Lamberty
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Momentaufnahmen - Moments - Momentos

Nature – Science – Space – Time

My artistic work is about the going together of art and scientific thoughts.
Sculptures are coming into existence that remind of cascading waterfalls, twirls and whirls.
They can be described as the artistic translation of physical forces which act in the same way in nature.

Janina Lamberty

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Neuigkeiten - News - Noticias

2018

September 2018 - our classics II, Gallery Johann Döbele, Mannheim September 2018 - Cooperations with Schmees art, Langenfeld June 2018 - Gallery Kellermann, Düsseldorf

2017

Düsseldorf, Zero 2.0 - Lichtspiele Ausstellung: 05.november 2017 - 9. december 2017 Galerie Kellermann ...

2016

October 2016 - ART.FAIR (fair of modern and contemporary art), Cologne, 27.10.16 - 30.10.16, Gallery Kellermann, Dusseldorf ...

2015

November 2015 - FRIENDS! The Polish-German friendship. Exhibition at Galerie Kellermann, Dusseldorf 11/22/2015 - 01/06/2016. With Stefan Gierowski, Janusz Trzebiatowski, Jacek Maslankiewicz, Bernd Schwarzer, Jan de Weryha, Paul Thierry and Janina Lamberty. ...

2014

22/11/2014 - Collaboration with L`Arcada Galería de Art Passeig de Dintre, 11, 17300 Blanes, Girona, Spain Actual: Presentation New Works ...

2013

30/08/2013 - Participation at the Dusseldorf Artpoints. We are open for visitors: Saturday 7th of September 2013, 14.00 - 20.00 h and Sunday 8th of September 2013, 14.00 - 20.00 h in our art studio Karl-Rudolf-Straße 176, 40215 Dusseldorf. ...

2012

10/10/2012 - Exhibition at the Art Gallery „Kunsthaus Schill“, Stuttgart Presentation of new works from the series "Cascadas & Wind character" ...

1997 – 2010

Individual Exhibitions and Group Exhibitions

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Kritik - Criticism - Crítica

Jürgen Raap

„Cascadas“ and „Cañas“

(Cascades and Canes)

About the works of Janina Lamberty

The artist Janina Lamberty worked previously as a topographer and this experience in the field of surveying still is reflected in her creative art work today. Observation of nature and the measuring of natural phenomena and processes is an existential necessity, rooted in the basic anthropological makeup of mankind. Watching out for impending changes in the weather was already of vital importance to Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer cultures, and even more so for the later, settled farming cultures. Without their knowledge of astronomy, the Phoenicians would not have been able to embark on any of the sea voyages they undertook, over distances that astound us today, given the conditions they faced. To measure one needs general orientation points and standard measures, in other words, a reference system. For elevations, sea level is taken as zero. In the aesthetics of antiquity we find an idealisation of things balanced, of pleasing proportions, and corresponding philosophical arguments for this. Thus, the word in ancient Greek for “souls”, “sophrosyne”, actually means “health of the diaphragm” and relates to an inner virtue of moderation, the “golden middle way” between strength and flexibility, between indulgence and ascetism, profligacy and meanness…

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Philosophie - Philosophy - Filosofía

Artistic work

Janina Lamberty draws inspiration for her collages, graphic art, designs, paintings and sculptures from an eclectic background ranging from the humanities to art history. This goes from the legend of St.George to the portraits of women created by the catalan painter Ramon Casas i Carbó, from the language of shapes in Antoni Gaudí’s architecture and mosaics to the theory of colours by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose approach regarding the “spectrum of angles” brings Lamberty to develop a graphic concept showing a series of colour strips. But, unlike Goethe, Lamberty also includes green into the palette of primary colours and thus builds a link to Isaac Newton’s “theory of spectrum colours”, heavily polimicized by Goethe. If the merging of arts with natural scientific thinking can be perceived throughout the complete works by Lamberty, then she probably is fascinated by Goethe in this context, because the origin of his theory of colours is not really coming from physics, but from his notes on arts, especially on landscape painting. The architect Antoni Gaudí was also thinking in terms of a synthesis of arts and holistic concepts. His mosaics, amongst others, inspired Lamberty to create compositions of red, pale and dark blue squares. The different graphic approaches found in individual complexes of Lamberty’s work condense into a harmonious language of shapes in her collages and concepts of applied design. The flow of this graphic language allows to reduce to a common denominator such highly diverse aspects as the heritage of Goethe, Gaudí, Degas and of other (art) historic traditions.

