Looking at paintings and sculptures relaxes and inspires Andrea Karg at the same time. She has been loyal to some artists for years and has followed her path from newcomer to celebrated star of the collector scene with great attention. Here she briefly introduces some of her favorites:
“Art has always fascinated me incredibly, I find many different genres and disciplines exciting. The filigree paper sculptures by Scot Georgia Russell, for example. The portraits and architectural shots by Düsseldorf photographer Thomas Ruff – both are among my all-time top 5. And then Tomás Saraceno, who devises fantastic installations out of networked space capsules.
In my opinion, Ã“lafur ElÃasson is also a truly exceptional talent. Unforgotten are his four artificial waterfalls, which he built in the Hudson River off Manhattan in the summer of 2008. Incidentally, here in Munich there is a light sculpture by the native Dane in the lobby of the Lenbachhaus. The title: 'Vortexwerk'. Not to forget Yang Shaobin from China ( more about him right here in the magazine ) with his disturbing large format pictures.
My own, very modest collecting focuses primarily on female themes. By no means cramped, but as a loose leitmotif to have a common thread and to give the collection a face. Despite the sometimes ludicrous speculation with works of art, which drives many prices into unreal spheres, art will always remain one of my favorite hobbies.”