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Fernweh
15.01.21 - 14.04.21

Since 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic has limited our ability to travel. "Stay home! Stay Safe!" became the new buzzword. To explore distant places has become an almost unreachable goal for most people. Staying at home can make you feel safe and warm. However, the desire to travel seems getting stronger than ever.

 

A German word, Fernweh, describes this urge poetically: the pain and longing for far-off places. 

 

Do you feel "Fernweh"?  

 

We intend to design a smaller scale exhibition compared to other online art markets, but extensive enough for art lovers to discover great works. For our first online exhibition in 2021, we present ten artists who share their views, feelings and artworks about Fernweh. 

 

Thank you for visiting us and I hope the pieces in this exhibition connect with you and your feeling of Fernweh. 

 

- Angela Hsu, curator (Berlin, 15.01.2021)

All artworks in this exhibition can be acquired.

Interested buyers can get in touch with us at curation.berlin@gmail.com

click on the artwork below to view the exhibition in fullscreen

(best viewed on a big screen)

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view the 'Fernweh' exhibition by individual artists:

Sara Chaar
Georg Jansen
Robert Rudigier
Chloe Grove
Beat Kuert
Sabine Schiffer-Nasserie
Katharina Hesse
Oscar Rey
Xecon Uddin
Almyra Weigel

Sara Chaar

 

"Reading into my works is like jumping head on into a rumbling stream of consciousness, inhabited by insect-like creatures created with instinctual marks transferring my impulses and feelings directly onto the piece. The process is a cycle of constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing, echoing the never-ending story of Beirut. 

 

With construction tools, i accumulate layers of paint and material that work as a foundation that i later on scratch through with screwdrivers, cutters and palette knives, instinctively forcing out transformations and translations of my encounters with sounds and sights.

I am interested in breaking or erasing the often sombre color range on the surface of my works revealing broken up references of soil and land, referencing a sense of being rooted or belonging."

One or Two (Sara Chaar, 2020)
One or Two (Sara Chaar, 2020)

37 x 38,5 cm Coffee watercolor and charcoal on paper 350€

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Again Blue (Sara Chaar, 2020)
Again Blue (Sara Chaar, 2020)

37 x 38,5 cm Coffee watercolor and charcoal on paper 350€

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Touching a Bug (Sara Chaar, 2020)
Touching a Bug (Sara Chaar, 2020)

37 x 38,5 cm Coffee watercolor and charcoal on paper 350€

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In My Mind (Sara Chaar, 2020)
In My Mind (Sara Chaar, 2020)

37 x 38,5 cm Coffee watercolor and charcoal on paper 350€

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Video of Sara Chaar about her work

(03:07)

Chloe Grove 

 

"i’ve never really been one for intense wanderlust for far away places

i have my reasons

i’m very easily amused by my immediate surroundings & find beauty & novelty in the most mundane things everywhere every day 

so my wanderlust is about exploring the principles of time & space

imagining being in the past & in the future 

often simultaneously 

these drawings are about slowness & about escapism

seeing & feeling & imagining things happening in the slow laying down of strata of colour

& rendering the images at large scale & over a long period of time

during this time they are a place for me to go

a decelerated alternative reality" 

Lowrise (Chloe Grove, 2016)
Lowrise (Chloe Grove, 2016)

144 x 114 cm Coloured pencil on paper 13000€

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Cosine (Chloe Grove, 2015)
Cosine (Chloe Grove, 2015)

108 x 81 cm Coloured pencil on paper 7800€

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Sine (Chloe Grove, 2015)
Sine (Chloe Grove, 2015)

108 x 81 cm Coloured pencil on paper 7800€

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Müggel Lacus (Chloe Grove, 2017)
Müggel Lacus (Chloe Grove, 2017)

75 x 55 cm Coloured & metallic pencil, spray paint on paper frame 3700€

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Katharina Hesse

 

"One thing I was missing while living in Beijing was nature and silence.  I usually looked forward to annual home visits near a forest  area in Germany."

Forest (Katharina Hesse, 2017)
Forest (Katharina Hesse, 2017)

24 x 36 cm Photograph 600€

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Leaves (Katharina Hesse, 2017)
Leaves (Katharina Hesse, 2017)

24 x 36 cm Photograph 340€

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Silent Morning (Katharina Hesse, 2017)
Silent Morning (Katharina Hesse, 2017)

24 x 36 cm Photograph 340€

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Breathing (Katharina Hesse, 2017)
Breathing (Katharina Hesse, 2017)

24 x 36 cm Photograph 340€

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Video of Katharina Hesse about "Fernweh"

(02:03)

 

Georg Jansen

"It is always more adventurous where we are NOT. This strange law of many human´s life makes us yearning to go away from our homes as far as possible, to places that are as different as possible. Until very recently this feeling was so wonderful, because you knew if your Fernweh was just strong enough, it would take you far away from home sooner or later. But today…"

19:22:19 (Georg Jansen, 2011)
19:22:19 (Georg Jansen, 2011)

60 x 40 cm Hahnemühle Fine Art Print 575€

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19:21:20 (Georg Jansen, 2011)
19:21:20 (Georg Jansen, 2011)

60 x 40 cm Hahnemühle Fine Art Print 575€

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19:22:17 (Georg Jansen, 2011)
19:22:17 (Georg Jansen, 2011)

30 x 20 cm Hahnemühle Fine Art Print 350€

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19:21:26 (Georg Jansen, 2011)
19:21:26 (Georg Jansen, 2011)

30 x 20 cm Hahnemühle Fine Art Print 350€

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Beat Kuert 

"Fernweh is a dream, a painful longing for everything that is missing, a longing for wholeness and infinity or simply for the lost love that waits for you behind the blue mountains. Wanderlust is the memory of everything that one has never experienced before."

