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PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS GROUP SHOW

The most extensive show of the 13. Pictoplasma Festival is held at Urban Spree, with works by the 22 alumni of the Pictoplasma Academy 2016.

Challenged by renowned illustrators, artists, animation filmmakers, and sculptors, participants explored and developed their personal, character-driven projects. The Academy All Stars group show presents their diverse talents and features sculptures, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, and a multitude of new character worlds.

PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY ALL STARS

May 10-14, 2017

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Wednesday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00

Saturday: 12:00-22:00. Nocturne for the Club Character Party

Vernissage on Wednesday, May 10th, 16:00-19:00

 

Featuring the works of:

 

Ana Jiménez (SP)

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Ana Jiménez is a Spanish game artist, currently based in Berlin. Her main field of experience is in casual games for companies like Digital Chocolate or King. ‘Mercrominah’ is Ana’s alter ego—a personal project she started when spending a year in Sweden. The project has meanwhile acquired quite a following in social networks, and Ana hopes it will continue to make people laugh for a long time.

Anna (PL)

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Anna is a Polish illustrator and designer based in London, and a fan of mixing digital and traditional techniques. She is interested in visual structures, life drawing and the expression that different tools imply. It can be a brush, a potato stamp or drawing software—each unfolds its particular aesthetics.

Brian Neong San (MU)

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Brian Neong San is a character animator and designer. Born in Mauritius, he currently lives in Australia; as digital nomad, he is often found freelancing remotely from other places. This mobility inspires his inventive work, and he is passionate to bring characters to life through motion, emotion and storytelling. Frequently referred to as a digital character puppeteer, Brian delivers the artistic creation and animation of 2D characters for short films, motion graphics and interactive projects.

Camilo Vanegas (CO)

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Camilo Vanegas is an animation artist from Colombia based in California. He holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogotá, and a MFA in Character Animation from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. For Camilo, exploring the characters’ personalities and how they deal with their internal conflicts has been the main source of inspiration. He currently works at Supergiant Games, where he has created characters for ‘Transistor’ (2014) and ‘Pyre’ (2017).

Christina Reck (DE)

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Christina Reck is an art director based in Berlin where she works in digital advertising. She developed a huge fascination for drawing and painting at an early age, and illustration became her favorite form of expression while studying communication design. In her professional work, she focuses on digital design and infographics. Her personal work is more experimental, she is exploring different styles and techniques, both digital and analogue.

Eloi Costilludo (SP)

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Eloi Costilludo is a video artist from Barcelona, where he works as video producer and VJ at legendary Razzmatazz nightclub. He started his career as computer engineer and graphic designer for the Barnamob collective for urban performance. Today, he is mainly producing video installations, and exhibits regularly in galleries.

Erika del Pino (UY)

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Erika del Pino is a theater designer from Montevideo, where she encounters and plays with strange and rare characters. Inspired by animals and taxidermy, her creations are born from her inner world to explore the sensation of a distorted reality. She believes that everything that once had life can live again—transformed, deformed.

Ifiyenia Kamperi (GR)

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Ifiyenia Kamperi is a painter and illustrator working in her studio in Athens. Her work ranges from painting and printmaking to comics, fanzines and doll making. She draws inspiration from her cats and dogs, politics, rockumentaries, the subconscious and life’s banality. Ifiyenia is co-founder of the drawing collective Urban Pencils, she has been featured in exhibitions and illustrated books, taught art to children and produced crafts under the brand Birds On Lemons.

Inga Seidl (AT)

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Inga Seidl is an Austrian graphic designer and illustrator. For a decade, she has been running her independent corporate design agency for clients with an environmental focus. Inga has a strong relation to nature, where she spends as much time as she can. Obviously, her character design is influenced by her life long experience with animals— and especially horses.

