288 Pages, 21×30 cm
ISBN 978-3-941151-33-8

DENKSTAHL.
art of a rebellious mind

Content

Fly Falcon
Revelation
Profile
Artistic Development
digit-al streetart
heads
living on the wall
denkstahl
united colors of denkstahl

Excerpt

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Denkstahl – an artist between classical art history and rebellion

AL alias DENKSTAHL is an autodidact artist. While three decades ago his work was strongly influenced by abstract and action painting, he now has adopted digital art as his chosen profession and expression. Digital visual art has its origins in socially critical comics...

Sweet singing has betrayed some birds – Twittered Out

A tweet; a twittering, a birdsong. As we understand it today, a tweet no longer has anything to do with nature or the innocent, beautiful sound of a bird. Rather, it is representative of the entire digital world; for the abysses, temptations, and purposes of social...

A day without a smile is a lost day – so what!?

DENKSTAHL’s work So What (orig. Na und) combines comedy, rebellion and tragedy in a cynical way. It is somewhat a tragic comedy; I dare say that this is an analogy to life. »It doesn't matter«, »so what«, »nevermind«, »it is not important« – many arguments have...

Just imagine, we would only be heads – HEADS I

The series HEADS by DENKSTAHL reinvents portraiture with political, religious and historical content. His digital collages are rich in well-known symbols and new-modern logos. The symbols make the artworks a narrative. With his pictures, DENKSTAHL tells his own...

Dedicated to the children of tomorrow

Images and texts that I have dedicated to the children of this world. For love, truth, freedom and life!What A Wonderful World There’s a human child in discomfortas if they’re cutting his heart out.No-one takes any noticeof all the ongoing anguish.We hear him whining,...

DENKSTAHL STREET ART – The Book

Street Art is no longer just an underground movement, but one of the most exciting contemporary art forms. Anyone who sees the city as an urban gallery will discover a variety of graffiti, murals and stickers of the subculture. Street Art that combines an artist’s...

Art, Commerce, Money and Money Art

Money also rules the art world. Art is traded at record prices and the way the prices are set by the art market is inscrutable. Art economists, economic sociologists, art scholars and other experts have been trying to get behind the rules of the market for years. The...

Denkstahl @ Max Papeschi in Milano

The DENKSTAHL artist AL visited his colleague Max Papeschi in Milano. AL and Max get along really well and are able to communicate with each other through their artworks. The language within their symbolic images and their meaningful titles are all they need. Both Max...

DENKSTAHL. art of a rebellious mind – The Book

288 Pages, 21×30 cm ISBN 978-3-941151-33-8DENKSTAHL. art of a rebellious mind Content Fly Falcon Revelation Profile Artistic Development digit-al streetart heads living on the wall denkstahl united colors of denkstahl Excerpt Published by Nora Hauschild and Ilknur...

Published by Nora Hauschild and Ilknur Özen
Verlag & Galerie Vollherzig, Mainz 2019

The art book DENKSTAHL. art of a rebellious mind is a collection of images and texts that reflect a part of AL’s work. The first part of the book is a biographical account and contains illustrations of his earlier artworks. Later turning to digital art, AL digitally adopts the expressions and motifs known from street art. The resulting picture series Digit-AL Streetart, Heads, Living On The Wall, Denkstahl and United Colors Of Denkstahl are presented in the corresponding chapters of the book.

The images are often accompanied by provocative and humorous titles as well as poetic and philosophical texts that deepen the artist’s message. AL knows the higher forms of thinking (intuition, imagination, inspiration); he has mastered the art of thinking in pictures like no other. He often uses the symbolic language. His play with old symbols and new modern logos on his digital canvas highlights what is worth considering.

With over 240 illustrations and equally extensive words, AL calls on you to question your own values and motives, while addressing the dimensions and consequences of an egoistic and consumer-oriented way of being with unshakable vehemence.

The name DENKSTAHL says it all and suitably describes the artist’s message. Whether in pictures, poetry or prose; in essence, his works are all the same. AL is about confrontation, about radical food for thinking! His book is reminiscent of the axe, which Kafka aptly describes:

»I think we ought to read only those kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we‘re reading doesn‘t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for at all? So that it will make us happy (…)? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.« Franz Kafka

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Denkstahl Books

DENKSTAHL.
DIGIT-AL

Catalogue
152 Pages

DENKSTAHL
HEADS

Catalogue
104 Pages

DENKSTAHL
STREET ART

Art Book
168 Pages

DENKSTAHL.
Notes & Ideas

184 Pages
16 Pages with words & images

DENKSTAHL.
Notes & Ideas

184 Pages
16 Pages with words & images

DENKSTAHL.
Poetry & Prose

By AL, AMBA, NORA
180 Pages

Buy Art! Invest In Living Artists!

Because the dead ones don't need it! Do you want to buy art in order to live a more personal and inspiring life? Or maybe you are a patron who wants to promote art and the work of the artist? Or maybe you want to offer your employees and guests a special atmosphere in...

Denkstahl @ Max Papeschi in Milano

The DENKSTAHL artist AL visited his colleague Max Papeschi in Milano. AL and Max get along really well and are able to communicate with each other through their artworks. The language within their symbolic images and their meaningful titles are all they need. Both Max...

Just imagine, we would only be heads – HEADS II

In the second part of the HEADS series, DENKSTAHL portrays celebrities of modern history. It is the movie stars, music stars, art stars, political stars and sports stars of a pop culture, it is the geniuses, heroes and legends that DENKSTAHL honors on his digital...

DENKSTAHL. art of a rebellious mind – The Book

288 Pages, 21×30 cm ISBN 978-3-941151-33-8DENKSTAHL. art of a rebellious mind Content Fly Falcon Revelation Profile Artistic Development digit-al streetart heads living on the wall denkstahl united colors of denkstahl Excerpt Published by Nora Hauschild and Ilknur...

Dedicated to the children of tomorrow

Images and texts that I have dedicated to the children of this world. For love, truth, freedom and life!What A Wonderful World There’s a human child in discomfortas if they’re cutting his heart out.No-one takes any noticeof all the ongoing anguish.We hear him whining,...

Sweet singing has betrayed some birds – Twittered Out

A tweet; a twittering, a birdsong. As we understand it today, a tweet no longer has anything to do with nature or the innocent, beautiful sound of a bird. Rather, it is representative of the entire digital world; for the abysses, temptations, and purposes of social...

Humanity or the art of being human

We all have an idea of humanity and, consciously or not, evaluate and categorize behavior as being  »human« or »inhuman«. But what exactly does it mean to be human? What is humankind or humanity? Philosophical approaches define »human« in the sense of being »ethically...

Digit-AL Streetart l DENKSTAHL

The artist AL is an autodidact and has been artistically active for more than 25 years. Having grown up in the Frankfurt milieu, rebellion against the existing social system and against injustice has shaped his life early on, and thereafter his art. His art...

Just imagine, we would only be heads – HEADS I

The series HEADS by DENKSTAHL reinvents portraiture with political, religious and historical content. His digital collages are rich in well-known symbols and new-modern logos. The symbols make the artworks a narrative. With his pictures, DENKSTAHL tells his own...

No picture on its own may honestly bespeak, what needs to be said

The partiality for artistry, that I live in every breath, what I give is never enough and never will it be, because every work that I create remains ever too meager to a degree. No picture on its own may honestly bespeak, what needs to be said as critique, all the...

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