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Kiss


Kuss der Liebenden

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70 x 50

Verlobungskuss

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70 x 50 cm

WeepingWomen / WeepingMothers

In her cycle „Weeping Women“ the artist Monika Stahl shows the emotions of women, because tears are shining. The variety of ethnics demonstrates that worldwide women show their harm in the same way: salty tears, desperation but also hope. The colour White is purity, however, in many cultures as well a sign for sorrow, in our culture it stands for joy. In this way in this timeless composition there is enough space for interpretation, because there is no distraction from the subject.
The development of this cycle is called “Weeping Mothers”.
This subject touches even deeper: The spectator asks why they cry and is concerned. The works prejudice no answer. The children are hidden in tissues; the mothers give protection from the environment.

WeepingWomanAlgerian

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50 x 70 cm

WeepingWomanElsass

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70 x 50 cm

WeepingMedusa

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70 x 50 cm

DreamingWoman

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50 x 70 cm

WeepingWomanTurk

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50 x 70 cm

WeepingWomenTunesian

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70 x 50 cm

WeepingMotherSitting

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80 x 80 cm

WeepingMotherThinking

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80 x 80 cm

Alice and EMMA

Both paintings symbolise the departure of Alice and EMMA. Their trunks represent a new start. Perhaps they transport their luggage, perhaps it’s the matter of a suitcase for ideas of innovation? In any case they both have raised the initiative of transformation. They are active and don’t accept the status quo.


Alice

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50 x 150 cm

EMMA

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50 x 150 cm

Green Art

Monika Stahl addresses in this cycle in an unattended way to the biologic genesis – banknotes grow as plants out of the soil almost an answer to the poisoned nature. Here, the answer of the environment shows on the global focus of agricultural amendments on the demands of an economic optimisation – without regret on the original resources. The shredded banknotes show a cultural identity, the exploration of the nature is present everywhere. The small plants are an anti-pole of this which signify projects as symbols. And so there is no wonder that the artist uses small money – coins – in this concept, because in comparison to the big volume of finance of the agricultural sector these projects are tiny. The spectator is attracted by the beauty of the plants as an allegory of life – but there is a bad taste afterwards.

Pflänzchen

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20 x 40 cm

Pflänzchen 2

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20 x 40 cm

Natur

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100 c 140 cm

TentrilsonaWall

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70 x 50 cm

HumusCirrusGreen

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40 x 40 cm

HumusCirrusBrown

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40 x 40 cm

Single Art Works


Reserl

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70x 195 cm

WomanwithFlower

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50 x 150 cm

Abdullah

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150 x 50 cm

MoneySlipKnotFrance

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50 x 70 cm

MoneySlipKnotAustria

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50 x 70

Escape

The colour white as a sum of the whole colour spectrum outshines the colourful banknotes. They show the materialism of the society and build as a wall an almost insurmountable obstacle. In the cycle „Escape“ Monika Stahl shows subjects of an escape – away from war and terror, the escape of tracking.
The artist urges and claims the spectator cannot turn a blind eye. The single destinies don’t touch anymore because of the mass of refugees. Because of the media overflow there is the danger of lacking empathy. The works are full of emotions – no matter whether the spectator demands it or not. Because of the history full of persecution and migration periods the factor time is added as fourth factor – and the spectator can’t escape of his own souvenirs.

Flight in a Suitcase
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50 x 80 cm

The Wall - 1. "the Fight"
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100 x 120 cm

The Wall - 2. "the Overcoming"
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100 x 120 cm

The Wall - 3. "the View"
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100 x 120 cm

The star

Even Stars are transient ……

The Star was created in 2011, during a period of time when I felt both helplessness and aggression towards the growing greed of humans, as well as their ignorance of nature and the universe. What triggered these emotions was the nuclear catastrophe in Japan. Not only did the earthquake and tsunami deeply unsettle me, but I was also shocked by the presumptuous behavior of the mighty. I felt powerless. It tore me up to watch the disaster victims in the media. As always, we watched reality being bent and sugar-coated. Helplessness and power collided. It is sheer schizophrenia that humans beings act differently while in their governing roles, as presidents or corporate managers, for example, than they do in their personal roles as fathers, brothers or friends. We always hear, »On behalf of the state«, »In the name of the law«, »On behalf of, In the name of.« After all, we are all part of nature. Why is there this distinction? Life or death? Having or being? Creation or destruction?
I wanted to symbolize the previous with the following: The Star is a symbol of eternity, although being torn up. Steel is a sign of durability, imperishability, and a symbol of civilization, though eaten up by rust. The lances are a symbol of destruction. The heads out of money are a sign of double standards. This is an appeal for revolution: let’s destroy greed, which only works against us. It cannot win, because it isn’t human.


The Star
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Durchmesser 120 cm Höhe 180 cm Köpfe lebensgroß

MoneyEaters

In this cycle which was awarded 2015 on the London Art Biennale Monika Stahl shows multicultural heads of men eating money. Supplementary to it the money is in their head or their senses are dominated exclusively by money. This culture of focussing on the material is found especially by men, they subordinate everything in favour to money, and there is no space for other values or targets. In this way the heads signify allegories for the materialism of the society.

MoneyEaterEnglish

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterAfrican

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterChinese

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterArab

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterIndian

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40 x 80 cm ohne Rahmen (10 cm)

 

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Monika Stahl
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Photos Heinz Schmölzer