Superfried are a London based graphic design collective. We design and illustrate for screen and print.
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Intensive Farben voller Leuchtkraft ziehen die Blicke auf sich. Alltägliches erscheint in völlig neuen Zusammenhängen, in einem ganz anderen Licht. Die Wirkung der Bilder ist vielschichtig und transparent zugleich.
Schon als Kind ist Achim Koerfer (geb.1969) von den Möglichkeiten der Fotografie fasziniert. Spielerisch-experimentell erschließt er sich bereits mit acht Jahren verschiedene Fototechniken. Im Laufe der Jahre entwickelt er autodidaktisch mithilfe der analogen Mehrfachbelichtung ein Verfahren, das charakteristisch für sein gesamtes Schaffen ist. Er schult sein Gedächtnis und prägt sich jede seiner Aufnahmen bis ins Detail ein. So werden aus zunächst eher zufälligen Kompositionen bewusst gestaltete, vielschichtige Bildwelten – in sich stimmig und von hoher Ausdruckskraft. Durch dezente Akzente bei der digitalen Nachbearbeitung verschmelzen die Grenzen zwischen Fotografie und Malerei, die dem Betrachter einen Zugang zu dem Werk eröffnen.
Achim Koerfer zählt heute wohl zu den bekanntesten sozialkritischen Künstlern in Deutschland und setzt sich intensiv mit drängenden gesellschaftlichen Themen auseinander. In seinen Werkreihen inszeniert er diese Fehlentwicklungen in immer wieder neu- und einzigartigen Bildwelten. Wenn auch von bestechender Ästhetik ist ihre Wirkung dennoch polarisierend und motiviert zum Überdenken des eigenen Standpunkts. Koerfer gehört aber nicht zu denen, die Missstände nur anprangern und sich moralisch erheben. Es ist seine zutiefst innere Überzeugung, dass jeder Einzelne aktiv werden sollte, um gesellschaftliche Verbesserungen herbeizuführen und Benachteiligten zu helfen. Eine Überzeugung, die er lebt und für die er sich seit vielen Jahren in den Dienst karitativer Organisationen stellt.
Ausführliche Informationen finden Sie auf der Website des Künstlers: www.unikatfabrik.de
Vivid colors of striking vibrancy catch the eye. The commonplace is suddenly presented in a novel setting, in a whole new light. The images are intriguingly complex yet eloquently clear.
It was already as a child that Achim Koerfer (born in 1969) was fascinated by the boundless possibilities of Photography. At the early age of 8, he started acquiring various photographic techniques in the course of playful experimentation. In succeeding years, he developed a self-taught method involving in situ multiple exposures on film which became his signature technique and the salient feature of his work to date. He trained his memory to grasp the motifs he superimposes, one upon the other on film, down to the last detail. In this fashion, what appear to be chance compositions at first glance, reveal themselves to be complex images specifically designed to appeal to the beholder on manifold levels, manifesting compelling consistency and expressive power. With a discreet degree of subsequent digital processing, Koerfer sets the tone, lifting the barriers between Photography and Painting to draw the beholder into his world.
Achim Koerfer is arguably one of the best-known socio-critical artists in Germany earnestly addressing topical and pressing social issues. He employs his photo sequences to decry social ills in terms of captivatingly novel and unique imagery whose uncompromising beauty nonetheless polarizes and elicits liberating debate to encourage the beholder to rethink his own position. Koerfer is not one to content himself with simply condemning social evils from a stance of alleged moral superiority. He is of the deep personal conviction that each and every one of us should do his part and take action to make a better world and aid the underprivileged. For him it is a matter of deep personal commitment to place his art and his efforts in the service of charitable organizations, as he has been doing for years.
For detailed information visit the artist’s website: www.unikatfabrik.de/en
Having never stopped drawing and painting since childhood, I am a completely self taught artist who enjoys exploring new mediums to expand my creative outlets.
My inspiration comes from the everyday, from nature, the man-made world, people and their interactions. I love all things cute and would say my drawing style is heavily influenced by urban street art and Asian - American pop culture. I like to see light in all situations and attempt to portray this through my works, with a theme of cute things doing horrible things and intriguing abstract landscapes.
Italian illustrator devoted to sci-fi.Since 2000 he has been one of the main illustrators of the "Urania" and "Urania Collezione" sci-ifi book collections by Mondadori. In 2006 with Giacomo Spazio FB creates Limited No Art Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/l
In 2007 he starts "Invading the Vintage". The project is still running
and it has been spotted on Wired USA, Juxtapoz issue 115,
MacUser Uk, The Sunday Telegraph and in dozens of blogs,
e-zines, art-magazines and portfolios.
See more here:
FB got the "Best artist" Award at Eurocon European Awards
Fiuggi March 2009 and the "Best Artist" Award at Italcon,
Milano Delos Days 2011.
I'm a Swedish digital artist with a wide range of knowledge and experience. My main focus is on illustration, concept art and matte painting, but I also do design and photo editing jobs when asked. At the moment I’m developing my skills in animation (2D & 3D), which has been a great interest of mine for many years.
David Alberto Hernández Palmar (Wayuu) is a photographer, videomaker, program organizer and journalist. He has produced documentaries for broadcast in Europe for Deutsche Welle and Canal Arte and has worked collaboratively on documentaries on the Wayuu such as Dalia se va de Jepira (2006). He has participated twice in NMAI Native American Film + Video Festivals, as a co-director of the documentary Owners of the Water and as a discussant in the roundtable, “Mother Earth in Crisis.”
Hernández Palmar has independently curated indigenous film programs in Venezuela and abroad. In 2009 these included the Indigenous Film Showcase of Venezuela presented by the National Cinetheque Foundation and the first Indigenous Film Showcase in La Guajira, and in 2010 a selection of indigenous films for the Manuel Trujillo Duran Shorts Film Festival. In 2009 he also programmed an indigenous film showcase in Geneva for the International Labor Organization’s meeting of experts on indigenous peoples’ rights, and organized the opening night in Barcelona for the circulating Indigenous Film Showcase: El Universo Audiovisual de los Pueblos Indígenas.
As a photographer, Hernández Palmar has participated in diverse exhibitions, receiving in 2007 the Premio Sebastián Garrido Award for Photography at the III Bienal Nacional de Artes Plásticas of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela for his series “Iconocomunicantes,” and in 2010 he was distinguished with an Honorable Mention for his photo essay “Wayuu Life: a View From Within” by National Geographic’s All Roads Photography Awards. He was a panelist in a session of the 2010 Res Artis conference “The Americas: Independent Artistic Practices in the Era of Globalization.” In 2005 he co-founded the South American Art Company which won an IDEAS award for its innovative translation of indigenous art forms into Western fashion.
He studied journalism at the Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín and photography at Escuela Julio Vengoechea in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He has been a guest researcher at the Anthropology Department of the University of Iowa, and is a member of the advisory boards of PeruVine/PeruDigital, the Ethnographic Digital Laboratory of the University of Central Florida and the International Ethnobotanical Association. Hernández-Palmar lives in Maracaibo, where he works as an independent reporter for several publications, including the Wayuu journal Wayuunaiki.