Imaginarium II – Rachel Falber & Joachim Seitfudem
5th – 11th September: Open daily: 12am – 6pm (Sun 1pm – 5pm)
Imaginarium is an exhibition of beautifully intricate wood sculptures and illustrations by Joachim Seitfudem and Rachel Falber.
The meaning behind the name Imaginarium refers to a place devoted to the imagination.
Joachim was born in Bavaria, South Germany and started professionally sculpturing at the young age of 15. In 2008 he was announced Winner of the Championship of Wood Sculpture in Southern Germany. He has since moved to Bristol where he has been based for over a year exhibiting in galleries nationally as well as internationally.
In his work Joachim loves to fathom the unreal and the dream like as well as the deepness of the unconsciousness, and to dilate via the fantasy, absurdism and especially the melancholy.
His works stimulate melancholic thoughts and show the viewer the importance of living in the now. As a viewer, your mind marvels at the complex scenes before you, so much going on and so much symbolism intertwined in the beautiful imaginativeness of Joachim’s work.
His sculptures are mostly mounted in deep, dark frames, which give the viewer a sense that the sculptures live in their own world, undisturbed by the goings on around them.
After graduating with honours from Falmouth College of Art and Design in 2009, Rachel Falber currently works as a freelance artist and maker from her home town of Bristol. In these few short years, she has exhibited in galleries nationwide, and gained a fast growing recognition of her beautifully detailed illustrative work. Rachel has become an integral team member to two acclaimed galleries; the Royal West of England Academy and the hugely exciting Grant Bradley Gallery.
Rachel’s main focus now lies within intricate and atmospheric illustrations, etchings and multi-medium painting, and is now working under the moniker of Hare Raising Designs. Through this, she hopes to engage her viewer using a distinctive range of subject matters, the most favoured of which can stretch from the macabre and other-worldly, right through to the natural and simplistic.
Traditional children’s illustrations, the intriguing and complex world of anatomy and the dark beauty of mortality, all features in the ever-growing collection of influences that inspire Rachel to draw. Her unrelenting interest in all areas of art and creativity, seamlessly entwined with a desire to spark an emotion within her audience, is what encourages Rachel to create art each and every day.
7b Lower Borough Walls
Bath BA1 1QR