WERNER REITERER

Вернер Рейтерер
The Beginnings of Space Travel

Should art make us laugh? Styrian artist Werner Reiterer certainly challenges us to ponder on the sense and nonsenses of our world, but the noir humour and irreverent handling of reality in his approach mean that our first reaction is to laugh out loud. What we make of it afterwards is the long finish, as it were.

Antoine Catala

安托万·卡塔拉
Distant Feel
Antoine Catala répond à la très haute technicité des médias numériques actuels en s’aidant du lo-fi et de l’analogique. Parsemées d’humour et de jeux de mots qui dissimulent souvent une certaine gravité, ses œuvres s’enchaînent dans une continuité à la fois matérielle et conceptuelle et s’appuient aussi bien sur l’esthétique du projet de sciences que sur la sémiotique.

TONY MATELLI

ТОНИ МАТЕЛЛИ
Tony Matelli is one of several artists who have become known for reinterpreting the tradition of hyperrealism in American sculpture. During recent years he has moved away from his earlier depictions of humans and animals towards examining signs of human presence. Using an often hyperrealistic idiom, Matelli describes the more disquieting sides of human beings and human society. His sculptures straddle the boundary between uneasiness and humour: in a number of the works he turns innocence into absurdity, such as when animals or humans are maltreated by various weapons and devices. He was born 1971 in Chicago, IL and lives and works in New York, New York.

Stefan Wewerka

Class room chair
Polyfunctionality and deconstruction of everyday objects, irony and humour as weapons and moments of profound insight: these are some of the ideas behind the works by the architect, designer, sculptor and film-maker, Stefan Wewerka (born in 1928, in Magdeburg).
In his works, Wewerka pushes against conventional concepts relating to art and aesthetics, rationalism and functionalism. As a result for instance, the Last Supper is turned into a weird affair, the kitchen space turned into a kitchen tree. Wewerka’s unmistakable trademark is the manipulation of chairs. Sawn, hacked and bent out of shape, these chairs subversively thwart previously unquestioned concepts relating to furniture. In stark contrast to this, however, are his sculptural furniture designs, adapted to suit the requirements of the human body and its habits.

Brad Downey and AKAY

БРЭД ДАУНИ И ЭЙКЕЙ
Brad Downey est un artiste contemporain américain, originaire du Kentucky. Il est né en 1980 et est diplômé de Pratt institute à New York et de Slade School of Art à Londres. Il habite actuellement à Berlin. Brad s’intéresse à plusieurs formes d’art comme la sculpture, la peinture, la photography et surtout le street art. Ses oeuvres sont toujours surprenantes et il adore détourner les objets de la vie quotidienne avec beaucoup d’imagination et d’humour comme des panneaux de signalisations, des bancs publics.

Tony Matelli

ТОНИ МАТЕЛЛИ
arrangement

Using an often hyperrealistic idiom, Matelli describes the more disquieting sides of human beings and human society. His sculptures straddle the boundary between uneasiness and humour: in a number of the works he turns innocence into absurdity, such as when animals or humans are maltreated by various weapons and devices. He was born 1971 in Chicago, IL and lives and works in New York, New York.

SARAH MAPLE

Sarah Maple’s artwork is unfailingly bold and brave, not for the coy or faint of heart. These unflinching, occasionally even controversial, investigations into what it is to be a woman and a Muslim in 21st century Britain are made joyful by her own very personal brand of boisterous, tongue-in-cheek humour. more

LENNART VAN UFFELEN

“Jouer avec les limites de la fonctionnalité conduit à vous interroger en tant que designer et en tant que propriétaire. Il est important de créer une relation forte entre le consommateur et l’objet où l’humour et l’image sont tout aussi important que la fonction”

Adam Kremer

Kramer doesn’t seem to be that interested in the aesthetic tradition of photography so much as creating the right image. His pictures are exciting, even the most simple still life has an energy; the textures, form and playfulness palpable. This is an artist with a style that embraces the absurdity of life and has a humour that is utterly disarming.

TONY MATELLI

ТОНИ МАТЕЛЛИ
Arrangement
Using an often hyperrealistic idiom, Matelli describes the more disquieting sides of human beings and human society. His sculptures straddle the boundary between uneasiness and humour: in a number of the works he turns innocence into absurdity, such as when animals or humans are maltreated by various weapons and devices.

Jerszy Seymour

The Workshop Chair
Jerszy Seymour is a designer working in the most expanded sense of the field. He sees design as the creation of situations, as the general relationship we have with the built world, the natural world, other people and ourselves, and as much about the inhabitation of the planet as the inhabitation of the mind. The goal is the transformation of reality guided by constant humour and a tainted sense of poetry and the idea of the NON-GESAMT GESAMTKUNSTWERK.

De Ceulaer Maarten

Mutation Series – Sofa

« I try to base my designs on a strong, simple and pure concept. I want to surprise, to make people smile in a very subtle way. I try to question what I see around me, and translate that in an object. I think poetry, humour and communication of ideas are very important aspects of my designs, but at the same time I want to make useful and functional objects with that way of thinking. Conceptual as they may start, my designs have to be more then just ideas. A good concept in a good product is what I try to achieve. » De Ceulaer Maarten