Picture: Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
Exhibition from 1 July to 26 August 2020
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, only a maximum of five people wearing mouthguards (please bring your own) can visit the exhibition at the same time. The vernissage has to be cancelled as well. Therefore we invite you to visit the exhibition on Sunday, July 5th between 2 and 6 pm. Berit Myrebøe and Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag will be present.
“The artist, who lives in Berlin, paints seascapes inspired by stays in her native Norway, among other things. The monochrome, brittle material of aluminium undergoes a metamorphosis and changes in the surface through the power of her graphic traces, through light and reflection, into an organically moving, nature-identical projection.
The smoky, cool, almost monochrome colourfulness of the works enters into a symbiosis with the silvery picture background and contributes to the unique, strangely distanced and at the same time intimate atmosphere of the depictions. It varies between different shady and misty shades of grey and black, up to a palette of strong blue and green tones, which seem to remind us of the kilometre-long depths of the sea, the fjords and the unique light of the polar sky. (Spuren, Musikzeitung für Gegenwart, May 2014 issue, Klangspuren Schwaz, Tyrol)
“In Travemünde on the Baltic Sea in the Niobestraße where I grew up, the painter Linde lived. I sometimes saw him going to the nearby steep bank with painting utensils. Next to the house where my father’s ENT practice was, there was an art gallery which had almost only pictures of the sea – sea pieces without people and boats in the shop window. I often wonder what it would be like if, instead of feeling the open ends of modernism, I would simply devote myself entirely to the genre of seascapes? (Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag)