Supporting art and artists is especially important in these times; supporting local artists is even more important. Meet your Berlin artists.
'Women Are Powerful' 2020 | 70 x 90 cm | €270
A. DAVID HOLLOWAY
I am a Berlin based photographic artist originally from Brisbane, Australia. I began studying photography in high school and have loved being behind the camera ever since. Taking inspiration from Hockney and neo-impressionist painters, my images explore the energy and vibrancy of built up urban areas using in camera effects and long exposure techniques. I have had exhibitions in various locations, including Brisbane, Berlin, Bremen, London, Paris and New York.
" I am Elisa Matz, Artist & Designer. Creativity and nature have driven me ever since I can think. In the last 4 years I have worked with private individuals and various companies to bring, with the help of canvas and mural paintings, color and joy into people's lives and spaces. "
I love creating: Playing around and experimenting with texture, colour and composition - Studying other artists work - soaking up the creativity, life and haptics all around me and turning them into visual art!
Ludwig Schult learned carpentry and art history. He makes paintings, sculptural works and murals that are rooted in graffiti, graphic hand sketching, abstract color field painting and movie decorations.
"The world is only an illusion. Life is a dream … Wake up!” MINIMAN ----- MINIMAN : GROW OR DIE TRYING | Fabian Kochendoerfer I studied philosophy and art history from 1998 till 2000 in Tuebingen, Germany. I studied with Prof. Diedrich Diederichsen art and design at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart and graduated with Diploma and with Master of Arts from the University of Portsmouth in 2005. My artist alter-ego is called MINIMAN and my slogan is GROW OR DIE TRYING. I am producing Polaroid art since the year 2000. I manually manipulate the Polaroids in my own original style. I live and work in Berlin Neukölln since 2009 as an artist.
"In my work I am always looking for beauty and poetry even if some subjects I deal with are full of pain. I have always focused on the observation and search for visual expressions in themes that are in some way related or connected to movement and transformation. I focus on emotions and feelings, on the duality of things and the search for balance. A balance that comes and goes…and yet is never permanent."
Berlin based Italian figurative artist, Silvia´ source of interest is the contradictions that shape our reality, especially regarding women of her generation, the strength that they emanate, and the intrinsicate contradiction they live in: the duality between the poeticized image of a woman (as saint, muse, goddess) and the inequality she faces in the real world. Using the traditional format of portrait, adapting it to the era we live in, Silvia aims to present real people without idolization. Without pretense of perfection.
Stephanie is fascinated by the mystery of the female, breaks with clichés and does away with typical female role expectations. What really interests her is the unleashed and liberated power of being female in all its forms. Again and again she removes the layers of cultural traditions and at the same time plays with them in a challenging manner.
Alice Rajasombat is a French artist graduated in visual arts in 2013 and currently residing in Berlin. Her plastic work is based on the new icons arising from the social networks, these characters that unveil themselves through a screen. It suggests an alternative perspective on these singular images, originally conceived to be posted online, by taking them out of their context. As a result, the characters are released from their usual setting.
Apathetic Sheep are sheep that say MEH, created by mixed media artist Tanya Doan. They were born and raised in NYC and have now flocked to Berlin. They converge in apathetic flocks in both analog and digital spaces, taking form in a variety of visual media amidst fields of patterns and geometry.
Francesco Petruccelli, Italian sculptor and painter, has been working as cameraman for several years and graduated in Humanities in Milan before moving to Berlin in 2011, and devoting himself to art. Since then, he has been featuring his works in numerous exhibitions, in Germany and abroad.
In this series POP ART FOR THE LITTLE FELLOW. Horst asks about the role of the little fellow in art. Instead of Andy Warhol's version of Pop Art , Horst uses the local news and the little stars from the country side who, for example, won a prize for the most beautiful chicken. The everyday fellow.
Informed by a longing for balance, a mediation of textures and colours shifting between a dynamic boldness, to calm and quiet dispositions. Through shifts of perspective, colours are pitted against each other to achieve harmony. Markings are meditations of thought, of memory, of daydreaming. With a childlike curiosity, a bright and playful energy manifests into large formats. Working primarily with acrylic and oils, the artist jumps between landscapes within herself, evolving, regressing, exploring.
