Current statement of the artist:
There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, morning, boys, how’s the water?
And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, what the hell is water?
I want to have a yellow center like a soft boiled egg and hyperlink my thoughts, like a junction or a crossword puzzle, all as an associative nonlinear method to an ongoing process. Any point will be a good start. We live inside ourself, and see upside down, then the brain turns it around for us. absorbing information from the environment, it's not merely a picture of the world as it falls on the retina. but rather an interpretation system, using all prior knowledges acquired to find meanings, digesting it to something new that will feed itself once more and turn into attempts at understanding.Find out more »
'You have to know how to look, even if you don’t know what you’re looking for’
By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 23 letters...
The Anatomy of Melancholy, part 2, sect. II, mem. IV
". . . und daß die Bibliothek fortdauern wird: erleuchtet, einsam unendlich, vollkommen unbeweglich, gewappnet mit kostbaren Bänden, überflüssig, unverweslich, geheim."
". . .but the Library will endure: enlightened, solitary, infinite, perfectly unmoving, armed with precious volumes, useless, incorruptible, secret."Find out more »
Takt Academy is happy to present Keren Shalev "I am fascinated by the poetic phenomena of mental images and physical sense of presence that encounters with matter and material can produce. I usually use materials such as metal, concrete, charcoal, and graphite for their raw qualities and resistance, and work with them by creating gestures and constructing structures which are raw and exposed. I seek to preserve their raw, brutal, rough, inherent traits while expressing my inner experiences and perceptions…Find out more »
Takt Academy is happy to present TAKT TALK BATTLE (two artist talks- one evening) with Sandy Leong and Denisse Griselda Sandy LEONG Sandy LEONG SIN U is an illustrator and visual artist. Born in Macau, she studied BA and MA degrees in Beijing and Hong Kong. Since 2017, Sandy has been undertaking the MA Visual Communication programme at the Royal College of Art (London). In recent years her practice has been exploring studies of personal history and collective memories.…Find out more »
Takt Academy is happy to present TAKT TALK BATTLE (two TAKT alumni artist talks - one evening) with Vemo Hang and Bernardita Bennett Vemo Hang an artist lives and works in Berlin and Zürich. Her diverse, playful and paintery artistic practice is driven by an inquiry about our relationship with the surrounding spaces. She was born in 1991 in Shanghai, lived afterwards in Japan, the U.S., Germany and Switzerland. Her art is deeply influenced by her experience of extensive…Find out more »
Takt Academy is happy to present TAKT TALK by Christiane Bergelt These are paintings ass accumulation and remnant of all someone’s activities. Motionless at first, but swift like sunbathing lizards, figures emerge.Working with paper as ground, colour, bodies and pictorial space ignite my practice as a painter. Events, words and ideas interfere before submitting and we find out when and why it is a painting. Christiane Bergelt is a painter living in a house in the woods of Brandenburg. Her…Find out more »
'"Every single thing, including the mountain behind my house morphs, changes and flows. There are no things, there are processes and patterns. It’s just a matter of tempo.”
Takt Academy is happy to present TAKT TALK BATTLE (two artist talks- one evening) with John Lord (UK) and Clare Thomas (CAN) JOHN LORD "Currently my practice involves predominantly drawing using a variety of mediums including water soluble pens and wax. I have also explored using stencils derived from printed wallpapers which I then distress and produce distorted images. I endeavour to continue with experimentations in a variety of mediums." CLARE THOMAS "My current drawings are about the ways…Find out more »