Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone gained international recognition in the early 1990s with very diverse works that are the result of his refusal to commit to a particular style. He creates paintings, drawings, sculptures (large and small), photography, video, sound and installation art. He is also a poet, collector and curator. Blue Violet Nun was created via his exploration of the doubled reflection of the inner self and the natural environment.
Olaf Breuning is originally from Schaffhausen. After studying photography, Breuning began working across media, including sculpture, video, performance, installation and drawing, creating works that often relate to popular culture and are inherently kitschy. Through his sculptures from Sad and worried Animals, he embodies the following statements, “What if animals had an awareness of what is happening to their environment? What if they could understand the consequences? I think they would be very sad and worried about human stupidity.”
Plátano was part of the exhibition “Susurro del Palmar – The Whisper of the Palm Grove” by the artist group Los Carpinteros at Galerie Peter Kilchmann in Zurich. “The bronze sculptures visually convey the rumble and thunder of an unrelenting force of nature. Yet the proud trees are neither uprooted nor do they appear fragile. The hurricane plants exude astonishing power and have an almost mythical aura.”
Helga Vockenhuber lives in Mondsee Austria. In the early days her work was more in the field of jewelry, but in her artistic practice she addresses central questions of the world religions, especially the way of humans to an inner peace and to themselves.