Micosch Holland creates gritty collages which are a hybrid of the Dada, Constructivist and Surrealist styles of the 20th Century. In his illustrative prints like Cycleme, Micosch mixes old materials such as magazine cut-outs and vintage photographs with modern-day digital technology.
Abstract artist Bae Garding Schubert strives to inspire hope and happiness in the spectators of her work. This is emphasised by the titular Spread Joy, where Bae marries acrylics, ink, pastels, pencils and paper on high-quality canvas resulting in an expressive piece which is full of joy.
Painter and mixed-media artist Anna Schueler endeavours to “capture the unknown that moves our souls and to find the spirit within” in her paintings. Her canvases are typically Impressionistic in style. By using heavy brushstrokes and a carefully blended colour palette, Anna creates atmospheric colour-scapes. For example, in Unknown Spaces, constructed with acrylics, oil sticks and pigments on canvas.
Aulendorf-based Annette Schmucker is a self-taught painter who explores the relationship between light, width and expanse, usually to bring out a feeling of freedom in her work. Immer Wenn du Denkst es Geht Nicht Mehr, conveys a moody skyscape. Subtle rays of white light break through the dark clouds, however, fostering a sense of hope.
Berlin-born and based street artist KEF! sees art as a spiritual practice. His drawings, such as those in his Festival of Lights series, are inspired by nature, philosophy and Buddhist ideology. His signature graffiti-esque style juxtaposes monochromatic lines with flowing and organic forms, a practice rooted in harmony and freedom of artistic expression.
Also a widely recognised street artist is Halle-based Claudia Walde. Her graphic spraypaint pieces have many layers and are vividly coloured. Interestingly, each layer maintains a certain level of transparency as seen in 13:56 26052017. The palimpsest-nature of her work means each coating shines through, creating dynamic and visually engaging paintings which emulate the way in which graffiti covers but does not erase the buildings, walls and materials on which it is present.