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Publ. 06.5.2017

Eran Shakine, A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew didn’t realize that happyness was following them for some time now, oil pastels on canvas, 90 x 120 cm
When we received this card from Eran Shakine’s exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin (28 October 2016 – 5 March 2017), we were immediately struck by his deep sense of humour. We even considered renaming our dog “Happyness”. In his large-scale drawings, Eran Shakine considers the similarities and differences between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, and, looking at this drawing, obviously there are none. We all want to be happy but are unable to recognize happyness when it is around.
Eran Shakine paints, draws, and creates sculptures and art in public spaces. He was born in Israel in 1962 to a French father and Hungarian mother, both of whom are Shoah survivors. Now he lives in Tel Aviv, New York, and London.


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Publ. 06.5.2017

Posted by Isabelle Franz,
Passing those walls in Barcelone and Berlin, I was wondering about their different purposes. Definitions like „a continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land” or “a thing regarded as a protective or restrictive barrier” are coming up. – A barrier, something dividing one from the other, protecting what’s inside or maybe what’s outside. But what are they reflecting? Do they show me what they protect or what they face? Are they a mirror of what they face right now – or an image of what they had faced over time? Or may be they show me what people behind them want me to think. Sometimes they seem to melt with the outside, with no reference to what they were built for.

Goldseries – „Religionsunterricht“

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Publ. 02.10.2017

  Posted by Sanni W.,

Thomas Richartz‘ exhibition “Religionsunterricht“ immediately caught my attention, not only through the gold coloring and the sheer size of the paintings (1,80 x 2 up to 3m), but also because of the space they were exhibited in, namely a huge industrial warehouse. What I enjoyed immensely was his playful way of using the concept that the meaning of art is constructed by both the artist and the viewer. Visitors could access a list which contained the titels of the nine paintings (all taken from Tucholsky poems), but did not say which title “belonged” to which painting, thus leaving interpretative freedom.

Richartz never uses titles that directly describe his works of art. With this series he returned to a more figurative and thus less abstract and less chaotic style. The inspiration classical art has on him originated in his childhood. It used to be a sort of counterpole to the tristesse that surrounded him.

“Armes Berlin” (“Poor Berlin”): The title of the painting seems to be in contrast to its golden colouring: the stripes in the backgroud for instance could belong to a bourgeoise dining hall.

The figure in the painting at hand seems oppressed, but somehow oblivious to it and also appears strangely supported by the stripes and the other elements. It seems to exist in a sort of virtual world or a dream. Though the figure – probably a woman – seems classical at first glance, it reminds me of poverty, of people in the streets of Berlin who are so much on drugs that they are oblivious of all that is going on around them and who seem to exist in another dimension.


TILT BRUSH – new ways of creativity

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Publ. 12.13.2016

3d787ef094cb3105907277fd74447f19For some time now Virtual Reality is a big topic inside the tech scene and also gets more and more attention in the life of „common society“. Step by step every kind of branch is recognizing the big potential of this technology and how it could be useful in their field, even in education and training, as well as medicine or psychological research. In my opinion, the biggest effect can be identified inside the creative sector. It even doesn’t completely change the way we’ re watching (or rather experiencing) films and play games, Virtual Reality opens us new worlds of being creative and lets us create art in dimensions, we weren’t able to use yet.


It is a creative app developed and published by Google and released for Microsoft Windows in April 2016.


To me, Tilt Brush is the most impressive construction. 


Tilt Brush is a 3D painting tool – your room is your canvas and your painting devices are your own creations. You are able to live out your creative imaginations in three dimensions and construct your own world by endless possibilities. 

But you can not only build up your art work –or better art world-, you can also 

EXPLORE (--->) 

them in a new way. In practice, you can walk inside your own sculptures and study them from every perspective and distance.

vas-home-fbBut now I am asking myself, will artists, designers and good drawers or painters be able to implement their skills inside this 3D world? –Strictly speaking, humans did not sketch something in three dimensions, in a room, we were only composing on paper or any other two-dimensional materials.

Tilt Brush requires a completenew thinking, other skills and movements. Maybe it will work out intuitively but I don’t know because I haven’t tried yet.


It is certain that Tilt Brush or further VR painting tools have the potential to revolutionize the human’s way of beeing creative and create or explore arts. However, the people have to be aware of the danger, too. I mean, you can be god in your own world, you can create and change it as you like, by endless possibilities. You can plunge into your own virtual reality, that seems more attractive to you than real reality, and loose yourself into it whenever and wherever you like...

