Chambre twin (taille: 13.5m², avec deux lits d’1 m de largeur – que nous pouvons aussi unir l’un à l’autre) avec douche/salle de bain. Chambre élégante selon le concept artistique du Teufelhof – aménagée selon la norme Teufelhof. Les chambres ne sont accessibles que par l’escalier (bâtiment protégé).
The art room 7: "just today"
Without preliminary drawing or sketching in advance, the drawing is created directly on the wall, around the corners and across the ceiling. The artist is rubbing the black acrylic paint with bristle brushes on the walls and the bright areas are left out. The image develops only during the work process on site and increasingly compacts and concentrates. Thereby no clear illustration of something concrete is being sought, but rather a mood and a movement created in the room. The space becomes a kind of inner landscape, modelled by light and dark, density and openness, dynamism and energy.
It's all about the immaterial or fleeting things like motion, force and wind, the eternal back and forth between two poles as light and shadow, day and night, the up and down and the presence and absence of the body in a space. The empty spaces, the undrawn areas are an important part of the whole image, similar to a break in a piece of music.
The artist is interested in the dissolution of a single perspective and in the creation of potential spaces that surround the observer completely. Depending on the angel of view - whether you are entering the door, lying on the bed or tarrying on the armchair - changes the complete image. The observer can move around the room, gaze and become virtually a part of the picture.
The artist: Julia Steiner
The artist Julia Steiner (born 1982, Büren zum Hof, Switzerland) lives and works in Basel. She studied at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, with a semester abroad at the University of Arts Berlin. Her artworks can be seen in exhibitions in Switzerland and abroad, as well as in international collections. She won several awards and scholarships, amongst others the Manor Art Prize of the Canton of Bern, the Swiss Art Award, the Kiefer Hablitzel price and scholarships studio in Beijing (Galerie Urs Meile) and London (Foundation Landis & Gyr).
In her large-sized drawings, she is interested in the creation of different image spaces and world of images. The obeserver can dive into the picture and go for a walk in it. Since 2011 she is creating more and more space-consuming drawings, which transform whole spaces and continue to drive the dissolution of the image borders and the “being in the thick of it”. Parallel to the drawing and painted works, she is creating sculptures and objects. www.juliasteiner.ch