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©Fürther Nachrichten, 02.12.2016, SABINE REMPE
Logic turns pirouettes
Horst Sakulowski and Kay Voigtmann exhibiting in the Stadttheater
The dark side of the creature illuminates Horst Sakulowski (left) and Kay Voigtmann with their refined works in the foyer of the Stadttheater Fürth. © Photo: Hans-Joachim Winckler
FÜRTH - "What do you believe?" This is a question that even Gretchen from Heinrich Faust could not answer. In the Stadttheater the request to the verbal oath of disclosure is now used as the title for a show with works by Horst Sakulowski and Kay Voigtmann. The exhibition organised by Art-Agency Hammond is reluctant to provide an answer. Instead, there are many new questions. Which in this case is decidedly better.
No one can accuse Horst Sakulowski of being trendy or even fashionable. The 73-year-old has brought with him graphite drawings to Fürth, and in doing so he reveals a mastery that is great and a trace confusing. His works, which are now exhibited in the foyer and in the upper circle of the Stadttheater, seem to come at the very first glance from another period. An impression that is quickly relativised. The analytical sharpness with which Sakulowski captures his objects is rooted entirely in the here and now.
The man, who comes from the Thuringian Saalfeld and lives in Weida, has a broad range: people and life. So the whole lot. His portraits are realistic and unmasking that the viewer feels a slight discomfort, because he inevitably has to handel his Modell like a surgeon.
Sakulowski studied in Leipzig at the Academy of Graphics and Book Art. In 1973, he attracted attention with his "portrait after duty", showing a woman who has obviously fallen asleep completely exhausted. No heroine of work and much less an example in the image world of the real existing GDR socialism. Sakulowski has always taken the freedom to show what he sees.
In direct neighborhood in the foyer are works by Kay Voigtmann joined to the current show. The 48-year-old was born in Zeulenroda and lives in Gera, he studied
like Sakulowski at the university of Leipzig. Bevor that, Voigtmann had to complete an unloved fine mechanics apprenticeship. Stayed, it seems, is his unmistakable sense for finest craftsmanship. His
small-format works, currently being shown in Fürth, condense details in lavish diversity in a small format. Who takes part wants to have a magnifying glass on hand soon, in fear to overlook
Voigtmann is on the trail of a whole new species. The beings who act in his drawings seem as futile as the accidental appearances of a inkblot test. But their
deformity deludes, and quite natural they work as a biped with hands and feet.
Really disturbing is the fact that they are easily recognisable because they reveal that they are human beings in all their craziness. Obviously, this is based on a certain degree of wittiness. But that seems not funny to me.
was born in 1943 in Saalfeld.
1962 -1967 studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig under Prof. Bernhard Heisig
Since 1967 solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Austria, Poland, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovakia, the SU and the USA
Horst Sakulowski lives and works in Weida, Thuringia.
was born in 1968 in Zeulenroda
1997 - 2002 studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig under Prof. Karl-Georg Hirsch and Prof. Albrecht von Bodecker..
Diploma in technical illustration with Prof. V. Pfüller
Since 1993 solo and group exhibitions in Europe
Kay Voigtman lives and works in Gera.
Fürther Nachrichten, 19.05.2016, SABINE REMPE
The artists of deliberate confusion: Wolf Sakowski and Tessa Wolkersdorfer exhibiting in the Stadttheater
FÜRTH - When the sofa stands at the bottom of a mountain massif in the forest and the Zen master looks somehow headless - that is not a confusing dream, but one of the "illusions" of Wolf Sakowski and Tessa Wolkersdorfer that Art-Agency Hammond currently showcases in the Stadttheater.
A love for Ironic perspective: Tessa Wolkersdorfer and Wolf Sakowski next to his painting „Venedig“ in the Foyer at the Stadttheater. © Photo: Hans-Joachim Winckler