Pas de deux 1.0
An art project by Philine-Johanna Kempf and Sylvia Galos
Through the mutual exchange of works, the two artists agree to overpaint, add, change or refine each other's pictures. With mutual respect and a lot of courage, they embark on a process that triggers intense feelings in both and leads to fascinating results.
When I first met Philine, I was magically drawn to her. I was fascinated by this dazzling creature and overwhelmed by your work. An exchange of ideas in deepest depths has arisen. Suddenly the idea was there and we were both on fire.
I was amazed at how I could feel which picture made me want to bring in a part of myself. Despite respect and mindfulness for Philine's pictures, I was spontaneous, courageous, even obsessed - I was in a painting frenzy. Sometimes cautious, sometimes destructive, confident, carefree. I only found an end out of exhaustion.
Often the original work was barely recognizable. Mostly guided by existing colors, delicate and harmonious images were created, but also those with powerful accents.
When I saw the pictures I had edited by her, I was amazed and enthusiastic. How different your perspective, your approach, your cautiousness, but also your courage. She has supplemented, refined or completely painted over - but enigmatic in my own way. Suddenly my pictures have a different handwriting and somehow two that have merged into one.
Dance full of feelings
Opposites and similarities
One day Sylvia and I came up with the idea of choosing your own pictures to leave them to the others. I felt respect for the image and the person. What I saw, I tried to make my own: the delicate and the wild, the colorful and the monochrome ... I was allowed to deal with this and experienced myself through a different visual language, to which I entered into a dialogue.
My imagination was addressed. I painted without thinking, stayed in this wonderful space that seemed to guide me.
And then I wanted to take another step: to go from the second dimension to the third. What happens when one of my sculptures connects to the picture so that it acquires further arcs of tension? How does it experience its own status in the other? Sylvia's answer: she transferred one of my objects onto the canvas and thus created something new.
For me there is something lovable, challenging, respectful about it. That there can be an equal cooperation between two artists: without envy or fear of loss. We feel brave and free, otherwise we would not have dared this experiment! We have won: one step towards us - into an artistic fusion.
After the successful experiment, the two artists, spurred on by curiosity and creative new ideas, continue their project with enthusiasm. This is followed by Pas de deux 2.0 - approximation