Sketch and notes fans wanted!

We are looking for sketch fans who want to test our new notebook DiaryFlex. If you like to visualise your thoughts for memorising, learning or simply as a creative pastime, you are an ideal participants for our “Join in” draw. We are giving away three DiaryFlex – the indivudal notebook from Hahnemühle with a refill…

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From the studio: Sandra Becker about her artwork for April in Hahnemühle’s Art Calendar 2016

I was born in Ludwigshafen but I live and work for six years now in Siegburg near Bonn (Germany). After participating in an evening class in September 2013 painting soon became a new hobby for me. During the twelve week course I have so far only had the time to enjoy painting a few times aside from the short time I have in the evening or on weekends.  I often struggle to bring the first colour onto the paper. It is sometimes a

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Art reproduction in large-scale: Tobias Tovera ‘Diffusion of Pigment’

“In my artwork I am interested in discovering transmuted spaces, places where energy shifts, changes, or renews itself. Through an exploration of the interstices between opposing elements such as nature and artifice, chaos and order, I wish to explore entropic systems where healing may occur. I want my audience to be confronted by a raw sense of what it means to be alive” stated artist Tobias Tovera. His ongoing series ‘Diffusion of Pigment’ comprises abstract monochromatic pigment paintings. Originals are translucent works of art  which are reproduced on the perfectly suited fine art paper – a genuine digital fine art paper by Hahnemühle. The limited edition prints by Candela Fine Art Printing (Hahnemühle Certified Studio) are large-scale art reproductions for exhibitions, collectors, as shop or interior decoration. We are honoured to feature Tobias Tovera in a Q&A. 

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Wash, Set, Klick! – Portrait Series "Hairdressers" by Astrid Schulz

A rather unconventional series by London-based artist Astrid Schulz  will be exhibited in Saarbruecken (Germany) for a second time from April, 13 to May, 13 2016. Inspired by the content of the novel “The Daughters of Egalia” (by Norwegian writer Gerd Mjøen Brantenberg) the photographer questions social stereotypes and photographic clichés. For her project ‘Hairdressers’ Astrid swapped gender based positions – her protagnists are men at a hair saloon, wearing curlers on their heads and in their beards. ‘Hairdressers’ have been selected to highlight the opening event at the German Hairstylists convention in Saarbrücken at Handwerkskammer des Saarlandes (Trade Cooperation of Saarland).

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