By paqueklavier Sonntag, der 16. Dezember 2018
Dear friends of art and music,
On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the vernissage “Dance of Colors” by the artist Lúcia Hinz took place. It was announced that everyone who wanted to escape the gloomy weather, is cordially invited to participate in this vernissage. And as “luck” would have it, it really was a rainy and chilly afternoon! But that did not stop our numerous guests from making their way to our gallery to celebrate this colorful exhibition opening with the other lovers of art and culture. As I emphasize again and again, I am very happy to welcome guests from all over the world to my home and this time it was easy to feel a touch of Brazil in the rooms, as many friends and family (some extra arrived for this event) of the artist were present.
As it is a tradition in my gallery, a vernissage is always ushered in by a concert, this time presented by the two young and gifted students Efe Gerdanoglu and Karolina Tomaszewska of the University of Music and Dance Cologne (with Prof. Sheila Arnold). Efe Gerdanoglu first played the Piano Sonata in F major, K.332 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which he played playfully and highly musically on the historic grand piano of Ernst Kaps from 1875. This was followed by the Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, by Frédéric Chopin, which he presented powerfully and joyfully on the instrument. Karolina Tomaszewska played 12 of the Préludes by Chopin, which in their somewhat melancholic mood contrasted with the works of the exhibition, but in their virtuosity gave the audience a pure listening pleasure.
left: Dr. Uwe Kaestner and Gabriele Paqué (middle)
The official opening then took place with the introductory words of Dr. Uwe Kaestner (Ambassador a.d.), Who exposed the life of the artist in a most exciting way. As he emphasized, he is not an art historian, so his narrative was less about her paintings and yet the listener could soon understand from the stories what moved the artist to devote herself entirely to painting and to the motive of the strong, self-confident women in her paintings. Later on, the artist herself was available for a conversation and she once again described in detail her art and her motivations to paint.
Lúcia Hinz is the middle daughter of a very large family. So she quickly learned to defend herself against her younger and older siblings and to assert herself as a self-employed person. Emancipation in the sense of feminism is not her declared goal. It is much more her concern for people to treat each other with respect. And this could be felt by everyone who had a different opinion and who thought he had to patronize her or even do violence to her! In this respect, the image of the strong woman is a symbol of her own life, which is also representative for the respectful, loving treatment that all people deserve – whether young or old, black or white, poor or rich. Ultimately, a person is a dignified and noble being, drawn by its history and the resulting experiences, which are reflected in the colorful colors of the works by Lúcia Hinz. On the basis of her autobiographical references to the figures in her paintings, the artist reflects her personal interpretation of this universally valid truth.
Her social commitment, to which she stays true in her art projects as well as in her everyday life, comes from her eventful childhood and youth in Brazil:
Lúcia Hinz comes from a poor region in the east of the country, so it was not unusual for her family to be very poor. However, she and her siblings still had a roof over their heads. Lúcia Hinz said that she had hidden street children with whom she used to play at night under her bed. When her mother came to her room, which she shared with her sister, in order to check on them, she noticed two pairs of legs sticking out from under the bed… When asked who that was, Lúcia gave defiantly the answer that these were her friends. The mother let the two continue to sleep there overnight, but Lúcia was already preparing for her father’s furious ranting the next morning. However, it turned out quite differently: her father suggested that the two children could live with them as well. When you already have so many children, two more don’t make a difference!
The artist also told a lot about her painting technique and the creative process, which is characterized by an intuitive way of painting. If she realizes that the painting she is making has a negative feeling to it, she just paints it over. Tabula rasa! Joy and elegance are the defining factors that guide the artist. If you look at the pictures with the very fashionably dressed figures, it certainly does not seem unlikely that the artist ever thought about becoming a fashion designer before finally deciding to devote herself completely to the art.
At this point I would like to thank the numerous and highly interested public that made this vernissage a success. My thanks also go to Uwe Kaestner and of course the artist Lúcia Hinz for her beautiful exhibition in an intoxicating dance of colors!
Video about the exhibition opening (in German)
Dear friends of art and music,
I would like to invite you to the new exhibition “Dance of Colors” by Lúcia Hinz. The artist, who comes from Brazil, has spent her life working to improve the living conditions of socially disadvantaged groups – such as women and children – and her exhibitions have already been admired in Brazil as well as in many European countries. So it is hardly surprising that the woman as a motif appears again and again in various abstracted representations in her works, surrounded by a splendor of color that is characteristic of her work and that gives the motifs their beauty and dignity.
