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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Painting with light – long-term exposure photography by Francesco Gola (Italy)

“I transform an image into an hourglass, where reality is mixed with emotions” stated Italian landscape photographer Francesco Gola in an interview with Hahnemühle about his long-term exposure photography. The emotions in the viewer triggers an excellent print on his favourite Hahnemühle paper Francesco Gola is convinced. Read here what paper he favoured and why.

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A decleration of love for Hahnemühle Sketch Books by illustrator Virginia Romo

I have a thing with square little sketchbooks. There are always a couple of them in my drawer. It happened to me once that I needed a new one and they had run out of them in my usual art supplies shop and I had to buy non-square one. Ever since then, when I go downtown, no matter what, I go to the shop and buy one or two (or three) of the Hahnemühle square sketchbooks.  That is how I came to a little collection of square D&S Sketch Books by Hahnemühle.

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Victorian garden architecture in contemporary photography by Andrea Vicentini

Could Victorian parks in London be a subject of contemporary photography? They can. In photographs of Andrea Vicentini from Italy. In his series “Senteza di Massa – The judgement of the mass” the photographer refers to rules of Victorian garden planning: the the creation of contrast, the installation of surprise, the concealment of the borders. Seen from this angle the garden is, in mediative black and white images of Vicentini, a personal place, able to communicate emotions and feelings. The works of art are on display at ’96 Metri Cubi d’arte’ in Milano till March, 19. ‘Sentenza di Massa’ series comprises 11 pictures ranging from 15×22 up to 110X165 cm printed on Photo Rag® Bright White, mounted on Dibond and wooden framed. We are honoured to host an interview with Andrea here on our blog.

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Your Design for Berlin – Join the worldwide typography contest

Time’s running! Until March 23, illustrators, graphic designers and artists are invited to give Berlin their personal touch. Connect proportions, colours, fonts to your unique BERLIN typographic design. “Show us your Type” is an international design competition, calling creatives to implement typographic metropolises. Since 2012, the competition attracts the world. Barcelona, ​​New York, Tokyo or…

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