The art of Ausdrucksmalen is not to paint what I want, but to want what I paint. IS NOT TO PAINT WHAT I WANT,
jourUNfixe - Ausdrucksmalen
with Ele Janik
Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 12-14 pm.
This workshop talk was dedicated to Ausdrucksmalen and its relationship to the painting canon of the West.
Ausdrucksmalen (expression painting) is the painting of images from intuition and the inner state of mind. On large sheets of paper, which are in a specially equipped studio protected from outside influences on the walls, is painted mainly in groups and with gouache. Expressive painting is a process in which an inner image is created on the outside.
The goal of Ausdrucksmalen is to use a few simple techniques to awaken creativity and promote the development of personality. In addition, it opens the way to open one's own feelings and needs.
Here the painting process of the individual in the safety of the studio is more important than the result itself.
Ausdrucksmalen is not considered to be part of the fine arts.
The workshop talks focus on the interface between art and craft. Different artistic and craft methods are presented, which can be tried out during participation. Together with the participants we draw references to contemporary positions in art, to society, to art history and to strategies of artistic work.
Registration is necessary. The number of participants is limited to 4.
Cost contribution: 7 Euros.
Background:Arno Stern developed the concept of expressive painting in the years after 1945 with his "Closlieu", the painting place, the special framework of Ausdrucksmalen. It was continued and further developed by Bettina Egger (Switzerland) and Laurence Fotheringham with different character according to their background.For Laurence Fotheringham, C:G. Jung, with research on the inner consciousness of us humans, the dreams and archetypes, his idea of the collective unconscious and the so-called archetypes of great importance. Other influences come from Gestalt therapy and phenomenology.
Jedes Bild ist ein neuer Anfang.
Ich gebe mich meiner Stimmung hin
Und wähle eine Farbe.
Ich schmiere, streiche, klatsche, skizziere.
Alles ist möglich.
Etwas erscheint immer.
Etwas nimmt Gestalt an.
Etwas herausforderndes oder Lässiges.
Etwas Schweres oder Leichtes.
Etwas Schwungvolles oder Starres.
Etwas Bewegliches oder Statisches.
Etwas Sattes oder Hungriges.
Etwas Lustvolles oder Kopfiges.
Etwas entsteht durch mich,
was mit mir spricht.
Ich wende mich hin.
Ich wende mich ab.
Ich bewege mich und es bewegt sich aus.
Zähes Ringen fordert mich.
Zähes Ringen um das, was es ist.
Ich erkenne es noch nicht.
Ich male weiter, baue an, übermale.
Es verändert sich, wollte ich das?
Es ist ganz anders.
Ich bin überrascht, sehe und staune.
Es ist da und spricht mit mir.
Es ist gut, wie es ist.
Ich bin zufrieden.
jourUNfixe - Ausdrucksmalen: The Bull, Intuition and Painting, with Ele Möller-Janik
I met Ele in September 2021. She came to our exhibition Painting and Textiles with Christina Kral. Since then we have been meeting regularly and quilting together.
Ele has been trained as an expressive painter.
We met in the studio on Sunday, with two visual artists who primarily paint and an art historian who also paints. Ele gave the introduction to the subject. Then - following her guidance - we got involved in expressive painting. i am grateful to all the guests for the openness it takes to get involved in something. I also thank Ele, who shared with us what she knows about expression painting.
We painted together, discussing the process individually with Ele and then sharing our experience and ideas about it.
The image that emerges gesturally in free association during expressive painting brings out inner aspects of the person who is painting, which in turn is responded to pictorially. The process and the reflection are in the foreground, not the picture itself. It is interesting to note that under the guidance of the painting director, a figuration is usually sought, which leads into a kind of storytelling.
In painting, as I understand it, the viewer stands in front of the painted picture and enters into a kind of communication, also with himself, but essentially stimulated by the language of the painter. The picture points beyond the painter and himself and addresses another person, an open and attentive viewer. Painting is about making pictures, to which specific demands are made, a process of knowledge, similar to a scientific work, an artistic process - as it is about truth and beauty, as it was seen together in earlier times, the truth of philosophy as the equivalent of beauty in the visual arts.
The workshop talks focus on the interface between art and handicrafts. Different artistic and handicraft methods are presented, which can be tried out during participation. Together with the participants we draw references to contemporary positions in art, to society, to art history and to strategies of artistic work.
jourUNfixe is kindly supported by the Kulturamt Frankfurt.