In the Studio with: Klub7

I’m really excited to get started on this regular feature. Hopefully over the next few months I will be visiting various artist studios and capturing a little more insight into various creative processes. If you’re a Berlin-based artist or collective with a studio-space, and have interest in sharing insight into your creative process, drop me an email.

First up, the great Klub7 group – previously introduced here for their recent exhibition.

Earlier this week I had the privilege of sitting down with members Ingo Albrecht (aka Disko Robot),  Christian Heinicke (aka KidCash) to talk about the things that ignite their creativity and how they keep their work so fresh – hat tip to Mathilde Ramadier for helping make this happen.

The other members of Klub7 are Dani Daphne, Mike Okay, lowskii and Otto Baum  .

It’s not ‘Street Art’.

It’s hard to pin-point the exact type of work Klub7 does since it spreads across so many formats. For instance, the group might work on a huge mural one day, but then the next they’ll haul a load of scrap wood off the street to use as support for intricate designs.

Yet they’re quick to point out that the urban nature of their work doesn’t mean it has to be labelled ‘street art’. In fact, defining the constantly evolving state of this group’s work with such a flimsy label as street art is simply unfair (as a side note, I’d say the debate around this sort of categorizing is roughly equivalent labeling a band’s music as ‘indie’).

KLUB7 best of 2011

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After passing one of the more spookier holidays, I felt the need to post an article about an artist who knows the creepy aesthetic very well. Neto Zamora, an illustrator hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, has brought his twisted ideas out with precision. There is some strong line-work with smooth color transitions that enhance the grotesque stylings. I would highly recommend skimming his illustrations. A link to his portfolio and blog here.

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John Carey

One of John’s pictures came up on yay!everyday (where I’ll be posting pictures too ’cause I’m a member now !!!! yaay !!!) so I did my usual scouting and found some great work here:

Some beautiful black and whites, some flawless bokeh and some stunning tones. As well as a slick blog with a great project going, check it out !

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