July 2 – August 26, 2011
Opening reception for the artists on July 1, 7 – 9 pm

The inaugural show of IMPULSE, the new annual exhibition series by AANDO FINE ART, presents six young international artists in a conjoint context. Using the entire gallery space – from the basement up to the offices, the works vary from curious sculpture and painting to music videos and abstract photography. What they all have in common: their impulsive, unadulterated and uncompromising method.

Popel Coumou, born 1978 in Velsen (NL), Photography
At first, Popel Coumou’s pictures appear to be easily understood, because above all they embody the void. Abandoned yet strangely familiar interiors serve as the main subject for the coarse-grained and picturesque color spaces by the Dutch photographer. Due to their overwhelming lack of detail, Coumou’s pictures oscillate between abstraction and illusion.

Karina Eibatova, born 1988 in St. Petersburg (RUS), Video/Drawing
Karina Eibatova refers to nature, peace and love as the core of her work: In a maidenly and most delicate way, the Russian artist transforms floral motives into anthropomorphic forms and conjures up a magical and euphoric world, as a counterpoint against a remorseless, modern society and Muscovite megapolis environment.

Jessica Harrison, born 1982 in Cumbria (UK), Sculpture
Subject and material of Jessica Harrison’s works is the body: the body in space, the space within the body and the relation between the two. The Internal is literally turned inside out, deconstructed and transplanted into new contexts to both cross and break physical boundaries and to question the organism in its perceptual function.

Hiroshi McDonald Mori, born 1980 in San Diego (USA), Photography
In an attempt to explore the intrinsic possibilities of photography as a medium, the works by Hiroshi McDonald Mori emphasize the genuine conditions of the creation of a photograph as a central subject. Light detonates on the photographic paper and leaves bright-colored indications.

Ulrike Theusner, born 1982 in Frankfurt/Oder (D), Painting
Whether chaos or order, devastated landscapes or the coke sniffing Bohème, what Ulrike Theusner paints is what she saw. The artist uses journal-like sketches of her daily environment and transforms them into ironically exaggerated water colour and ink drawings.

Tobias Yves Zintel, born 1975 in Passau (D), Video/Installation
Tobias Yves Zintel cinematic collages are about cruelty, ideology, loneliness, love and death. They reveal the universality of ritual strategies and their applicability in wide-ranging contexts. Alien and akin, conscious awareness and dreams, imagination and manipulation fall into one and create a track from the flashy surface, down to the black core.


Popel Coumou, Karina Eibatova, Jessica Harrison, Hiroshi McDonald Mori, Ulrike Theusner, Tobias Yves Zintel
July 2  - August 26, 2011