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Attitude is More Important than Motive – Interview with painter Rudi Kargus

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Painter Rudi Kargus was born in 1952 in Worms, Germany. From 1971 to 1989 he was known to the world as a professional soccer player, among other teams at Hamburger SV. After his active sports career he turned to painting in 1996.

“I am often asked whether there are similarities between football and art. I answer there is none; the only thing in common is the intensity.” Kargus describes the two worlds that strongly influenced him both in their own way.

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Alles wird gut (Norbert Bisky)
Alles wird gut, Norbert Bisky

Interview with Norbert Bisky: “There is no such thing as talent”

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During our conversation with Norbert Bisky one thing becomes obvious rather quickly: In his opinion, art has nothing to do with elitism. Everybody could become an artist if he just wanted to. In this context Bisky doesn’t think much of common cultural activities. “You can find those questionable processes everywhere which hinder people to participate in something and especially in arts. You got talent? This is a senseless question because you don’t need talent for arts. You don’t need it but it could actually harm you.” And later during the interview: “There is no such thing as talent. That’s one of the myths which came up to hinder people to participate in something.” Obviously these views makes him a very interesting conversation partner. He is a painter and considered an important contemporary artist of Germany. At the end of the last year we went to visit him in his studio in Berlin and we asked him how he got into art and why he kept doing it.

Make Believe (Aris Kalaizis)
Make/Believe, Aris Kalaizis

“We are the design of a human being” – Interview with Aris Kalaizis

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Aris Kalaizis is a painter. He lives and works in Leipzig where he grew up as a son of Greek immigrants. It was also here where he completed his art education as “Meisterschueler” with Arno Rink. Because of this he is often attributed to the Neue Leipziger Schule. His paintings are realistic and surreal at the same time. They combine dream and reality…

Als der Wirr-Warr nach Altenburg kam
Als der Wirr Warr nach Altenburg kam, Anthony Lowe

“No one has ever given me a real job” – Interview with painter Anthony Lowe

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Painter of cities Anthony Lowe was born in London and studied art in Liverpool, Bristol and London. He lives and works near Altenburg in Germany. During an inspiring and entertaining conversation this past August in his workshop in Zürchau we learned how a career choice between becoming a vicar, joining a tank regiment and choosing art is made. The final choice is also surprising as we learn about Anthony Lowe’s bad art results in school.

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