zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland. Photo by Vanessa Giulessa

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland. Photo by Vanessa Giulessa

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland.

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY SwitzerlandPhoto by Tse Munkhzul

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY SwitzerlandPhoto by Tse Munkhzul

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland. Photo by Tse Munkhzul

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland. Photo by Vanessa Giulessa

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY SwitzerlandPhoto by Tse Munkhzul

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland. Photo by Tse Munkhzul

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland

zurag solo show OTGO at AB43 Conemporery, Zurich
«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland. Photo by Vanessa Giulessa


INVITATION TO THE NEXT OPENING

We have pleasure to invite you to our exclusive Solo Exhibition with the Mongolian artist OTGO – Otgonbayar Ershuu:

Public Opening:
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 13h00 – 16h00
(the artist will be in attendance)

Exhibition: February 10 – March 24, 2018

AB43 CONTEMPORARY
Im Park 2 – 6  8800 Thalwil/Zurich Switzerland www.ab43contemporary.com

EINLADUNG ZUR VERNISSAGE
Zur Begrüßung spricht Seine Exzellenz Herr 
Purevsuren Lundeg, Botschafter der Mongolei.

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein zu unserer exklusiven Solo-Ausstellung mit dem Mongolischen Künstler OTGO – Otgonbayar Ershuu:

Öffentliche Vernissage:
Samstag, 10. Februar 2018, 13.00 – 16.00 Uhr
(der Künstler ist anwesend)

Ausstellung: 10. Februar – 24. März 2018

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 PRESSETEXT, January 2018

«ZURAG» – Solo Exhibition with OTGO Otgonbayar Ershuu
                   

AB43 CONTEMPORARY, Orangerie, Im Park 2, Thalwil/Zürich
 
Opening Reception:  Saturday, February 10, 2018, 13h00 – 16h00 Uhr
(the artist will be in attendance)
 
Exhibition:  February 10 – March 24, 2018
 
OTGO is the most important contemporary painter of present-day Mongolia. His works enchant the onlooker through the unique ease and freshness it exudes. We encounter humans and animals, which fill the often wide spaces of his paintings in small formatted roundelay. An almost impenetrable web presents itself on canvas; thickets of figuration and pictorial space, which invite the onlooker to study the painting in detail. The eye can hardly capture all which may be discovered and ever new scenes guide the eye across the canvas. AB43 CONTEMPORARY is pleased to present the latest artworks of the Mongolian artist OTGO Otgonbayar Ershuu in an exclusive solo exhibition, titled «ZURAG». The Mongolian word ZURAG means image, painting, drawing, photograph and depiction – in short, it encourages diversity of expression. 

After having studied painting, OTGO entered into an extensive period of self-study, acquiring knowledge of traditional painting techniques and Mongolian iconographic miniature painting, which then led him to transform this tradition into his very own, contemporary adaptation. The artist described the meditative act of painting Thangkas, in which a depiction of a divinity is completed in one stroke as follows: “Thangka painting means that the mind is painting, not the hands – like meditation it bestows new strength and energy.

               
The movement of the picture, which flows from the mind into the painting hand, is in the end the everlasting movement of life itself, but also the deliverance from a material world onto the path of a spiritual world.

«Living in Berlin since 2005, the Mongolian artist’s creations may rightfully be considered world-art, encompassing all cultures. Not only has he led the artwork of his Mongolian home-country into the present consistently and has become a cultural ambassador of his people to the world, but he also embodies a young, global generation which respects regional traditions and operates internationally. He blends western and eastern traditions together in a very careful and well-received manner and thereby creates a type of art which has become an integral part of globalization.» (Martin Stather)

OTGO was born in 1981 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He studied traditional Mongolian painting in Ulaanbaatar (1996 -1998). After studying, he became a painter and restorer on several research trips to historical sites in Mongolia. In the Buddhist-Lamaist monasteries, he studied various techniques and the iconography of miniature painting as well as their spiritual background (1998-2004). From 2007-2010 he studied at the Institute of Art in Context of the University of the Arts Berlin, which he completed with the Master of Arts. After studying, OTGO opened the Mongolia Cultural Center in Berlin in 2010. He lives and works in Berlin and Ulaanbaatar.

