Munich Artists Hanging Out at Stroke Ltd.

Yesterday was an opportunity for me to catch up with lots of Munich Artists who are spending the weekend selling artwork at Stroke Ltd.   If you are at Stroke this weekend and I didn’t say hello to you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I was in like some kind of time sucking vortex.  Who knew four hours could go by so quickly on a Friday afternoon.  Next time I will bring my Boston terrier, Winston, with me so he can tell you how wonderful your art is and then may I can stay a few extra minutes to chat about your artwork.

Here are some of the artists and artwork at Stroke.  I think I got everyone off the invitation list from Monday. If you sent me an invitation and I did not stop at your booth, please hunt me down next time.  If you did not send me a invitation and you wanted me to talk to you… well, then we need to fix that before the next Stroke in the Spring.

Munich Artists nina schmid at stroke ltd
Nina Schmid exhibiting her 30 day Munich Artists challenge at Stroke ltd. Love seeing all her hard work displayed together at the art fair. She will sell you individual prints in whatever size you want just ask her! You can find the Munich Artists Challenge here.
Munich Artists Bianca Artope
Munich Artists Bianca Artope. Bianca is currently working on canvas and LED screens. You need to see these in person. Still love her process and the way it looks on canvas. Miss the copper but love the new work.
Munich Artists Mr. Woodland
Munich Artists Mr. Woodland. He has been busy creating his motifs on canvas which is good luck for anyone who likes his street/urban art. The pieces all have a story. I love stories. Ask Daniel and he will tell you all about why there’s a girl with her head in the clouds.
Munich Artists Ines Seidel
Munich Artists Ines Seidel. I collect Ines. I can’t help myself. We have an affinity for words. Luckily we express ourselves in a differently way which means I can have her hanging around. Last time I bought a necklace. This time a photograph cause right can be soooooo wrong.
Vinicius Caps and Gallerist Philipp Dziersk
Vinicius Caps and Gallerist Philipp Dziersk…. aaaaaaaaaall the way from Brazil. Ask to see Philipp’s black portfolio. He has some pretty cool Brazilian artwork tucked away.Vinicius Caps is on the wall… football isn’t my thing but if it is yours, you may enjoy the sports theme.
Ray Moore and Brigitte Pruchnow at stroke ltd
Munich Artists Ray Moore and Brigitte Pruchnow at stroke ltd. Ray is hanging out in the front of Stroke  next to the heater which is the perfect spot to be on such a chilly weekend. Brigitte is tucked way in the back so make sure you go say hi to her if you are there this weekend.
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Who doesn’t love NYC. Max Ott was very busy using digital manipulation to make these images. Photoshop and some other program are the lucky charms he used to prism NYC. Interesting to look at and makes me even more excited about going to NYC next week.
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Brigitte Pruchnow, Andrea Peipe and Michaela Wuehr are showing artwork together again at Stroke. It’s like a thing. Three girls on a wall.  Michaela’s artwork is painted, pixelated and better looked at from a distance. Can you guess what this image is. (Hint there is a little boy….)
Munich Artists at stroke ltd
Synapsenballet. These are great. The postcards are 2 Euro each. I can’t find my postcard 😦 Where did it go?
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Glad I took some photos because I can’t find my freaking postcard of synapsenballet. I really like these pieces created with a sense of humour.  Art doesn’t have to be heavy and depressing. Sometimes it is fun to have an art piece that makes you laugh.
Berlin artist The Art Ko
Berlin artist The Art Ko. Ok. Here is what he does… it is kind of Miro – ish. He throws paint on the paper. Lets it dry. Waits a few days and then paints with black acrylic the details. Unconscious abstract art. He won’t tell you what it is because he doesn’t want to impress you with a specific image… He kept telling me what this image was… but I don’t see it so I won’t tell you.  I keep seeing a map. Imagination fail on my part. I did see barb wire in another piece but he said I was the first person to see that….. dark soul am I. Yes. dark and scary.
Angela Peron
Angela Peron I love this series. Who would not love having one of these. Maybe True and 12 should put one in their shop.
 This artwork is by Christina Rupp.
Luckily I took a business card and shot a photo of the business cards so I could match the card with the images.  This artwork is by Christina Rupp. I did not speak with this artist. No clue what is going on here other than the obvious. I guess you will need to talk to her.  Go ahead, I dare you.
Munich Artists Modge Podge Wall
I don’t know what is going on here. I took a photo of it b/c of the artwork waaaaay to the right. It looks like my daughter’s room and I think that is why I ran away without grabbing a card or a sheet telling me who made the drawing to the faaaaaaar right. Modge Podge wall. Does this help sell more work?
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I like these. Did not talk to anyone. I think I was running out of steam. Four hours is a long time. I see the little house in the corner… I see the name Frank… I think you need to help fill in the blanks for me.

