Some Summer Comissions!

 

It’s summer and so I have time for other projects, including comission jobs. So if you e.g. want a cabinet painted/refinished, a painting, a sculpture, a poem, or something else, you can let me know! I’d be glad to make something for you.

Above are some examples of comission-work/ stuff I could do as comissions. Of course there are many more pictures on my site, but these are just a few from different categories.

Thanks for your support and your ideas, and have a great day!

 

Last Summer Exhibit!

I just finished my diploma exhibit last Saturday. But before the end of the school year the academy always hosts a summer exhibit, and I get to be part of that. We have spent the last 2 days preparing it, now it is ready for the opening tonight at 7PM. As a class we built a bar-room, with old wooden boards paneling the walls, old 60s and 70s furniture and posters from teen magazines to decorate it. It turned out way better than any of us expected it to :)

So if you are in the area, feel free to come and see it! The exhibit opens today at 7PM and is open until Saturday at 9PM. My stuff is in one of the rooms by the center hall (Lichthof), on the 2nd floor (1.OG) (there’s a giant Britney Spears-picture in that room, too). I am showing Greedo, the restaurant pictures, and a “Service with a smile”-sign in the tavern.
Adress: Reinhold-Frank-Str 81, 76133 Karlsruhe

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The Grand Opening!

Today we opened the art exhibit at the art academy in Karlsruhe. I served hotdogs and watermelon outside my exhibit room and had my portfolio and postcards there. My mom and dad and a friend helped with the food and the setup.

The opening was at 7PM, but people didn’t really show up until 7.30 or later. But when people did come, the hotdogs were the hit!

Meanwhile I talked to some people, answered a few questions and spent time with some friends. In short, it was a great evening!

 

 

5 Professors and an Alien!

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“Greedo”
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“Devil’s Canyon” and “Window (Open)”
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“Mountain Town”
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“9th Street”, versions one and two
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my portfolio on its stand. I made the stand to cover the sink and hold the postcards and portfolio.

Today was my practical diploma exam. I presented 5 paintings and my sculpture “Greedo”. There were 5 professors and the exam was about 15 minutes.

I was asked about my process and about other (sometimes obscure) stuff: They asked e.g. why I did the American theme and I told them that I was from the US. One of them blurted out “Oh I’m sorry about that” to which I said “Well I’m not”. He didn’t mean to be offensive, just to provoke and see what I would do.

The important thing in situations like these is to keep calm and show confidence and honesty at the same time. If a critic sees a weak point, they’ll dig deep and push you into a corner. As an artist you are (or at least will be) faced with critics, everyone will have a say about what you should or should not do. Part of being an artist is shaking it off and keeping confidence. You have a choice as to how you respond to stuff. As for me, I have the rest of the day off :)

Updates on the Setup!

I’ve been spending the last few days with setting up the room for the art show. It’s still not 100% done but it’s getting there!

I especially like my Twinkie-Tire-sculpture and the restaurant painting (9th Street (2) )

It’s fun to see things come together after you put all the work into it. I hope whatever you are working on suceeds :) Have a great day!

The opening of the show is on Thursday, July 7th at 7PM at the art academy in Karlsruhe (Reinhold-Frank-Str 81, 76133 Karlsruhe). The show is there until July 9th at 9PM. Come check it out! :)

Star Wars!

Everyone is hyped about Star Wars these days, I am no exception. I loved the movie and thought it fit the old movies very well.

Today I was with a good friend to downtown Heidelberg and we visited the “Geek Store” (Not it’s actual name but that’s what it is). There was some pretty cool stuff there, including this BB-8 cap. I think my brother Philip would have loved it for Christmas. But then I looked at the price tag and thought “yes… he WOULD love it”… but it doesn’t cost anything to take a picture :)

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And speaking of Star Wars, this is the papermaché-sculpture I did of Greedo in 2012… my favorite bounty hunter who gets killed after 5 min of screen time! ;)

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Featured Art: Greedo

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I do a lot of different stuff, but I decided to put a focus on one of my works every once in a while. Today’s VIP is my sculpture “Greedo”. He’s an infamous bounty hunter from the original “Star Wars”-Movie. I thought this character was aesthetically very interesting, but I also was intrigued by his appearance in the movie. So I made him as a papermaché bust.