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31.05.2011

 

GoSee Tip : Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom and Luisa Rittershaus on specialising in painting and the Cologne base

Miss Blossom is the title of the current exhibition by Russlan Daskalov, born 1979 in St. Zagora, Bulgaria, which features fantastical humanoids in dreamy landscapes. The Gallery Warhus Rittershaus specialises in contemporary fine arts and presents the artist’s first ever exhibition. The artist studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Gerhard Merz and Prof. Thomas Grünfeld. We dug a little deeper . . .

Your concept?
Luisa Rittershaus: The core concept of our gallery is contemporary fine art, more often than not hand-in-hand with drawings and sculpture, which accompany, complete and intensify the artist’s work respectively. The majority of our artists stem from the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie and as such we are focused on the local area.

Alexander Warhus (*1979) himself is a master pupil of Albert Oehlen and co-founder of the Acapulco art space (2005-2007) in Düsseldorf and I (*1981) studied History of Art Düsseldorf University. The collaboration with many artists, something we enjoyed during our study period already, gives us good knowledge and insight into their artistic development.

The specialisation in painting embodies the intention and attempt to emphasise qualitative fine arts, beyond popular tendencies with an outspoken passion. It also underlines the decision to counter the idea of navigating the whole range and spectrum of artistic media.

Why Cologne?
Luisa Ritttershaus: The decision to chose Cologne as our gallery location came down to a gut feeling in the end. We both had been rather close to Düsseldorf due to our studies. Yet, Berlin for example was never in the picture. I think it helped that we chose a point in time when many galleries migrated from Cologne to Berlin and we could open up our rooms in one of those very former galleries. We were instantly classified as the young kids who still had faith in Cologne and all eyes were firmly fixed on us. Furthermore, I have faith in the BeNeLux-connection and am positive that this network can be the subject to future expansion.


Russlan Daskalov - Miss blossom
27.05. - 16.07.2011


Galerie Warhus Rittershaus
Maybachstraße 96, 50670 Cologne
www.warhusrittershaus.de

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom

Galerie Warhus Rittershaus : Russlan Daskalov - miss blossom