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Munich Artists Andrea Peipe Printed by Dinkela
Andrea Peipe’s artwork printed by Malte Dinkela. Nice work both of you!
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Two guys and light bulbs. One side of the display has lightbulbs painted with a special paint. I have no idea which business card goes with this display. If you see this photo, please claim your artwork. Thank you.
Christopher Kieling
Christopher Kieling? I need to go check the website to make sure. A larger image is to the right but I guess I got busy talking to someone and forgot to snap both.
Artwork by Kai H. Krieger and 3 Steps from Giessen, Germany
I had fun talking to 3 steps artist Kai H. Krieger. He comes from a family of artists… his twin brother is also one of the painters and they have a third unrelated painter working on the pieces. They started with street art and have wandered indoors. Some of their piece are kind of big 2M but not at Stroke ltd. This is one of the larger pieces. Still kind of big over 1M but doable. They are from Giessen. They made this series just for Munich… See Munich in the background? Is the book Bayerish?
Ronit Wolf
I love these. I didn’t get to talk to Ronit Wolf. Maybe next time. Love your stuff Ronit.
Munich Artists Miriam Ganser
Happy and Bright. Miriam Ganser This artist makes street art which is more edgy. Maybe Miriam thought that wasn’t appropriate for the walls of an art fair. The artist wasn’t there when I stopped by so no photo of the artist. It happens… I get busy talking and forget to snap the photo or the artist runs and hides from me so I can’t get a candid shot. Whatever the reason, I can’t tell you anything about these images… sorry.
Munich Artists Tanja Hirschfeld
Tanja Hirschfeld. I like this series of masked individuals. I love the small paintings of the mouse. I thought about getting one but my daughter is scared of clowns and I could see it giving her nightmares. They are really cool and look great together. I’m pondering the small rabbit head. All the pieces are monochrome. Tanja and two of her artists friends are opening a small gallery called Frida. Please check out our Facebook page for the event notice. They open sometime in November. I forgot to take a photo of Tanja. Sorry Tanja. I will take one at your gallery opening.
Miss Van cat people
I added this one for my daughter. Cat people by Miss Van. A french artist living in Brazil. The artist makes some really cool art with her boyfriend . Ask the Brazilian galleriest Philipp Dziersk to show you on is ipadish thingy. Wait, I have the internet, let me show you….

Munich Artists Self Portrait Challenge – The Theme Today is Museum – Are You a Work of Art?

Munich Artists Nina Schmid Museum
Munich Artists Nina Schmid Museum

Nina Schmid is an Insomniac and spends many late nights creating art.  For today’s museum theme, I assumed photos would trickle in when the museums opened but Munich Artists are more creative than that.  When I woke up this morning there was already a photograph by Nina Schmid posted at 4 a.m.  No musuem is open at 4a.m.  Nina used her creativity and made herself one of the art pieces in the Schmid Museum of art.  I like how she has all the angels pointing arrows at her head and how she incorporated the one element that goes against our whole challenge – the do not take photographs sign.

