Interview Reiner Heidorn, Artist, Weilheim

 

http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/programmkalender/ausstrahlung-1025228.html

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/kunst-aufloesen-und-verschwinden-1.3488208!amp

http://lowegallery.com/artists/index-scrollbar.php?artist=reiner-heidorn

Last shows in Brazil, currently one in Atlanta and in Munich.

 

Where are you living?

I´m living in Weilheim, next to Munich.

 

How old you are?

Born 1966 in Bavaria.

 

What inspires you?

Our local landscape in November, my daughter, Pokemon, how people walk.

 

Tell me about what you do?

I´m mostly working on large scale canvases in modern expressionism. I have some monochrome Works, but in my recent series I do a conjunction of expressionism and asian manga style.

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

Wake my daughter, walk the tiny crazy dog, I´m a trained musician on Sitar, too, I play everyday a few hours in Vilayat Khan Style. Going to my studio by bike and do some action with all my colors and canvases, pedal home, buy some stuff and cook a lot of food.

 

What are some of your favourite source for information?

I mostly check Facebook, because due to my connections it´s now a perfect daily newsmagazine for art, gallerists, shows and trends.

 

How social media influence your life?

I love the internet, contacting nice people all over the world has never been so easy and effective. I mostly work with my Facebook Account and it is now sort of a very serious office for my artbusiness.

 

Interview Justine Otto, Artist, Berlin/Hamburg

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justine_Otto

https://www.justineotto.de/

https://www.instagram.com/ottojustine/

http://www.artfacts.net/en/artist/justine-otto-54656/profile.html

Justine Otto

Where are you living?

I have two opposite living surroundings. One is in the outback of civilisation where nobody comes around close to the river Elbe. And on the other hand I live in Berlin and sometimes in Hamburg.

 

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

i-m 42.

 

What inspires you?

Nearly everything can be a source of inspiration. For example music is one influence in my artwork. Some of my paintings have song titles .„Fourth Corner“ for example is a song titel from Trixie Whitley. For a while I enjoyed to visit abandonned places because the vibe of the just left and now forgotten has been a sparkling inspiration for me. I also collect old photographs and magazines as a source for my paintings.

 

Tell me about what you do?

I paint mainly , sometimes I make sculptures and collages. Art the moment I curate some exhibitions and do the graphical work for the cataloque for the next group exhibition i’ll be part of..

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

„A typical day“ looks like getting out oft the cosy bed and start everything with good coffee out of my ECM Cosmic coffee Machine. Than my lovely Labrador Minka wants to speed up and we go jogging in the landscape. Then I do the e-mail communication and coordinate the next exhibitions that will come. After a lot of green tea I finally start painting. I prefer to paint at night when I got the feeling to be complete on my own.

 

What are some of your favourite source for information?

newspaper and radio,I love listening to radio programmes at night.

 

How social media influence your life?

I have a fb site and I must admit that I found quite a few interesting artists on instagram. I think it`s a good source for discoveries. Sometimes I get fucked up with all this monitor staring and I stop it for a while.

Interview Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Artist, Berlin

https://www.instagram.com/ruprecht_v_kaufmann/

http://www.rvonkaufmann.com/home/

http://galeriecrone.com/

 

 

Where are you living?

In the South-West of Berlin – not the really hip part of town. Yet.

 
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

43

 

What inspires you?

Mainly literature and Music. For me the lyrics are very important when I listen to music. I am also a pod-cast junkie. But I have most of my best ideas, while running.

Tell me about what you do?

I am a painter. I create images that I hope will move people. Like trowing a roc into water and watching the ripples spread. Figures play a very important role: humans can’t help but react emphatically to images of people. That’s something I work with in my paintings.

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I get up at 5:30, work out make breakfast and get the children ready for school. Then I go for a run with our dog. The rest of the morning I usually spend answering emails (or questionnaires ) and taking care of business stuff. I am a great believer in naps. I take a power nap of about 15 Minutes every day. After that I get started on my paintings. I work until 6 or 8 depending.

What are some of your favourite source for information?

I read The New York Times and The New Yorker and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. But I also listen to NPR.

 

How social media influence your life?

I started to use social media very reluctantly. Because I am self-employed, they are a necessity, like having a current website. I usually set myself a limited timeframe to spend posting onto or reading social media. As a source of information or to really foster contacts I feel they have very limited potential-

Interview Lars Teichmann, Artist, Berlin

Photo: AnnetteApel.com

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Teichmann

http://www.larsteichmann.com/

http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/lars-teichmann/

Photo: AnnetteApel.com

Photo: AnnetteApel.com

Photo: AnnetteApel.com

Where are you living?

berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering) –

36

What inspires you?

culture

Tell me about what you do?

painting

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

wakeup-paint-sleep

What are some of your favourite source for information?

books

How social media influence your life?

less

Interview Alberto Madrigal, Artist and Illustrator, Berlin

You can find a lot of pictures of my work on my webpage:

www.albemadrigal.com

Where are you living?

I come from Spain, live in Berlin

 

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m 33 years old.

 

What inspires you?

I get inspiration from the city, the people around me and cinema, novels and photography. I like to sit on a cafe and observe the people, draw them while I think about a story and how can I develop it.

