Monday, December 6, 2010

Exhibition at Brose Haus - Extended till end of January 2011

My exhibition at Brose Haus has been extended till the end of January 2011, so if you have time during this holiday season, please come by to see it. 

Here is the description of the exhibition:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Angels in a Hand Caress - A Christmas Gift

I have created a series of angels for Christmas gifts. Each angel is a unique piece, made of ceramics, with a semi precious stone and covered by a thin gilded sheen.

The angel keep sake, is also known as  Handschmeichler in German (or hand caress, in my translation) - is made to fit inside a palm. As its title suggests the angel (a hand caress)  is meant to provide one strength and comfort at a time of stress, duress and anxiety. It carries with it an aura of peace and blessing. 

The angels make for a soothing, enchanting and wonderful Christmas gift and mini work of art.

Angels - Hand caress - Handschmeichler- Christmas gifts - for sale 

Angel- Hand Caress (Handschmeichler)
Christmas Gift

Angel - Hand Caress (Handschmeichler)
Christmas Gift

Angel - Hand Caress (Handschmeichler)
- Christmas Gift

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two Icons: An Archangel and Mary

Two of the icons on display at Haus Bethel are an archangel and a rendition of the Madonna.
The first icon represents an archangel and I believe that in it some of my interest in Rubliov's paintings transpires. 

 The second icon is a rendition of Mary. It represents my vision of  Madonna's acceptance of her responsibility and her destiny.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Decorations at Haus Bethel

 Once per year, I have the honor and pleasure to put together a showcase at Haus Bethel on Andreasstraße  in Friedrichshain in preparation for Christmas. 

On display on the wall at Haus Bethel (above)  is one of my paintings that represents the Journey of the Magi. This painting draws its inspiration from paintings in Humor Monastery (a UNESCO site) in Moldova, situated in the north eastern part of Romania. 

On display in the show case are some of my recent religious paintings created using icon painting techniques. 

In February, Haus Bethel will also host my exhibition that is currently in display at Brose Haus in February.

I will post more pictures of these paintings and the religious artifacts inside the show case in my next check back soon.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Workshop on the Techniques of Icon Painting - Brose Hause, Berlin

Here some of the images from the workshop I held on October 5th, 2010 at Brose Haus, in Berlin on the techniques of icon painting. 
I had prepared extensively for the workshop for several weeks and I was a bit nervous as to how it will unfurl. Fortunately, we had a 'full house' at the event and it all went well.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Three Pillars of Sacred Art"

For Press Release 
                                       Icon by Tatiana representing St. George

As part of the Showcase "Icons - Graphics - Painting":

A Lecture on: "The Three Pillars of Sacred Art"

by Tatiana Burghenn Arsénie

A Brose In-house Event at Küster-Palm-House

Using examples of images, the lecture by Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie will present the motifs, techniques, color schemes and regional differences of icon painting.
The artist focuses on the sacred painting of her homeland, Romania, which has its own history and is characterized specific features.

Deeply connected with the traditions of Romania, the artist began painting after studying this archaic technique and reached a level of mastery in glass and icon painting.

Impressive in her art is the coloring of images that depict religious or folklore themes, which are rendered with in-depth knowledge of traditional techniques and color application.

Guests will have the opportunity to view the genesis of an icon.

The lecture will be held on
Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 16.00  o'clock in Brose House (Küster-Palm-House)

Address: Dietzgenstr. 42, 13156 Berlin. Railings: Tram M1 (Schiller Street), Bus 107: Stop Kuckhoffstraße.

The exhibition is open from  July 4th, 2010 to January 30th,  2011. Brose House is always open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 14.00 till 17.00 o'clock or by appointment.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

End of Summer

And finally just like winter ended, so does summer – or almost - as everyone is getting ready for a new school semester.

I’m entering a busy period myself, so here is an opportunity for me to stop for a second, in this post, and to reflect back on my summer.

So here is one drawing from what I have been working on lately...hope to see you soon as I will continue to update this site.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kunstkreuz 2010 Cross Art Project 2010, Bethanienhaus, Berlin - July 9 to 28, 2010 - Die Kunst der Krise (Art in the time of crisis)

Kunstkreutz 2010
Cross Art Projekt 2010
Bethanienhaus Berlin, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997

9-28  July 2010

The exhibition Die Kunst der Krise (Art in the time of crisis)  is showcased at Bethanienhaus in Berlin from July 9th to July 28th, 2010.
This exhibition, organized under the auspices of Kunstkreuz 2010 Cross Art Project 2010, assembles, in a magnificent architectural setting, several contemporary art creations.

The title of the exhibition invites a discussion on the direction, mission and the opportunities afforded by art in a climate of economic uncertainty.
Two of my works - a sculpture of a horse and a collage are part of this exhibition.
 Here are some images from this exhibition.

Sculpture by Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie

Sculpture and collage by Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie

Sculpture and collage by Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie

Sunday, July 4, 2010

How to Prepare for an Art Exhibition

The opening of the exhibition at Brose Haus took place on July 3rd, on a day scorching heat in Berlin (36 ° Celsius) and at a time when Germany was playing Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

As I am waiting for the whirlwind of the opening night to settle down, I thought it useful to reflect on the preparation for this exhibition and what it has taught me.


The exhibition at Brose Haus has re-affirmed a few things I’ve known from some of my previous exhibitions:
1. Sleep is overrated.
The five weeks leading up to the opening night seemed to vaporize into thin air – so many things to arrange, so many friends to call, so many e-mails to write…
2. An exhibition also happens due to the good will of friends and family who pitch in to help out…my heartfelt thanks to my friends who supported me through this event!
3. Taking time out from the hustle bustle of the maddening logistics 
for a quick still life drawing helps calm nerves…

Saturday, June 19, 2010

United Buddy Bears in Astana, Kazakhstan - May to July 2010

Some very exciting news of the bear I have painted  for the United Buddy Bears Exhibition.