Jürgen Raap

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Cascadas & Cañas

Janina Lamberty: Cascadas and Cañas

(Waterfalls and Canes)

In her series of works known as “Cascadas” (waterfalls) Janina Lamberty deals with the transformation of waterfall motifs. One of the first stages in creating the “Cascadas” is the making of rhythmic waves, where for the quality of the chosen paper is crucial. In a next phase of the work found bits of paper are arranged into a collage. The rhythmic interplay of the colour tones is reminiscent of a waterfall accelerating as it cascades down: Her intention to portray time sequences and motion in a picture leads, in this case of the waterfall motifs, to a vertical series of “coloured tracks”.

The “Cañas” are canes made of straw wrapped in Japanese paper. The artist lets these canes fall by the Mikado principle and fixes them with glue in the positions in which they chance to land. In this way, twirls, whirls and bunches are formed like sheaves of corn. These objects can be seen as the artistic transformation of physical forces that operate in nature in just the same way. With regard to the aesthetics of presentation, the “Cañas” (canes) are presented in exhibition settings as reliefs or wall objects. One variation of this consists of free-standing Plexi-glass columns, the canes inside them are sewed together and aligned.

Jürgen Raap

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Windzeichen - Sign of the Wind - Señal del Viento

Janina Lamberty: „Sign of the Wind“

„Señal del viento“ (Sign of the Wind) is the title of a series of works produced in 2004. Wire wrapped up in corrugated paper represents the natural process by which a strong wind can shape a landscape, like sand dunes along a beach or in the desert. A second series of the same name (2005) consists of sail-type shapes. How the individual colour fields are arranged in relation to one another is subject to the principles of chance (just as in nature, where even drifts of sand themselves bring about chance arrangements).

Jürgen Raap

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Projekt Musik und Grafik - Project Music and Graphics - Proyecto Música y Gráficos

Music & graphics

Graphical representation of the compositions
by the Catalan composer

Peré Casas
Barcelona

The great space has angles.

The great music sounds gently.

The great form has no contours.

And the Tao is hidden and has no name.

The Tao knows how to pass on its power

and achieve fullness.

Lao Tse: Tao Te King

MUSIC AND ART according to Janina Lamberty.

Presentation UNITED STEPS, a work from the exhibition COLOUR SOUND SPACE.

The concept of space, recurring element in the work of Janina Lamberty, makes us realize why she insists on the presence of music. In this context, her space has angles, it is an enclosed area where we move while watching how shapes flow by themselves.

Space and movement: sound and silence: music. Together with the Catalan composer Pere Casas, Janina Lamberty creates a composition entitled COLOUR SOUND SPACE.

One of their works created together is called UNITED STEPS. Two different authors, from different disciplines, achieve to put us in vibration. Music, considered as one of the most abstract art forms, connects with the work of Janina Lamberty. Together with the magic of her installations the sound converts into something difficult to define. Fact is, that we drift away; we let our senses pass by. Just like that, slowly, as they flow…

Montserrat Carné

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Inspiration Katalonien und Spanien - Inspiration Catalonia und Spain - Inspiración Catalunya

The landscape, a certain vision of the infinite

Janina Lamberty – Inspiration Catalonia

Landscape, this can be the environment and a dazzling vision, the representation of nature or a projection of an intelligent experience. Are these contradictory definitions? For the artist landscape has always been a means and a way of expression; a vast topic that can explain everything. It is a vehicle to show concrete ideas, actions, or simply the environment in which the artist lives, feels immersed and touched.