Behind the Blue (Beat Kuert, 2020)
Behind the Blue (Beat Kuert, 2020)

60 x 42 cm FineArt Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 850€ (Edition of 5)

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An Isolated Place to Hide (Beat Kuert, 2020)
An Isolated Place to Hide (Beat Kuert, 2020)

60 x 40 cm FineArt Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 850€ (Edition of 5)

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The Colors of Lost Love (Beat Kuert, 2020)
The Colors of Lost Love (Beat Kuert, 2020)

60 x 40 cm FineArt Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 850€ (Edition of 5)

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A New Kind of Light (Beat Kuert, 2020)
A New Kind of Light (Beat Kuert, 2020)

90 x 40 cm FineArt Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 850€ (Edition of 5)

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Video of Beat Kuert about his work

(01:40)

 

Oscar Rey 

"My inexplicable attraction to the unknown and my longing for distant places that I have never set foot on."

Red Fuji (Oscar Rey, 2018)
Red Fuji (Oscar Rey, 2018)

60 x 81 cm Acrylic painting on canvas 1100€

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Bring me the Disco King (Oscar Rey, 2020)
Bring me the Disco King (Oscar Rey, 2020)

40 x 30 cm Acrylic, collage on canvas 880€

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Sepia & Porcini (Oscar Rey, 2020)
Sepia & Porcini (Oscar Rey, 2020)

54 x 74 cm Tempera, acrylic, oil sticks on canvas 1200€

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Video of Oscar Rey about "Fernweh"

(04:19)

 

Robert Rudigier

"For me "Fernweh" is a feeling when I stay too long in the same place, something pulls me out into the distance, then I want to experience something new again."
 

Unfish Part (Robert Rudigier, 2017)
Unfish Part (Robert Rudigier, 2017)

90 x 75 cm Acrylic, acrylic pencil, pencil on Canvas price on request

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Eclipse of the Moon (Robert Rudigier, 2017)
Eclipse of the Moon (Robert Rudigier, 2017)

90 x 75 cm Acrylic /Oil on Canvas price on request

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Teepee (Robert Rudigier, 2017)
Teepee (Robert Rudigier, 2017)

90 x 75 cm Acrylic on Canvas price on request

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Sabine Schiffer-Nasserie

 

"Fernweh ist eine menschliche Sehnsucht in die Fremde, die auch künstlich durch Bilder und Darstellungen ferner Länder erzeugt werden kann."

Global (Sabine Schiffer-Nasserie, 2018)
Global (Sabine Schiffer-Nasserie, 2018)

25 x 25 x 25 cm Steel, Keramiplast, structure paste and acrylic 4000€

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Wandeln (Sabine Schiffer-Nasserie, 2020)
Wandeln (Sabine Schiffer-Nasserie, 2020)

88 x 120 x 17 cm Keramiplast, wood, graphite 11200€

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Xecon Uddin

"Memory that is layered, fragmented and evolving, is a constant dynamic in my work. At the core of my art practice is an exploration of my roots, nature and elements that trigger, layer and construct memory. Growing up in Bangladesh and now living in France, always remind me about my roots and associated memories from that time. "Monsoon Rain" is a series of my very recent works. Monsoon is a part of life in south east Asia. Rain has sounds that is created when it touches a surface during monsoon. It has smell as well and also creates a feelings when it’s touches on skin. It’s very special and different than other places. Since I moved to France I miss those elements of life. My images evolve from my acute observations of mother nature, visual memories, temporal and spatial associations, and the deep sense of connection with the earth. I use historical photo-based technique in the creation of my works, such as cyanotype and as well as contemporary photo-screen, digital scanning, printmaking, painting and mixed media. For me, making art allows for the study and representation of time and the ephemeral nature of memory. I include gold leafs as an inscription of sorts that references the passing of time, and as a symbolic line that connects the present to the past."

Monsoon Rain 1-6 (Xecon Uddin, 2019)
Monsoon Rain 1-6 (Xecon Uddin, 2019)

30 x 30 cm each cyanotype & gold leaf on archival paper 350€ each

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Offering 1 (Xecon Uddin, 2018)
Offering 1 (Xecon Uddin, 2018)

50 x 40 cm Lithography on archival cotton paper 850€

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Offering 2 (Xecon Uddin, 2018)
Offering 2 (Xecon Uddin, 2018)

50 x 40 cm Lithography on archival cotton paper 850€

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Offering 3 (Xecon Uddin, 2018)
Offering 3 (Xecon Uddin, 2018)

50 x 40 cm Lithography on archival cotton paper 850€

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Video of Xecon Uddin about his work

(00:55)

Almyra Weigel

 

"'Fernweh' - Wanderlust, the longing to look beyond the horizon."

Yellow Kiss (Almyra Weigel, 2020)
Yellow Kiss (Almyra Weigel, 2020)

70 x 100 cm Acrylic on canvas 3800€

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In The Embrace Of Nature (Almyra Weigel, 2020)
In The Embrace Of Nature (Almyra Weigel, 2020)

70 x 100 cm Acrylic on canvas 3800€

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On The Horizon (Almyra Weigel, 2020)
On The Horizon (Almyra Weigel, 2020)

70 x 100 cm Acrylic on canvas 3800€

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