Round three for art KARLSRUHE's prizes for art

Karlsruhe, (PresseBox) - art KARLSRUHE's prizes for art (4 to 7 March 2010) are entering round three. In Foyer Ost at 5 p.m. on 4 March, the Hans Platschek Foundation is awarding the third Hans-Platschek Prize for Art and Writing to Monika Grzymala, born in Zabrze in Poland in 1970. She has been chosen by the art critic and sole juror Axel Hecht, founder and longstanding chief editor of the Hamburg art magazine "art". Hecht, also holding the laudatory speech, justified his choice with the words: "Monika Grzymala can design a lyrical cosmos with floating lines on selfmade paper or produce bright vortexes with luminous coloured streamers in closed spaces, powerfully crashing waterfalls, or wondrous storms. Masterfully and imaginatively, she has promoted the liberation of drawing like perhaps noone before."

Monika Grzymala grew up in Germany. Her family was expelled from Poland in 1980. She now lives in Berlin. Trained as a stone sculptor and restorer, the artist also studied in Karlsruhe and Kassel and under Bogomir Ecker in Hamburg. Her poetic roomdrawings, some of them created with kilometres of adhesive tape and rope, are often very colourful installations across a variety of genres, taking architecture, sculpture, and drawing as their theme in equal measure. Grzymala is meanwhile internationally known for these frontier crossings. On a visit to the atelier in 2008, Petra Kipphoff, art critic for the Germany weekly magazine "Die Zeit", gave the following assessment: "Here, the word sitespecific, often misused for any object pitched on to any patch of green, is to be taken in its true sense because these works are created in and for one location alone and cannot be transplanted to another or sold." Monika Grzymala teaches at Braunschweig University of Art and used to be Artist in Residence of the "Judd Foundation". The Hans-Platschek Prize for Art and Writing is endowed with 5000 euros and is in memory of the great painter, illustrator, and essayist Hans Platschek (1923 to 2000).

For the third time the jurors of the Baden Württemberg and City of Karlsruhe art KARLSRUHE Prize are looking forward announcing the artist and gallery with the art fair's best oneartist show. They will be examining each stand individually while art KARLSRUHE is running. The award, sponsored in equal parts by Baden Württemberg and the local council and worth 15,000 euros, will be presented to the winner in Foyer Ost at 5 p.m. The prize money is used to buy works from the winning stand to add to the art KARLSRUHE Collection.

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