For his work, OTGO has received various prizes and awards, including the gold medal "Knowledge" from the cultural palace of the Mongolian Children institution in 1996 and the "Best Mongolian National Talent" by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia in 2004. In 2015 OTGO was awarded the "GRAND PRIX" of the International Biennial of Painting, Chisinau, Moldova.

OTGO exhibited his artworks in Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, India, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Germany and Mongolia. His works are in various museums, institutions and private collections, among others in the National Art Museum, Moldova; Mongolia Museum of Art in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia, Seeheim Castle, Constance/Germany, Museum Old Castle Baruth, HSBC (Honkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation), Mongolian Embassy in Germany and a very big artwork (720 x 420 cm) in the lobby of the Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia.

It's no coincidence that OTGO has a deep relation to his culture and the Mongolian Nature. It is common practice that children in Mongolia learn to ride a horse before they learn to walk. This creates a deep familiarity with these animals, which is reflected and felt in Otgonbayar's paintings. Painting for him became sort of meditation without any concrete religious intention.
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More information to be found under the following link on our website:
http://www.ab43contemporary.com/exhibitions/11308/zurag/documents/
- Press Release short version
- Press Release long version (see this one)
- Images in high-resolution quality (Portraits, artworks and artwork details from OTGO)
- E-Card Invitation to the Public Opening
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Press Contact: Franz J. Leupi under +41 79 698 05 56 or franz(at)ab43contemporary.com




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 PRESSETEXT, Januar 2018

«ZURAG» – Solo-Ausstellung mit OTGO Otgonbayar Ershuu
                   

AB43 CONTEMPORARY, Orangerie, Im Park 2, Thalwil/Zürich
 
Öffentliche Vernissage:  Samstag, 10. Februar 2018, 13.00 – 16.00 Uhr  
(der Künstler ist anwesend)
 
 
Ausstellung:  10. Februar – 24. März 2018
 
OTGO zählt zu den wichtigsten zeitgenössischen Künstlern der Mongolei heute. Seine Arbeiten bezaubern durch eine Leichtigkeit und Frische, die einzigartig sind. Menschen und Tiere begegnen uns da, die im kleinformatigen Reigen die oft großen Flächen seiner Malerei füllen. Ein beinahe undurchdringliches malerisches Geflecht präsentiert sich da auf der Leinwand, ein Dickicht aus Figuration und malerischer Fläche, das zum genaueren Studium einlädt. Was es da alles zu entdecken gibt, kann man kaum mit den Augen fassen, immer neue Szenen führen den Blick über die Malfläche. Seine neusten Werke zeigt OTGO nun exklusiv ab dem 10. Februar 2018 in der Galerie AB43 CONTEMPORARY unter dem Titel «ZURAG». Das mongolische Wort ZURAG bedeutet Bild, Gemälde, Zeichnung, Fotografie und Darstellung.

OTGO hat nach einem Studium für Malerei in langen Jahren des Selbststudiums die traditionellen Maltechniken und Ikonografien mongolischer Miniaturmalerei erlernt und dann in einer ganz eigenen, zeitgenössischen Umsetzung für sich adaptiert. Den meditative Malakt der Thangkamalerei, bei dem ein Gottesbild in einem Arbeitsschritt gemalt wird, hat der Künstler folgendermaßen beschrieben: „Thangkamalerei bedeutet, dass der Geist malt, nicht die Hände, wie Meditation schenkt sie neue Kraft und Energie.“

Die Bewegung des Bildes, die aus dem Geist in die malende Hand fließt, ist am Ende die immerwährende Bewegung des Lebens selbst, aber auch die Befreiung von einer materiellen Welt auf dem Weg zu einer geistigen Welt.

