Living in Berlin, I know all of my favourite and interesting corners. So if I want something, I know exactly where to go. For instance coffee. Now I find myself in Vienna and I am on the hunt for good coffee.
This week I ventured out into the subzero temperatures to see the people frolicking on the ice of the frozen canal nearby. It is a world away from the balmy Summer evenings I spent there with friends and a bottle of wine watching the sunset.
Mr. Frost has paid me a visit and shown me his own artistic abilities on my studio windows in the form of some very intricate ice crystal patterns, more often referred to as “Eisblumen” (ice flowers).
Posted in: Germany, Studio
I’m excited to announce that I am exhibiting with my good friends in Art, Dennis Konstantin and Micha Krebs in Berlin. We will all be exhibiting in Micha’s Colory studio gallery. Micha with his gallery is again participating this year in the Friedenau Südwestpassagekultour open studio’s weekend. A total of 50 locations have opened their doors for the weekend.
In the basement for the past three months a collection of UV artists from the Sinneswandeln project have been busy building a black light mini-golf course.
This Sunday, the fourth of July is the 8th Oberbaumbrücke Open Air Gallery in Berlin and for myself the third time I’ve participated with my artwork. My friend and colleague Micha Colory Krebs will also be at the festival also.
Here is a selection of images from our recent Fantastic Visions exhibition opening. It was wonderful to see people make the journey out in such frigid weather, in what was Europe’s coldest Winter in 60 years.
Today I was painting with Dennis Konstantin while he was in his studio in Hamburg and I in mine in Berlin.
2010 starts with the first group exhibition project for Fantastic Visions. I will be exhibiting my artwork with Dennis Konstantin and Micha Colory Krebs at the Lichtenberger Kultschule in Berlin.
This Summer I was called up to work on a mural project that would ultimately span two cities. We worked in the Lyon studios and then completed it in Berlin.
For the past year I’ve had my studio here in the Atelierhaus Mengerzeile. And the time has come again for our Tag der Offen Ateliers (open studio day).
After attending the exhibition openings for my recent exhibitions at Galerie III in Barmstedt, I stopped off in Hamburg to visit fellow visionary artist, Dennis Konstantin.
Posted in: Artist, Friends
The future of the legendary Berlin artist collective building Tacheles is in doubt.
Tired of life drawing? Tired of drawing the same potatoes that recline on a couch? On Saturday Anja and I sought out different schooling for our figure drawing needs. We enrolled in Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, closeted away in a small club, hidden from street view, in the Graefekiez of Kreuzberg, Berlin.
I travelled to Charlottenburg in the west of Berlin to see the Surreal Worlds, Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection. The collection is a great surprise and contains many well known names in Surrealism. The collection has exquisite examples of surrealistic art by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, and with works by Odilon Redon, Paul Klee and Jean Dubuffet.
The most entertaining story was how one of Madeline Von Foerster’s artworks, “Amazon Cabinet” was held by customs in Frankfurt Germany, because they thought that it was an Old Master’s artwork and not painted by a living 36 year old American artist.
A change of city means a change of studio. I now have a new studio in Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin.
Somewhere between imagination and Berlin lies a special place called Zozoville. The doorway to this land of oddball under the bed monsters, devils and dysfunctionally cute can be found at Mainzer Strasse 21, Friedrichshain, Berlin.
I recently visited Japanese artist Shinji Himeno in Berlin. It was a great surprise to discover him there after I had lived there for three years, never knowing he existed. I wonder who else is hidden there.