What is this project all about?
With VRYBDY LKS JST LK Y I explore the reality of taking strangers for doppelgängers. I focus on different kinds of portraits. In Iceland I realize the book, decide on format, paper and techniques.
How does awareness of a memory evolve and how do the parameters for it change in the realm of the artistic process.
Outer likeness and behaviour are reason to approach portraits on a descriptive, language based layer and a figurative, mask-like portrait. Images from my stock of portraits are digitally edited into coloured areas. The corporeality of oil paint is a main aspect of the process' next step.
I’m interested in what is alien to me in printing.
In painting I develop colour via shape, not the fringe. I handle time and structure very different here than printing requires. So how can I transform and use my paintings corporeality for printing?
The book project roots in a former Iceland stay. In 2015 I went the to collect material for an artist book. Now, two years later pieces fall into place and I print the book. The thought of finishing the project there seems natural. So I applied at Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts for the thematic residency - Printing Matter.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
I’m aiming to hold my first artist book, show it and create a foundation for further artist book project.
I’m reaching you, if you are in love with beholding, into looking again and the space inbewtween these two. If you are inclined to vulnerable material, paper bearing marks. If you’re aware of me painting kneeling or standing, but not sitting. If you understand me turning large paintings into small paperworks, piling them up, reorganizing them, assembling them anew and using the old as a foundation. If you value trial and errors visibility.
Why would you support this project?
Supporting my project means to share part of the journey with my work and me.
There will be one moment in time and all the works of
VRYBDY LKS JST LK Y come together. That
moment of gathering and dispersing after the show
mirrors a genuine thought of VRYBDY LKS JST LK Y
Something looms and its appearance turns into a painting.
Supporting the project, supports my path into unknown territories and the development of my work as an artist.
What I offer is - paintings that are part of this project. The works that are about to develop in Iceland and the three groups of portraits that I've painted in Germany.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
Money flows directly into the project.
To realize the printing in Iceland I applied for the thematic
residency at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art. I meet the
residency costs, which contain
accomodation and material.
In addition there are travel expenses and my own material costs.
Who are the people behind the project?
My name is Christiane Bergelt. I’m a painter living in a house in the woods of Brandenburg. Her work evolves around experience, memory, language and the utter joy of exploring colour and shape. The container and foundation for the work is the human figure.
Find my work on my website and on these platforms online:
Email me for further any questions: [email protected]