studio Philip Topolovac
Berlin – Kreuzberg
Artists with works at this studio
Philip Topolovac (b. 1979, Kroatia) studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin from 2001 to 2008 under Christiane Möbus and since then received several prices and scholarships. Topolovac’s sculptures and objects have their origins in space, in the earth, and in building excavations. Satellites, unearthed glass objects, and a cast of the ground – three compositions attempting to reveal something about the constitution of our planet in a playful, sensual, historical manner; all of them having in common the fact of their own innate evidential context. Their origins lay thousands of kilometers apart – as sculptures they are gathered together as parts of the puzzle of how things appear. Philip Topolovac lives and works in Berlin, where in 2007 he co-founded the art initiative TÄT, a showroom which is run as a display gallery by graduates from his former university UdK; one of the exciting project spaces in this city, which is an ever increasing maze for art lovers.
Bonno van Doorn (b. 1977, Amsterdam) recently graduated from the Royal College of Art, London where he attended the painting department. Before that he graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The work of Bonno van Doorn revolves around the paradox of the intentionally meaningless. His world resists any kind of efficiency or logical sense that surrounds us in our daily lives; his work suggests the possibility of a space in between where things are floating free, always just escaping our compulsive way to control the objective world surrounding us. Van Doorn has exhibited his work extensively in the Netherlands and in Europe. In 2009 he co-founded the independent Art Space De Zwarte Ruyter in Rotterdam where he also contributed as a curator. Bonno van Doorn lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.