Roland Albert, Nicole Gimber, Angie Horlemann,
Edelgard Lösch, Reiner Mährlein, Annerose Nickel,
Veronica Olma, Shakty Paqué, Silvia Rudolf and Angelica Steinmacher,
Dickicht und Unterholz, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 90 x 294 in.
The Congaree Vista Guild and Artista Vista organization contributed to the exhibition of the two murals during Artista Vista 2013.
PART II of the COLUMBIA/KAISERSLAUTERN INTERNATIONAL (MURAL) PROJECT will take place during Artista Vista, April 25 – 27, 2013, the annual gallery crawl in Columbia's Vista district, at Lewis & Clark, 1221 Lincoln St., next to if ART Gallery.
Part II of the project consist of a new mural created earlier this year by eight artists from the Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft Kaiserslautern. Kaiserslautern is Columbia's German sister city. Part I is a mural created in September–October 2012 in Columbia by eight Columbia artists and two from Kaiserslautern.
Meanwhile, reports coming out of Kaiserslautern about the conceptual basis for the second mural remain vague. Asked in which way the Kaiserslautern artists saw their mural as a response to the one created in Columbia, Silvia Rudolf responded: "O, how difficult. There were so many different ideas on how to respond to the first mural that I hardly can recall them. First we wanted to add "works/painting" or whatever to the first mural, but in the end decided not to cover it. Then we thought about maybe putting individuel responses to the first mural on the floor in front of it or to hang them. But it seemed more in the spirit of the first one to intertwine the works of the german artists rather than have them create individual responses, and so we thought of "dark/bright" as a first layer for the second painting as a kind of opposite image to the Columbia mural, and maybe more like a positive/negative mirror. I don't know what else to tell you. As I said: there were sooooooo many ideas, and so
"Unterholz und Dickicht" it is!"
Here are images of the Kaiserslautern mural in progress.
|First Stage Kaiserslautern Mural|
Second stage of the Kaiserslautern mural with musician
Michael Geib, a member of the Kunstlerwerkgemeinschaft
|Third Stage of Kaiserslautern Mural.|
Reiner Mahrlein and Veronica Olma work on a later
stage of the Kaiserslautern mural.