MATABOOKS”. The team of MATABOOKS are specialized in creating sustainable, vegan and environmentally friendly papers and books made of grass. CEO and founder Kay Hedrich will join us and give insight into how he founded and developed this green start-up and what it takes to conceive an idea and make it a successful business! And since this evening will not only be dedicated to art but also to entrepreneurship, the JKPeV team takes the chance to introduce you to one of our current projects, the “GAME-CHANGER” whose main aim is to build and further develop the entrepreneurial competences of those who aspire to become entrepreneurs. We will present you the learning resources that JKPeV together with our international partners have developed so that you get equipped with all necessary skills to start working in practice on your business idea!
This is not just a simple Full Moon Gallery evening, it is an evening full of art, entrepreneurial spirit, and “food” for thought and action! Save the date and join us!
Links for further information:
Benuz´s website: https://www.flight-at-night.com/
Game-Changer project: https://gamechanger-project.eu/en/
Jakyeong Jeong // Finissage 20.08.2021 // 20:00
One year after her first exhibition at Full Moon Gallery, we’re excited to present to you the artist Jakyeong and her new exhibition „Totem“. Jakyeong‘s new artworks show ancient Korean totemic figures and self-created „Totems“ made with different materials and surprising light effects.
She applied colours as reminiscence of old buddha temples, so that her figures look delightful and sweet. Moreover, figures like the tiger are strongly associated with Korean Folk Art.
Her modern „Totem“ is an Assemblage work on canvas with wooden domino pieces and light band, which express the flow of blood.
These colour works and effects describe the artist‘s nature and emotions. She is excited to express herself by constantly trying out new materials and experimenting with unusual effects.
Jakyeong has lived in Bern, Switzerland and in Bologna, Italy. Currently she lives and works 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.
Flux Wild 17. July 2021
The new NACHTWESEN series of studio paintings created by Flux Wildly, is his first new studio work in the last 10 years. These paintings feature a previously un-used technique in his artworks. Some of these artworks are brand-new creations, while others have been found, scattered in various sketchbooks through time. The NACHTWESEN series has been created this way that saves the actual painting work for last.
Opening 24. Jun 2021 // 20.00
Die Kunst ist ein Abenteuer
Opening 26. May 2021 // 20.00
And for me, that begins in the studio and on my own doorstep. Many people think you only experience adventure when you are far away. But that’s not true! I can experience adventures everywhere, I just have to discover them and get involved in uncertainty, get out of familiar rituals, do something different. I like to experiment with color and form. The white of the painting surface becomes a challenge. The first application of paint becomes the “big bang” from which everything else develops. The Assemblage allows a playful approach to the means. Old layers are partially removed, remains are overlaid by new layers. Like our memories, which are partially forgotten or reinterpreted and changed by newer memories. My work is process-bound and the result is therefore not predictable. Therefore, my paintings are never “finished”, rather they are in a temporary state of rest. Some stay that way. Others I bring out again after some time and rework them again. Whether they become better thereby, I do not know. What is important for me is that they change.
About beauty and truth
Tuesday (27/04/2021) was the April full moon and the exhibition of Joachim Rauch “About Beauty and Truth”. The exhibition is on display until May 4. Come by and take a look at the artwork.
Joachim Rauch has been involved with art all his life as an artist, gallery owner and a collector. He is active as a painter and sculptor, working in the genres of painting, sculpture and drawing. In both form and color, he seeks expressive expression. He deals with nature in his landscape and mountain views. The human figure and the psychology of human existence is also a recurring theme in his works. His works are dedicated to truth, beauty, and pantheistic worldview. Joachim Rauch has lived in the Dresden area for a decade. His complete works can be found at: www.joachim-rauch.de
27. February 2021 Peter Koch
Peter Koch originally comes from the Baltic Sea and has been living in Dresden as a freelance artist for over 30 years. He moves very virtuously between painting and music. He enjoys every moment in which he can express his feelings in creativity. During his studies he built up contact with some well-known artists of the GDR such as Dieter Weidenbach, Horst Peter Meyer and Joachim Kuhlmann to learn from them. He focused on maritime impressions and moments of village life. Peter Koch loves aesthetics, likes to live and work by instinct and developed in recent years a penchant for the experimental.
