KIRSTEN LAMPERT UND MATTHIAS KÖSTER · casa come noi //
Opening at O&O Depot - 16.09.2022
Opening while the BERLIN ART WEEK
Friday, 16 September, 6–9 p.m.
Runs to 17 November, 2022 // Thursdays 3–6 p.m. and by appointment
Una casa come noi. A house like us.
Two artists are building a house: painters Matthias Köster and Kirsten Lampert.
Two elongated wings, their backs to the surrounding buildings. One for living, the other for two art studios. In the middle a long stripe of lawn with palm trees, six fruit trees, and a small fountain.
The rooms are all more than five metres high, right up to the roof. Lots of space for art. Everything runs free inside, only parts of it reaching through to the outside.
Art like breathing air, all rooms are supercharged with it. The house is one big painting. A small model in the middle, a bouquet of brushes, screws, shells, grapevine starts, pomegranate flowers, and more on the rings that Köster makes. Lampert captures the ingredients that infuse this home with atmosphere in large paintings. Travel mementos, historic references, found objects, and everyday stuff is mixed and shaken into an airy elixir.