Guided by these two famous artists, participants of this workshop will get a deep insight into the field of painting and will have the possibility to discuss their own work with Valérie Favre and Robert Lucander to get new inspiration and feedback. Visits to several museums are part of the workshop as well as a closer look into Favre’s and Lucander’s classes at the UdK in preparation for the university-wide open house.
Additional Task for Course Application (to be completed and sent with application materials - please note the deadline: April 30th)
Task to be completed:
Using one DIN A4-sized page, please describe something familiar in your daily life or your surroundings in your own artistic way (i.e. painting, collage). Format: 1 Page, size: DIN A4 (non-negotiable)
Digital formats such as digital photos or videos are also allowed, however still should be clearly viewable in DIN A4 format.
Digital works or copies can be sent to us at summer-courses[at]udk-berlin.de. Please send all non-digital results by mail to the following address:
Universität der Künste Berlin
Einsteinufer 43 – 53
Robert Lucanders works varies between the recognizable and the mysterious. In the figurative paintings he uses elements from popular culture and combines the elements in dynamic compositions to such an extent that the work opens itself to several interpretations. These works looks like reminiscent of pop art but Lucanders works is at the same time also very subjective and you can also sense an extra layer of social consciousness in these works. Lucanders abstract compositions are often made with industrial paint on wood. The combination of industrial paint and wood adds a contrast in the works, which unfolds between the controlled and uncontrolled, and between nature and culture. The paintings thus become a unit between the organic and industrial materials in an aesthetically visual experience. Robert Lucander was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1962. Today he lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin in 1995. He has participated in exhibitions in Europe, Asia and America. He is a professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and teaches at the Vienna Akademie der Bildende Art and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.
Valérie Favre, since 2006 Professor of Painting at Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
solo exhibitions selection:
Museum Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland
Selbstmord / Suicide, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
“Fragments”, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France
“Art Kabinett”, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, USA
“The art of watching birds”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
“y’ a un truc qui masque l’horizon”, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France
“Looking at stories”, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel “Visions”, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland “Visions”, Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nimes, France