paper positions berlin
LAGE EGAL [WALL 07] — PAPER POSITIONS BERLIN
Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz, Französische Straße 33 10117 Berlin
27 – 30 April 2023
Thursday, April 27, 14–18h
Opening: Thursday, April 27, 18–21h
Friday, 28th April 14—18h
Saturday, 29th April, 11—20h
Sunday, 30th April, 11–18h
LAGE EGAL is thrilled to announce its participation in the seventh edition of paper positions Berlin, where it will present an exciting selection of watercolour and ink drawings on paper by two exceptional artists, MARIANNA IGNATAKI and KLAUS KILLISCH. The art fair is dedicated to showcasing the versatility and potential of paper as a medium, and the event will take place in the unique and stunning building of the Deutsche Telekom Hauptstadtrepraesentanz.
The Greek artist, MARIANNA IGNATAKI, has built an impressive reputation with her intricate and captivating drawings, paintings, and textile sculptures. Her works often feature surreal portraits with Rococo-inspired compositions, and a strong sense of their own unique mythology. IGNATAKI’s protagonists are typically witches, animals, or hybrids, through which she creates a new world of subtle surrealism, erotic desire, grotesque, and the absurd. The ambiguity between dark and light, dreams and reality, and irony and humour, is what makes her works so distinctive. IGNATAKI’s masterful use of watercolour, pigment, and graphite creates a unique blend that reveals a story within itself, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in her captivating and imaginative world.
Her works will be showcased alongside black-and-white ink drawings by German artist, KLAUS KILLISCH. For the fair, LAGE EGAL has selected a series of KILLISCH’s older works, created in the period between 1987—1989, before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The artist incorporates the human figure, a common element in his work, into freely formed shapes and lines. The roughness of the strokes creates a sense of punk energy on paper, mirroring the spirit of the time. KILLISCH aspires to create a free expression of a figurative language, which is evident in his works. At the same time, his drawings represent a period of revolt and transformation, not only as a representation but also as a translation of a defining era. Through his works, KILLISCH captures the essence of the time period, which is remembered but also reshaped through his artistic expression.