Nina has been setting the bar high for the other artists during this challenge which is exactly what I want artists to do.  I want them to push each other and me to make more interesting artwork.  Jeffrey Ely, Katrin Klug and Berit Opelt also excelled with the self portraits challenge sending in very unique shots and compositions.  If you are new to our challenges, we post the challenge themes on a challenge page and then the artists share their work with us on our closed Facebook group.  We have one day left in this challenge but you can still send in a photo if you want.  I don’t mind people catching up, I just don’t want them working ahead or digging in their archives. If you are creative, you can be creative everyday for 30 days.

The last day to send in photos is tomorrow which is the last day of the challenge.  I will be taking the challenge photos and creating a Munich Artists 30 day self portrait challenge book.  I want to thank all the artists who participated in this challenge and their great contributions. I look forward to seeing more museum photos as the day progresses. (Now I’m going to head off and rethink my shot for this theme!)

One of Nina Schmid's nocturnal art pieces. Ladybug is watercolour the background is a print created using wallpaper and acrylic.
One of Nina Schmid’s nocturnal art pieces. Ladybug is watercolour the background is a print created using wallpaper and acrylic.

Day 26 – 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge – Tor Tor Tor

Today’s Munich Artists 30 day Self Portrait theme is TOR.  We have only four days left in this year’s 30-day self-portrait challenge.  If you want to follow along for the last few days, please check out our challenge page.

Munich Artists Self Portrait Challenge Day Day 25 – Subways

Subway, Tube, Underground. Whatever you call it, we want you to think about the subway today as you create your self portrait. If you don’t live near a subway, you can go to a subway restaurant like Jeffrey Ely or take a ride in a car or taxi.  We have only five days left in our challenge. If you would like to play along, the themes are located here.

Day 17 – Munich Artists Self Portrait Challenge -Trees

This morning, Nina Schmid and Katrin Klug sent in some great photos of themselves with trees.   If you are participating in our 30 day self portrait challenge, today’s theme is… trees.

NOTE:

The month of August is Vlog everyday.  I used to vlog quite a bit but then I stopped for personal reasons.   For the month of August, I’m going to make short videos about Munich and share them on our Munich Artists Instagram feed and on Youtube.  If you are a vlogger, let me know!  I will be vlogging for Munich Artists, Vivamb and then my personal vlog during this month.  All vlogging will be done on my iphone 6 plus because I don’t have time to play with final cut pro during my vacation!

 

Day 16 – Munich Artists Self Portrait Challenge – Munich Artists Hit the Sidewalk

Munich Artists Jeffrey Ely - Sidewalk
Munich Artists Jeffrey Ely – Sidewalk

Happy Sunday.  The rain didn’t stop Munich Artists from going outside and taking photos on the sidewalk.  There are still plenty of hours in the day for you to go out and capture a unique selfie on the sidewalk. Don’t let the rain stop you!

We allow photoshop and app photos in this challenge so please go out and have some fun creating unique selfies.  The only requirement that we have imposed is that the self portrait photograph must be taken on the day of the challenge.  No archival photos should be used.

For my photo below, I used the multiexpo app on my iphone 6 plus. The raw shots are on my art website along with all the other versions I played with this morning. I have so many versions today because the app allows the user to merge 2 photos at a time and I had so much fun making different combinations from my photographs.

Nina used little toy men in two of her portrait shots and I was thinking it would be fun to make a challenge where we use lego/playmobil people and children’s toys.   I saw a recent art exhibition where the artist took photographs of children’s toy trucks and cars.  I really liked the idea of making that a 30 day challenge.

Thinking about the 30 day challenges,  I thought we could do 30 different fruits and vegetables.  30 different books.  30 different household objects. 30 different locations in Munich.  You get the idea.  We are making our lists for future challenges inspired by Munich Artists.  If you have a list of 30 that you want to try, let me know.

I also would like to do a graffiti challenge.  If you have a favourite piece of street art, please let me know. I will need 30 pieces of long term street art for that challenge. (work that will be around awhile so it can’t be on the regular graffiti walls or be small sticker art.)