28. januar 2021 INGO R
Who knows the Neustadt and the Hecht, also knows Ingo R. Dancing, discussing, smoking and tireless. The artist is probably the most exciting import the Black Forest had to offer and enriches the neighborhood with scene. A visit to her studio and home.
In Ingo’s realm, it smells of smoke and smoke work, no smooth wall lets the eye rest. From all angles looks faces, ghosts, demons. Person and art in Ingo R are inseparable. The table bears brushstrokes, the tiled stove is a small gallery, the bedroom is a store. When asked how she came to art, Ingo looks like the tree that you ask why it has roots. Photography, sculpture, painting – “It’s all inside me. I’ve been involved with art since I’ve been alive.” When ‘something wants to get out’, Ingo is at the easel for ten hours, without interruption. You can believe it, considering her sinewy arms, beady-eyed steady gaze and strong will. Her hands are smooth, with delicate fingers, like those of a young girl. Her voice is like rough blues.
Ingo came to Dresden 24 years ago. Dresden is one stop after many: in the 70s she traveled alone through Turkey and North Africa, followed by 15 years in Zurich, eight years in Philadelphia, then Paris. Always she lived in artist groups, exchanged ideas, inhaled the other culture. “I know people from all over the world. I can move anywhere.” For a long time, she worked in art therapy: in hospice, in rehab, with teenagers. “They worked funny in some cases” she says thoughtfully, referring to the facilities. “With carrots and sticks.” She herself talked to turkey with the young people, set her rules, gave an extra ration of cigarettes, invited ‘to throw up’ in her studio and listened. After thirty years, she wanted to do her own thing.
“Dresden has become my home. Here you meet cultural workers from all over the world” says Ingo, tracing her lipstick and dabbing away the excess red with a tissue. “Sure, it’s hardcore what goes on here. But I’m confident.” Her vision for the future? “Germany Nazi-free.” Ingo R lives and works on, with a lot of natural curiosity, natural humanism, and a wild heart as red and fresh as her lipstick.
Alex Affenzahn + Gabriele Nagel
05. December 2020 corona Moon exhibition
By Ljuben Stoev (*1939 – †2016) – Sofia / Bulgarien
Social outsiders and the living conditions of the people in his home country Bulgaria, clearly define the artistic work of the painter and graphic artist Ljuben Stoev. Trained at the Universities of Fine Arts in Sofia and Dresden, he developed an individual, ironic and humorous aesthetic style to approach critical social topics. He skilfully combines his own graphic and painterly works with objects from everyday life, whilst presents to the viewer a visual depiction of the theatre of the absurd. The artist moves virtuously between the techniques of collage and installation.
On the other hand, there is Ljuben Stoev’s early work, which, among other things, deals thematically with impressions of the countries he visited. Travelling on Bulgarian cargo ships during the 1970s, he describes his unique impressions through woodcuts and ink drawings. Based stylistically still on the realism of the 20s, he is already developing his own form of expressionism, which permeates the entire life of this versatile artist.
As a point of reference for the Bulgarian art scene, Ljuben Stoev, was represented in numerous exhibitions in his home country and abroad. His work is divided into thematic cycles, some of which are shown in Dresden for the first time this autumn. ‘Dreimal um die Welt’ Grafik und Malerei was presented in Weltclub and now in parallel to the exhibitions in Städtische Galerie Dresden ‘Und die im Dunkeln sieht man nicht’, Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is pleased to present important parts of the impressive work of this Bulgarian artist in the Full Moon Gallery.
31. October 2020 MASKARADE
by Enas Arabi
01. October 2020 Harvest Moon
by Ana Pireva
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.
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
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.