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BERLIN SERIES

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)          clay          collection: Adriaan Rees

Verschneite Hütte 3

clay, wood

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)

collection: Adriaan Rees

ADRIAAN REES

In 2014 I went back to Berlin in Germany to work in a studio space in the East part of the city. It was not my first time in Berlin. I went there already back in the 1970s when I was a teenager. At that time the city was cut in two parts by the Berlin wall. The second time was right after the fall of the Wall and the third time I was visiting a close friend in 2005. This time I came to work on invitation.

 

Livingstone Gallery is able to rent a special studio for artists in residence. The city has a huge influence on my life and work and this time was no exception. In the museum I found a wonderful collection of paintings by Caspar David Friedrich. His works are crossing my path for already more than 40 years but this time I was so impressed that I started to make works about several paintings like Der alte Eiche and Verschneite Hutte. The works were shown in the exhibition East West Wanderer (Livingstone Gallery, 2015) and was full of passion and memories about Berlin and her troubled past, about my love for Caspar David Friedrich and about travelling and saying Good Bye.

Eiche im Schnee an der Mauer

clay, wood

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)

collection: Adriaan Rees

Livingstone

 

(Dutch)

 

Dit werk van Adriaan Rees vond zijn oorsprong in Berlijn toen hij daar eind 2014 werkte in het atelier van Livingstone Projects Berlin. De keramieke beelden zijn geïnspireerd op de schilderijen van Caspar David Friedrich in de Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlijn, die Adriaan Rees meerdere keren bezocht tijdens zijn verblijf in Berlijn. In zijn kenmerkende combinatie van elementen uit diverse culturen en tijden verwerkt Adriaan Rees in zijn sculpturen nu een stuk van de Berlijnse muur.

Alte Eiche

clay, wood

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)

collection: Adriaan Rees

Verschneite Hütte 3

Verschneite Hütte 1

Verschneite Hütte 2

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)

made in Berlin, Germany (2014)

clay, wood

clay

clay

collection: Adriaan Rees

collection: Adriaan Rees

collection: Adriaan Rees

Exhibitions

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