Why do you call yourselves KLUB7 when there are six of you?
The number seven is a relic from when the group was first established 20 years ago, when there were still seven of us. Over the years, members have left and new ones have joined. The fact that we spell ‘Klub’ with a K is a reference to our past in the GDR. These days, we refer to the cumulative style of our six members as the seventh member.
What are the benefits of creating art as part of a group?
Each one of us contributes our own characteristics, ideas and quirks. This results in joint perspectives that wouldn’t be possible if we were working individually. An initial vision is shared with all the other members, snowballs from there and culminates in an artwork based on the skills and perspectives of six artists.
Can you explain the procedure to us?
We have built up a sense of trust in the way we work that leads us into a workflow; this happens intuitively and without the need for much verbal communication. One of us sets the ball rolling and that sparks an idea in someone else, which in turn may inspire another one of us.
What is it that defines the personal style of KLUB7?
We pool together our own individual thematic, technical and aesthetic preferences – and by immersing ourselves in these, we shape the style of the group as a whole.
How timeless is the work you produce?
It’s hard to say whether our artworks are timeless or not. But we always try to stay close to ourselves, our visions and current events. So that makes them authentic and, from our point of view, contemporary.