Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck
Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

November 2021

Anna Vogel lives in the Austrian mountains, in Tyrol, I live in the lowlands of the Rhine, in Düsseldorf. One, therefore, in the midst of the peace and majesty of the Alps, the other in a big city characterized by densification, traffic, and hecticness. The different speed that dominates our lives is one of the central themes in Anna Vogel’s work. Based on photography, she challenges its documentary potential by productively disrupting the surface of the image, literally overlaying and enriching it. Our conversation, conducted in the midst of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, was possible thanks to digital communication; fast, but an inadequate substitute for face-to-face encounters.

Maria Müller-Schareck

Volume V – Anna Vogel & Maria Müller-Schareck

Sperling

all exhibits

ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach): ART N MORE NEW WORKS TEIL 1

9.09.2016–22.10.2016

The graphic designer Paul Bowler and painter Georg Weißbach have been working as the collective ART N MORE since 2013. Their multimedia installations include painting, video, print and text-based wall pieces which make use of popular visual idioms. Advertising, as well as selfies, and their role in social-media are central reference points. Empty catchphrases from daily occurrences and specifically devised slogans are spread across popular networks, using content and form tactics reminiscent of marketing strategies and estranged interpersonal communications. Their humorous approach plays with the possible misunderstandings inherent in self-marketing and self-presentation techniques as artistic praxis, whilst continually shifting between critical observation and an utter mergence therewith. The border between staging and authenticity seems to blur.

Text by Anna Jehle

Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), PINK (Four-letter words), 2016, Oil on canvas in artist's frame, 40 x 30 cm
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), STAY (Four-letter words), 2016, Oil on canvas in artist's frame, 45 x 35 cm
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), WHAT?, 2016, unique, pigment print and screen print in artist's frame, 70 x 50 cm
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), 1987, 2016, unique, pigment print and screen print in artist's frame, 70 x 50 cm
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), Auf die toten Künstler II, 2016, neon sign, 46 x 32 cm
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
Installation view, ART N MORE NEW WORKS Teil 1
ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach), TOGETHER, 2015, neon sign, 9 x 50 cm