Nobody in the Chair


Sebastian Burger / Heide Nord

Sebastian und Heide sind zwei Leipziger Künstler die ab dem 18. Oktober zusammen in der GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT in Amsterdam ausstellen!

Gutes Gelingen und viel Publikum!

AMSTERDAM, October 3, 2008 – Galerie Gabriel Rolt is proud to present Nobody in the Chair Nobody in the Books Nobody in the Rain, an exhibition of recent paintings, drawings and installations by Heide Nord (Halle/Saale, Germany, 1980) and Sebastian Burger (Magdeburg, 1980), from October 18 through November 22.

Heide Nord is fascinated by the relationship between nature, science and human existence. Using painting, drawing and objects, within cabinet-like installations, she creates what might be considered an exploration of the role of visual arts in society. With her combination of the abstract and the figurative, pop and high culture, intuitive and conceptual thinking, formal and narrative elements within different medias, Nord embraces contradictions into her work.

The works by Sebastian Burger shown in the exhibition are inspired by Dutch genre painting of the seventeenth century, with regards to their use of colour and light. This collection might be viewed as different rooms of an anonymous building; one that has been abandoned, leaving the traces and remnants of its former history. Each painting builds a narrative and portrait of the architecture. The outside is never seen, the only signal of life being areas of piercing, artificial light which serve to hide and obscure areas of the room. The result is hermetic, claustrophobic and isolated spaces, which might at once be nightmarish, or a place of retreat and safe haven.

Like the come-down after one big party, Burger and Nord’s work depicts an emptiness and loss of meaning. They each grew up during the political upheaval of the late 1980’s and this ever-present history and instability is reflected in the work. Their silent revolt is romantic, ideology-free and aesthetic.

Heide Nord finished last year a master degree at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, under the supervision of Neo Rauch. She has shown her work at Stiftung Kunstfond Residenzschloss Dresden, Kunstverein Leipzig, Kunstverein Oberhausen, Galerie Maurer in Frankfurt, 291Gallery in London, Museum of Young Art in Vienna and Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Heide will be continuing her studies at the Royal College of Art in London.
Sebastian Burger is about to complete his studies in Visual Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, under the supervision of Neo Rauch. He has exhibited his work at Kunsthalle Wittenhagen, maerzgalerie Leipzig and Kleine Galerie in Vienna. Works of both artists are owned by private and institutional collections throughout Europe.

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3 Antworten auf “Nobody in the Chair”

  1. 1 Sebastian 27. Oktober 2008 um 20:37 Uhr

    Vielen Dank! Wie kommen wir hier zu einem Blogeintrag?

    Beste Grüße,


  2. 2 tias 27. Oktober 2008 um 20:57 Uhr

    hi sebastian,

    na das war meine einzige möglichkeit für
    dich bzw. euch werbung zumachen :)

    beste grüße tias (der auch nicht nur an fahrräder denkt)


  3. 3 Sebastian 27. Oktober 2008 um 23:26 Uhr

    Ah, Tias! Danke dir. :)

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