The art of Lúcia Hinz combines strong and free lines with bright and cheerful colors. With elegance and humility, as well as a unique language of forms, she persistently creates images of a woman who knows what she wants. In her works the viewer senses self-confidence, beauty, rhythm, independence and joy. Her figures convey lively and intense passion, at the same time they are pure and innocent. Lúcia creates a poetry of colors and makes us feel that happiness and peace can be found in the simplicity of our existence. Problems are abstracted and in this way become an expression of the triumph of a woman capable of fighting for her goals.
Text: Katiuscia Czakaj, culture and media scientist
A beautiful exhibition that gives us a lot of joy for life again in the dark wintery months!
As always, this exhibition opening finds its beginning with a classical concert. Karolina Tomaszewska and Efe Gerdanoglu will play works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin on the piano. A pleasure that you should not miss on out!
12th of January 2019
Musikstudio und Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Gallery open from 3 pm
The artist is present
3:30 pm: classical concert
with Karolina Tomaszewska and Efe Gerdanoglu at teh piano. Admission free – donations are welcome!
More information about the concert can be found below.
Introductory speech by Dr. Uwe Kaestner (former German ambassador of Brazil) and interview with the artist at 5 pm.
Afterwards tour with the artist through the exhibition
Works of the exhibition
Karolina Tomaszewska and Efe Gerdanoglu
Efe Gerdanoglu plays
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Klaviersonate in F-dur, K.332
– Allegro assai
Frédéric Chopin (1781-1829)
Polonaise in As-Dur op.53
– Andantino moderato
– Thème avec variations
Karolina Tomaszewska spielt
Frédéric Chopin (1781-1829)
24 Préludes, op. 28 – Nr. 13 – 24
– Presto con fuoco
– Molto allegro
– Molto agitato
– Allegro appassionato
Admission free. Donations are welcome!
Lúcia Hinz was born in Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil) in 1957 and lived first in the Northeast of Brazil, then in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. She has dedicated herself to art since her youth and combines it with solidarity, always actively working for the rights and improvement of living conditions of the disadvantaged.
In 1989 the artist came to Germany, lived with her family first in Munich and Aachen and since 1996 in Belgium, where she attended the “Académie des Beaux-Arts” de Verviers. For her efforts to promote a Brazilian-Belgian rapprochement, Lúcia was appointed Ambassador of “Participatory Diplomacy” by the then Brazilian Ambassador in Belgium, Mr. Jeronimo Moscardo.
In 2007 she was appointed as “perpetuated member of the Brazilian Academy of Fine Arts” of Rio de Janeiro. In 2008 she became a member of FALASP – Federação das Academias de Letras e Artes do Estado de São Paulo / Brazil. In 2010 – she was elevated to the academic degree in the chair number 37, of the Brazilian sculptor Antônio Francisco Lisboa “o Aleijadinho”.
Currently, she moves between Belgium, Germany and Brazil, where she successfully continues her artistic work with a variety of exhibitions. At the same time, in recent years, the artist promoted and participated in numerous actions of different aid projects in different countries. Her desire is to contribute in this way to improve the living conditions of women and children, including as ambassador of the project “Arte Solidária” de Florianópolis for Germany.
Her most famous work is “Capital da Cultura”, created for the National Library in Brasília, a building designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Solo exhibitions (selection):
• Rathaus Palmeira dos Índios/AL, Brasilien (Individuell)
• Freyer Hotel Plaza, Arapiraca/AL, Brasilien (Individuell)
• Atelier Cecilia Mazon, Campinas/SP, Brasilien (Gast)
• Atelierausstellung, Verviers, Belgien (Individuell) • Kohlezeichnungen, Obersgegen, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Kornelius-Galerie, Aachen, Deutschland (Individuell) • Initiative + Organisation mit der VHS/AK “Frauen verbinden Welten”. Ausstellung und Auktion “Künstler für Mosambik”, Altes Rathaus Aachen- Würselen, Deutschland (kollektiv)
