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Und plötzlich wuchs der Virus und schnappte sich eine Braunbunte zur nächsten Mutation – und so stand im äußersten Münsterland plötzlich  eine Coronakuh auf der Weide und sah durchaus selbst verdutzt aus.

And all of a sudden the virus grew and grabbed a cow for the next mutation – and then this mutation stood on the pasture in the outermost Münsterland, a CoronaCow and it seemed she really looked dumbfounded.

Digital Print on Hahnemühle Paper – 30x40cm – limited on 3 pieces – 69 €

Digital Print on Wood refined with Epoxy Resin – 30×40 cm – one piece – 240 €

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Und dann kam der Tag als Corona mutierte. Der neue Virus erhöhte bei den Infizierten schlagartig den Vitamin C Gehalt und führte direkt zur Gesundung, ein Phänomen.

And all of a sudden Corona mutated. The new virus increased the vitamin C percentage of the infected person rapidly. The result was a sudden recovery.

Print on Hahnemühle Bütten, 30×40 cm, limited on 3 pieces – 69 € 

Print on wood, refined with epoxy resin, 30×40 cm, limited on 1 piece – 240 €

 

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Viele von uns fürchten Corona, Grippeviren kennen wir, die fürchten wir nicht mehr wirklich, andere Viren, wie das Aidsvirus haben wir zu recht lange gefürchtet, inzwischen ist es Alltag und wir haben diese Krankheit bis zu einem gewissen Maße im Griff. 

Bei all unseren Ängsten vergessen wir manchmal, wie schön auch Viren sind, wie die Planeten des Universums oder die schönsten Blumen. Auch die Corona-Viren haben etwas Ästhetisches und Magisches.

Print auf Hahnemühle Bütten – 30×40 cm, signiert, limitiert auf 3 Exemplare – 69 € – 1 is sold

Print auf Holz, veredelt mit Epoxidharz – 30×40 cm, signiert, limitiert auf 1 Exemplar – 240 € – sold

 

Most of us do fear Corona, meanwhile we know the virus of the influenza, we do not really fear him any more, another virus, the aids virus we did fear rightly for a long time,  but now he belongs to our all day life, we can work on it on a medical level quite good.

Because of this fear, we sometimes forget, how beautiful nature is, also this corona virus, like the planets of the universe and the most beautiful flowers. Also the corona virus has something aesthetical or magical.

Print on Hahnemühle Paper – 30×40 cm, signed and limited on 3 pieces – 69 €

Print on wood, refined with epoxy resin – 30×40 cm, signed and limited on 1 piece – 240 € 

Corona 1 – The Hero

 

 

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Corona 1 – The Hero

Print auf Hahnemühle Büttenpapier, 30×40 cm, signiert, 3 Exemplare

Print auf Holz mit Epoxidharz, 30×40 cm, signiert, 1 Exemplar – sold

 

 

DIE CORONA SERIE

Eine erste rein digitale Serie aus gegebenem Anlass.

Eine schräge Zeit haben wir. Die Akademien sind zu, Lehraufträge abgesagt, Geld fließt hier auch keins mehr, ein Desaster für jeden Freiberufler. Aber Künstler mussten schon immer improvisieren und reagieren und ihr Leben stetig neu erfinden.

Deshalb gibt es jetzt eine erstes digitales Corona-Kunststück, den Corona Helden. Dieses kleine Werk soll der Start sein für eine Serie, die täglich ergänzt wird. So wie es seinerzeit über 365 Tage die Tageszeichnung gab, so kommt jetzt die tägliche Corona-Graphik, solange die “Corona-Panik” dauert.

Damit starte ich eine erste künstlerische Serie, die rein auf dem iPad entsteht. Während meine Arbeit auf dem iPad bislang eher einer digitalen Laborsituation glich, so soll jetzt ein zusammenhängendes Projekt verwirklicht werden, das natürlich auch helfen soll, mir durch diese tückische wirtschaftliche Zeit zu helfen.

Und wer weiß, vielleicht finde ich auf künstlerischer Ebene ein visuelles oder emotionales Gegenmittel und vielleicht ist der Corona-Hero ein erster Schritt. – Who knows?

Jede Arbeit, die in dieser Zeit entsteht ist nur in der Größe 30×40 cm in einer Dreier-Auflage erhältlich, Es gibt also von jedem Motiv nur 3 Stück und ein Print auf Holz mit Epoxid-Harz veredelt im selben Maß.

Print auf Hahnemühle Bütten – 30×40 cm – 69 € – signiert und limitiert auf 3 Exemplare
Print auf Holz mit Epoxid-Harz – 30×40 cm – 240 € – signiert und limitiert auf 1 Exemplar

 

The English Version
 

THE CORONA SERIES

A first digital series dedicated to a special time.

