WHO

The independent art collective “The Artheists” is founded in 2012. With this collective, the participants want to put up a stand against what they call “the destructive machinery of the art market”. Within the Artheists group, the name, background and education of an artist have lost their meaning completely. The artists are absolutely free to use, or their real names or invent synonyms, false nationalities and new backgrounds. This implicates that the artist becomes sort of imaginary, which puts the focus mainly on the artwork again. Art has a significant function in society, not because of its value on the art market or the popularity of the artist, but because of the aesthetics, Zeitgeist and messages art generates. The Artheists only concentrate on the making of art and really nothing else to keep their independence. Therefore we collaborate with institutions like The Artpole to become publicly known.

 
 

THE ARTHEISTS

All the members in alphabetical order:

 

  • Carolin “Charly” Boheim

  • Germany
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    She has a weakness for French chanson and gypsy music, at best enjoyed while smoking her pipe.

    Quote: “I have a profound dislike for people who claim to understand the understandable.”

     
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  • Louison Boucher

  • France
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    As a proper Frenchman, he likes delicatessen, good movies and circus clowns. He drives his whole neighbourhood utterly insane when “playing” his instrument.

    Quote: “Picasso was an ordinary thief, Dali a narcissistic amateur and Beuys a charlatan... Matisse, my friends, is the centre. Of course, he was French !”

    Participation:
    Expressions in Colour&Shape

  • Isabelle Cadix

  • Belgium
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    She went to art school and quit, went to a gallery and walked away, sold an artwork and gave back the money. Now she is working as a tour operator in Spain and on the French Riviera in order to make proper art.

    Quote: “This whole situation reminds me of a poem by Pablo Neruda, which I, unfortunately, can´t seem to remember.”
     
     
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  • Bronco Brown

  • United States
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    His dad got out of jail and kidnapped his mother. She felt head over heels in love. He is born and raised in Buffalo, NY.

    Quote: “They named me after a goddamned horse”

     
     

    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Chum of Chance

  • United States
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    Name a place in the world and this artistic nomad has been there. Absorbing all influences from all around and thus creating a complete different style by his own. Patience is due when wanting to get in contact with him, for God knows where he is roaming now for the next couple of months.

    Quote: “The greatest compliment is, when someone finds my work crap. Because that´s exactly what my shit looks like”

    Participation:
    Expressions in Color&Shape

  • Isa Deedt

  • Netherlands
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    She thinks that curiosity killed the cat.

    Quote: “I would say so.”
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Colin A. Darlin

  • United Kingdom
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    Born and bred in Brixton UK. Regards himself as a proper gentleman with aesthetic, misanthropic tendencies. He is masterly skilled in climbing mountains wearing flip-flops.

    Quote: “I do ask myself, regarding good old Nietzsche: If God is dead, who will save our Queen?”

    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • William Day

  • Germany
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    If you do not find him in some smokey blues bar with a scotch in front of him, he is on the stroll with his camera, capturing life in a frame. He is the light magician, always there on the right moment. Just don´t be around when he runs out of cigarettes.

    Quote: “Everything I have is yours.”

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  • Mare Desoete

  • Belgium
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    This girl is a well of creation! Her fantasy and creativity is boundless. Not to mention she looks like a siren princess, a true descendant of the royal line of Poseidon, risen from the depths of Atlantis... We are all truly deeply in love with her.

    Quote: “Be gentle with the night. She dies within a sunrise”.

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  • Corneel Devroe

  • Belgium
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    He speaks only a dialect known as “West vlams”. He descends of a long line of working-class people. He has a wife and a kid and earns his living making art.

    Quote: “Keep it simple”
     
     
    Participation:
    Expressions in Colour&shape

  • Daan Duprez

  • Belgium
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    A fresh plate of mussels, a pint of beer and a sea view, while The Pogues are playing on the stereo. In the company of friends and family while discussing the total uselessness of life and art...

    Quote: “It really is... I mean, life and art are utterly of no use whatsoever. It just makes no sense at all and that makes it all so enjoyable”
     
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Bart Dewijze

  • Germany / Belgium
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    He is the only non-artist who believes in our group of artistic non-believers. He is our motivator and one of the founding fathers of our group. He is our gateway to the outside world. We all think he has no way to comprehend the mayhem he got himself into but we praise nevertheless his bravery.

