Hommage a Raymond E. Waydelich et Lydia Jacob, June 22 - September 2, 2017


The Alsatian artist Raymond E. Waydelich (born 1938) is a hunter and collector who processes and conserves objects of the past in the present for the future, as seen in his projects belonging to what he calls "the archaeology of the future" [Archologie der Zukunft]. He is assisted in this endeavor by the young seamstress Lydia Jacob (born 1876), his fantasy protagonist, muse, and alter ego. A variety of his works are jointly signed by the two of them. Lydia Jacob's story, which is based on a manuscript discovered at the Strasbourg flea market, is bestowed new life in his works.
Their shared journeys around the world are reflected in ceramics, painted records, animal sculptures, and African masks composed from objets trouv. The entire corresponding world and environment are often compressed and packed within an object box, the fictional and the real thus entering a symbiosis.
Like an archaeologist, Waydelich excavates the almost forgotten so as to revitalize the memory, as evident in his Memory Paintings. Based upon masterpieces of art history belonging to our collective cultural memory, these works possess high recognition potential. He reworks them with humor and his own pictorial language.
The retrospective Hommage Raymond E. Waydelich et Lydia Jacob features selected works from the artist's uvre. Spanning over 40 years of artistic production, the exhibition includes reworked paintings, original drawings, object and shadow boxes, collages, reliefs, and assemblages.

Opening:
Wednesday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
(not open to public, we kindly ask for your registration)

Introduction by:
Ute Dahmen
Author and Journalist

The artist will be present.

Press release

We look forward to your visit at DIE GALERIE!

Photo gallery

Ute Dahmen (Author & Journalist), Lecture on the occassion of the opening

Exhibits:

Lydia Jacob Story, 1975, Shadow box and assemblage, 63 x 56 x 6 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, 1975, Shadow box and assemblage, 60 x 54 x 8 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, 1975, Shadow box and assemblage, 51 x 56 x 4 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, 1975, Shadow box and assemblage, 58 x 70 x 4 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, 1976, Shadow box and assemblage, 68 x 53 x 14 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, Francois Jacob, Fata Morgana, 1980, Shadow box, 38 x 38 x 4 cm

Lydia Jacob Story J.F.M., 1980, Showcase with assemblage, 35 x 26 x 10 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, 1982, Shadow box and assemblage, 57 x 37 x 12 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, Jary Franz Mory, Voyage Hada Island, 1984, Shadow box and assemblage, 120 x 64 x 8 cm

Hotel Kreta, Boxer, 1986, Shadow box and assemblage, 53 x 73 x 5 cm

Lydia Jacob Story, 1988, Shadow box and assemblage, 65 x 44 x 15 cm

Hommage a Leonardo da Vinci et a Siemens, 1990, Showcase, 35 x 45 x 45 cm

Kreta, 1994, Shadow box, 40 x 40 x 32 cm, Signiert

Kreta, 1984  2001, Photograph overpainted, 50 x 74 cm

Kreta, 1984  2001, Photograph overpainted, 50 x 74 cm

Kreta, 1984  2001, Photograph overpainted, 50 x 74 cm

Voyage - Kreta I, 1984/2001, Photograph overpainted, 50 x 75 cm

gypten, 1988  2001, Photograph overpainted, 50 x 75 cm

Zypern, 1988  2001, Photograph overpainted, 50 x 75 cm

Volca, 1988, Vinyl and colour on paper, 75 x 55 cm

Baton Rouge, 1988, Vinyl and colour on paper, 75 x 55 cm

Ohne Titel, 1988, Vinyl and colour on paper, 75 x 55 cm

Madame Butterfly, 1989, Vinyl and colour on paper, 47,5 x 63 x 3 cm

TV Hotel Kairo, 1988, Painting on paper, 58 x 76 cm

TV Hotel Kairo, 1988, Painting on paper, 58 x 76 cm

Auch diese Tafel..., 1990, Mixed media on paper, 57 x 77 cm

Hommage a Leonardo da Vinci und Stihl, 1990, Mixed media on paper, 57 x 77 cm

Hommage  Gutenberg, 1993, Mixed media on paper, 57 x 77 cm

Lydia Jacob, 1993, Mixed media on paper, 57 x 77 cm

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Thonet Afrika, MMask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

8-Flam. Kronleuchter, 1996, Steel, 73 x 108 x 108 cm

Tischleuchter, 1996, Steel, 63 x 27 x 27 cm

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Thonet Afrika, Mask object made of objets trouve, 1996  2009, Assemblage

Marokko, 2000  2001, Photograph overpainted, 61 x 86 cm

Voyage  Marokko, 2000/2001, Photograph overpainted, 64 x 86 cm

Memory Painting, 2005  2006, Collage overpainted, 102 x 99 cm

Memory Painting, 2005, Collage overpainted, 102 x 99 cm

Memory Painting, 2008, Collage overpainted, 115 x 79 cm

Memory Painting, 2008, Collage overpainted, 97 x 145 cm

Memory Painting, 2009, Collage overpainted, 89 x 150 cm

Memory Painting, 2006, Collage overpainted, 103 x 126 cm

Memory Painting, 2008, Collage overpainted, 98 x 89 cm

Memory Painting, 2006, Collage overpainted, 103 x 153 cm

Afrika, 2005, Etching, 40 x 120 cm

Afrika, 2005, Etching, 40 x 120 cm

Kalaschnikow, 2007, Ceramic painted, 65 x 24 x 6 cm

Kalaschnikow, 2007, Ceramic painted, 65 x 24 x 6 cm

Kalaschnikow, 2007, Ceramic painted, 65 x 24 x 6 cm

Chiron, ice cream et Kalaschnikow, 2007, Indian ink and colour pencil on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Kalaschnikow Story, 2007, Indian ink and colour pencil on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Chiron attaque la (Joconde) Louvre, 2007, Indian ink and colour pencil on paper, 21 x 30 cm

Chiron atak le lievre de A. Drer, um 2007, Lithograph, 35 x 55 cm

Life is but a Dream (Diptychon), 2007, Oil on canvas, 52,5 x 44 cm

Life is but a Dream (Diptychon), 2007, Oil on canvas, 52,5 x 44 cm

Hommage  John Wayne, 2008, Aquagravure, 32 x 64 cm

Kreta Alsace, 2008, Ceramic painted, h = 12,   36 cm

Hotel Kreta, 2008, Ceramic painted , h = 12,   36 cm

Kreta Alsace, einhenkliger Becher, 2008, Ceramic painted, h = 30,   29 cm

Kreta Alsace, 2008, Ceramic painted, h = 12, t = 36 cm

Kreta, 2012, Ceramic painted, h = 25,   25 cm

Kreta, 2012, Ceramic painted, h = 40,   28 cm

Kreta, 2012, Ceramic painted, h = 50,   33 cm

Marokko, Black Forest, 2015, Acrylic on cardboard, 36 x 41 cm

Marokko, Black Forest, Schweinekopf, 2015, Metal, painted, 60 x 40 x 55 cm

Voyage Lydia Jacob, 2009, Collage on paper, 30 x 21 cm

Voyage Lydia Jacob, 2009, Collage on paper, 30 x 21 cm

Louis Vuitton, 2009, Collage on paper, 24 x 16 cm

Voyage Lydia Jacob, 2009, Collage on paper, 30 x 21 cm

Hommage  Angelo Bucciali, 2008, Etching, 40 x 120 cm

Afrika, 2015, Etching, 40 x 120 cm