PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Simon Czapla

Silver Threads & Golden Needles
This volume offers for the first time an in-depth look at a number of series by the young painter Simon Czapla. Whilst the classic portrait is currently undergoing a new interpretation in which the familiar contemplation unexpectedly turns into observation, the series – to be completed by 2013 – with its opulently staged, expressive scenery and portraits, opens up Czapla’s cryptic view of a reality shaped by transformations. In  addition to a fascinating wealth of invention and a skilfulness characteristic of the old masters, all of the works are linked by the momentum of a provocative confusion.

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"Simon Czapla"

ISBN 978-3-86678-922-7

24,00 x 30,00 cm

98 Pages

47 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Mit Gold- und Silberprägung

Languages: German, English

Cornelia Czapla

Cornelia Czapla, Rainer Metzger

preface by
Jens Lill
Design by
Polina Bazir, Kerber Verlag
Exhibition: "Simon Czapla - Silver Threads And Golden Needles, 04.-25.05.14, Galerie im Bürgerhaus, Kulturkreis Sulzfeld