    Quote: “Look what I found!!!”
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light / Expressions in Colour&shape

  • Isaac Stier

  • Germany
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    The man in the suit. The dandy with the curly moustache. The civil rights warrier who never loses his calm. This, he says himself, is because he is always right.

    Quote: “I am telling you, I am always right, I´m never mistaken”!
     
     
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  • Cloë Collins-Viane

  • Belgium
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    This girl is on a mission: To halter our virus-like humanistic destructive behaviour trough wards our natural surroundings. All the stuff she creates is based on this vision.

    Quote: “Humanity is a disease and this world is the cure.”
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Aimé Lesage

  • France
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    This man is a curiosity beyond comprehension. He is always reading books, magazines, poetry, pamphlets,... Just think about everything that got printed, he reads it. But the thing is: If you ask him something, no matter what, he has no clue of what you are talking about.

    Quote: “All things must pass.”
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Solemon Levine

  • Belgium
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    He is born in a city that is the centre of our universe. Do not get him started on religion and tradition, because it sure will end in total chaos. Do not give him at any circumstances something to drink that contains alcohol.

    Quote: “I´ll drink to that!”
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Alexandra Klaus

  • Germany
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    This blond sparrow-like creature, is the nicest person one can possibly think of. A ray of sun to all of us.

    Quote: “Will there be singing in dark times? Yes, they will be singing of dark times.”
     
     
     
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  • Louisa Mariano

  • Spain
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    The woman of the south, with fire in the eyes and gold in the heart. But Louisa, please stop baking us cookies. You are good in whatever you do...truly, but those things are really inedible.

    Quote: “You cabrons, they are a pastry delicacy from my region made by an ancient family recipe”
     
     
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  • Jean-Babtiste Martini

  • France
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    He looks like a flea market, smells like a flea market, lives on a flea market and is so diverse, interesting and mind bending as a flea market. A glass of wine and some cheese and we are off to Neverland.

    Quote: “Like Mister Hesse wrote: “Do not go out to look for things. Go out to find some things”
     
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Margot Ripun

  • Belgium
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    The mother of all of us, the wisdom and the source. We are all blessed to know you.

    Quote: “Oh yes and then again no.”
     
     
     
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Eric Sijpestijn

  • Netherlands
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    Our troubadour from the isle of wind. Blessed and doomed are the many nights we enjoyed your music and company until the wee hours in the many bars with way to much drink. Salud.

    Quote: “I guess it´s goodbye then.”
     
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Bruno Souza

  • France
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    This man´s loyalty to our cause is something we just have to mention. The time and effort he has put in The Artheists is beyond praise. He is the one who comes up with the right solution when all seemed lost.

    Quote: “Don´t mind ending my life in Kathmandu, singing with a sitar and a guru.”
     
     
    Participation:
    Expressions in Colour&Shape

  • Henry Tarraco Jr.

  • Belgium
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    The man with the endless smile. A contemporary Brother Grimm from the hills of Africa. A born story teller who knows the very secret to live a full life. We all hope he tells us that story one day.

    Quote: “One´s history shouldn´t be one´s future.”
     
     
     
    Participation:
    The Fossil Light

  • Anton Westerzoon

  • Netherlands
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    Our shy giant from the north. But quiet waters run deep.

    Quote: “I had an apple for breakfast this morning.”
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Thomas Wachten

  • Germany
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    He does not smoke, drink, party or seem to enjoy himself, ever. He is duller than a road brick and that we mean nicely. When you meet him in person you ougth to fall asleep immediately. He would be the perfect babysitter, if he wouldn´t scare the crap out of our kids.

    Quote: “That is not true. No one is scared of me.”
     
     
     
    Participation:
    Expressions in Colour&Shape

  • Dieter Zwabi

  • Germany
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    The godfather of The Artheists. The philosopher brain and art theoretic. He is one of the founders of our group and the supplier of new insights and ideas. As radical his ideas may seem, how gentle his personality is.

    Quote: “Ihr seid die totalen Chaoten.“
     
     
     

    Participation:
    The Fossil Light