Both - Gallerist & Artist
INA DEDERER known for her colorful posterized art, has opened a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Zurich. Its exclusive location enriches the local art scene by regularly presenting exhibitions featuring Swiss and international artists.
INA DEDERER & FRIENDS ART GALLERY
This contemporary art gallery in the heart of Zurich boasts an attractive modern space for talented international artists who are currently growing their presence on the diverse art scene.
Ina Dederer, devoted gallerist and artist, brings the best art from around the world to Switzerland’s biggest city. Representing talented artists has contributed to the gallery’s rapid success, as it highly values the quality and diversity of the art shown. By organising exceptional exhibitions regularly, the Gallery wants to show the best of contemporary art to its visitors. Building a fair relationship with its artists is of equal importance to the gallery. Artists become “friends”, a concept that best explains how Ina chose the gallery’s name.
In its relatively short history, Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS has hosted many separate shows, featuring 25 artists from dozens of countries around the globe. It participated in different major international art fairs and proudly boasts a strong website, newsletter and social media following. The gallery also cherishes excellent relationships with local, regional and international media, as well as multiple network associations.
INA DEDERER IN INTERVIEW
Ina Dederer, a painter with Russian roots, spent her childhood in the northern German city of Bremen before moving to Zollikon in Zurich, Switzerland in 2007. Her drawings and oil paintings were already being exhibited and presented in her school days at the educational institute where she was enrolled. Today, the paintings of this internationally-active artist are emerging in studios in Spain,Monaco and Switzerland. Inspired by her many travels to world museums and always on the lookout for creative new techniques, she creates works whose themes are the beauty of human evolution, the grace of nature and the art of great masters. With some of her works,she reminds us that absolute perfection does not exist in reality. Ina Dederer developed her own painting style over the years as a pop artist, for which painters like Maltzman, Klimt, Richter and Picasso were her creative inspirations. Her innovative works are, however, shaped above all through her own individual dramatics. The artist’s works include forms of a deliberately experimental procedure, as well as artfully combined style influences with elements of reproduction art, pop surrealism, art nouveau and modern classical. We grabbed the occasion to meet the artist–gallerist to ask her a few questions about her works, her gallery and her plans.
THE GALLERY SEEMS TO BE DOING WELL AND IT HAS ONLY BEEN OPEN FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF. WOULD YOU SAY THIS IS THE CASE AND TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE ITS EARLY SUCCESS?
We represent talented artists and of course this has contributed a lot to our rapid success. The quality of the art shown in our gallery is very important to us. By organising exhibitions regularly, we want to show the best of contemporary art to our visitors. We think that it is important to build a fair relationship with our artists as well. They should become “friends”, which explains the name of the gallery.
WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUR OWN GALLERY?
I used to work as an art dealer, organising exhibitions of modern art at our private gallery. I had been travelling a lot for work and discovered incredibly talented artists whose works I would love to show to the whole world. Unfortunately, our private gallery did not have any more available wall space, so I felt the need to have a second place to be able to show more contemporary art.
WHAT EVENTS CAN WE EXPECT AT THE GALLERY IN THE UPCOMING MONTHS?
We are always planning lots of interesting events! (laughs). You can stay updated by regularly checking our website: www.gallery-inadederer.com
WHICH ARTISTS OR WHO’S WORK IS RESONATING WITH YOU AT THE MOMENT?
For my series “Beauties”, which was exhibited in Zurich in the beginning of 2015, I was highly inspired by Pop Art artists such as Andy Warhol, Frank Stella und Roy Lichtenstein.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF WORK THAT YOU HAVE CREATED?
I cannot pick one favourite. I love every one of them.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
Over the past few months, I have been focused on the gallery, even though I remain active as an artist. I am currently finishing a new series of paintings. My last exhibition was a success and we sold almost every work from the series. I am not able to paint more than 20 artworks a year, since each of them requires several weeks of intensive work. If you wish to discover more about the artist and see her paintings, visit her website: www.inadederer.com