14.11. - 13.12.2020

Thomas Bernstein is a sculptor, draftsman and performer. He lives and works in Düsseldorf. His drawings often show people in erotic or existential crisis situations. The sculptures, many of them made of silicone, deal with these themes in a sensual, haptic way. In this exhibition, Thomas Bernstein shows for the first time a series of small-format ceramic sculptures: whimsical, anthropomorphic sea creatures that appear to gasp for air or the viewer as they dive out of the water. 

Adolf Bierbrauer (1915 – 2012, Düsseldorf), artist, psychotherapist and musician was, like his neighbor in Düsseldorf Oberkassel Joseph Beuys, just as anthroprosophically inclined, but also free from any conventional form of artistic expression. Bierbrauer first became known late in his life with his unique hypnosis paintings from the early 1950s, because he also refused the art market for the first 85 years of his life. In this exhibition we show sculptures that not only find their own expressiveness, but also partly remind us of surreal beings and yet seem familiar.  If we pay attention to the titles of his works, we additionally enjoy the humorous poetic formulations of the artist.


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