Janine Krieg (DE)

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Janine Krieg aka Jane War creates art to communicate with the world. Currently based in Munich, she works in post-production for movies, TV and advertisement, both in 2D and 3D. Jane is haunted by crazy creatures, which make her see characters everywhere. Her personal illustration and animation is all about her emotions, and as she stays curious to explore different styles and media.

Jon Dunleavy (UK)

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Jon Dunleavy is a director of animated films, working in multiple genres with a particular love for characterizing. His narrative themes range from greed to comic tragedy and phone-based love triangles. His films have been honored with awards from the British Animation Awards to the Cannes Short Film Corner.

Kami Goertz (CA)

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Kami Goertz is a self-taught multidisciplinary fiber artist who creates plush characters and soft sculptures for humans to enjoy. Forest walks and gardening, moods, textures and animals (real or imagined) all inspire her creative process. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Canada as well as published in magazines focusing on the creation of plush toys.

Larissa Honsek (DE)

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Larissa Honsek aka Novemberkind is a Berlin-based graphic designer, photographer and illustrator exploring the intersections of these fields. Her tribe of bright and colorful characters is born from experimenting with a multitude of mixed media: clay sculpting, photography, digital and analogue collage, painting, drawing, printing, scanning… Larissa is currently working as a graphic design freelancer, and she is the co-founder of NiNo kreativ, a small company that produces kids stationary and creative school supplies.

Negyedy Virág (HU)

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Negyedy Virág is currently studying animation at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Her passion is character design, and she finds it very exciting to bring her creations to life in animated form. She likes to experiment with different media and techniques, and she is committed to learn as many things as possible while searching for her place in the world.

Oliver Téllez (MX)

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Oliver Téllez is an architect and illustrator from Mexico City, who has liked to spend his time drawing and day dreaming since childhood. He is keen to create wild places with saturated imagery in order to test the behavior of his characters—and understand his own. Oliver usually incorporates elements of architecture into his illustrations as his interest extends to constructing visions of time and space.

Paulina Rasińska (PL)

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Paulina Rasińska is an artist from Warsaw, living and working in Antwerp. After graduating at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in animation and photography, she focused on creating picture books for children. Until today, children are her favorite audience, whose knowledge and sensibility she aims to expand. She finds her strongest inspiration in the world of curiosities nature provides, and she loves telling stories about animals and plants.

Sabina Karasegh (AT)

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Sabina Karasegh is an Austrian graphic designer and artist. Informed by her hometown Vienna and its particular attitude she always looks for recurrent patterns in every day life and correspondences between the micro- and macrocosm. Her graphic prints transform perspectives into black and white, working out contours and considering the white spaces.

Silvia Panicali (IT)

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Silvia Panicali is a multifaceted creative talent born in Italy. Always looking for new forms of visual expression, she tries to represent the growth of her personality and her feelings by looking at them from the point of view of a child. Silvia has been strongly influenced by Belgian comics thanks to her mother’s origins, and she developed her style starting from photography and moving later to illustration and 2D animation.

Sjors Houkes (NL)

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Sjors Houkes is a Dutch illustrator and voice over artist living in Berlin. As a film scholar interested in all aspects of visual culture he curated, promoted and exhibited independent video games and animation. These elements have found their way into his own work. Besides occasionally making games, voice acting or writing, most of his creative time is spent drawing: His honest ink and watercolor drawings are inspired by people, videogames, the beauty of nature and the quirks of the human mind.

Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat (DOM)

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Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat is a Dominican illustrator and animator, with a profound love of telling stories. He sees his work as magic-realism, evoking his surreal experience of growing up in the Caribbean. His world is personal and intimate, with characters full of colors and textures, drawn into situations outside of their comfort zone.

Zarella Solís (PER)

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Zarella Solís is a graphic designer from Lima. Her toys, designs and art pieces are handmade with the traditional techniques of sewing, embroidery and textile application. The intention of her work is to further the interest in and appreciation for crafts in the digital age.

