USA: Painter Andrea Jensen – Emotional Abstract DREA ART

“In each painting I am committed to creating sacred space, portals into imagination using abstract expression, color and texture. My paintings express an internal landscape that provokes emotions.” Drea Jensen – For the artist Andrea Jensen art is not only her chosen form of expression; it is also a special power and energy that can deeply touch and connect people. Her creative abstract works are doors to the mind and to the heart, they express emotions, good and bad, and touch the viewer on an individual and personal level.

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GERMANY: Calligraffiti and Urban Hieroglyphs – Lupus Alpha

The Frankfurt-based artist Lupus Alpha combines graffiti writing and caligraphy in his creative and mystical works of art. This combination is a unique art style and is called Calligraffiti. When tagging, one usually uses a marker, when graffiti the spray can and when caligraphy often the brush. With Calligraffiti, you use virtually everything together or build your personal tools like Lupus. The self-taught artist has acquired the techniques with plenty of enthusiasm himself and now has a wide arsenal of painting instruments and drawing equipment. This ranges from brooms and rakes to hairdryers. Great works of art are created through a space-filling collection and abstract elaboration of lettering.

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ISRAEL: Painter and Muralist Tamir Shefer – Iconic Mayan Comic Masks

At the beginning of the year, the artist Tamir Shefer from Tel Aviv visited Frankfurt for the fantastic exhibition „Echos” at the Kunstverein Familie Montez. Works by him and nine other artists were shown, five of them from Israel, five from Germany. Tamir paints on canvases but also has a special preference for streetart and large-scale wall design in urban spaces. In the gallery rooms of the exhibition, he even painted some works directly and freshly on the interior façade. Of course we interviewed the creative artist!

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IRELAND: The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk – Artist Aga Szot

This wonderful story is really one of the “greatest stories ever strolled”, as it is already written in the headline on the website of the Icon Factory in Dublin. This article will take this beautiful story further out into the world, with a readable artist conversation on the making and there is also an interesting podcast waiting for you to listen to. This is the story of the Icon Factory and the Icon Walk told by team member and visual artist Aga Szot in an interview.

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IRELAND: Mighty Murals and Creative Illustrations – KEVIN BOHAN

Kevin Bohan came to art and graffiti via detours, but better later than never. For far too long he was working in unsatisfactory jobs, he didn’t pursue what was inside him, which eventually led to many years of depression. But the way out of the dark corner was finally painting and creative design. Art is his medicine. Over the years Kevin has done countless fantastic murals in Dublin and throughout Ireland, either on his own or in collaboration with other renowned sprayers.

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GERMANY: Tamara Zippel & Die Segel – Visual Art and Abstract Performing

Walking cyborg creatures, pixeled astronauts or simply diagonally painted bodies – the wacky performances of the artist collective “Die Segel” from Frankfurt are breathtaking productions that captivate visitors in a flood of impressions. The costumes are elaborately selfmade and seem to come from another world, self-composed music plays on the stage and the performers are illuminated with self-produced projections during their performance. It is about breaking down boundaries and playing with images and shadows. Emotional perception also plays an important role, feeling and sensing, connecting the senses and above all, stimulating reflection.

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UKRAINE: Sergiy Lysiuk aka ARM – Mural Artist and Contemporary Painter

The artist Sergiy Lysiuk aka ARM from Chernivtsi in the Ukraine started dreaming about doing portraits since he can remember. Back in school time inspired by the Hip Hop culture he just simply started spraying toilets but it soon became a deeply passion and developed in a highly talented skill which he is now doing professionally. On canvas he creates very detailed and elaborated motifs of people, this is more the modern art type for galleries and to hang inside a room. But his first excitement is about bigger pieces on the street and the mighty murals. Like he said: On the street it is like an open gallery and free to watch for anyone.

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GERMANY: Painter and Collagist – DeePee

The artist DeePee creates wonderful provocative and critical art on cardboard. He designs collages of black and white copied fragments of pictures and prints, puts and glues them together, and in a next step he adds paint and bright colors on all of it . Those abstract planed constellations are chaotic, but as well sorted with a very clear concept. We met the artist at the ZENIT exhibition where he showed pieces from his series “Herrenrasse”. Like you can tell by the name it´s about the fascist rule. DeePee’s work also focuses on the Second World War, the post-war era and the bourgeoisie. He deals especially with “Entarteter Kunst”, which means “Degenerated Art”. And his job is to be the degenerator of the art. DeePee cuts the pieces out of the whole construct and puts them together into a new creation. It´s a contrast, though degenerated. But as well it´s a strong criticisms and a disapproved dealing with the Nazi regime era.

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USA: Mural Artist and Ecuadorian Graphics – LITUMAISM

Edgar Lituma Soto has traveled to all corners of the world. Tracing a path through colorful alleyways in South America to the swarming, vibrant markets of southeast Asia, his art is an intricate blend of multicultural influences and the visions of the hazy dreamworld between sleep and consciousness. The uniquely artistic member of his native Ecuadorian Sucua family is now a graphic designer and animator by trade, though his downtime is full of creative endeavors—the products of a passion for self-expression. His work has appeared in local galleries, pop-up shows and in mural form. Despite a severe case of chronic wanderlust, Soto calls Atlanta home at the moment.

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GERMANY: Educating Acrylic and Aquarelle – Artist Angelika Grünberg

Creative visit in the studio! The Frankfurt painter Angelika Grünberg was a guest on Radio X and told us about her interesting work and fascinating art. The freelance artist studied art science and free graphic arts in Frankfurt am Main, after which she became self-employed in this field. She paints with acrylics and watercolors and exhibits, but also teaches the techniques, gives workshops and organizes courses at the technical college and the adult education centre.

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