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Moki at HeliumCowboy Artspace, Hamburg

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings by Suzanne on December 12th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

Antee by Moki - click for details/larger view

Since I'm very much drawn to the sensitive, translucent and ethereal these days, my current favourite artists are the great Joao Ruas and the pale Northern German porcelain creature Moki. As different as their work may be, they both somehow perfectly manage to capture my current state of mind. I call it "Aufgeklärte Geborgenheit" or "Kritische Gemütlichkeit".

I guess you could argue that the above painting simply depicts an anteater wrapped in warm blankets and soft cushions, yet it makes me feel so utterly complete, warm and fuzzy inside - almost as if I had (accidentally) swallowed a tiny furry animal that's now moving around in my belly making funny noises with its soft paws.

(Sometimes I really miss the fatherly concern of my beardy and wise art history professors telling me that I can't describe visual impressions by means of furry animals and that I should really stick to proper iconographic terminology.)

Anyway, dear Moki has a much better way with words:

"I am looking for places that are good for hiding, where you feel secure and safe, where you can disappear or return home. Being invisible."

And that's exactly what her upcoming solo show in Hamburg is all about. Mume opens tomorrow evening at HeliumCowboy ArtSpace. Please find all details below.

Opening reception: Tomorrow, Saturday, December 13, 2008, 8 PM onwards

On show: December 13, 2008 - January 16, 2009

Address: HeliumCowboy ArtSpace, Sternstraße 4, 20357 Hamburg, Germany, tel: +49 40 484 088 60

Gallery hours: Wed - Fri: 11 AM - 7 PM

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Artist's website

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2 comments to " Moki at HeliumCowboy Artspace, Hamburg "

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    Pua's Mommy says:

    Will Pua's portrait be at the show? To bad we're not in Germany.

    December 13th, 2008 at 4:04 am

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    Suzanne says:

    It seems so, judging by the gallery's exhibition preview.

    So Pua was the model for "antee"? How utterly cute!

    I'm so glad you found this blog and shared the sweet background story with me! x

    December 13th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

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