If you want to participate in the 30 day self portrait challenge, you can find the themes on our challenge page.   If you would like to share a photo of your work, you can add it to the post on Facebook as a comment.  If you are an artist in Munich, you can also share your photo in our Closed Facebook group.

NOTE:

The Bavarian summer holidays started Friday which means that I will be spending more time away from Frauenstrasse 18 and hanging out in Sendling with my younger daughter.  If you need to see me or discuss a project, please schedule an appointment.  I look forward to seeing what you’ve created during your holidays!

Day 14 – Self Portrait Challenge – Dress Up

Dress up. What does it mean for you?  Jeffrey Ely sent the image below:

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Jeffrey ely – Munich Artists – day 14 – Dress Up

But other Munich Artists saw Dress up in a different light.

Day 13 and Munich Artists are into Music Big Time.

Day 13 and Munich Artists dug deep into their treasure troves and dusted off instruments, records and even some cassette tapes.  If you want to follow along with our 30 day photo self portrait challenge, you can find the list here. 

Today the weather is beautiful outside. If you want to take a little excursion, go GEMA’s office in Haidhausen and take a selfie with enormous instrumental sculptures in their courtyard outside.  I’ve never been inside so I don’t know if they have sculptures inside.   Directions are below our music photo gallery.

Gema where are you?  In Munich, GEMA’s instrumental sculptures are located here.  Rosenheimer Str. 11, 81667 München. It is behind the Gasteig heading into Haidhausen.  There are a few sculptures so go have fun snapping photos.

photo by Alessandro hansschnier

Alessandro took this shot.

Day 11 and We are Looking for Chairs – My Chair and Me is the Theme.

We are heading towards the midpoint of our challenge and the pressure is on to finish.  Munich Artists are not breaking a sweat and sent in lots of photos today of themselves with chairs.  If you want to join in on the fun, follow the themes on our 30 day self portrait challenge page.   Look forward to hearing about your work on our Facebook page.

Day 9 String – Finding a Nicer Way to Say With String

Sunday morning and I need to do a self portrait with string. I decided to focus on my weakness. I’m not so good at telling people to *uck off so I played with string to see if I could make it more palatable. 

"With string on Top" Munich Artists Emmy Horstkamp
“With string on Top” Munich Artists Emmy Horstkamp

"With string on Top II" Munich Artists Emmy Horstkamp
“With string on Top II” Munich Artists Emmy Horstkamp
Here are a few more examples of how other Munich Artists, explored the theme of string and self portraits.

Day 6 Umbrella me please for the Munich Artists 30 Day Self Portrait Photo Challenge

Today the challenge is to shoot a self portrait using an Umbrella.

If you live in Munich, you may have found yourself carrying an umbrella this morning just in case last night’s torrential storms continued to pour water down on the city.  Leaving my car and walking to the studio, it was pretty easy to snap a shot of myself, a puddle and my umbrella.  Some artists did not have rain so they used the umbrella as a prop or chose the alternate theme – sunglasses.  Lets see how a mixed weather day inspires Munich Artists and what kinds of self-portraits they decide to create.

Gabriela Rothweiler Day 6 Umbrella

 

 

Nina Schmid Umbrella day 6
Nina Schmid Umbrella day 6

 

Day 5 – 30 day Munich Artists Self Portrait photo challenge – Phew that is a long name abbreviated it would be MASPPC

My Titles are getting longer and longer.  Today is day 5 of the Munich artists self portrait photo challenge.  The theme for today is lines.  I don’t think you need an explanation for lines – It’s very straight forward.  Yes, it is going to be that kind of day so settle down and start snapping some photos. Here are a few examples of what Munich Artists have been sending in to me today.   They get to send photos to me until 1200 so I will be adding a few more after lunch.  If you are an artist, feel free to join in on the fun.  Artists who finish the 30 days will get a special treat. Maybe a beer at the beergarden after the summer holidays? If you want to share your images, it is best to join our closed group on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/groups/munichartists.   If I don’t know you, please be aware that I will share images on the website, on Instagram and on Facebook. Also, if I don’t know you, send me a message before trying to join or ask a Munich Artist already in the group to add you.  We do this to keep spammers out of the group.  Also,  If you don’t want images shared, please let me know. Not everyone loves the internet as much as I do and I want to respect your artwork as much as possible.   Here is a link to day 1, 2, 3, 4.  From today onwards I will give you the links to a couple of days before unless you want a list of numbers at the end of each post.  That could be kind of funny. The link to all of the themes for the challenge can be found here.