• Benefizausstellung euregionaler Künstler zu Gunsten des Kindermissionswerkes, Aachener Fenster, Aachen, Deutschland (kollektiv)
• Bienal de Artes Visuais, São João da Boa Vista, Brasilien (kollektiv)
• Salão de Arte, Mogi Mirim/SP, Brasilien (kollektiv)
• Atelierausstellung, Verviers, Belgien. (Individuell)
• Projekt mit bemalten Schürzen für die TV Sendung Amaury Junior (kollektiv)
• Festival des Arts Plastiques, Spa, Belgien. (kollektiv)
• République Libre du Moulin, Polleur, Belgien. (kollektiv)
• Messe “SHK 02” Hamburg, Deutschland, Stände: Kermi + Kaldewei (Individuell)
• Chio – Aachen, Stand der Stiftung “Fundação Pavel”, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Galerie D’art de L’office du Tourisme, Spa, Belgien (kollektiv)
• Kunstprojekt Villa Dr. Gschossmann, Regensburg, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Internationale Messe “Bau 03”, Stand: Firma “Meisterleisten”, München, Deutschland (Individuell)
• “13. Tourismus-Messe” ATC Eupen, Belgien. (Individuell)
• Internationale Messe “ISH 03”, Stände: Kermi, Arbonia + Kaldewei, Frankfurt, Deutschland (Individuell)
• U.B.S (Union Banque Suisse), Luxemburg, org. spirit-of-paintings (Individuell)
• Indozuez Bank, Luxemburg, org. spirit-of-paintings (Individuell)
• Svenska Bank, Luxemburg, org. spirit-of-paintings (Individuell)
• Brasilianische Kunst in “La Tentation”, Centro Galego in Brüssel, Organisation ACBB – brasilianischer Kulturverband in Belgien (Individuell)
• Messe “SHK 04”, Stände von Kermi + Arbonia + Kaldewei, Essen, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Zankl – Die Einrichtung, in Regensburg, Deutschland. (Individuell)
• “Kunst triff Mode” Einführung der Schumacher Kollektion, Boutique “Bella Donna”, Weiden, Deutschland. (Individuell)
• Internationale Messe “Drupa 2004”, Stand des amerikanischen Unternehmens “Sun Chemical”, Düsseldorf, Deutschland. (Individuell)
• Eerste Europeische Bank Kirchberg, Luxemburg, org. spirit-of-paintings (Individuell)
• Ausstellung in der Galerie Marcantonio Vilaça, anlässlich der Einweihung der Räumlichkeiten “Darcy Ribeiro” der brasilianischen Botschaft, Brüssel, Belgien (kollektiv)
• Wesimmo Rue M Rodange Luxemburg, Org. spirit-of-paintings (Individuell)
• Hôpital Centre ORL, Rue Gare Esch, Luxemburg, Org. spirit-of-paintings.
• Lloyds TSB Bank Monterey, Luxemburg, Org. spirit-of-paintings (Individuell)
• Colour Wins 2, Org. PR Brazilian Fine Art, Temporary Art Centre Eindhoven, Niederlande (kollektiv)
• Ausstellung in der Galerie Marcantonio Vilaça, brasilianische Botschaft, Brüssel, Belgien (Individuell)
• “Fair d’art woon en leef-genot” (Kunstmesse: Lebensfreude) Org. Galerie “Een Roos op de Rots” Eindhoven, Niederlande. (Kollektiv)
• Teilnahme an einer Auktion zu Gunsten der Kampagne “Kampf gegen den Krebs” Schloss Maurick, Dijk van Maurick, Vught, Niederlande (kollektiv)
• Ausstellung in der VIP-Media-Lounge der brasilianischen Nationalmanschaft zur WM-2006, in der Villa Borgnis, Königstein, Org. Carla Kröger-Rocha “Arte Brasil”, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Ausstellung des Mannequins “Collorida“ auf der “Fespa 2007” am Stand des amerikanischen Unternehmens Sun Chemical, Berlin, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Ausstellung “Brasilidades” “Salão Nobre vom Schloß Barrocal do Inatel, Évora, Portugal (kollektiv)
• Leitung eines Kunst-Workshops “Descubra o Brasil” (Lerne Brasilien kennen) in Zusammenarbeit mit der ASBL “Miteinander teilen“, Kelmis, Belgien (kollektiv)
• Ausstellung auf der Internationale Messe: “Drupa 2008”, Stand des US-Unternehmens Sun Chemical, Düsseldorf, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Übergabe des Gemäldes “Hauptstadt der Kultur” zur Eröffnung der Nationalbibliothek von Brasilia, Brasilien (Event)
• Ausstellung “Magische Moment“ in der “Nationalbibliothek“ von Brasília, eine Hommage an den brasilianischen Architekten Oscar Niemeyer, Brasília, Brasilien (Individuell)
• Kunstprojekt für den Start der Kampagne „Pomp“ auf dem Stand des US-Konzerns Sun Chemical, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Unternehmen group4fair auf der Messe „LabelExpo“ in Brüssel, Belgien (Individuell)
• Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung “Elite Corpo Arte” zu Gunsten des Kinder-Krebs-Krankenhauses „GRAAC“ in São Paulo, Brasilien (kollektiv)
• Ausstellung zur Einführung des Volvo XC60, Freiburg, Schweiz (Individuell)
• Ausstellung im brasilianischen Generalkonsulat – „Projekto Panorama Brasil em Movimento Frankfurt“, Deutschland (kollektiv) • Eröffnung der „Galerie d’art Lúcia Hinz“ – Alsdorf- Deutschland (kollektiv)
• Teilnahme an die Retrospektive „Hommage an die Förderer der Künste“ Lívia Bucci, Galeria Spazio Surreale, São Paulo, Brasilien (kollektiv)
• Ausstellung Elite Arte, Galeria Spazio Surreale, São Paulo, Brasilien (Kollektiv)
- 2011 • Ausstellung Projekt “Artibus” – Burg Stolberg, Deutschland (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung im Terracottasaal der Burg Kronberg, Deutschland (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung EVBK- Europäische Vereinigung Bildender Künstler aus Eifel und Ardennen e.V. und der Stadt Prüm, Deutschland (Kollektiv)
• Dauerausstellung in der Galerie “Fine Art”, Prüm, Deutschland (Kollektiv) • Dauerausstellung in der Galerie “Le temps des artist” Montmartre, Paris, Frankreich (Kollektiv)
• VIII Kunstversteigerung 2011- Rotary Club – Pato Branco, Brasilien (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung zum “Festival Brazil” – Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie – Brüssel, Belgien. (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung in der Galerie EVERARTS – Paris, Frankreich (Kollektiv)
- 2011 • Ausstellung Projekt “Artibus” – Burg Stolberg, Deutschland (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung im brasilianischen Generalkonsulat – Frankfurt – Deutschland (Individuell)
• IX Kunstversteigerung 2012- Rotary Club – Pato Branco, Brasilien (Kollektiv)
• Eröffnung Galerie d’art Lúcia Hinz – Porto de Galinhas – Pernambuco – Brasilien
• Ausstellung im brasilianischen Honorarkonsulat – Düsseldorf – Deutschland (Individuell)
• X Kunstversteigerung 2013- Rotary Club – Pato Branco, Brasilien (Kollektiv)
• Teilnahme – X Biennale d’arte internazionale di Roma (kollektiv)
• Ausstellung – Bank Sparkasse Düren / Langerwehe – Deutschland (Individuell)
• XI Leilão de Artes – Rotary Club – Pato Branco, Brasilien (kollektiv)
• Kurator und Teilnahme des Festival Art Open – Eschweiler, Deutschland (Event)
• Ausstellung – Cores do Brasil – Stadt Aachen – Deutschland Fachbereich Soziales und Integration Nadelfabrik (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung – Starke Frauen – 100 Jahre Dorli Schindel – Bonn (Individuell)
• Ausstellung – “Farbe und Bewegung“- Altius Verlag, Erkelenz (Individuell)
• Kurator und Teilnahme des Festival Art Open – Eschweiler, Deutschland (Event)
• XIII Leilão beneficente de artes – Rotary Club – Pato Branco, Brasil – Paraná (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung – Viajando no tempo – In “living kitchen” im apartment Colônia – Mülheim – Deutschland – DBG – Sociedade Brasil-Alemanha (Individuell)
• XIV Leilão beneficente de artes – Rotary Club – Pato Branco, Brasil – Paraná (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung – Brasil Art & Latin Specials – 30works Galerie I – Köln, Deutschland
• Ausstellung – Cores da Esperança – Galleria Lebensart Galerie – Koblenz, Deutschland (Individuell)
• Brasilianische Kulturmesse – Köln (Event)
• Ausstellung – Summerbreeze – 30works Galerie – Köln, Deutschland (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung – BEGEGNUNGEN – Rhens, Deutschland (Kollektiv)
• Ausstellung – „Tanz der Farben“ im Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué – Bonn, Deutschland (Individuell)
Social and cultural commitment
Partnership and participation in various projects, among others:
- Member-Founder of the Civic Association of Residents of Pontal de Coruripe, AL, Brazil.
- Initiative + organization of the exhibition and art auction “Artists for Mozambique” in collaboration with the association “Women connect worlds”.
- Support for the organization “Doctors without Borders” Aachen, Germany….
- Participation in the exhibition in support of the project Kindermissionswerk, in the gallery “Aachener Fenster” Aachen, Germany.
