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Henry Stöcker and Lillian Presthus at Galleri Heike Arndt DK

October 07th, 2014
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News from Berlin Global – On 8 October 2014, Henry Stöcker and Lillian Presthus will present their exhibition, ‘Reshape’, at Galleri Heike Arndt DK. The exhibition will consist of a series of sculptures and textile art and will bring together German creativity with Norwegian flair.

Henry Stöcker, a German sculptor, creates intriguing sculptures from plaster, wax, wire and metal. Stöcker was previously a student of biology and he has used this knowledge to create a distinct style based upon this theme – he is captivated by the structures of the human body and how it works.

Norwegian artist, Lillian Presthus, uses Norwegian textiles along with old family photographs in order to create a modern and multi-textured art form. Presthus was born in Ytre Arna, a primary region for Norwegian textiles, and this influence is unmistakable in her work. Through processing works of art and rural culture, she establishes a new meaning to the modified form and aims to demonstrate the possibilities and limitations of simple painting.

Edit, reshape and transform – these are the acts that connect these two artists as they give new meanings and a contemporary outlook to the classical understanding of art.

Galleri Heike Arndt DK has focused on creating a relationship between Nordic and German artists since its opening in Berlin in 2008. Nordic artists and German artists are given an opportunity to exhibit their artwork and collaborate to create cross-cultural exhibitions. The idea is that the Nordic and Berlin art scenes are able to learn from each other and Galleri Heike Arndt DK gives artists the opportunity to meet new colleagues and reach new audiences.

Berlin has become one of the most important meeting places in the world for contemporary art and the city has become vital to the progress of the modern art scene. Artists from all around the world, and especially the Nordic countries, gather to find inspiration and work in this highly creative city. In addition, Berliners have become increasingly interested in the Nordic culture and this has accumulated in a number of festivals, exhibitions and events celebrating the unique connection between German and Nordic culture. As well as Galleri Heike Arndt DK, the Nordic Embassies in Berlin are regularly hosting events and exhibitions focused on bringing together artists from both cultures.

Berlin has become a platform for Nordic art and culture and it would seem that Nordic art is a current and popular trend amongst the Berlin art-scene. Make sure not to miss ‘Reshape’ at Galleri Heike Arndt DK from 8 October to 2 November 2014.

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