06 Dec 12
The Table at Café Bar 19 during the interview, with Kirsten's hands.
Kirsten Hall of Berlin Art Parasites web magazine did an interview with Urban Sketchers Berlin; we had a lot of fun sketching and talking, and if you head over there you will find Omar’s wonderful completely different sketch of the same scene (with me with the yellow hair on the right).
On another note, I have two Weinheim sketches in the yearly group exhibition of ‘artists of the gallery’ at Galerie Taube in Berlin, starting with the opening this Friday (tomorrow!) at 7 pm:
7. Dezember 2012 – 9. Februar 2013
Tue Fr 4 – 7 pm, Sa 11 am – 2 pm
Pariser Straße 54
I feel very honored to be included, as Galerie Taube features representational art, with many works on paper, and strong in cityscapes (I particularly admire the works of Klaus Jurgeit). I’ll be there for the opening and you’re very welcome to drop by and say hi!
21 Nov 12
So recently I got reminded by somebody looking for Christmas gifts (Christmas doesn’t play a large role in my life, and I had completely forgotten that this is something people do…) that my Etsy store was all empty. I’ve changed that now and put up mostly some of my recent Berlin based sketches, the ones that happened between the cracks of making works for the exhibition that opened in Frankfurt am Main last Sunday.
Done with a pen in water-soluble but light proof ink, worked over with washes of water and more pen lines on the still wet paper, ca. 25 x 33 cm, 250 €.
Pen in water-soluble but light proof ink, worked over with a brush and washes of water, ca. 25 x 35, 250 €.
A woman on a train, sketched with my brush pen in india ink, 17,5 x 12,5 cm, 50 €.
There are some more in the shop itself, ranging from 50 to 900 €.
15 Nov 12
Lots of things happening that I will probably never write about on the internets; and suddenly, I’m leaving to open the next exhibition. Yes, this sunday, in Frankfurt am Main. Details as follows:
Sonntag, 18. November 2012, 15.00 Uhr
Zeichnungen und Aquarelle von Oona Leganovic
Die Exponate eröffnen durch ungewöhnliche Blickwinkel
und charakteristische Auslassungen eine neue
Perspektive auf Vertrautes, Gewöhnliches und Populäres.
Zu sehen sind Reiseeindrücke von den Hebriden nach
Istanbul und Stadtansichten aus Berlin und Frankfurt.
Henry und Emma Budge Stiftung
Wilhelmshöher Straße 279
60389 Frankfurt am Main
There will be some words said and music played and probably some finger food, and if you are in the area you are more than welcome to come and say hi! And until then wish me luck I manage to do all the way too many things that still need to get done in way too little time…
Oh, and here is the official invitation, too.
31 Oct 12
India ink on paper, ca. 18 x 12 cm.
16 Oct 12
I sketched all the people in this drawing while doing the rounds in the circular ‘OEG’ train line which goes from Mannheim to Weinheim to Heidelberg and back to Mannheim, covering the rush hours from ca. 6:30 to 10:00 am, and then selectively covered it in several layers of acrylic medium playing with those bits in watersoluble ink, and protecting it so it can be framed without glass. It will also be on show during my open studio this sunday.
(ink and acrylic on paper, 18 x 91 cm, 1200 €)
P.S. The blue grey is close to that in the picture of Oberbaumbrücke in the last posting, as both are drawn in a similar technique, particularly the same kind of water-soluble ink washed over on the same kind of paper.
12 Oct 12
There will be a selection of recent works on show in my studio, both from my last exhibition in Weinheim and from my upcoming show in Frankfurt am Main, which are unlikely to be shown in Berlin elsewhere anytime soon. This is also an opportunity to sit down and browse some of my sketchbooks in a relaxed atmosphere.
Es wird eine Auswahl von Arbeiten aus diesem Jahr zu sehen sein, vor allem Berliner Stadtansichten und Reisezeichnungen, aber auch einige Mitbringsel aus Weinheim. Außerdem ist dies eine Gelegenheit in meinen Skizzenbüchern zu blättern, die normalerweise überhaupt nicht ausgestellt werden.
I’m looking forward to meeting you!
Sunday 21 October 2012
12:00 – 18:00
08 Oct 12
I’m part of a life drawing group here in Berlin and we’re always looking for people to join us. We meet once a week from 10:00 to 13:00 in Kreuzberg near Oranienstraße, the fee is 7 € per session to pay for the model. We work independently without instruction. We’re usually between 5 and 10 people and start with short poses (1–8 minutes), and then work our way up to 30 minute poses, with a small break somewhere in the middle of the session. If you’d like to join us, drop me an email and I’ll send you the exact address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
05 Oct 12
Feels like it was ages ago.
So far I’m unable to convey these intense greens anywhere close to correctly in a scan, no matter how much I tweak it. Too bright and not bright enough at the same time.
If I actually lived in the countryside there would be a real risk of getting lost in the kitsch of lush meadows and sparkly trees, and never finding my way out again.
18 Sep 12
One of these days I sat down and drew 30 self portraits in pen. Here are those that turned out best.
10 Sep 12
This (de)construction site around the corner from where I live caught my eye when I was back from Weinheim. The buildings being undone here were facilities of the Freudenberg company, which originated in, well, Weinheim, and is the single most important employer there…