We have weird days. The academies are closed, lectureships are cancelled, no flow of money any more, a disaster for every freelancer. But artists were often in the situation to improvise, to react and to reinvent themselves again and again.

Out of this reason my first digital Corona-Artpiece appears, the Corona Hero. This piece is the start of a whole series that will be complemented one another every day during the whole phase of the Corona Panic.

Thereby I start my first artistic series, that will be realized only on the iPad with the program procreate, the first coherent and interrelated digital art project, that hopefully brings me through these trappy economic times.

And who knows, perhaps I do find a visual or emotional alexipharmic while painting and sketching and perhaps the Corona Hero is the first step! – Who knows?

Every artwork that get realized in this period is available in the size 30×40 cm in a limited edition of three pieces on Hahnemühle paper or just one print on wood refined with epoxy resin in the same size

Print on Hahnemühle paper – 30×40 cm – 69 € – signed and limited on 3 pieces
Print on wood refined with epoxy resin – 30×40 cm – 240 € – signed and limited on 1 piece

 

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1995 I did my diploma at the FH Münster in Illustration by Professor Rolf Escher. This was a challenging time. I decided to make a project, that was called “Ananas & Co” (“pineapple & co”). I wanted to create 12 motives, that should deal with the more than classical theme of still-life, but of course in a diverse way, and I wanted to add recipes, so I wanted to work also with text.

The first phase was to sketch and sketch and sketch, then I copied parts, put them together in a new way a new format. The funny thing is, this was a time when I had no computer but could work with a copier. My god, this was really a different time. We did not have the possibilities of today, but the decision we made, were clear. It is just 24 years later and the whole world did change. How will we live in further 24 years?

So after coming to my drafts, I finalized them in detail and then I started the main manual process. I wanted to make lithographies of them, choosing a slightly different technique, that was called alugraphy. So I did not work on stone as it was done in the days, but I. worked on specially prepared aluminium plates.

So now I had to bring my sketchings onto these plates by special ink and chalk, and for every single color I had to prepare a different plate. So in the case of the pineapple one for the main sketching, one for the yellow, one for the green, one for the brown, one for the white and one for the text.

So after the plates were prepared I could print them at an etching press. I wanted to print per motive 20 pieces, but this was just not possible in the time I had. At the weekend I prepared the plates and during the day I was able to print 2 plates, but for all motives I had around 50 plates. So I worked hard around 3 month just to realize my ideas.

This one, the pineapple, the pineapple toast, is not so special from the composition, but I wanted to show the part of the pineapple I love most, the border between the fruit and the leaves. And I wanted to show the pineapple in an impressive way. I just love this work and all the memories it has for me.

The motive itself has the size of 50x35cm and the paper is 65×50 cm, it is from 1995 and the best is it is the no. 1 of theoretical 20, I printed maximum 10 per motive. And you can call it your own for 240 €.

 

 

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A very early work – 2007 – when I used to work on different materials. I still love it and I just found it in my storage. A translation of the title would be something like “Attila curtsies really phat.”

It is a mixed media work on wood, 15x40x2cm and the price is 240 €.

 

Atila 3

 

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“Ein Stück Schwarzwälder, bitte!” – A classical order in an old German cafe! It is a wonderful torte, with cherries, cream and “cherry water”. Aaaah I love it!

If it comes to food, it is so amazing to arrange it, work with light and background colors, create a special and specific atmosphere and take fotos! Perfect!

But to paint food is so extremely difficult, because mostly  you just have no form. Think of a Risotto, Spaghetti Bolognese, a Tiramisu or a pumpkin soup. If you are extremely exact and realistic in your style, then it works very well, though it is still a challenge. But then you are also very close to a foto.

So the other way would be to find food, that has a form, like a burger, whole pieces of meat, bread or cakes. So in this piece I decided to paint a piece of Schwarzwälder Torte.

I had a form but I could also play around in a more experimental way. And then it is 200×150 cm, a huge not eatable piece. I am wondering how you feel sitting close to it, if you really see what it is, or you you look at it sitting a bit more far away! What do you think.

By the way if this piece is too big, it is also available as a print on vat paper, signed and limited on 12 pieces in 2 sizes.

30×40 cm (+ 1 cm white edge around) – 90 €

60×81 cm (+ 1 cm white edge around) – 240 €

 

And here are the other ones of this series. Enjoy and have a happy day!

 

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Two versions of one theme – sometimes you are inspired by a theme or a figure  in such a great und intense way, that you can not stop to try different versions. Often I feel so extremely old-fashioned that the old old muse is my main search to paint, but … it is.

Both pieces are 70×70 cm – acrylic and mixed media on canvas – the price of one is 1.300 €

 

Rosi 1 und Rosi 2 – Zwei weidende Kühe inmitten eines Universums mit gekugelten Rosen und weißen fliegenden Bällen. Aber sie wundern sich nie. Sie grasen einfach weiter und immerzu!

