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Gerd Lepic - The Moving Art Colony

 

Since autumn 2018, German artist Gerd Lepic will embark on a journey that will take him all over Europe to the artists' colonies. Together with his wife and dog, he visits the various places, gets to know artists and residents, and walks the paths of historical artists.
His tour and of course the works that are created in the places, he documents on his blog.

His previous goals were Italy (Chiusa, Lecce, Napoli), Spain (Sevilla, Bilbao), Portugal (Lisboa) and France (Nice, Tourretes sur Loup, Cagnes Sur Mer). Of course, the journey continues and continues through France, the UK, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Albania, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

 

"How did you get the idea to do the trip?"

In addition to my work as an artist, I have worked for more than 30 years as a psychotherapist with a focus on trauma therapy with creative media. Last year I became seriously ill and had to work shorter. I decided to use this period of rest for traveling. When traveling, I have always visited artist locations. Last but not least, my partner Uta Schnuppe-Strack and the experiences I gathered during the International Artistic Meeting, which took place from 12 to 24 June 2016 in the EuroArt artist colony Murnau under the umbrella of the European organizations, were decisive for the project MOVING ART COLONY in EUROPE Artist colonies, euroArt took place. In Murnau, the European idea became visible: people from different European cultures came together to work together in a peaceful and respectful way. After this experience, I set myself the goal of contributing to greater cultural understanding and cooperation in the European context. Working as a clown and painter, Uta Schnuppe-Strack has finally encouraged me to embark on a journey to European artist colonies, artists' venues, and meet contemporary artists as MOVING ART COLONY.

 

"What's so exciting about artist colonies?"
I was born in Würburg, where there was also an artists' colony. During my childhood and adolescence, I came into contact with the works of several artists who worked on the "New World" (Erich Heckel, Alfred Kubin, Otto Modersohn, Hans Purrmann). During my studies I learned more about the character of the artist colonies from my teachers Ilse Selig and Helmut Booz. I visited Worpswede and then spent some time thinking of starting a community. In part I was able to realize the idea in the 1980s in the foundation of a group of painters in the Würzburg Artists' Salon 77. To this day I feel similarities with the historical artist colonies, above all the yearning for an unbroken connection between man and nature. This longing has also been reflected for a long time in my pictures, for example in the depiction of plant people.

 

Date

Artists Colonies, Gerd Lepic would like to visit

03/2019

FRANCE: ANGERS

03/2019

BARBIZON

03/2019

MORET-SUR-LOING

03/2019

GREZ-SUR-LOING

03/2019

CERNAY-LA-VILLE

03/2019

AUVERS-SUR-OISE

03/2019

STRASBOURG

03/2019

 

03/2019

 

04/2019

GERMANY MURNAU

05/2019

FRANCE: PONT AVEN, CONCARNEAU, LA POULDU, PLOUBALZLANEC

05/2019

 

06/2019

ENGLAND: SAINT YVES, NEWLYN, CHRISTCHURCH

06/2019

LONDON

06/2019

WALES: 

07/2019

ENGLAND: LIVERPOOL

07/2019

IRELAND:

08/2019

SCOTTLAND: EDINBOURGH, GLASGOW

09/2019

BELGIUM: SINT-MARTENS-LATERN, TERVUREN, GENCK, SINT IDESBALD

09/2019

NETHERLANDS: DOMBURG, EDAM-VOLENDAM, KATWIJK, LAREN, LEEUWARDEN, MOLENHOEK, NUNSPEET, OSTERBEEK, ZWEELOO

09/2019

GERMANY (optional): AHRENSHOOP; BERLIN-WILMERSDORF, BRANNENBURG, DARMSTADT, DÖTTLINGEN, DRISPETH bei Gadebusch

10/2019

POLAND: KAZIMIERZ-DOLNY, BRONOWICE, KRAKOW, ELBLAG, SLUPSK, SKLARSKA POREBA, WARSCHAU, ZAKOPANE

10/2019

GERMANY: MURNAU

FRANCE: MARMOUTIER

10/2019

ALBANIA:

MAZEDONIA: KRIVA PALANKA (St. Joakim Osogovski)

11/2019

GREECE: ATHEN, PAROS, HYDRA, KEFALONIA

12/2019

GREECE:

01/2020

GREECE:    BULGARIA:

02/2020

ROMANIA: ARAD, NAGYBANYA (Baya Mare)

HUNGARY: SZENTENDRE, GÖDÖLLÖ, SZOLNOK, UJKER

03/2020

AUSTRIA: GRAZ, WARMBAD VILLACH, KAISERSTEINBRUCH

 

SWITZERLAND: VEVEY, ASCONA, BASEL, LOUSANNE, SITTEN (Schule von Savièse)

04/2020

DEUTSCHLAND: MURNAU

05/2020

GERMANY (optional):  DUHNEN, ELMSTEIN-APPENTHAL, FERCH, FISCHERHUDE, FRIEDRICHSHAGEN bei Berlin, GELNHAUSEN, GOPELN, GRÖTZINGEN, Künstlersiedlung HALFMANNSHOF, Havelländische Malerkolonie, HEIKENDORF, HELLERAU, HINTERSEE bei Ramsau, Hollerbacher Malerkolonie, HOHENHAGEN, KALLMÜNZ, KAMPEN (Sylt), KEVELAER, KLEINSASSEN, KRONBERG im Taunus

06/2020

GERMANY (optional):  NÜRNBERG, PRIEN, SCHWAAN, SCHÖPPINGEN, SELM, SINZIG, USEDOM, WEIMAR, WILLINGSHAUSEN, WORPSWEDE

07/2020

DENMARK: EKENSUND, FAABORG, SKAGEN

08/2020

SWEDEN: RACKEN/ARVIKA, VARBERG

09/2020

NORWAY: BALESTRAND, FLESKUM/SANDVICA, ASGARDSTRAND 

FINLAND: ÖNNINGEBY, TUUSULA

10/2020

GERMANY: Returning Home