The five artists at BLANK x Craveiral Residency 2021
Alice Morey (born 1986) is a Berlin and London-based interdisciplinary artist, with an MA from Chelsea College of Art, London and a BA in painting from the University of Brighton. Morey is interested in the passage of time.
She finds beauty in decay and contrasts it with pain. She has been juxtaposing natural and artificial materials for years in order to explore the concept of change. Her performative work could be compared to rituals,
as she undertakes actions charged with symbolism in a ceremonial tone.
Violetta Ehnsperg (born 1991 in Graz, Austria) is a visual artist with Thai roots, currently living and working in Vienna. Violetta studied Painting and Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her ouevre includes abstract painting, installation, fashion, sculpture and scenery. Her work reflects origin, femininity, the will to independence and ultimately: Identity.
Dennis Buck (born 1989 in Ulm, Germany), lives and works in Berlin. He studied from 2011-2013 at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe and from 2011 to 2013 at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In addition to painting, the spectrum of his artistic work extends to sculpture and photography. He avoids clear symbolism and thus refuses anecdotal interpretations. His pictures reflect his powerful attitude to individualisation and mass-production.
Gonçalo Sena (born 1984, Cascais, Portugal) lives and works in Berlin and Lisbon.He graduated at the Fine Arts University of Lisbon (2007) and received his MFA diploma at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem (2011). Using drawing as a starting point, his work develops through material and architectural processes, resulting in sculpture, temporary structures and displaced environments. The vocabulary of each work and project derives from an ecosystem of non-functional relations between everyday objects, industrial materials, and organic elements - all apparently immutable, yet, all in constant mutation - combined in space as raw, unresolved, landscape narrative.
Marlene Huissoud (born 1989) is a French experimental designer and artist. In 2014, she graduated from a MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins. In her work she questions our way of making by creating purposeful pieces that ethically challenge the properties of natural resources and that defy the role of design in society and its use nowadays. Self-aware and progressive, Marlene’s work balances nature’s natural disorder with man’s disordered need to find meaning in everything.
All Images (c) Nadine Cordial, 2021