Rosi 1 and Rosi 2 – Two pasturing cows in the midst of an universe of rolled roses and white flying balls. They never marvel. They continue grazing and never stop.

Each piece is 70×70 cm – mixed media on canvas – 1.300 €

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Peter Hollens – 170×220 cm – Acrylic on Canvas

 

SING TO BE FREE

New works by Stephan Geisler

 

Eine wunderbare Zeit der Malerei liegt hinter mir. Ich habe einfach mal wieder nur gemalt, den ganzen Sommer lang bei den unglaublichsten und sommerlichsten Temperaturen.

A wonderful time of just painting is finished. It was an amazing summer with the most incredible and most estival temperatures and I just painted painted painted. So great!

Dabei ging es um Menschen, die singen und in jedem Moment des Gesangs sichtbar und ehrlich ihre Emotionalität leben. Und es ging um Freiheit. Bilder ohne Motive, sondern nur emotional ausgelebt und es ging um eine Mischung aus Beidem.

I painted people, people who sing, people who live in every moment of their singing their emotions in such a pure and honest way. And I painted free or … freedom, paintings without motives, just painted the own feelings. And I painted a mixture of both.

Diese Arbeiten sind jetzt in einer Ausstellung in meinem Atelier in Bochum zu sehen.

The results of this wonderful time are now exhibited in my studio in Bochum.

 

Seien Sie herzlich in meinem Atelier willkommen – Be welcome in my studio

vom 23.-26. August – Do bis So und vom 30. Aug bis 01. Sept – Do bis Sa

Öffnungszeiten – Opening Hours

Donnerstag bis Samstag jeweils von 16-21 Uhr – Sonntag von 14-18 Uhr

Atelier Stephan Geisler – Rottstraße 21 – 44793 Bochum

 

Übrigens nach der Ausstellung verschicke ich auf Wunsch gerne einen Online Katalog mit den Bildern der Ausstellung (natürlich gratis), ein Portfolio aller Bilder der Ausstellung. Für viele ist Bochum einfach zu weit oder die Zeit gibt es nicht her. Da ist so ein Katalog eine gute Alternative.

By the way after the exhibition I send via mail a catalogue of the exhibition, a portfolio with all the paintings, to everybody, who could not find time to come or who wants to a have a closer view onto the paintings.

 

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Austin Brown – 170×220 cm – Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

 

Again I am in a wonderful work flow. I wake up around five in the morning, take 5 steps down to my studio, activate my coffee-machine to drink my first coffee, switch the light on, have a look at all my works in process and nip my first coffee ……. aaaaaaah

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“view from above” – 70c70 cm – acrylic and chalk on canvas 1.200 €

 

Then I start to paint. My little dogs, the Italian greyhounds Lupo and Cooper wake up around half past six, they jump out of the bed, come to me to join me and to get their first cuddle session of the day. Then we have our first looooong walk of the day in the Westpark. When we are back they get their food and I continue painting.

 

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“two friends” small version – 70c70 cm – acrylic, fabric and chalk on canvas 1.200 €

 

The I work at least up to twelve or one. This is the period of the day I love most, just paint paint paint ….. just interrupted by two iggies coming here and there to ask: “Can we play now or go out?”

 

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“dark laughter” – 70c70 cm – acrylic, fabric and chalk on canvas 1.200 €

 

Usually I love huge paintings. These are more or less the first small paintings of men. Let me know what do you think! Do you enjoy them or are you more into the other sizes?

 

stephangeisler@gmx.com

Again I am in a wonderful work flow. I wake up around five in the morning, take 5 steps down to my studio, activate my coffee-machine to drink my first coffee, switch the light on, have a look at all my works in process and nip my first coffee ……. aaaaaaah

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“view from above” – 70c70 cm – acrylic and chalk on canvas 1.200 €

 

Then I start to paint. My little dogs, the Italian greyhounds Lupo and Cooper wake up around half past six, they jump out of the bed, come to me to join me and to get their first cuddle session of the day. Then we have our first looooong walk of the day in the Westpark. When we are back they get their food and I continue painting.

 

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“two friends” small version – 70c70 cm – acrylic, fabric and chalk on canvas 1.200 €

 

The I work at least up to twelve or one. This is the period of the day I love most, just paint paint paint ….. just interrupted by two iggies coming here and there to ask: “Can we play now or go out?”

 

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“dark laughter” – 70c70 cm – acrylic, fabric and chalk on canvas 1.200 €

 

Usually I love huge paintings. These are more or less the first small paintings of men. Let me know what do you think! Do you enjoy them or are you more into the other sizes?

 

stephangeisler@gmx.com