Looking for "German Artists" and finding: Pia Dehne
2 or 3 of my Georgian Students want to be busy with German Art
the next 6 month to prepare their exams with a presentation. But who ? A classic German Artist like one of the Cranachs, a living legend like Polke or one of the newcomers like one of the many New German Rock the Universe Shooting Stars ?? But, is German Art the one, who is represented in the skyrocking grooving artmarket, or is it in the tiny little Ebay-Drawing of an forgotten emerging talent ?
Was Hans Baldung Grien a shooting star in his time ? Or proofed he good, because some of his drawings managed to survive by quality ?I turned on Wikipedia
, just to get an idea of who counts as an Artist from Germany and found Pia Dehne
, an amazing artist I know just peripheral via Arnim Tölke
She seemed very radical to me and classical in the same time, like straightforward, cool, smart, proletarian, intellectual, sexy, painterly. I remember seeing 10 or 12 of her small abstract paintings and realizing the growing wish to obtain one of those (then 1995 pretty cheap like 300-400 USD) I lost connection to Arnim and Pia, (they quit with each other anyway short before) for finding her back now on figuring out, who could be the typical German artist today for my Georgian Students ?
It is probably not the shooting star, not the safe relict, but somebody in the struggle for the search of value, image, expression, und Zeitgeist. Somebody who left the boring Berlin for Shanghai or Ulan Bator or, ok, New York. Somebody making shit for a while to become great long later, somebody with ideals, power, longevity, hazard, madness, chance, somebody like Pia maybe, and somebody with a clear mind, with integrity .She is a typical Artist these days, I think.
Therefore I found an interview with Pia Dehne, read it here:http://www.theblowup.com/archived/womentowatch/pia_dehne.html
And some wonderful Gouaches here:http://www.lauramars.de/display/piadehne/dehnegouache.html
Labels: contemporary, Deutsche Kunst, German Art, Neue Kunst, Pia Dehne