Knut HertelBerlinGermany

Germany2019Acrylic on canvas

150 x 150 cm

Das Konzept-Pop-Art Gemälde "Influencer" ist inspiriert vom Phänomen der Influencer in den sozialen Netzwerken, vom Kindermagazin „Bussi Bär“ und vom Maler Michel Majerus.Folgenden Fragen sind im Bild u.a. angelegt: Ist Bussi Bär als Hauptfigur der Influencer? Ist Bussi Bär ein Symbol für einen Künstler / kann ein Künstler ein Influencer sein? Oder geht es um die Medien (hier Kinderzeitschriften) und ihre Rolle als Influencer? An der Wand steht 2 + 2 = 5, mathematisch falsch, also fake news. Was bedeuten gefälschte Nachrichten in Kinderzeitschriften - oder in den Medien überhaupt? Und wie gehen wir damit um? Oder steht die Gleichung „2 + 2 = 5" für kindliche Anarchie, die dafür wirbt, das Leben nicht mathematisch objektiv und berechnend zu führen, sondern intuitiv und subjektiv? Zum Einsatz kommen hier auch meine Liebblingsneonfarben. ​ Painting 'INFLUENCER" is inspired by the phenomenon of influencers in social networks, by the magazine for preschool children “Bussi bear" and by the artist Michel Majerus. Painted in bright neon colors Bussi bear smiles at the viewer, equipped with a painter's hat, a paint bucket and a brush. Next to him is a cute blue dreamy looking dog and a cute mouse writing something on the wall behind. On the wall you can see a painted house, the word "Bello" and the equation 2 + 2 = 5. In the upper left corner is a stylized green flower, a quote from a work by the painter Michel Majerus. The following questions were asked by the viewers of the painting: Starting from the word Influencer they looked for a reference in the painting. Is Bussi bear as the main character the influencer? Is Bussi bear a symbol for an artist and can an artist be an influencer? Or is the painting more about the media (here children's magazines) and their role as an influencer? What does it mean when media manipulate infants? On the wall is 2 + 2 = 5, mathematically wrong, so fake news. What does fake news mean in children's magazines? And how do we deal with it? Or is the equation for anarchy that advertises for not leading the life mathematically objective and calculated but intuitive and subjective? ​

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As an artist (painter) from Berlin with a focus on Pop Art / Conceptual Art, I deal with the topics of communication, advertising, consumption, fashion, identity, media and art.
For me, art is beauty and attractiveness - as well as thinking and ideas. Art has to impress the viewer: optically and intellectually.
My paintings hang in private collections e.g. in New York, Berlin, Cologne, Vienna, Oslo, Hamburg, Leipzig etc.     

I studied painting and design at the Academy JAK Hamburg (Germany), Curriculum based on Bauhaus principles.
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