Krzysztof Honowski’s work is concerned with misunderstandings, tangents, agglomerations of information, the re-interpretation of pop cultural iconography – especially the points where it becomes opaque.
Honowski studied at the University of Cambridge, Slade School of Fine Art London, and Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His work has been presented extensively in Europe, including at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Zabludowicz Collection London, the Barbican London, Von der Heydt Museum Wuppertal, Jewish Museum Berlin and Athens Museum of Queer Arts.
Krzystof Honowski lives and works in Cologne and Berlin
Regine Schumann is a light and installation artist who studied from 1982 to 1989 at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. In 1989 she was acknowledged as a master student of Roland Dörfler. From 1986 to 1994 she was a member of the artist group Freiraum, consisting of Frank Fuhrmann, Dieter Hinz and herself. Aside of numerous scholarships (amongst others a DAAD-scholarship for Italy in 1990 and a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for Japan in 2000) and contracts for public art, she received the Leo Breuer Prize in 2006. Regine Schumann lives and works in Cologne.
Boris Becker is a photographer, film-maker and publisher. The subjects of his photographs are often structures and details of architecture and landscapes. Becker studied under Wolfgang Ramsbott at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin from 1982 bis 1984 and from 1984 to 1990 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Bernd Becher. Together with his wife he opened the gallery Sprungturm. raum für kunst mode buch design film and in 2019 received the Kunstpreis ‘Die Grosse’ at the Kunstpalast. Boris Becker lives and works in Cologne.
Dillwyn Smith studied painting at Canterbury College of Art and then at the Royal College of Art where he gained an M.A. His graduation show won the prestigious Barclays Award. Subsequently he has had many one man exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Smith’s most recent exhibition The Art of Intention incorporated paintings, film, bespoke clothes, kirlian drawings and incorporated ‘Intention’ a choreographed work made with dancer Noel Wallace and performed there. Dillwyn has also, for many years, been a visiting artist and lecturer at the National Gallery, London.
René Kemp works with an eclectic attitude to medium playing with depictorial techniques and linguistic constructions. The media used is a means to an end; whether drawing, painting, poster, printing, collage, editing of moving image or sound.
René Kemp has been studying since 2014 under Marcel Odenbach at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and since 2011 has been awarded the scholarship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
After studying art at Trent Polytechnic and
Baltimore, Earl was offered a show at the photographer’s gallery London and the
following year represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. On the strength of
the London show Malcolm McLaren offered him a commission for the controversial
Bow Wow Wow album cover based on Manet’s ‚Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’.
A hugely successful career within the international music business followed with over 120 covers and album sleeves, working with artists such as Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Madonna and Prince, and on videos for the Rolling Stones.
Andy is visiting Professor of Photography at
Norwich University of the Arts, conducts Guardian masterclasses and has two
Honorary fellowships from Arts University Bournemouth and Falmouth University
Boscher Theodor grew up in Cologne, the booming art capital of the 1980s, where he was strongly influenced by punk and bad painting. The first work to bring him public attention was a short movie, W.S.Borroughs – Gorillas on fire, in collaboration with Walter Dahn. This early debut was followed by further 16mm films with Walter Dahn and Imi Knoebel offering the young artist a stimulating introduction to the art practice. Later on, through his philosophy studies and influenced by these early experiences with film, he developed a transdiciplinary approach, merging in his works the vocabulary of both film and painting.
Oliver Abraham, born in Cologne in 1972, studied from 2001 to 2004 at the School for Photography„Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm“ in Berlin under Prof. Arno Fischer. He works with an 8 x 10 inch large format camera and since 2004 has been photographing contemporary artists, musicians and actors. After photographing Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, he started a project photographing whistleblowers, activists, and journalists- ‚Freedom of Speech’- which was shown in Cologne at Galerie Julian Sander and at the Paris Photo at the Grand Palais.
Martha Parsey, born in London, is a painter and film-maker who, after a career as a child actress, studied Fine Art and Film at Central St Martins College of Art, the University of the Arts London, the University of the Arts Berlin and the German Film and Television Academy.
Her films on Francis Bacon, made in collaboration with David Sylvester, have been screened at the ICA and Hayward Gallery, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haus der Kunst, Munich and at Ordovas Gallery, New York. Shortlisted for the Lexmark European Art Prize and the Sovereign European Art Prize, her paintings have been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and the US, with her work in a number of prestigous collections including the Ovitz Family Collection, the Zabludowicz Collection and the Musée National d’art Moderne, Paris.
In 2018 Martha founded MPHQ Project Space London I Cologne.