In general, I am very excited of the further development in creative VR constructions and curious about experiencing Tilt Brush for the first time. It might be a crazy, as well as awesome tool...

But I am interested,

  • Does anybody heard something of similar tools?
Will technologies like this oust our traditional ways of drawing with pen and paper?
  • And do you think humans first have to learn how to transfer their drawing ideas and movements into three dimensional canvas?


...visit the virtual art.chrome experiements website, there you can follow some interactive Tilt brush sessions by six artists showing their first explorations in a 3D virtual environment...

virtual art sessions

or watch some inspiring videos!



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Publ. 12.13.2016

Women of Canterbury (2011) and Gentle Creatures (2007) are names of two photography series from Marianna Rothen, a visual artist based in NYC. Inside her collections she portrays the most beautiful traits of the female gender, concerning to their mental, as well as physical charisma.

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The nudity of the shown girls communicates a very sensual impression and represent them in all naturalness, vulnerability and delicateness. The women’s elegance and graceful aesthetics are pointed in such a playful and maiden way that you could rather call them girls –than women. The same can be seen in the presentation of the women’s body - as an object. Of course, on the one side the nudity emphasizes sexuality and female attractions but has no erotic focus or aim of the other side.

This girly mood gets also supported by the organic environment and the natural or human way of the women’s movement and attitude, especially in their interaction and behavior in group. This appends a very flowery and hippie like touch that is additionally complemented by Rothen's photography methods whose visual vintage style is strongly reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s.

marianna-rothen-tangerine-3arcane17_les_etoilesAnother interesting association -both thematically and visually- is the link to one special card of a tarot deck. The talk is of a very esoteric, emotional and especially female card: „The Stars“ (no.17). This card pronounces a female matter of emotion, the women’s nativeness, tenderness, vulnerability and sensualism. Likewise the photographs, the tarot card „The Stars“ emanates a childish, playful and easy mood, it attaches importance to a soulful life with mindful reflection, female awareness, balance and a focus on amusement and joy.


I really fell in love with this photography series and the aesthetics of Rothen’s theoretical approach,

as well as the successful implementation.

- a romanticized fairy tale

of the female flower children

walking in idleness,

devoting themselves to

the sweet and carefree life.


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Publ. 12.12.2016

#Night Hawk
Friday Evening at “Carlotta” Berlin Friedrichshain close to Ostkreuz station.
I spied this portrait of a lady never seen at former visits

It reminds me of a former friend now living in Switzerland, MONI.
MONI as a young woman would produce a mess every week. Perhaps because of her three passions: Drugs, Dream dancers and Doggystyle.

I asked the waitress: “Who did this?” She answered: “We don’t know. There were some guests who couldn’t stand the deco, an empty picture frame hanging on the wall, so they filled the gap with this mural”.


Berlin Street Art

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Publ. 12.12.2016

Today, Wednesday I gripped the difference between facade art/graffiti tags and real STREET ART, modern forms of ready made or objet trouvé.

In the middle of Berlin I discovered a smashing example of Polish STREET ART created by unknown artists for our understanding of the Theme: If you can’t join them, burn the “Mercedes Benz” and listen to the song of Janis Joplin: “O Lord could you buy me a Mercedes Benz”



Ort des Geschehens und Zeitpunkt der Vertuschung

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Publ. 12.12.2016

Als Renate Marschner diese Zeichnung 1987 anfertigte, war nicht klar, dass sie einmal den Weg in den YOURARTBEAT Blog finden würde. Klar, YOURARTBEAT ist ja erst 2016 entstanden, also 26 Jahre nach Renates Tod. Und damals gab’s noch keine Blogs. Aber diese Form der Veröffentlichung hätte ihr gefallen. Ich habe diese Zeichnung ausgewählt, weil sie eines der Themen von Renate behandelte: Macht und Ohnmacht. Dabei ist mir aufgefallen, dass der Titel „Ort des Geschehens und Zeitpunkt der Vertuschung I“ (Aquarell / Sepia auf Zeichenpapier) gar nicht so einfach ins Englische zu übersetzen ist. Vertuschung ist auf leo.org mit cover-up angegeben, auf linguee.de auch mit hush-up, während der Wahrig vertuschen als „das Bekanntwerden verhindern“ definiert. Ort des Geschehens ist mit scene of the action gar nicht so schlecht wieder gegeben.