With this exhibition of recent works by Janina Lamberty we present this global idea of landscape. The simplification of forms symbolizes greatness; and also of her gradual integration into a new landscape where she travels and lives. The exhibition is a journey, a long path, which she is still following until her arrival in Barcelona. She has left behind the colors and shades of the northern lights.

Barcelona, the Ebro delta, Cerdaña, Ampurias, Montserrat…… areas, places, customs and different climates. Physical realities which for Janina Lamberty cease to be and turn into icons: images, colored mosaics, volumes suspended and structured by a geometrical color scheme. They all become references for a global view of the landscape. It evokes a vision. It reminds of a thought by Estela Ocampo with respect to the painting “autumn, cliffs and the rivers” by the Chinese painter Houei-Tsong (1082-1135): “The landscape is painted with a wide perspective that transforms rivers, mountains and forests into miniatures. It is the vision of the infinite.”

This idea of the infinite, and also of timelessness, pervades all of the recent works of Janina Lamberty; it actually expresses the origin of her depiction concept, a figuration initially caused by the attraction of landscape and terrestrial geology. In her sketches and passionate realizations she reaches the purest abstraction using the most essential geometric shapes: the verticality, the rectangle, the cylinder, the dot and the line. Color is another element to achieve the intended expression of the painting. Shades of blue, green, ochre, red and earthy hues; all of them diluted and edited, sometimes effectively, on other occasions insinuating.

The use of Japanese paper in almost all her works conveys fragility and combines with gouache and ink; gives warmth and extreme sensitivity towards the other elements that have always been considered harder and stronger: the line and geometry. The thickness of paper, which sometimes is achieved through numerous layers, gives depth to the picture and transforms it into an object. The deliberate omission of frames for the large works helps us to feel this transformation. The painting moves beyond two-dimensionality…

The art installations of waterfalls are no representation, but a visual and chromatic composition of water. It might also be that music falling without cadenza. It is a rhythm that suggests movement and the persistent vision of one moment after the other, due to the light movements of colorful tubes or sticks. And it seems that time does not exist, or it simply reminds us of the fragility of things, or maybe of that eternity made of small magical moments, like those we feel breathing in a forest after the rain, or swimming in the transparent water of the Mediterranean Sea after a long period of imprisonment. It is a point in the infinite where you can let the spirit flow. And by this simple means, perhaps, art promises us all of these possible miracles…..

Montserrat Carné Penalva

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Begegnung mit Raum und Farbe - Encounter with space and color - Encuentro con el espacio y el color

Encounter with space and color

Janina Lamberty started her professional career with geodesy. Under this influence sequences of geometric shapes and abstract signs transformed into a particular view of the world. However, while these design elements remain important until today, they do not represent her only stimulation. Without fear she adds color in free vibration.

The relationship between line and color is an old topic of painting, and some friends of art history see this course of development as liberation of the color from the constraints of line and form. Janina Lamberty also deals with this issue. Her forms do not constrain the brilliance of the colors. Green is an important basic color for her, which brightens up to red, or creates strong contrasts in dark tones. Tensions arise and dissolve again. What is important is the direction of the light that dominates the space of a painting. However, she does not stop there, but her installations also shape the space; reach beyond what the everyday world perceives.

Thus, inner peace is conveyed. This shows us a self-confident person. Finally, what is expressed by color is not contradictory to the formal design; there is no conflict between nature and technology, but on the contrary, they integrate into an artistically designed context. The optimism of the artist is transmitted to the contemplator.

Dr. Hans-Georg Fey

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Kontakt - Contact - Contacto

Get in contact

Janina Lamberty - Fineart
Königsallee 14
40212 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49(0)211-13866396
Fax: +49(0)211-13866397
fineart@janinalamberty.com

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