|[29. August - 18. Oktober 2009] From PUMA to PAN
FROM PUMA TO PAN Ralf Metzenmacher's World
PAN artforum Emmerich/Germany 29.08. – 25.10.2009
His artistic orientation – the synthesis between art and product design – can be understood by looking at his biography. Ralf Metzenmacher, born in 1964, studied object and product design at the Aachen College of Higher Education from 1986-1991. He learnt painting technique from Prof. Christiane Maether and sculpture and design from Prof. Ulf Hegewald. After completing his studies he went on to pursue an impressive career with PUMA, the sportswear producers. As “Chairman of the Circle” Metzenmacher was a member of the most important internal PUMA panel for future planning. During the 90s the Franconian sportswear producers who had been respectable but unsophisticated, transformed themselves into a trendy international fashion and lifestyle organisation. After 12 years, Metzenmacher left PUMA AG in 2004; and now as a free-lance artist he devotes himself exclusively to his creative impulse for painting and his idea to merge art with design.
The PAN-Exhibition reflects Ralf Metzenmachers development: From Retro-Design to Retro-Art!
From Puma to PAN
PAN artforum Emmerich/Germany
29.08. – 25.10.2009, PDF ca. 0,8 MB