In autumn 2001, the idea was born to hold a salon featuring independent artists at least once a year
in Sylvie Proidl's studio.
On Thursday, this time on November 12, the salon was opened with a celebration and the artwork was then
open for public viewing and direct sale from Friday to Sunday. The exhibiting painters this year were
Jacqueline Chanton, Sylvie Proidl and Elisabeth Sula, and one goal of this first WINTERSALON 01 was
to set the standard for future events.
Jacqueline Chanton: "What interests me is the fine line between the artificiality of the media and
that of art, the shift from an effect-oriented, planned process to the underlying level. I merely
scratch the surface of media and advertising images, assimilate them and, through the act of painting,
add a whiff of questionability. It is my yearning to create space for life in a manipulated, simulated
Elisabeth Sula's numerous study trips to Asia have influenced the form and color of her paintings.
In the WINTERSALON 01 she shows work from various cycles. All have in common a sensuous brilliance
The host Sylvie Proidl deals with rainforests and indigenous people. She selected the large pen
and ink work from the cycle BLACK FISHLETS, whose centerpiece is the three-dimensional textile
installation "Black Fishes in Blue Light", which just returned from an exhibition in
Every year, a sponsor will be sought - a company (perhaps from the same city district) that could use
this event to underline its corporate philosophy with art and to offer its staff and clients a
pleasant evening in a stimulating setting.