Galerie Droste shows Willehad Eilers aka WAYNE HORSE solo show „Happy Holidays Forever“

I must say, this will not be easy now, to express the thoughts and feelings I have had in this spectacular exhibition. First of all, English isn’t my first language and it’s difficult enough to say it in German. But www-egghead is international and so I have decided to post my articles in a language with a chance to reach more than Germans only. I must confess that this is not the first time that I regret my decision!

064a.jpgMy first thought was: Oh My – the Horsemen of the Apocalypse of fun are riding a wave of cheerfulness to a weekend party on Ibiza! The gallery rooms, with an installation in black and white, looked like they had a wild party there and the celebrating society has just left the location for Ibiza, following the horsemen, to party elsewhere. The party 047.JPGsociety shown at the paintings, looks like beeing out of a painting by Georg Grosz. In general most of the pieces of the show remind of the time of the roaring 20’s and the people shown, seem living on the edge and dancing on the volcano. Does that all have a high degree of similarity to the actual fun society? I’m afraid – yes!

Willehad Eilers (1981, Peine, Germany) also works under the pseudonym Wayne Horse. Beginning his career in the German graffiti scene, Eilers later went on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Arts in Amsterdam. 058.JPGHe continues to live and work in the Dutch capital today. His eclectic body of work comprises video, drawing, performance and installation, and is distinctive for its lyrical quality, playful humour and expressiveness. A recurring narrative in his oeuvre revolves around the bizarre, occasionally ugly but always compelling aspects of humanity. [1]

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Exhibition is on show until 19th May 2018 at Galerie Droste, Katernberger Straße 100, Wuppertal

 

2 Kommentare

  1. DAnke, Super Fotos. Ist es ok wenn ich welche von denen gebrauche, welchen namen soll ich vermelden?

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    1. Hallo WAYNE,
      ich freue mich sehr, dass Ihnen meine Fotos gefallen. Sie können gerne welche verwenden; sowohl unter meinem Klarnamen (Andrea Ranke) oder streetartwalks, oder auch eine Kombination; ganz wie es gefällt. Und ganz wichtig: Danke für diese wirklich spannende Ausstellung.

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