Shortly before Christmas we are having a good time away from everything around our art school. We prepare ourselves for a few quiet days over the turn of the year, slowly looking forward to the next tasks in 2020.
Sascha comes to Berlin regularly – and almost every time he visits, he stops by and tells us about his studies at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, where he has been studying for over a year. That evening we saw many of his new works and admired not only the large-format paintings but also his many sketchbooks, which he has continued to work on with great concentration since his time with us at the VON ERLENBACH KUNSTSCHULE. It is an essential element in the development of artistic ideas.
Not far from us, in the Aufbauhaus at Moritzplatz, two friends of ours, Edgar Rodtmann and Jens Neumann, exhibited some new photographic works in a room at Modulor. They were photo collages of streetlife photographs in combination with a model head created by the artist Lisa Büscher. We found these works very exciting, as they have current references to themes such as identity, selfies,… question.
What a beautiful afternoon at the end of November around the Tempelhofer Feld. So wonderful autumnal colours. After the Berlin summer, this is how it can be endured in the coming cold season
In mid-November Mathilde and Ninja came to Berlin from Vienna and Karlsruhe for their first visit. We met in a café around the corner and they told us about the first weeks at their academies and how they felt there, in the new city. For us these are very nice snapshots, where we can keep in touch with our alumni of the VON ERLENBACH KUNSTSCHULE and get the latest news about the different academies.