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I am glad and very pleased to know – I knew first or almost first – that Reinhard Stammer will have an exhibition in China, Beijing in this July.
Why I was sure?
Because I saw a new wave and new style – even if its the same eccentric artist and seen that very much.
When I started to talk about his art i managed one aspect: the future. What future means to an artist?
He can change the colours or the subject but one thing he will never change: his own style.
And still Neo-Expressionist with full of masks but now with colours and shapes that made me to wonder if it’s something there changed.. with his mood or with his perception of world that changed in this way?! I am glad he is happy and content.
Is a vibrant art now, full of sparkling and fun… now it’s a game, now it’s joy for him.
I judge after the colours and thematic. Than 2008 until 2013 this one is full of the unique colours and shapes of moods.
Reinhard Stammer had here, on my blog, 2 another analysis and all the time I was right – I am not writing to have right or something because art is like human’s soul… very volatile – .
All the time I am enthuzistic when I see a change in a good way. I saw his works from March – my last analysis – until June. were a splendor for my mind – at least I am sure of that!-.
Who have facebook, go there! 😀 and see.
I have in my laptop his paintings. 😀 I am glad that his my friend and yes, he paints like me with the fingers – from time to time-.
I remember when I told him why I paint with fingers better than with brushes – because I wanna feel the shape and line better and the message is to be natural not all that synthetic stuff – I remember he smiled.
Now is like a full game when shapes come and go away or vanish in a colour – usually white or with another impact- and that impress the retina in a good way.
The colours are more friendly, not so many violence or agressive, like a fight with the past… now he is accomplished with what he worked, done, thought or will do…
That’s my opinion about this exhibition from Beijing, 11 July 2015.
THE 2 LINKS:
Reinhard Stammer is born on 25 July 1952 in Glücksburg, Germany. He moved in Handewittfeld.
In 1968 : his first exhibition with Siegbert Amler in Glücksburg
He exhibited in:
Hamburg – 2011, 2012, 2013
Berlin – 2012, 2013, 2014
Cologne – 2011
Saarbrücken – 2012 ( Charity Exhibition)
Oeversee – 2010 (Akademie Sankelmark)
Here is a sample of how it takes place an exhibition in Central-West Europe ( this one was in Berlin, 2014):
2. Spain Palma de Mallorca – 2008, with Agnes Rodon and with Elena Gatti in Pueblo Espanol
3. India Jaipur – 2014
4. United Kingdom London – May 2013
5. Russia St.Petersburg – April 2014
6. Turkey Itmir – in October 2014
More about his works here on website: www.reinhard-stammer.de
Interview with Reinhard Stammer
BY Simionescu Simona
– Hello, Reinhard!
– Hello, Simona!
What are your preferred themes?
I prefer themes that are coming directly from my heart or soul. Maybe it’s a little bit spiritual, but not esoteric.
Where do you get your ideas from?
I also don’t know it exactly. But there are no ideas. If there is an idea, I am sure, that nothing like that will happen.
I am now 62 years old and had had a lot of extreme experiences in my long life. These may be the source of my paintings.
I am interested in the Advaita (for example Ramesh Balsekar, Nisargadatta Maharaj) Philosophy and in Zen Buddhism.
So I know, that the strong ego an artist has usually, has to be reduced while painting.
So I try to be not proud about my artwork, but I am mostly happy with the incurred artwork.
What inspires you?
I don’t know. Because I feel that my artwork comes up spontaneously, without any concept, without any plan I always say to a newborn art-baby: Hi, here you are I invited you not knowing who will follow my invitation.
What is the most beautiful memory that you keep of your artist’s career?
The most beautiful memory is the moment, when I feel, that I am not the painter- that painting happens through me.
Of what do you think when you paint?
Sometimes I get angry and of course about nothing happens, sometimes I am fulfilled with my situation to do this wonderful kind of, let me say: therapy or path of knowledge.
It’s a way into the inner world of human being.
How would you define your art?
Little bit crazy, constructive and destructive, humorist and serious, spiritual and material abstract and non abstract… A wide spectrum.
Who is interested in your paintings?
Mostly people who are touched deeply in their soul or heart by my artwork. I am not a good artisan. Then I would not have any chance to live like an artist in earlier times. May be I would be a knight, smith, Casanova or something else.
Which techniques do you use as a painter?
I use all materials. Mostly oil colors, bitumen and sometimes acrylic, pigments, flour, cement and anything else what is surrounding me.
Who are the painters you admire?
Goya, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Matisse, van Gogh, Schiele, Picasso, Modigliani, Pollock, Warhol, Basquiat, Twombly and many others.
I feel influenced by the whole world of art.
What are your other interests in life?
Life as it is. But I love to travel and to see other people and countries. Want to do a desert retreat, stay for some times in a rainforest and so on…some crazy things.
How do you see your painting in the coming years?
They will be famous…