Day 4 – Munich Artists Self Portrait Challenge – Words and the Artist

The theme for day 4 is Words.   I don’t care if you write words, find words in your environment or create an art piece of words. Whatever you do, the image for today must contain the written word and you.

Below, two Munich Artists, Nina Schmid and Katrin Klug,  share with us their day 4 self portraits which focus on their love of body art and words.

Katrin Klug Tattoo Ainsi Day 4
Katrin Klug – Day 4 – Words – Self Portrait – July 2015
Nina Schmid Day 4 Tattoo knife
Nina Schmid – Day 4 – Words – Self Portrait – July 2015

Munich Artists Drawing Challenge Day 4 – Kitchen Still Life

Munich Artists 30 Day Drawing Challenge – Day 2 – Schweinehund

Nina Schmid and Ray Moore at ArtMUC

Susanne Krauss  took this awesome photograph of Nina Schmid and Ray Moore over the weekend.

 

Here is a piece of Ray Moore‘s artwork:

Ray Moore artwork at ARTMUC

 

Nina Schmid’s artwork looks like this (she has three different styles & but I don’t have an example of her erotic art so I can only show you two of the three):

Nina schmid architecture painting

 

 

 

munich artists nina schmid snail on gold globe

 

Nina will be showing her artwork at the Friday Gallery from June 19 – July 8, 2015.  If you have any questions about the exhibition, you can email me at emmy@kyfio.com.

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I know both Ray and Nina so if you love their work, I will help you tap into their art inventory.  Both artists speak English and are productive!

What I’ve noticed is that productive artists have an inventory and their newest and most favourite pieces will be tucked away in their studios, on their bedroom walls or in a big closet because Germans love to hide their valuables in a closet. I learned this cultural tidbit a few weeks ago. I think American tuck their valuables in their bras/underwear or maybe in their work boots.  As an American in Munich, I’m asked quite often about American habits but my multicultural upbringing has been baffled by all cultures (I never know which culture the habit comes from.)

One universal habit for all artists is that their newest works will not be released to the public until the umbilical cord has been cut so the best thing to do is go to the studio and see all the artwork and then put a reserve on the piece you want… eventually the artist will let it go.

 

The Munich Artists Events to Add to Your Calendar

I usually put this in a newsletter but our newsletter is taking a break while I decide how we will disseminate information.  For now, I will be posting our events on Monday.  Next week, Munich art events will be posted on a different site so that we can accommodate more information than our newsletter can handle.

Events

Friday Gallery Exhibitions

  • Andreas Hirsch, “Consanguine” party May 22 @ 1900 @ Friday Gallery
  • Nina Schmid, “Nachts, wenn mich die Muse küsst,” Vernissage Juni 19, 2015 @ 1900, 19.6.2015 – 8.7..2015 @Friday Gallery
  • Gunter Meliton Alu Dibond Digital Kunst, Vernissage Juli 9 @1900, 9.7-23 .2015 @Friday Gallery
  • Katrin Klug –  14.8 –  3.9.2015 @Friday Gallery

Stammtisch (Working/Projects Meeting)

  • May 29th @1900  location TBA  Please RSVP with emmy@kyfio.com to attend the meeting   –  This meeting is for artists and art historians who would like to be more involved in organising art events, installations, exhibitions, books and social media, internet web sites.   Meeting Agenda’s and decisons will be posted online the day after the meeting.