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Mrz

20 Things

Dear Ones, From time to time I stumble about a blog post in which the author tells us 20 things about them. Usually another blogger invited them to do so, and they have to pass it on to another blogger afterwards. I was wondering if I find 20 interesting things about me as well. Let’s […]

3
Feb

Faces (Vol. II)

Dear Ones, The other day I showed you most of the results I’ve done during the Faces 101 week with Carla Sonheim, but I also kept back a few since they’re worth post by their own. Here we go! The Family Tree During the first day of the course we drew faces from watercolor shapes, adding […]

1
Feb

Face it.

Dear friends, It’s been a busy week. From time to time I still participate in art courses, and so did I over the last five days. You may wonder why since I have a formal art education? It’s not so much about techniques any more. As with anything you work in for years, the things […]

22
Jan

Limitations, again

Dear Ones, A lot of inspiring people hang around at twitter, and so do I for chats and inspiration (Come on over, and say hi!). The other day I read these lines by Sean McCabe and kept thinking about them for a while now: In order to think outside the box, there first must be […]

11
Jan

Self-Care

Dear Ones, Had some thoughts about self-care the other day when I was nursing the baby: The thing about breast-feeding a baby is that I have to make sure that I absolutely take care for myself. If I don’t eat well, don’t sleep enough or get stressed by whatever, my body wouldn’t be able to […]

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Dez

Superkauf Vol. 2

Dear ones, A warm invitation to another beautiful art event in which I’ll be taking part next weekend: Because it was so beautiful before! Superbuy will be Superbuy again! Grand opening! After extensive redecoration of our facility the Superbuy team will be back for you! Hard to believe! Even better quality at incredibly low prices […]

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Nov

Strangimals

Gentle reader, While I’m spending quite some time in the studio these days, I discover images within me, which, on the one hand, I did not expect, and which I enjoy tremendously at the same time. Suddenly there are birds and rabbits and some other strange folks around, but I let them come and invite […]

18
Nov

Kunst. Klima. Kwote.

Dear ones, Tomorrow night I’m going to be part of a panel talking about art, climate and quote and ratings within the art world: I hereby cordially invited to tomorrow’s panel discussion “Kunst. Klima. Kwote.”, from 6:30 p.m. at the auditory of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld. Panelists are Dr. Friedrich Meschede (director of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld), Susanne Titz […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apr
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]