Kolja Gollub
K2020 collaborator

The Hamburg-based painters Kolja Gollub and Mathieu Bessey engage in individual and collaborative projects. They organize solo exhibitions and group shows in varying formations, create artist books, and conduct research on popular sources used by established artists of the avant-garde, as well as on the contradictions between the copy as a productive artistic technique and the notion of the original as unique intellectual property. This is particularly evident in the interrelationships between external and interior spaces, which both artists have repeatedly incorporated in their work and individually interpreted.

For K2020 the artists have synthesized their contrary methods in a collaborative painting that will be presented here for the first time.