I seek to bring joy and color to the world through my art. I'm well known for my bold and playful use of color, abstracts, and line. I am increasingly inspired by the spirit and colorful nature of Berlin, and this along with frequent traveling addiction, has started to shape my current interests and motifs. But mostly, I am still the artist with an addiction to all things colorful and bright!
Marta is a portrait & abstract photographer, as well as the founder of Neurodivergence Gallery. Her work revolves around social stigma, especially regarding the question of 'psychosis vs. psychic'. Her art promotes the validity of all possible perspectives on any given subject.
Bigmotha is my alter ego, a Berlin based self-educated photographer from France. I am that indomitable and creative spirit who traveled throughout Africa, USA, Asia and Europe to meet images that tell their own stories. After a Bachelor of Art in Political Sciences, I pursued my studies with a Master degree in Management. But that was not enough, I had the strong will to learn the history of Art and became more and more interested in its variety.
My appeal for Art led me to diverse artistic projects including the Paris Photo fair trade and a Pop up event at the MoMA in New-York. I am part of a really inspiring artsy family, our art flourish through different kinds of mediums; photography is my way of expression.
"I put my creativity to good use and do art. That is what I do, plain and simple. That is what I feel I need to do. For me, you, the world, the universe, whatever. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder...always. If you can feel that beauty...that fascination and aestheticism...fine! "
Emphasis on strong drawing skills collaged with layers of textures and super-natural hues."The thread that unites all this is a struggle to illuminate uncomfortable mental furniture and rearrange it." You still bark your shins against the corners, but at least it’s in ‘pretty colours’, and you can see it from ‘a different angle’.
Super Pop Boy is a young creative based in Berlin who has exhibited his paintings across Germany and in the city of Abu Dhabi. His pop artwork seeks to generate and preserve an animated realm of childhood fancy. His pieces are optimistic, energetic, humorous pop art paintings that depict everyday situations with verve and panache.
Andreea Dican is a photographer and videographer based in Berlin. With a trained eye for aesthetically pleasing details, a burning curiosity and a passion for yet untold stories, she supports entrepreneurs and artists to share their vision with a larger audience. Andreea is specialized in content creation, visual branding and event documentation.
"I am an abstract and conceptual painter, born in Tarragona, Spain, currently based in Berlin. I gained my Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona in 2011. At the moment, I work mainly in big formats, using oil, acrylic, and adhesive tape."
I studied art in London and apart from that, the vast experience of different cultures and customs I encountered during my extensive travels made me who I am today. Amongst others, these years provided a treasure trove of inspiration for my art and thus I started to experiment with a plethora of mediums and techniques. However, as a curious eccentric with a zest for life I wish to remain elusive. I, Fred Tiger, consider myself a non-conformist free spirit and want my art to be seen as an art speaking for itself and not based on my merits or personal background.
"Art is the center of my life and painting my greatest passion. I'm especially inspired by female characters and imaginative landscapes full of mysteries. By playing with perspectives, abstraction, figuration and strong contrasts I try to express my impressions, emotions and experiences."
I am interested in the state of uncertainty caused by changes, which inevitably arises again and again and to which everyone reacts differently. These feelings combined with a longing for home are the focus of my painting, photographs or installations. Many of the works are made of paper and do not have smooth surfaces, but show folds and wounds that the course of life brings.
Lena is a Russian artist, an urban sketcher and a storyteller based in Berlin. She loves unveiling tales of different cities and their inhabitants by capturing them on paper. She usually draws analog and uses alcohol markers as a medium.
"I am Ona, a Berlin Painter (b 1990). I work with oil pastel and acrylic on paper and canvas. I am quite nostalgic and romantic. I love objects, furniture and garments from the past decades. I stroll through flea markets or antique shops, looking for inspiration. An old vase or a chair, things that I bring back to the present by collecting and painting them."
Sara is a Lebanese artist based in Berlin. Her bright colour palette combined with organised lines display the controversy of containment and freedom that she notices in the people around her. She paints portraits that seem to feel emotions of indifference but also reflect a discreet sense of fascination.
"I mainly focus on representing strong, powerful women with bold colors to celebrate life and its beauty and to highlight the power that lies within us. If i had to describe myself i would use the word colorful. I love life, strawberries and summer nights and I am passionate about art, like a lot. I believe in art, I think it makes me a better person. "