- Donation of the artwork “A Menina Lá da Praia” to the Foundation “Eurafrika” of Princess Rose Paula Iribagisa Mwambuza / Burundi, Brussels, Belgium.
- Donation of ten “Art Aprons” for a project of the TV show Amaury Junior, São Paulo, Brazil.
- Donation of several works of art for the projects of the “Pavel Foundation” Aachen, Germany
- Support for the project SOS Children in partnership with Mrs. Uli Koller and the Boutique Bella Dona in Weiden, Germany
- Donation of the painting “Capital da Cultura” (Capital of Culture) to the “National Library” Brasilia, Brazil Projeta na década de 80 pelo mestre Oscar Niemeyer, Brasília, Brasil
- Donation of two paintings to the (ACBB) “Associação Cultural do Brasil”, Brussels, Belgium.
- Donation of the work “No meio do caminho” to the project of the Foundation “Castle Stichting van Dijk Maurick Maurick”, Vught Netherlands, support of a campaign against breast cancer.
- Donation of the painting “segredo feminino” to the Museum of the Parliament of Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil.
- Donation of the painting “Transparência” in favor of the Brazilian Carnival, organized by “Circulo Brasileiro of Cologne” / Cologne, Germany.
- Donation of the artwork “Ella sem fronteiras” in favor of the Children’s Cancer Hospital “GRAAC” in Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil
- Donation of the artwork “Passeio nas Nuvens” to the Consulate General of Brazil in Frankfurt, Germany
- Donation of the artwork “segredo feminino…” to the Divine Institut des Arts et Cultur for the foundation of a library in the favela Tiradentes – São Paulo.
- KölnBall 2015 – Donation of the artwork “Música no ar” in favor of the Children’s Cancer Hospital AG Experimental Oncology” at the Children’s Hospital Amsterdamer Street.
- KölnBall 2016 – Donation of the artwork “E a vida continua” in favor of the Children’s Cancer Hospital AG Experimental Oncology” at the Children’s Hospital Amsterdamer Straße.
- KölnBall 2017 – Donation of the artwork “Dancing in the rain” in favor of the Children’s Cancer Hospital AG Experimental Oncology” at the Children’s Hospital Amsterdamer Straße. (Event)
CVs of the musicians
Efe Gerdanoglu was born in İzmir, Turkey. At the age of 15, he began playing the piano on the advice of his uncle, a violin teacher, with whom he then took piano lessons for a year. This was followed by three more years of piano lessons at the city’s music school. For his further academic education, Efe Gerdanoglu moved to Germany, where he has been studying for his Bachelor’s degree at the Cologne University of Music in the class of Prof. Sheila Arnold since 2015.
25-year-old Karolina Tomaszewska was born in Poland and began playing the piano at the age of 7. She studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music with Prof. Edward Wolanin. She studied at the Anton Rubinstein International Academy of Music in Düsseldorf with Prof. Dina Yoffe. She is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne in the class of Prof. Sheila Arnold.
She is a laureate of many Polish and international competitions. She was awarded several times – among others: Second Prize at the International Piano Competition American Protégé (2015), First Prize and the absolute winner at the International Music Competition in Corato (2014), Third Prize at the International Piano Competition “Chopin Roma” (2013) in Rome, Third Prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Mariańskie Łaźnie (2010), Special Prize at the International Piano Competition in Brest (2009), first prize at the International Mozart Piano Competition in Frascatti (2007), second prize at the International Piano Competition in Barletta (2007) first prize at the Miłosz Magin International Piano Competition in Paris (2005), second prize at the Marathon International Piano Competition (2005), third prize at the Polish Music Competition in Jelenia Góra 2005.
In 2009, together with Edward Wolanin, she recorded a CD of works by F. Chopin, which is a supplement to the book “Wieczorynki z Fryderykiem” (The Evening with Fryderyk). The publication was awarded by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in a competition for Chopin’s educational publication on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In 2010 Karolina was admitted to the preliminary round of the XVI International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. She participated in international master classes with Kevin Kenner, Karl Heinz Kämmerling, Philippe Entremont, Michel Beroff, André Boainain and Jacques Rouvier. She has performed in Poland, France, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Spain, Italy, USA. As a prize winner of the International Piano Competition American Protégé, she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2015. She participated in the following festivals: Chopin Open, La Folle Journée Festival, Mazurkas of the World Festival, “Euregional Chamber Music Festival Maastricht 2014 “, International Festival” Musical Summer Malaga 2014 “.
I’m looking forward to your visit!
Note on parking!
Parking in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about 10 minutes walk from Blücherstraße!