Exhibition on water and feelings
On the occasion of this year's art exhibition "Water in the change of feelings" of regional artists - presented by the Society for Contemporary Art GfG - the Augsburg painter Ines Roller shows her extraordinary water art. 14 color-intensive large canvases will hang on the exposed concrete walls in the "Kongress am Park" congress center from summer 2020 until probably spring 2021. Roller's motto is to give free rein to art and its creative power and not to force it into a tight design corset. Figurative painting and drawings with acrylic and ink, but also different mixed techniques give shape and expressiveness to the paintings of Ines Roller.
For the paintings in the exhibition "Water in the Change of Emotions", the artist first intensively studied the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Augsburg Water Management System". Her motif ideas were particularly inspired by the pictorial program of Augsburg's monumental fountains. The embodiment of the four waters Lech, Wertach, Singold and Brunnenbach, which adorn the rim of the Augustus Fountain created by Hubert Gerhard, were the impetus for the paintings "EinFluss" and "Ausgeliefert I und II". The color dominance of blue, green, turquoise and mauve (with yellow, red and pink additions) almost "swallows up" the figural. In addition to the artistic monuments of the imperial city's water management, the artist also establishes a contemporary reference with her paintings: during Ines Roller's artistic examination of Augsburg's fountain figures, Covid-19 was already moving the world. From the seven-headed Hydra, which fights against Hercules - to be seen also at the Hercules Fountain (Adrien de Vries) - monsters with fearsome heads emerged before her artistic eye, which are now reflected in the pictures "Hydra" and "Lockdown". So it is no coincidence that she has titled the picture show "Emerged".
The works - from 2019 and 2020 - are exhibited in five segments on the first floor and for the first time also on the gallery of Kongress am Park. The exhibition of large-scale paintings can be viewed on weekdays by appointment.
More information about the artist can be found here.