The current top theme “man and nature” I reflect in my current works
For me, nature is no longer an object but a subject and I feel part of a complex and mysterious world. With sensual communication, connectedness emerges.
Don’t we turn into a tree by exhaling CO2 and on the other hand, isn’t oxygen a tree inside us? In the group of works “HemoChlorophyll” I reflect on the theme.
We can see how closely we are connected with plants by the fact that hemoglobin and chlorophyll differ only in their central atom: Red blood pigment has a central iron atom, while green chlorophyll has a magnesium ion in its center.
“My hope that our veins and the capillaries of plants pulse in unison”.
Current exhibition contribution in the gallery ArtAffair Regenburg. August/September 2022.
Works from the series “Mindset”.
The climate future has become a top issue thanks to the youth. The arrogance of seeing nature as a counterpart, as an object has led us into the climate dilemma.
Don’t we turn into a tree by exhaling CO2 and on the other hand, isn’t oxygen a tree in us?
I have tried to transform the relationship between man and nature artistically.
My new works all have the title “Mindset”. This English term includes: Way of thinking, mindset, mentality, attitude. The human head is therefore also the basic motif of this series of works. Is it not the first step to secure the future of our planet that we readjust our mindset?
We can see how closely we are connected to plants by the fact that hemoglobin and chlorophyll differ only in their central atom: Red blood pigment has a central iron atom, while green chlorophyll has a magnesium ion at its center.
My hope that our veins and the capillaries of plants pulse in unison.
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the “BrAiN/StOmAtA” catalog is available in bookstores.
Society needs art… and art needs society! Especially in these times of collective lockdown, we are literally craving for culture and art, as these two aspects are currently still classified as “not relevant to the system”. All the more relevant are artistic publications for domestic use, which transport us at least for a short time into other worlds, in this case the worlds of thought and images of Peter Nowotny. The successive reduction of his figures to mere structures runs through his entire oeuvre. It is therefore not surprising that his latest catalog publication, which accompanies the exhibition, comes across as very reduced and is explained only by a few poems and an extremely successful text contribution by Dr. Helmut Hein. In the latter, for example, it says so aptly: “His new exhibition also bears, not coincidentally, the double title ‘Brain Stomata’. These are the places or organs where the communication and transfer between the outside and inside world takes place.” The communication between this inside and outside, this interacting with the others, that is exactly what we are missing so much in the current situation. This makes Peter Nowotny’s catalog all the more recommendable, as his art reminds us that this interaction can also take place on a meta-level. Dr. Caroline Ebeling
The gallery ArtAffair has locked the artworks in the golden cage due to the restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic.
Three of my works are also locked up “IN THE GOLDEN CAGE”. Due to the corona virus pandemic, the visit is limited to defined time windows.
Important: The opening will be from Thursday, May 7th to Saturday, May 9th. There will be an introduction every day at 17.00, 18.00, 19.00 and 20.00 hrs.
In order to avoid waiting times, please register online on the desired date. For this purpose we have set up a doodle where you can easily reserve an hour for your visit to our vernissage. The online registration can be done via the QR code in the picture gallery or via the link: https://doodle.com/poll/3a8rzzn8e8f3ps7wq6wimzzy/private…
Places will be allocated in the order in which the application is received.
I will be present on Saturday the 09th of May.
Comment of the gallery: Peter Nowotny: The works of the Regensburg artist are characterized by the omission of everything unnecessary. He reduces his figures to such an extent that only the simplest structure remains visible. And these iconographic borderlines fascinate the eye, because they deviate from the usual, and yet reveal the essential. “What is decisive is that which is not (yet) there at all, but to which one refers intensively,” the artist explains.