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’).
This is a great little series of video portraits by the creative studio Present Plus.
In these 60sec video clips – Artists, entrepreneurs, designers and rain-makers offer up an insight into the individual, their motivations and what really makes them tick.
Here’s some nice portrait photography by a Flickr photographer.
These portrait by Alina Lebedeva are absolutely mesmerizing. I’m astonished at how perfectly she captures the sharp, piercing looks in the eyes of her models.
This week is moving very slowly (for me) due to exam season. BUT Friday marks the start of the holidays – and the start of getting through the long list of nifty things I’ve been wanting to change on Art Sponge. Amongst others: a slight re-design of the layout, posting more videos, adding a music player and much more. Stay tuned !
We’re also in need of a design contributor, so if you’ve got a blog with past selections of design, and you’d like to contribute here, chuck us an email !
more below !
I sort of bypassed some of Sergey’s more conceptual work because I really wanted a naked ginger man on the front page today. It’s like a brotherhood you know.
Jokes aside though, Sergey’s studio photography is very cool. He doesn’t seem to use super elaborate lighting (or he’s really good at using it) which is nice with non-edited feel of his photography. I generally find myself neglecting studio photography because of the popular tendency to overdo it all, either in lighting or post-processing.
Sergey does have great skills in digital manipulation though, as you can see if you check his photostream out.
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Laura is very diverse in her photography, she does great portraits in studios as well as outdoors. She also does concert photography and just nature stuff. The thing is she does an awesome job at in all of these types of photography, going through her photostream is a real pleasure.
This is a self-portrait of Laura ^^
I would also like to add that most of the people in her pictures look happy, and thats always nice.
I am starting to learn about CSS and how to use it, so you can expect a new-cool-sexy design to this website in like 3 weeks. Have a nice day