Siilk x Studio 183 - Berlin

Siilk Gallery x Studio 183
We’re excited to be back in town for a big Pop-up exhibition alongside The Publisher at Studio 183 in Bikini Berlin!!
Opening 14.08.21 @ 18.00
Works on show by:
Renate Ariadne
Cai Leplaw
Anna-Lena Krause
Evis St. Francis
Ryuta Sakurai
Tarek Mawad
Watch this space ❤
• Renate Ariadne
Renate Ariadne’s work gives a glimpse into an alternative world, inspired by her dreams. The low lit scenes she creates are filled with reflections and transparent materials separating them from our daily reality. Fascinated by sexuality and identity, her photographs investigate themes involving the body, such as loneliness, shame and control.
Born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Renate Ariadne (b. 1993) started taking photographs at the early age of fifteen. Using photography as a way to understand and differentiate her dreams and imagination from reality. After finishing her Bachelor of Art at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, she moved to London, where she is currently based.
• Cai Leplaw
Focusing on the slightly odd, unusual and discomfort in everyday life, Cai Leplaw’s works are politically and socially thought provoking.
After living throughout Europe for most of his adult life and working within the fashion and arts industry, Cai now bases himself back home in Byron Bay, Australia.
His works have been featured in publications such as Notion, Indie mag, Grass fires and Monster Children to name a few.
• Anna-Lena Krause
Anna-Lena Krause is a visual artist from Berlin, currently based in London. Her work often explores sociological and cultural phenomena in modern societies, focusing primarily on perception and memory. In particular, she questions how ideas we have of ourselves are shaped by the environments we are nurtured in.
The work investigates the dialog between the external and the internal, the other and the self and the entanglement that happens in between to highlight how fragile and dependent memory is in relation to our perception.
Combining photography, film and sculpture she looks at how different forms of representation can highlight the differences in our shaping of ideas of the world. The work suggests that perception, like memory, is not a passive but an active action; our wholeness and continuity aren’t a given but made by us.
Krause has had various group exhibitions including the Rencontres Des Arles, the European Months of Photography, ‘Sweet Harmony‘ at Saatchi Gallery, London and ‘No Photos on the Dance Floor‘ at C/O Berlin. Her work has been published among others in British Vogue, Sleek Magazine, Oyster, and WWD.
• Ryuta Sakurai
Ryuta Sakurai is an award winning Japanese (Osaka) photographer based in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has exhibited his works internationally and we are excited to have select images by him shown here at Siilk this coming June.
Ryuta Sakurai’s photography focuses on the nude body, on naked subjects in their most pure and vulnerable form, shooting their surroundings and capturing a small glimpse of their lifestyles in the 21st century.