ART likes Freistil

"Die vierte Ausgabe des Illustrationsjahrbuchs Freistil beweist Mut zur Reduktion und präsentiert nur schwarzweiße Illustrationen." art am 17. 4. 2009

Irit Bahle sprach für art, das Kunstmagazin mit Herausgeber Raban Ruddigkeit über den Beruf des Illustrators, die Stärken gezeichneter Bilder und die Zukunft der Illustration. Raban äußert darin seine aktuellen Forderungen an die Illustration: "Wir haben in den letzten Jahren einen handwerklichen Schub erlebt. Es gibt sehr viele tolle Arten der Umsetzung. Woran es mangelt, sind die guten Ideen. Es fehlt der Mumm, freche, radikale, böse, emotionale Ideen zu haben und auch umzusetzen. Vieles von dem, was man zurzeit sieht, ist reine Oberfläche. Eine Illustration fängt dann an stark zu sein, wenn eine gute Idee dahinter steckt. Dazu gehört eine gute Ausbildung, dazu gehört aber vor allem auch eine ganze Menge Mut beim Einzelnen."

Komplettes Interview auf art-magazin.de

Featured Interview in Freistil Black

My interview with star illustrator David Foldvari has now been published in English.

Lately a great book about illustration has hit the market which gives you the chance to read one of the interviews I have conducted for my book “Selbsthändig” in English. As a preview of “Selbsthändig” it features some of my illustrations and a big part of the interview I did with Dave.

Editor Raban Ruddigkeit calls Freistil Black “the biennial of European commercial illustration in book form” and is also showing his daring by using only black and white works for this year‘s issue of Freistil. Printed in six colours, including lacquer and extra black!

Euro 39,80
ISBN 978-3-87439-769-8,
order: http://www.typografie.de/

Loser is published

My portrait series "Loser" is published in the latest issue of the Austrian award winning fanzine (or do I have to say magazine?) "Landjäger". The topic of this issue is "failing" and my series are portraits of failing sportstars in their tearful moments. Landjäger is done with lot of love in the Austrian mountains. You can order the magazine online at landjäger.at for 4 Euros and shipping. Discover the tragic stories behind the tears of those mighty men and women. When Christian Feurstein, the art director of Landjäger presented me proudly the new issue I discovered why it's worth to contribute to Landjäger: I got three mags for free and had a great skiing day with Christian in the sunny Austrian mountains.

Netdiver Best of the Year 2008

"Netdiver has just released the list of projects and whose talents have made a strong and lasting impression in 2008." 110 people... and I am one of them. That's nice! Thanks to Carole and the Netdiver team. Have a look at the full list here.

Shake Your Tree at Klara Wallner Galerie

Illustration Sympoium in Würzburg

I am in Würzburg today. I am invited to present my book Selbsthändig at my old university as part of a Symposium about Illustration.

Illustration Symposium
FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Münzstr. 12, Würzburg
13. 01. 09, 4:30 - 9 pm

See you there!

Exhibition in Berlin: Spick And Span New

Under the title "spick-and-span-new", Klara Wallner Galerie is introducing Shake your Tree among 4 other new artists who are going to have individual exhibitions in the gallery during the course of 2009. With my mates from Shake Your Tree I will present some of our well-renowned works before rocking the house with new stuff later that year.

Klara Wallner Galerie, Berlin
10.01. – 07.02.09
Opening reception: 10.01.09, 5 – 9 pm

Happy New Year

My very first illustration this year. Drawn yesterday on the first of January, published in the Guardian today. It was for a column about the weird medical news "thinking makes fat". That was a fast start into 2009 - I only had 5 hours. I wish you all a Happy New Year!

 

 

The press likes Selbsthändig

In ihrer aktuellen Ausgabe schreibt die PAGE über Selbsthändig und meine Interviews mit verschiedenen Illustratoren.

"Die Erkenntnisse aus diesen Gesprächen teilt er netterweise mit allen, die ebenfalls Illustratoren werden wollen, in einem äußerst unterhaltsamen Buch, in dem er die Interviewsituationen durch eigene Skizzen lebendig werden lässt."

Gleichzeitig erschien diese Woche ein netter Artikel über das Buch in der Esslinger Zeitung, der hier nachzulesen ist.

Launch Night: Vacuum Art Paper

It looks like a geek version of the discoghosts, but it's the Vacuum Launch Night, which takes place at the Permanent Gallery around Halloween. This evening event marks the official launch of the fourth issue of Vacuum Independent Art Paper. I was asked to do some new work for them, so come around to find my contribution in this mag.

Vacuum is an art paper for exhibitions and events happening in Brighton, it includes reviews, comments, art writing, essays and art work for the printed page. The Paper is edited in turns by Grey Area and Permanent Gallery.

Readings from contributers to the fourth issue of vacuum Independent Art Paper
- Rowena Easton, Jonathan Swain, Jason Evans, Barbara Ryan -

Live music from
- Robert Stillman's Horses -

Friday 31st October, 8pm, £1 entry
Permanent Gallery & The Permanent Bookshop
20 Bedford Place
Brighton BN1 2PT

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