Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Fusion in November

This November The Waterfront Gallery at Rosses Point will host an exhibition of mixed media featuring the works of two locally based artists – sculptor Bettina Seitz and painter Tinka Bechert. Having worked together in a shared studio for some time Tinka and Bettina are currently undertaking a mutual vision and artistic process that results in a fascinating communication between their distinct disciplines.

Entitled ‘Fusion’, the exhibitions theme is achieved not only as a result of the co-ordination of media and styles - using 3D sculpture, 2D painting and abstract and figurative forms – but also through the combined works of two women who together fuse their cultural backgrounds taking inspiration from their native and adopted homes of Germany and Ireland.

Bettina Seitz has been living and working in Ireland since 1993. Through her sculpture she intends to use figuration as a means to explore and create metaphors of human relationships, placing deeper focus on the abstraction and meditative qualities beyond the purely figurative form. In this show Bettina will display works competed in bronze and concrete. Tinka Bechert lives and works between Sligo and her home city of Berlin. Aiming to create a playful mixture of abstract and figurative elements Tinka uses a combination of pencil, charcoal, oils and acrylic to formulate her unique contemporary style. Both artists have previously exhibited works both locally and internationally and have undertaken commission for public bodies and private collections.

Together, two women create ‘Fusion’, offering a unique body of work that reflects an ongoing dialogue of ideas and disciplines and juxtaposing stylistic differences to formulate an exciting mixture of concept and technique.

‘Fusion’ will open at The Waterfront Gallery on Friday 4th November and will run until the end of the month. Viewing is free and the public is encouraged to attend this exciting and innovative show.

Bettina Seitz

Alliance

Tinka Bechert

Boarding Pass
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Bettina Seitz

Dancer
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Tinka Bechert

Fifty Km/h