1. - 15. MARCH 2014
OPENING: 1. MARCH 6:00 PM
PONDICHERRY / KURUCHIKUPPAM /
33 RUE FRANCOIS MARTIN
PHONE: 413-2222795 / 2222449
GALLERY TIME : 9:30 AM TO 6:30 PM
40 years ago Alfred Bast visited Pondicherry and Auroville for the first time. On the basis of a 6 months German scholarship, he was able to dedicate himself to the question of how dual opposing forces can cause and fertilize a creative polar field.
Over the years, 7 sessions were realized with mainly flowers and light in the centre of Bast’s work.
In cooperation with the musician Holger Jetter an art portfolio on the four aspects of the Divine Mother following texts by Sri Aurobindo was published in 2004. The act of drawing with direct sunlight was accompanied by improvisations on the electric violin. The work was titled "drawing with light" and exhibited in the Aurodhan Gallery.
In the current presentation drawings of his present stay, Dec. 17, 2013 – Feb. 24, 2014, are shown:
Sketches with texts, drawings and portraits.
These are explorations with only a few quickly set lines of an individual profile opening up spiritual realities that only a poetically inspired approach can make visible.
Also included: "Winter Solstice 2012 – 2013”, printed graphs of a daily set of drawings and texts, covering the period from Dec. 21, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2014.
This project can also be visited online, on the webpage of the renowned Reclam-Verlag: http://www.reclam.de/special/alfred_bast
|India / drawing- and writing book /18. 12. 2014 - 28.1.2014 / 176 DS|
|Auroville - Sharnga at the Bambusplace / Feb. 2014|
Born 1948 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, studied with Nikolaus Plump, Gerhard Gollwitzer and
Gottfried von Stockhausen at the Stuttgart Art Academy.
Since 1975 he has been working on an integral language of imagery, which uses contrary styles as components of a complex whole.
His art is conveyed as a continuous, suprarational process of cognition through regional, national and international exhibitions, projects and speeches.
Creative intelligence is promoted in the KUNST KLOSTER® art research initiative in seminars based on silence and creativity, drawing and communication.
Alfred Bast lives and works in Baden-Württemberg in south-western Germany and in Berlin.
1973-75 Graduate Student Foundation of German people
1974 Scholarship for Foreign Study - Auroville, India
1979-80 Artist in Residence - Worpswede, Atelierhaus
1980-81 Arts Endowment Scholarship for one year study, -
1998 Artist in Residence - Banana Factory, Bethlehem,
- Pennsylvania, USA
2003 Artcamp Jamshedpur/India
2005 Goethe-Institut / Tiblisse, Georgia
2008 Goethe-Institug / Dakar, Senegal / Africa
Solo EXHIBITIONS, Performance and Lectures,
national and international since 1975