8
Nov

asking, not questioning

Dear ones, If you’re an artist, you probably question your works and yourself quite a lot. I do so, too, and a few months ago I came to the conclusion that I actually hate drawing. Which at the same time is not true. (I still love it.) Which is the part I love, and which […]

22
Okt

Screen City Festival 2013 (Stavanger, Norway)

Dear ones, Next weekend, from October 25 to 27, one of my animations will be part of the Screen City Festival 2013 at Stavanger, Norway. They’re going to screen my animation from the and even if installation that I made in 2011 for a solo show next to a lot of other video artworks and a […]

29
Sep

By chance

When I read websites about creative processes or how to design this or that, I often found the author striving for a perfect solution. A lot of people at the internet tell you how to optimize your finances, your work, your days in general and most importantly, your personality. Optimize yourself! Optimize! At the same time I see a lot […]

29
Aug

Limitations

This week’s epiphany: Limiting myself is rather relieving… I know this sounds pretty unintuitive, but let me explain: I usually work with a bunch of materials and mix them all up. At the same time, I usually have issues to get started, because, you know, there are so many things I want to do! But […]

21
Aug

Inspiration

Even though a lot of things has happened lately, I remember how beautiful and rich my life is every day. I’m grateful for everything beautiful and abundant, and I much enjoy to focus on all the good things in life rather than on the bad. I started to take my camera with me again, and […]

15
Aug

Life goes on

Hopefully you missed me, too. A lot of things happened over the last few months, and I can tell you one thing: I am exhausted. I’ve just been and I still am. I’ve been already exhausted for months, when I did all those awesome exhibitions in 2012. It’s like this is the basic shape of […]

6
Mai
Jessica Koppe

Evolution

Some time ago I read that tweet from my fellow animation and illustration artist, Juliana Cuervo who currently lives in Argentinia: Another one from 2010…is very weird the see how your work evolves in the past years. fb.me/209O6Yxyw — @JulianaisJuliet (March 21, 2013) It is. This thought still stuck with me when I discovered Portland […]

14
Apr
you already know the answer

Thoughts on Resistance

The other day I read a blog post by my dear fellow artist Jessica Serran who wrote about Resistance (yes, capital R). Most artists I’ve met know this feeling well and I’m no exception. I meet Resistance every time I start to work, and for a long time I just tried to push it away […]

31
Mrz
Jessica Koppe

Happy Easter Holidays!

Dear friends, The sun is shining for the first time in weeks and I’m so grateful for this. I can’t get enough sun beams after that long and dark winter. (Who could?) It’s Easter Sunday today. Easter, the Holi fest or most of the other spring festivals exist to celebrate the transformation of a calm […]

29
Mrz

Refurbishing. This is not a metaphor.

The more I think about it, the more I understand that for me, art and life couldn’t be separated. The way I live, I eat, sleep, meet people is the same way I want to make art: I love to laugh, to be curious, to constantly learn new things and to spend time with people […]

24
Mrz

Drawing a Line

Even though I always considered myself as a drawing artist, I recently found out that I actually hate to draw. There, I said it. Ever since I remember I’ve been admiring people who draw out loud, and I wanted to learn how to produce images from my imagination onto paper, too, wanting to be as […]

21
Mrz

Stretch. Breathe. Rest. Repeat.

You guys, This is a season of growth and development. After this stunning second half of 2012 of exhibitions and events, I still have a massive hangover though. I may often seem to be tough and straightforward when it comes to my career in the arts but truth is, I often feel insecure and helpless, […]

26
Feb
found it!

The Joy Of Discovery And Adventure

From time to time I rewrite my artist statement. As much as I hate to put what I do in less than 300 words, it helps me clarifying what I want. In those moments I spend a lot of time to think about what’s important for me and my art. I reflect on why I […]

3
Feb
Jessica Koppe

feeling reborn

You guys, it’s been a while. And now everything looks different. Which is totally cool. From time to time (about every two years) I’ll get the urgent wish to redesign my websites, and this is what it’s now. This time it’s been intense. I learned a lot about myself again over the last twelve months, and […]

23
Nov

Auf ein Wort!

Größe variable (Ausstellungsansicht, 2012) | Size customizable (exhibition view, 2012) Washi Tape-Schrift auf Wand | Washi Tape writing on wall Gelegentlich schreibe ich Texte. Dieser Text ist so etwas wie ein Programm oder Manifest der Ausstellung “Auf ein Wort” (Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin) gewesen. Die Worte zogen sich durch alle Räume und luden zum Entdecken […]

22
Nov

City of abandoned artworks

31 Papierhäuser aus je einem DIN A4-Blatt geschnitten und geklebt. Größe variabel | 31 paper houses, each made of one A4 sheet. Size customizable Papier und Teile von verworfenen Arbeiten | Paper and bits of abandoned artworks Als ich die Säule in einem Ausstellungsraum sah, wusste ich sofort, dass daran eine kleine Stadt entstehen müsste. […]

17
Nov

november drawings

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30
Sep

september drawings

je / each measures 21 x 15 cm Mischtechnik auf Papier und Mischtechnik-Collagen / mixed media and mixed-media collages on paper Einserseits kannst du diese Blätter dieser Serie wie eine Art Comic oder Storyboard lesen oder sie unabhängig voneinander als Einzelblätter betrachten. You can read this series of mixed-media drawings and collages like a surreal […]

2
Jun

Ins Dunkel

12:53 Min. Puppen- und Legetrick / Stop-frame and cut-out animation „Ins Dunkel“ erzählt die Geschichte von Orpheus, dem talentiertesten Musiker der griechischen Antike, der sich nach dem frühen Tod seiner geliebten Eurydike auf den Weg in die Unterwelt macht, um sie zurück ins Leben zu holen. Da seine Musik sogar die Götter bezaubert, scheint dieses […]