While preparing the opening of the ART Fabrik I was also working on two new paintings. One, a bluish-green combination of different shades of green and blue pigments to create a light, sunny feeling when looking at it. I got inspired by the colours I see when wake up every morning and watch the sky […]
Gestern haben wir mit unserer Ausstellung “L’Art Quotidien” die Saison 2017 in der ART Fabrik eröffnet. Die Vernissage war gut besucht, die Gäste zeigten sich sehr angetan von der Ausstellung. So eine Vernissage ist eine unschätzbar gute Gelegenheit für einen Künstler, um Rückmeldungen zu seiner Kunst zu bekommen. Und so habe auch ich die Chance […]
Seit zwei Wochen haben wir einen Künstler zu Gast in unserem roten Appartement, den Maler Harald Huss. Wir haben uns vor drei Jahren kennengelernt, als er anläßlich einer Ausstellung in La Chapelle ebenfalls bei uns weilte. Seine Bilder sind ein Feuerwerk der Farben, in vielen Schichten teils transparent, teils opaque aufgetragen. Sie haben mich sofort […]
Dans quelques semaines, nous ouvrirons notre ART Fabrik pour la saison estivale et nous sommes en train de préparer notre vernissage d’ouverture. Nous commencerons par la céramique de Joanna, des bijoux d’Harry et des peintures de ma part. Joanna a un volume incroyable de merveilleuses céramiques qu’elle a fait au cours des dernières années, malgré […]
L’ART Fabrik est un projet créé en 2016 par un petit groupe d’amis de Fitou, Susan Thompson-Cantau & Christian Cantau, Harry Tilley et moi. Susan & Christian ont demenagé de Fitou et ne donc continuent pas à travailler avec nous, mais nous sommes toujours des amies 😉. Après une première année intéressante avec notre galerie, […]
We still have summer temperatures, but the holiday season is over. In Fitou things get quieter again, now only insiders spend their holidays here, people who value peace and the good location between sea and mountains.
The ARTFabrik adapts to the season and is open until the end of October, only Friday to Sunday from 18:00 to 20:00.
Our experiment with the ARTFabrik was quite successful, we had many visitors, received good feedback for our exhibition and also sold some of our art.
Of course, we would have liked more of everything: more visitors, more sales, but for a spontaneously created art gallery the start was not bad!
We got many requests from artists, wishing to exhibit with us and now we have to think about whether and, if so, how we want to move on.
In any case, we need more publicity and thus a good plan when, how and whom we want to address. In addition, we have to network more, to cooperate with other artists, galleries, art associations and share ideas and resources.
Just these two points require a lot of time and efforts, and as already written, we – the organizers must discuss how we can and want to integrate these tasks in our everyday life
We are very receptive for suggestions and support
The Art Fabrik opened first of July, and it has been an interesting and friendly experience so far. Surprisingly many people from the village came to the opening, surprising because most Fitounais’ are usually quite reluctant embracing something new..
The reactions were all very positive. Some visitors were the first time at an art opening and bit shy at the beginning, but that changed quickly. It was nice to see how the people were in contact with each other and with the art.
Of course, when looking at my paintings the question “What does that mean?” popped up. I then replied with a smile ”What do you see ?” It had something like an art lesson at school analyzing a picture, but that changed quickly when the viewer sunk into the picture and hung on it’s own thoughts. It was interesting what they saw in the paintings and amazing what they revealed of themselves.
Art is the mirror of the soul. Art has a symbolism that we try to understand, we try to find words to describe it. Art is a purely personal experience, and one can never fully explain art, because depending on momentary moods and feelings we change our perspective and find other words describing it, we create a new interpretation of the artwork and we are intensifying our self-perception.
The ART Fabrik brings people together, not only to look at art and talking about it, but also to talk to each other.
We are proud of it!
I am trying all sorts of old painting techniques and experimenting with colors and materials, and of course I want to show the results of my work. This website, in association with social media activities are one way, but art needs to be seen and experienced live.
We have a nice, big, empty space that has served us until some time ago as an office. And we live in an area where many people spend their vacation. It’s nearly so obvious to open an art gallery.
Thus, we met with a few friends, who also create art, and the idea of the ART Fabrik was born. The gallery will present paintings, metalwork and jewelry.
Next week we begin with the re-arrangements, on July 01 is opening.
We are looking forward to many visitors, art lovers and curious people who just want to see what their neighbors do.