«Die Arbeiten dieses mongolischen Künstlers, der übrigens seit 2005 in Berlin lebt, dürfen mit Fug und Recht zu einer Weltkunst gezählt werden, die alle Kulturen umfasst. Er hat nicht nur die Kunst seiner mongolischen Heimat konsequent in die Jetztzeit geführt und ist in der Welt ein kultureller Botschafter seines Volkes, er steht auch für eine junge, globale Generation, die regionale Traditionen achtet und gleichzeitig international agiert. In einer sorgsamen und sehr gelungenen Art und Weise blendet er westliche und östliche künstlerische Traditionen ineinander und schafft so eine Kunst, die in der Globalisierung angekommen ist.»
 (Martin Stather)

OTGO, 1981 geboren in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolei, studierte traditionelle mongolische Malerei in Ulaanbaatar (1996 - 1998). Nach dem Studium beteiligte er sich als Maler und Restaurator an mehreren Forschungsreisen zu historischen Stätten der Mongolei. In den buddhistisch-lamaistischen Klöstern studierte er verschiedene Techniken und die Ikonografie der Miniaturmalerei sowie deren spirituelle Hintergründe (1998-2004). Von 2007-2010 studierte er am Institut für Kunst im Kontext an der Universität der Künste Berlin und schloss mit dem Master of Arts ab. Nach dem Studium eröffnete OTGO im Jahre 2010 das Mongolei Kultur Zentrum in Berlin. Er lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Ulaanbaatar.

Für seine Arbeit erhielt OTGO diverse Preise und Auszeichnungen, darunter 1996 die Goldmedaille „Wissen“ vom Kulturpalast der mongolischen Kinder und im Jahre 2004 die Auszeichnung „Bestes Volkstalent der Mongolei“. 2015 wurde OTGO mit dem „GRAND PRIX“ of The International Biennale of Painting, Chisinau, Moldawien ausgezeichnet.

OTGO stellte seine Werke in Japan, Schweden, Frankreich, Niederlande, Indien, Tschechien, Schweiz, Moldawien, Polen, Rumänien, Russland, Vereinigte Arabischen Emirate, Deutschland und Mongolei aus. Seine Werke sind in verschiedenen Museen, Institutionen und Privatsammlungen, u.a. im National Art Museum, Moldawien; Mongolia Museum of Art in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolei, Schloss Seeheim, Konstanz/Deutschland, Museum Altes Schloss Baruth, HSBC (Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation, Mongolische Botschaft in Deutschland und ein großes (720 x 420 cm) Werk in der Lobby des Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolei.
 
OTGO’s tiefe Verbundenheit zu seiner Kultur und zur Natur kommt nicht von ungefähr. In der Mongolei lernen kleine Kinder reiten, bevor sie überhaupt laufen lernen. So entsteht eine natürliche Vertrautheit zu den Tieren und zur Natur, die auch in seinen Gemälden zu sehen und zu spüren ist. Seine Malerei ist für ihn zudem eine Art Meditation, ohne konkrete religiöse Intention. 
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Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter folgendem Link:
http://www.ab43contemporary.com/exhibitions/11308/zurag/documents/
- Pressetext kurz
- Pressetext lang (vorliegend)
- Bildmaterial in high-resolution Qualität (Portraits, Werke/Werk-Ausschnitte von OTGO)
- E-Card Einladung zur Vernissage
 
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Press Contact: Franz J. Leupi under +41 79 698 05 56 oder franz(at)ab43contemporary.com






ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
His Excellency Mr. Purevsuren Lundeg,
The Ambassador of Mongolia in Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Albi Wethli



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Tse Munkhzul



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Exhibition:  February 10 – March 24, 2018



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Tse Munkhzul



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Tse Munkhzul



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Tse Munkhzul



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Vanessa Giulessa



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Photo by Tse Munkhzul



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
OTGO & Tse Munkhzul



ZURAG – Solo Exhibition with OTGO AB43 CONTEMPORARY Switzerland
Exhibition:  February 10 – March 24, 2018


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