FELIX CONTZEN | Gaba, Mönchengladbach

"Nothing but a dream" by Felix Contzen (30.03.-01.06.24)

Felix Contzen studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and the Düsseldorf Art Academy. He lives and works in Willich.

He is constantly interested in landscape and nature as a projection surface for our human desires. According to art historian Stefanie Storck, his works are "a reflection on the artistic creation of nature".

Through his artistic use of the camera, he is on the trail of his Romantic role models such as Caspar David Friedrich, William Turner and Carl Blechen. He is constantly searching for the places that create these poetic images of Romanticism. Felix Contzen describes the duration of this search and the journey to these places as the real poetry and art. For the fifth exhibition at GABA, he is focusing primarily on the neighbouring, late Romanesque-Gothic main church in Rheydt.

GABA is initiated and sponsored by the Cultural Office of the City of Mönchengladbach. GABA is curated by Vesko Gösel.

The exhibition by Felix Contzen can be seen on the Rheydt market squar