Artworks by Tanja Playner, Young-Sik Lee and Max Werner can be seen at the Basel Biennale


Artwork “Woman with red table and bare feet” by Tanja Playner

Artwork “Argonaut 2” by Young-Sik Lee

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, June 16, 2022 / — A lot of artistic things are happening in Basel during Art Basel week. The Fondation Beyeler presents the exhibition “Mondrian Evolution”. The Kunstmuseum Basel presents the special exhibition “Picasso – El Greco”. And the MAMAG Modern Art Museum of Austria transforms the Grand Salon of the Hotel Victoria in Basel into an art museum and presents the “Contemporary & Fine Art Biennale Basel” from June 17 to 19, 2022.

Contemporary & Fine Art Biennale Basel presents selected artists from all over the world with precise vision and technique. Art is a mirror of society and shows how artists react to social and political changes, but also what moves artists in the different phases of their lives. Art polarizes, but also unites and can be a creative source of inner strength for many viewers. The bridging role of art and diversity was important to Biennale curator Heinz Playner when selecting artists for this exhibition.

The Basel Biennale will present the work of nearly 80 artists from all over the world.
Works by Tanja Playner, Brenda Fernandez, Romeo Dobrota, Simon Abt, Rebeccah Klodt, Monica Jimeno, Mehmet Güldiz, Max Werner, Almas Kabani, Darcy Gerbarg, Aigerim Bektayeva, Vera Kober, Heather Lynn, Safranda Mammadova, Aigerim Bektayeva, Stephen Najda, Young-Sik Lee, Dieneke Tiekstra and other artists can be seen at the Biennale.

In Austria, living artist Tanja Playner shares optimism and joie de vivre with her unique works of art in striking colors. With his works of art, the artist communicates with people in order to make modern society a little better. She managed to delight millions of people with her art. In social media, the artist reaches more than 15 million people per month with his art. Tanja Playner is one of the few artists in the world to have dedicated her own art museum at the age of 32. Pop art artist Tanja Playner not only creates an exceptional social media presence, but alongside Banksy she is one of the few living artists who have shown their art at the Louvre Paris Museum and at the Biennale de Paris. Venice 2019 were present with their performance. In October 2018, Tanja Playner presented the work “Mona lady eccentric” from the “Lady eccentric” project at the Louvre Museum alongside the world’s most expensive work of art Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The artist’s Pop Art artworks have been exhibited at international art fairs from New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dubai, Barcelona to Tokyo, UK and Miami.

With each piece, look behind or around the colors…watch the color move and blend with the next color. There are layers of color in each painting which together bring harmony and stimulating emotions between the complexities and weaknesses of the human mind. These are the works of art of Almas Kabani. Her passion for music, dance, art and theater since the very beginning of her life has fueled her creativity for all things artistic. Almas was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and grew up on the beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean. She spent time between the mainland and Zanzibar, where her family, of Indian origin, had lived for four generations. A few years after graduating and returning home, her native country became socialist. She and her husband moved to the United States to settle in the United States of America. Today, she devotes most of her time to art, bringing all her inspiration and emotional expression to the canvas. Painting is her passion, her challenge to experiment with colors and always be amazed and amazed by the results.

Artist Max Werner focuses on details. Many of his landscapes have a calm, classical character. The compositions often show an open composition with a determined emphasis. His works of art appear minimalist and at the same time very defined. In his graphic work, he attaches great importance to the philosophical elaboration of the whole work. There are several accents here. The whole artwork looks like a long story that communicates with the viewer. Max Werner combines European and American perspectives in his works. Influenced by his European origins combined with his life in the United States, a particular talent is felt in his work. He manages to calm, to light to put a selection of compositions in a particular representation. Despite the minimalistic implementation at first glance, you can find many subtle details. In some works, the artist defends philosophical issues that indicate communication between people and nature, as well as between people.

The artist Young-Sik Lee combines elements of fantasy and classical writing in his works. In his works, the importance of the symbolic meaning of the works is clearly traced. Many works are devoted to the heroes of Greek mythology in a modern interpretation. Lee, Young-Sik is a German-Korean painter and graphic designer, lives and works in Berlin, Germany Since 2020, drawing competition judge and member of the world committee of artists of the Asia Art Association in Singapore He studied at the Freie Akademie for Kunst in painting and project studies in Berlin, Germany. He then studied at the Technical University of Berlin for communication design and visual and motion design with Professor Hans Grimmling. For his artistic precision and depth, he received private lessons in fine arts with Professor Arno Rink, rector of the famous Leipzig University of Art and with University Professor Herbert Vicenz for artistic anatomy and nature studies for several years. He had great international success with his art. He has numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne, Hamburg, Schwerin, Munich in Germany, Vienna/Austria, Paris/France.

The Contemporary & Fine Art Biennale Basel can be visited on June 18 and 19, 2022. Opening on June 17.
June 18, 2022: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 19, 2022: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opening: June 17, 2022: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Venue: Hotel Victoria
Centralbahnplatz 3-4
4002 Basel

K. Heinz Player
MAMAG Museum of Modern Art
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