Our sabbatical year is coming to an end. We have not been lazy during the whole time. We have been actively working in the studio ourselves again and have visited many academies and our former participants. We brought ourselves up to date with the latest developments at the universities.
Now we are looking forward to the coming semesters, which we will again support powerfully and with a lot of fresh energy for the admission at the universities.
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