 

Tell me about what you do?

I am a comic artist and illustrator. I have drawn three books, two of them as a writer as well.

(http://www.albemadrigal.com/about/).

 

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I normally go to the studio at the morning around 10 am and start to work until 18:00 on the afternoon. I always have a book that I’m working on. I need at least two years to do one so in the meanwhile I do another jobs as illustrator.

 

What are some of your favourite source for information?

The source of information is the people and of course the internet. As I draw the books I would search for photographs of the places where the story takes place. Without internet the process would be very slow.

 

How media influence your life?

I use social media mainly for my work, to promote my self. It’s a good way to understand if people follow what you do and what they think about it.

 

Interview Martin Fengel, Artist, Munich

http://www.martinfengel.com/

https://www.instagram.com/mfengel/

http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/3354-martin-fengel

http://www.br.de/br-fernsehen/sendungen/lido/martin-fengel-100.html

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/kuenstler-martin-fengel-nicht-mehr-daraus-machen-als-das.807.de.html?dram:article_id=280981

Where are you living?

Munich
How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

51
What inspires you?

arts and crafts, I can learn/get inspired from almost anything
Tell me about what you do?

these months I teach photography at the academy in Kiel and Munich
What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

my wife works early hours in a hotel, so we get up early, I love to go running in the morning, I live near the Isar, maybe it’s the best hour of the day, then I walk to my office. And then it’s very difficult to say, because I’m always doing different things
What are some of your favourite source for information?

books
How social media influence your life?

in a bad way

Interview Danae Diaz, Artist (illustrations), Berlin

Photo by Nicole Sturz

 

http://danaediaz.com/

Where are you living?

Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

34

What inspires you?

Films, comics, Tezuka, books, Borges, music, Magritte, other people’s work, dreams, travels,…

Tell me about what you do?

I make illustrations for magazines, newspapers, books, ad agencies, music labels…. I also make animations and sometimes I work in bigger teams for animation productions such as featured films or TV series.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I wake up at around 8, take a shower, have breakfast, seat on the computer and start with mails check, bureaucracy and a little procrastination. After a couple of hours I get productive and start to draw. In the afternoon, after lunch break I get super productive and draw until the evening…at the end I think or make a work plan for the day after. In the evening I hang out, make sport or meet friends,… or I keep working if the deadlines are tight!

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Without doubt, the biggest, cheapest, easiest and fastest: the Internet. I also love to visit book and comic stores and ending buying something inspiring.

How social media influence your life?

I don’t really like to be active at that social media thing, and I am very bad with it…so I use it mostly to communicate with friends and/or colleges and being passive looking what others do. Very rare I post something myself, but I try to push myself now and then to be active, because I think it is a good way to promote my work.

 danae diaz illustration * www.danaediaz.com * +49 174 5270242 * contact@danaediaz.com

Die Zeit Hamburg Summer #diezeit #summer #illustration #editorialillustration #danaediazillustration

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Interview Raquel Nave, Actor/ Visual Artist, New York/ Los Angeles

https://www.instagram.com/rockhellmarie/?hl=de

http://www.raquelnave.com/

Where are you living?
I am living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
What inspires you?
the human condition, woman, motherhood, dogma, darkness, freedom.

Tell me about what you do?

A visual artist in self portrait and documentary work

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

wake up early, bring my daughter to school, reading, writing, editing, script work, maybe some shooting, quiet evening, whiskey and a bath.
What are some of your favourite source for information?

museums, bookstores, films, Google.
How social media influence your life?

social media influences our everyday, sometimes with a positive wealth of information, sometimes negatively with an overwhelming amount pulling us from our own creative universe and truth. It’s a love hate relationship.

Interview Tanja Selzer, Artist, Berlin

http://www.tanjaselzer.de/

https://www.instagram.com/tanjaselzer/

Where are you living?

In Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

45, a very good age

What inspires you?

People, the crazy ones, who teach me not to accept ostensible rules, to think and live as free and creative as possible

Tell me about what you do?

I’m an artist with a focus on painting. Right now I’m working on a project called „soul mate crash“. Technically it’s about the interface between painting and fotography. The content is about the unexpected and how to deal with it.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

My 2 kids force me to have a clear structure, a classical ninetofive working day. I’m very happy about that, otherwise I would sleep during the day, work in the night and get a depressive vampire

What are some of your favourite source for information?

I listen to the radio the whole day and I love the internet

How social media influence your life?

I’m addicted

 

Schaumfrau 130×220 cm 2012 #painting #berlin #tanjaselzer #thefemalegaze #retrospective

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Interview Kira Bunse, Photographer, Paris

http://www.kirabunse.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kjbunse/

Where are you living?

I am living in Paris

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)

I’m born in 1978

What inspires you?

People, places, cultures

Tell me about what you do?

I am a photographer

I am working for fashion and I am also doing Portrait and Reportage photography

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?

I get up, do sports, breakfast, checking e-mails and I am doing, what I have to do on that day

What are some of your favourite source for information?

Movies, Books, Art and the News

How social media influence your life?

I am on Instagram and on Facebook but it doesn’t particularly influence me