Category: people

Interview with Ashley Alexander

When you are a child, animals have a kind of magic aura around them: in fairy tales and stories they can talk and dress like human beings. When you grow up, however, this magic somehow gets lost, Ashley Alexander is convinced.

So in her artworks – which we want to feature today with this interview – she tries to bring back this magic to our daily life.

Read on if you want to know what else she had to tell us…

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Interview with Fernando Chamarelli

Fernando Chamarelli – our guest today – started drawing and painting quite late compared to other artists.

But this didn’t stop him to create his very own personal style over the years: A mix of folk art, mosaic, graphic elements and religious motifs.

We took a closer look at his exciting and colourful paintings and decided to ask him where he draws his inspiration from…

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Interview with Ben Javens

The heart of England – this is where Ben Javens studied Fine Art at University and where he still lives and works as an illustrator. His drawings are clean and simple yet never boring to look at.

Why he started making art and how he usually spends his day he told us in an interview which you can read after the click!

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Colour explosion with Sarah Applebaum

© Sarah Applebaum

Well, this woman seems to have fun. A lot. But how else could it be regarding this amount of colours?  With her art Sarah Applebaum lives in a real explosion of colours – made out of several crocheted plaids and pillows and objects. Eyes straight!

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I guess many of you have used those plastic pearls as a child, where you could craft innocent pictures with and then turn them into wall hangings with the help of an flat-iron. Isn’t it?

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Get to know… aka-aki

Day by day we’re walking around town without really looking at the people around us. But wouldn’t it be interesting to know who’s that guy next to you in the tram? Or the girl that is standing next to the traffic light? The free mobile app aka-aki does make this possible!

We spoke to founder Roman Hänsler for our series “Get to know…” about the idea of aka-aki, the funny name and the advantages of the app.

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Interview with Tessa Hulls

Tessa Hulls is a big fan of all kinds folcloric – which you can see if you take only one simple look at her work. She usually lives in Seattle, USA, but is currently riding her bike across the country, looking for inspiration.

For our interview she stopped cycling for a minute and told us about her work, her favourite artists and her passion for chocolate milkshakes.

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Interview with Stacey Rozich

Stacey Rozich, a Seattle based artist, is our favourite guest this week in our virtual coffeehouse.

She studied Illustration at California College of Arts in San Francisco and is now working as a freelancer.

Her colourful artworks seem to come from a ancient, fairy tale like world: Often her characters are wearing traditional costumes from Scandinavia or Eastern Europe, huge but fluffy monsters, scary looking masks and flowers are involved as well.

Want to know where Stacey is drawing her inspiration from? Take a look!

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Interview with Aëla Labbé

Please welcome Aëla Labbé,photographer and dancer from Nantes, France. Her tender, often a bit blurry pictures radiate a dreamy atmosphere you can find in old fairy tales. Flower wreaths, soft colours, forests and lakes are among her main motifs.

Where does  Aëla take her inspiration from and how did it happen she is now working as an artist? We have “sounded her out” with a short interview.

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Find: Gregory Euclide

In his past Gregory Euclide painted two-dimensional landscapes only. But he got bored of it soon: Couldn’t you make more of that? he thought. And started working three-dimensional by adding moss, paper, paint and figurines to his work.

The organic material proceeds taking its own way within the work, which adds a special charme to the mini-landscapes. Some of his sculptures were gardens rather than artworks, he recently explained in an interview. In order they do not change their appearance too much, they had to be taken care of and watered regularly. That is quite unique – since when do you have to take over responsibility for the wellbeing of an artwork?