Exhibition Opening

Dear friends, thank you for the great opening night at Neonchocolate Gallery! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

You can visit the show until Thursday, 18.8.2011.

NEXT SHOW IN PROGRESS

Private view today, 7 PM
Lychener Str. 23, 10437 Berlin

Exhibition "Schiefe Bahn / A tea in iran"

Florian Bayer and Olivier Kugler - Illustrations as Reportage

The Neonchocolate Gallery in Berlin will show my work about the Berlin drug dealing kids together with some great work by Olivier Kugler: The illustrations about his journey with an Iranian trucker to Kish, a small island in the Persian Gulf were just honored with the overall prize at the V&A Illustration Award.

You are warmly invited to join us at the opening in Berlin on the 13th of August, 7 pm. The author of the story to my pictures, Patrick Bauer will do a reading.

13.8.2011 - 18.8.2011
Private view, 13.8.2011, 7PM
Neonchocolate Gallery
Lychener Straße 23
10437 Berlin
open wednesday - friday, 5 - 8 PM
www.neonchocolate.de

Exhibition opening in Würzburg

My student class is running their show at Arte Noah until 4th September.

THE SHOW IN PROGRESS

Würzburg - one hour til the opening.

LANDJÄGER MAGAZINE - THE SELF-DISCOVERY ISSUE

Life’s a quest. Therefore we called our new issue of Landjäger Magazine a “Self-Discovery”. Part of it are portraits I drew of current realigning dictators. Here you can see the leftover styles of al-Assad, al-Aziz, al-Gaddafi and Mubarak.

You can order the magazine for 6 Euros plus shipping at http://www.landjaeger.at/wildern/

Ausstellung "Klasse Illu!"

Die Illustrationsklassen Rösler und Bayer

Eine Ausstellung meiner Studenten zusammen mit der Klasse von Prof. Andrė Rösler. Keine Bilder von mir, aber von sehr vielversprechenden Talenten. Wer zur Vernissage in Würzburg ist - ich freue mich auf Euer Kommen!

Studenten der Illustrations-Klassen der Hochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt haben sich mit Stift, Pinsel, Schere und Computer auf die Suche begeben und ihr Umfeld als fremdes Terrain neu erkundet. In der direkten Auseinandersetzung sind Geschichten, Gedanken und Bilder entstanden, die den Schwerpunkt immer auf die persönliche Sichtweise setzen. Ihre Qualität entspringt dem Prozess genauer Beobachtung und der Suche nach einer persönlichen Handschrift.

07.08.2011 – 04.09.2011
Klasse Illu!
Arbeiten aus den Illustrations-Klassen Florian Bayer und Prof. André Rösler

Vernissage am Sonntag, 07.08.2011 um 11 Uhr.
Die halbstündige „Eine ART Führung“ durch die Ausstellung findet zur Finissage am So., 04.09.2011 um 19 Uhr statt.
geöffnet: mittwochs – samstags, 15 bis 18 Uhr, sonntags 11 bis 18 Uhr

Kunstverein Würzburg e.V.
Kunstschiff ARTE NOAH
Alter Hafen (hinter Kulturspeicher)
Veitshöchheimer Str. 5
Würzburg

Exhibition Visual Leader 2011 in Hamburg

Open since yesterday June 9, at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.

My award winning work about drug dealing kids in Berlin will be shown at „Visual Leader 2011 – the best of magazines and internet“ an exhibition accompanying the LeadAwards event.

This is what Deichtorhallen says: „For the eighth time, the nominees and winners of the LeadAwards will be presented at Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Photo series, magazine features, ads and websites will be on show – the best of what German magazines had to offer in 2010.

The exhibition encompasses all the works that last year won one of the coveted LeadAwards, Germany’s top print and online media award. The award winners on show include internationally renowned photographers and artists such as Nan Goldin, Tim Hetherington, Daniel Josefsohn, Peter Langner, Peter Lindbergh, Taryn Simon, Hedi Slimane, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jonas Unger, Harf Zimmermann and many more.

“VisualLeader” is not only the largest exhibition of its kind in Germany, but also has a very special format: In contrast to other competitions for creative professionals, you cannot enter the LeadAwards yourself. An independent jury of experts combs through the entire year’s issues of around 400 German magazines and picks out prize-worthy articles. A high-profile jury then judges and evaluates them, ensuring a completely independent and truly comprehensive judgment. Those awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze awards can rightly claim to be among the best of the best.

As such, the exhibition “VisualLeader” takes stock of the German creative scene. It highlights trends, sets standards for the future, and provides impulses for more innovation in print and online media. It shows what we can expect to see soon, and what will be here to stay.“

June 9 − August 14, 2011 at House of Photography at Deichtorhallen
Deichtorstraße 1-2, Hamburg
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm, every first thursday of the month 11 am – 9 pm (except on holidays)

Lead Awards 2011 – Bronze Medal for Best Illustration

Happy news! I am one of the winner of this years LeadAward! Last night at the event's gala I was honored with the Bronze Award for the best illustration feature 2010.

I am very happy and proud of receiving this prize for a piece of work, which - for me personally - has been one of the most important ones last year: For Neon, together with author Patrick Bauer, I spent much time researching into a heroin network where kids are exploited as drug dealers – entirely run inside the Berlin tube network. As disturbing the research was, as interesting was the process of producing on location observations and sketches in trains, stations and asylums, in advance to returning to my studio to produce the final artwork.

Even greater that this process of producing illustraions has been honored with such an award:

„In contrast to other competitions for creative professionals, you cannot enter the LeadAwards yourself. An independent jury of experts combs through the entire year’s issues of around 400 German magazines and picks out prize-worthy articles. A high-profile jury then judges and evaluates them, ensuring a completely independent and truly comprehensive judgement. Those awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze awards can rightly claim to be among the best of the best.“ (source: Deichtorhallen's press release).

Sounds great, doesn't it?

Thanks to my best artdirector Jonas Natterer, the Neon Crew and the LeadAcademy.

Landjäger at TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift

The Landjäger Magazine was invited to put up a stand in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. So Elisabeth and Christian arrived with wurst and cheese from Austria. Also, our friends from Au, the Poschauko Twins, did a very nice speech.

I am looking forward to the next Landjäger issue. I just finished the last drawings for it during Typo.

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