The Art of Reflecting Nature: Exhibition by Gerlinde Wendland

The “Space of Culture” was shining one more time by colorful paintings. This time, by art works of the painter and long-standing SEKEM friend Gerlinde Wendland. Under the patronage of SEKEM and Heliopolis University, the art exhibition by the German artist was held at the main hall of the university’s Business Department.

“The sunlight, for example, can strongly influence my choice of colors,” Gerlinde Wendland said.

During the exhibition opening, Gerlinde Wendland stressed on how nature impacts our thoughts and actions. “The sunlight, for example, can strongly influence my choice of colors. That’s why my paintings in Germany differ a lot to those I drew in Egypt – the sun looks very different over there,” the artist said during her speech. “Also, the way I reflect on nature varies from one day to another. This reveals in my drawing. Hence, each painting is a completion of its predecessor and the beginning of its successor,” she explained.

The attendees discussing Gerlinde’s artworks.

For 25 years, Gerlinde Wendland is regularly visiting SEKEM and creates artworks, which can be found in every SEKEM building today. Thus, the exhibition attracted many employees from SEKEM and students from Heliopolis University, who were curious and delighted to meet the artist personally during her exhibition in the “Space of Culture”.

Noha Hussein

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