GA L L E RY
— the upcoming vernissage of painter Lena Petersen and photographer Thorsten Heinze – an interview by Sophie Templin
And you had the idea of hosting a joint exhibition? Thorsten: The stars brought us together. Lena’s paintings have a connection to the universe as well as a beauty and simplicity from the worlds of fashion and design. Lena: The fact that Thorsten’s gallery is called ‘SEVEN STAR GALLERY’ was actually an omen for the exhibition. It’s true, the stars really did bring us together. Where and how did you meet? How many pieces will be displayed? Lena: We met through Anita Tillmann. She loves art and is very intuitive when it comes to people. Two of our pictures are hanging in her living room almost side by side – a large photograph by Thorsten that captures the charm of pantomime master Marcel Marceau, and one of my paintings, the magical Universe Woman. As a team, we go together just as well as our two images hanging in the same room.
Lena: As last year my art mainly consisted of large painted murals, starting with PREMIUM before moving to the Zurich Opera Ball, restaurants, cafes and businesses as well as the Design Week in Beijing, the upcoming exhibition could be viewed as an overall creative process itself. A painting that will come full circle at this year’s PREMIUM show.
Thorsten: Lena’s paintings go perfectly in my gallery; she’s also a storyteller, both as an individual and as an artist.
Thorsten: It’s a development process that melts into itself. The pieces blend with the gallery space to form a single, complete piece.
Who will take on which role during the exhibition? Lena: We both carry with us a large library of dreams, images, memories and feelings we have captured.
DREAMS at SEVEN STAR GALLERY 1 July – 7 September 2016 | Gormanstrasse 7 | Mitte Join the journey!
Thorsten: Lena transmits them onto canvas and I give her the space to tell each of these tales.