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Veronika DOBERS Exhibition "Between Earth and Heaven"

Sat, Nov. 25 – Fri, Dec. 22, 2017

《 Between Earth and Heaven》

2016 painting behind acrylic glass 80 x 60 cm

《 Contemplation 》

2017 gouache in washi  145 x 97 cm

 

Modern society enabled especially the women to live diverse ways of living and have new values which were completely incomparable with the past. It is said that gender stereotypes have become less prominent and today is even celebrated as an age for women’s empowerment, yet behind the scenes, there has been a long history with highlights and shadows. Gallery Yamaki Fine Art has been introducing many solo exhibitions of women artists. Through engaging with these artists, we have come to realize that they did not always receive the right evaluation, and noticed furthermore of their difficulties of having to face institutional, social and notional barriers. On the other hand, keeping distance with such oppression, these women never gave up in presenting their works and challenged new mediums with a persistent attitude to pursue new and unique expressions.
By revisiting such backgrounds and expressions, we trace back the path of how female artists today have come to express their languages. And by doing so, we will question on what basis the artists had been evaluated, how their awareness have changed, taking the social backgrounds surrounding the situations of art and women into consideration. We hope that will lead to our deeper understanding.
The seventh exhibition features Veronika Dobers who was born in East Germany and has developed distinctive style of expression, working on drawing , printing, animation, and painting behind acrylic glass that is frequently seen in traditional technique of Eastern Europe. By composing symbolic motifs such as humans, flowers, plants, she creates art, under the theme of “longing for Utopia” or “conflicting emotions with nostalgia”. The world she unfolds this time is also the one in which the human idealism is expressed. One of the glass arts to be exhibited is a title piece, Between Earth and Heaven, which is inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel and world. Like clouds flowing between earth and heaven, we humans, who hang in the air though sometimes with keen emotions, linger similarly, try to stay longer, keeping the appearances changing. Such image makes the human’s spirit clearly stand out and stimulates the viewer’s mind. It is our great pleasure if you could visit us and see the unique shapes and spirited world of the artist.

 

 

【Selected exhibitions】

【Brief biography】

2016 GALERIE MITTE BREMEN, Germany
2015 L Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2015 Atelierhaus Friesenstrasse,
Bremen, Germany
2014 MUSEUM HAUS KASUYA, Kanagawa
2013 DON SOKER CONTEMPORARY ART, USA
2013 Haus am Wasser, Bremen, Germany
2012 Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan

1950 Born in Germany
1972-76 Studied at University of Art and Design
"Burg Giebichenstein" in Halle/Saale, Germany
1985 Moved to Bremen
1992 First Prize Award at NEC Art Competition
2001 Artist in residence of the State Bremen
in Vallauris, France
2007-2011  Moved to Osaka, Japan
2011 Back to Germany 

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Time:
Sat, Nov. 25 – Fri, Dec. 22, 2017 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours:
11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 [-17.00 on the last day]
Venue:
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art   3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
Contact:
TEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL: info@gyfa.co.jp
Access:
One minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)
Charge:
Free

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