The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 22, 2019


Weiss Berlin exhibits works by Ali Altin
Installation view.


BERLIN.- The grotesque and the beautiful spring from the formal possibilities of painting by Ali Altin's careful use of various graphic and painterly techniques. His figurative paintings evoke narrative content in mystic figures, objects, and spaces.Ali Altin (* 1976 in Goch, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf. He studied at Arnhem EZ and the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf (class Tal R). His work was exhibited at the Kunsthaus Innsbruck, at Parkhaus Malkasten Düsseldorf, and at Haus Mödrath.

"A nagual is nothing to be encountered. It is a state, an alter ego, which one carries invisibly. Or not? In one of Ali Altin's paintings that I see on the invitation card, such an encounter takes place. A thin young man looks at an amazingly large bird. But their realities do not correspond. The bird painted, the man drawn. A rural encounter, with fence, a church tower or minaret in the background, and color spots on the right, in which another bird and other faces can be seen. A painted dream, moody layers of paint? In Ali Altin's paintings reality is permeable. In color, faces, bodies, hands, even whole scenes seem to be washed to the surface, mysterious, grotesque, eerie, but also humorous and bizarre. In the media world of our day, the nagual, as the Aztecs and other peoples thought of it, did not leave us: the being that controls us, the guardian angel, who can look like an animal because in our unconscious our animal ancestors are still at home. In Altin's pictures, the nagual becomes visible on his own, he appears through painting, rubbed out with the brush, an animistic painting in which the abundance of our contemporary worlds is washed ashore. Girls with pony tails pass smurfs and batmans.

Lately, Altin prepares the animistic horror vacui by pretreating the painted canvases in the washing machine. Here, structures appear that carry Wols, Bellmer and Pollock, and not to be forgotten, the frottages of Max Ernst. These painted readymades require only minor accentuations to be able to subsist as images of fantastic worlds.

Ali Altin's world of figures emerges from the undergrowth of images and times, familiarly near and infinitely distant – at times akin to comic-like sketches, then again as is transferred from a Pompeian villa. One believes to have encountered all these faces, grimaces, and goblins before: in the media or in a dream. Arising from a network of collective intelligence, like that of our bacterial cultures, in paintings, Ali Altin is the medium for this multifarious tangle of mnemosyne (Aby Warburg). Not to form new scenarios, but to create pictures." (Veit Loers)





Today's News

May 1, 2017

Modernity ignites three-day Millea Bros Ltd auction on Bidsquare

The National Gallery in Prague exhibits works by Gerhard Richter

Heritage Auctions offers Martin Luther King, Jr. audio recording undiscovered for 49 years on May 13

The Museum of Modern Art explores the provocative, shapeshifting career of Louise Lawler

Musée de la Vie romantique exhibits works by the "Raphael of flowers"

me Collectors Room exhibits the complete editioned works of Sigmar Polke

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents a spatial sculpture by the artist Lena Henke

Sprüth Magers Berlin opens solo exhibition of new work by Lucy Dodd

Simon Lee Gallery exhibits new paintings by Garth Weiser

Mexican culture, history and scientific wonders explored in two exhibitions in Dallas

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Phillips unveils star lots for Jewels and Jadeite Auction in Hong Kong on 29 May

White Cube opens an exhibition of work by Jürgen Partenheimer

Repairs: Frac Centre-Val de Loire opens group exhibition

Exhibition explores how artists approach the space between the virtual and the real

Socrates Sculpture Park opens Nari Ward's first institutional solo exhibition in New York City

LAMA to partner with Emerson Woelffer Estate and Otis College of Art and Design

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art opens exhibition of works by Anne Appleby

Weiss Berlin exhibits works by Ali Altin

Mark Dorf's second solo exhibition with Postmasters Gallery on view in New York

Exhibition brings work of provocative designer Robert Stadler together with that of Isamu Noguchi

Von Lintel Gallery opens exhibition of new work by German artist Christiane Feser.

Exhibition highlights Katinka Lampe's interpretation and imagery surrounding the phenomenon 'bigotry'

Collectible sneakers introduced by Heritage in groundbreaking auction

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful