Vernissage at Minkner in Mallorca dedicated to the “Singapore stele”

And again and again Singapore was mentioned. Alexandra Dahmen von Buchholz, born in Munich and a citizen of the world, lived there for ten years and was inspired by the strange surroundings. At least that’s what impressed her vernissage, which took place on Friday evening at the Galería de Arte Minkner in Santa Ponça, in which the artist was able to personally greet around 50 participants.

The highlight of the show, which can be seen there until December 22, is, in addition to paintings in the traditional format on canvas, Dahmen von Buchholz’s stelae, ie. columnar structures that, like painted sculptures, guarantee an indisputable eye-catcher for any room. Many of these stelae are literally surrounded by fish, like golden koi in a garden pond. Voilà, here the artist brings the peace and harmony of Asian green areas to Western living and working spaces with her art.

In his opening speech, exhibition impresario and real estate entrepreneur Lutz Minkner called on architects, among others, to plan more space in their projects, for example in the form of niches, open spaces or platforms, so that these free spaces. it can be complemented with appropriate sculptures, stelae or installations can be complemented and placed in the right light to enrich and enhance the living experience accordingly.

Besides Singapore and the many other places she traveled and lived in, Alexandra Dahmen von Buchholz is also inspired by the Mediterranean world: she has been at home in Mallorca for two years and has discovered life near and by the sea here as an artist . Here too, the stelae pay homage to the archaic-antique tradition of European prehistory with their cuboid stone sculptures, on which fish and other animals can be found in Dahmen von Buchholz. The painter also captures the movement of waves and the play of water colors in the shimmering sunlight in her paintings.

To do this, the painter integrates natural objects and fabrics into her artworks and uses acrylic paints mixed with pure pigments. In this way, over the years she has developed her own style, which was born from experimenting with three-dimensionality. The artist’s works can be purchased at prices from 3000 to 5000 euros. The only drawback: three-dimensional stelae are suitable only for indoor use, despite all the haptic vividness of their “inhabitants”. Some of the attendees would have liked to use the facilities for their outdoor gardens. “It’s like garden furniture,” said one participant, “in the evening you just have to bring the artwork.”

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