We are pleased to announce an exhibition Japanese Siteplans by Elvira Lantenhammer on June 24 (Sat) and 25 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Elvira Lantenhammer is a German painter and artist based in Homburg am Main, inter-city Würzburg and Frankfurt in Bavaria.
Her deep love of Japanese culture and philosophy started during her studies at the Academy For Fine Arts in Munic. She got the black belt in Karate-Do-Doshinkan from Japanese master Hanshi Isao Ichikakawa.
Tension and relaxation, the essence of Karate, but also the practice of ZEN meditation and Tai chi influenced her painting.
She found to the reduction to the essence, the clearness of the form. And first of all comes the colour. It describes to her definitely and very fast the atmosphere of a place, without any words.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
Studio Kura in Itoshima is an awesome great place for me as artist to enter step by step into japanese life in reality … daily life in a rural area, close to nature, to discover the energy of Shinto Shrines … and also that a bicycle is suitable to transport painting material … such as Shoji paper.
Elvira Lantenhammer “Japanese Siteplans”
Date: June 24 (Saturday) and 25 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition party and an artist talk on Saturday the 24th, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists, will be also held on the same dates.