Berlin Art Week 2017
Berlin returned to host the "Positions Art Fair" during Berlin Art Week, where 84 international art galleries from 15 different countries presented their most outstanding artists in the contemporary and modern art field.
This year the fair celebrated its fourth edition in Downtown Berlin in the spaces of "Berlin Arena", a compound of approximately 6500 square meters. During our visit to Positions we saw some incredible artworks and are excited to share them with you.
The Judith Andreae Gallery, located in Bonn, Germany, presented a series of bright acrylic paintings inspired by the street art of the U-bahn stations in Berlin. The young Polish artist, Lukas Glinkowski portrays the liberal and artistic spirit of the city to perfection.
One of our favorite works was presented by the Brennecke Art Gallery with the artist Ralph Fleck. This oil painting created with great brush strokes creates inaccurate impressions that invite us to reflect around the concept of "diversity".
Another piece that captivated us was the hyper-realism of the oil painting "Like the One Who Does Not Want Things" by the artist Onay Rosquet.
The following works inspired us a lot of "good vibes" thanks to their vivid colors and and the icons depicted from the North American comic culture, which undoubtedly carry a strong social criticism. All works were presented by the C & K Gallery of Berlin, and were created by the German artist Andreas Amrhein.
Later we found a large-format painting by Thomas Hartmann called "Menschen im Freien" (people abroad). We were passionate about the great detail of the piece and the clear tones of the work, as well as the elements of volume and repetition that characterize the artist's work.
Finally, we want to share with you one of the most impressive works of the Fair: a sculpture by the German artist Wolfgang Stiller. The work titled "Matchstick Men" is part of a series of sculptures created in the form of matches with burnt human heads on the top. The work was made out of discarded materials from China and is a direct critique to the Chinese government's policies of exploitation.