The news are posted on the following web site:  and here is a summary.

Opening of the circle of United Buddy Bears in Astana on 15 May 2010.

From 15 May to late July 2010 125 United Buddy Bears will be on display in Astana.

As part of the year, "Germany in Kazakhstan in 2010" the bears could make the trip and be a guest in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

The United Buddy Bears are located in the most popular city square, in front of the Bayterek, the symbol of Astana, and can be seen free of charge.

The exhibition is organized jointly by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Akimat of  Astana City.

The Buddy Bear representing Romania, painted by me, now greeting the visitors of the United Buddy Bears in Astana.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Art Exhibition at Brose Park,Berlin - July 4th,2010 to November 30th, 2010 - Icons, Graphic and Paintings

Werkschau mit Ikonen - Graphik - Malerei von Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie

Eröffnung: 3. Juli 2010, 16.00 Uhr im Brose-Haus (Küster-Palm-Haus)
(Einlass: 15.30 Uhr, Eröffnung der Ausstellung: 16.00 Uhr) 

Anschrift: Dietzgenstr. 42, 13156 Berlin. 

Fahrverbindungen: Tram M1 (Schillerstraße), Bus 107: Haltestelle Kuckhoffstraße

Ausstellungsdauer: 4. Juli – 30. November 2010. 

Das Brose-Haus ist immer mittwochs und sonntags in der Zeit von 14.00 Uhr bis 17.00 Uhr geöffnet oder nach Vereinbarung.

Erstmalig findet im Berliner Bezirk Pankow eine Werkschau mit Ikonen, grafischen Arbeiten und Malerei der aus Rumänien stammenden Künstlerin Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie statt. 

Sie entstammt einer Künstlerfamilie aus Bukarest. Ihr zeichnerisches Talent wurde früh vom Vater gefördert. 

Trotzdem studierte Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie zunächst Zahn- und Kieferheilkunde und promovierte in diesen Fächern, bevor sie sich nach ihrer Übersiedelung nach Deutschland ganz der Kunst widmete. 

Tief verbunden mit den Traditionen ihrer Heimat begann sie die Techniken sakraler Malerei zu erlernen und gelangte zu Meisterschaft in der Hinterglas- und Ikonenmalerei. 
Die Farbkraft der Bilddarstellungen religiöser oder folkloritischer Motive findet sich in ihrer freien Malerei wieder. 

Vielfach hält sie Bewegungen von Menschen und Tieren fest, bannt Momente auf die Leinwand, und der Betrachter ist fasziniert von der Eleganz der farbigen Linienführungen.

In der Breite ihrer grafischen Arbeiten finden sich Zeichnungen von Gebäuden aus Berlin-Pankow in fast architektonisch exakter Wiedergabe wie auch Radierungen mit Darstellungen, deren festgehaltener Zauber eines Augenblick dem Betrachter das Gefühl von Ruhe und Gelassenheit vermitteln.
(Mit Arbeiten aus der Serie „gezeichnet. Pankow“ von Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie beim Kulturring in Berlin e.V.)

  Exhibition at Brose Haus

The exhibition at Brose Haus is almost ready, and I look forward to seeing you there!
There many things to talk about, and I hope you can make it. 

Opening:  July 3rd, 2010, 16.00 clock in Brose House (Küster-Palm-House)
(Admission: 15.30 clock, opening of the exhibition: 16.00 clock)

Address: Dietzgenstr. 42, 13156 Berlin. 
Tram M1 (Schiller Street), Bus 107: Stop Kuckhoffstraße

Duration: July 4th  to November 30th,  2010. 
Brose House is always open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 14.00 to 17.00 o' clock or by appointment. 

Here is a summary from the presentation of the exhibition:

A showcase of icons, graphic works and paintings from the Romanian born artist Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie takes place for the first time in the Pankow district of Berlin. 

Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie comes from a family of artists in Bucharest. Her artistic talent was encouraged early by her father and first graduated as a doctor of dentistry before moving to Germany and devoting her time entirely to art. 

Deeply connected with the traditions of her homeland, she began to learn the techniques of religious painting, and to acquire in depth knowledge of glass and icon painting.

The vibrant colors in her icons and religious folklore motifs are also echoed in the rest of her works.
She often depicts the movement of people and animals and captures the subtle degrees of shifting on the canvas. 

The viewer is fascinated by the elegance of the chromatic palette.

In the breadth of her graphic work, there are drawings of buildings from Berlin-Pankow that mediate accurate  rendition of architectural details , as well as lithographs with images. These images gift the viewer with an almost magical feeling of calm and serenity.

 (With  works from the series "gezeichnet. Pankow" by Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie by Kulturring in Berlin eV) 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Long Night of the Science at Humboldt University on June 5th, 2010

Some of my friends and I have prepared for weeks for the events and presentations that have taken place at the "Long Night of the Science" at Humboldt University on June 5th - but in the end, it all paid off. 

As part of  "Long Night of the Sciences" several events were held: my presentation on  "How An Icon is Born", two short documentaries by Christian Mungiu, a discussion on sacral art and a  workshop with children organized by Dr. Ioana Scherf.

We were fortunate to have drawn a good audience, and to everyone that came out to see us and took the time to participate in the events, I wanted to say - a heartfelt thank you! - you made our efforts worthwhile.

Here are some pictures...we hope you enjoyed this evening as much as we did.

                          Dr. Ioana Scherf and Dr. Tatiana Burghenn-Arsénie