Zeynep Solakoglu (TUR)

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Zeynep Solakoglu is an artist and illustrator based in Istanbul. She is inspired by mythologies, fairytales, and indigenous stories from all parts of the world. She believes they all represent universal themes and connect us holistically, so when people look at her work, they will all find parts of themselves. Zeynep has been drawing characters and writing stories since she was a child, and she likes the idea of having one part of her in every character, evolving with them as years pass.

 

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Planet of Zeus + Operators, Bigfoot

PLANET OF ZEUS
Southern Rock Metal from Athens
https://www.facebook.com/planetofzeus/
https://planetofzeus.bandcamp.com/
http://www.planetofzeus.gr/

Planet of Zeus are a heavy rock band from Athens, Greece. They have been around since 2000, playing extensively throughout their home country, just about anywhere they could, ranging from house parties to stadiums. Right now, Planet Of Zeus are the biggest rock band in Greece, consistently selling out every venue they play. Their annual Athens headlining show attracted more than 3.000 people and set a record of attendance in Greece’s underground rock scene. Their raw, sincere and constantly evolving live performances have secured them a loyal and hardcore underground following, which exceeds Greece’s geographical borders. After 5 consecutive European tours and several high profile festivals (Bloodstock etc), Planet of Zeus were the main support band at Clutch’s 2015 Psychic Warfare European Tour.
Planet of Zeus have released 3 albums. “Eleven the hard way”, was released in April 2008, through Casket Music/ Copro Records (UK). The album, although a debut, received great reviews from magazines, such as Metal Hammer and Kerrang and even Bruce Dickinson featured it on his BBC radio
show. The sophomore album “Macho Libre”, released in May 2011, through B-Otherside Records, was the album, that established the band as a major act in Greece and started creating a European buzz around Planet of Zeus. Since then, their two official music videos, “Leftovers” and “Vanity suit” have become classics. With their third album,“Vigilante”(2014, ihaveadrum records),the band upped the ante and created their own distinct blend of riff heavy, groove laden rock n roll.
At a time in which individualism seems to be the ultimate solution for some, Planet of Zeus come back with their highly anticipated fourth album, “Loyal to the pack”, an ode to the benefits of teamwork. Being well known for their never ending signature heavy riffs, gritty vocals and dancing grooves, the band decided to “shuffle their deck of cards” and embark on a new musical direction, encompassing melody, clean, but heartrending vocals and a newly found sense of dynamics. This mixture seems to establish a signature sound for Planet of Zeus, a sound that takes the listener on a journey throughout the history of heavy music. From Lynyrd Skynyrd to Mastodon, the Allman Brothers Band to Queens of the stone
age and AC/DC to Clutch.

OPERATORS
Rock’n’Rollercoaster from Berlin
https://www.facebook.com/OPERATORSberlin/
https://operators.bandcamp.com/

Treibende Drums, rollender Bass, symbiotische Gitarren, eine freudige Orgel und vielseitig kreativer Gesang bündeln Rock-Musik von den 60ern bis heute in einen spaßigen und aufregenden Cocktail, der seit Mitte 2009 von der sechsköpfigen Band OPERATORS aus Berlin serviert wird.
Ihren durchweg authentischen Rock’n’Rollercoaster haben die Jungs bereits bei zahlreichen Gigs mit Szenegrößen wie Vista Chino (ex Kyuss Lives!), Colour Haze, Orange Goblin, Karma to Burn, The Flying Eyes, Fatso Jetson, Samsara Blues Experiment, My Sleeping Karma und Sungrazer, sowie beim Stoned from the Underground Festival 2013 und beim Desertfest Berlin 2012 aufs Publikum losgelassen.
OPERATORS ist die Band für jede Situation, jede Location, jede Party. Von psychedelisch-entrückt bis heavy, geradeaus bis groovy, hüftschwingend bis haarschüttelnd: Alles ist möglich, alles ist drin! Diese Jungs machen, was sie lieben: ROCKEN!

« Es ist ne Achterbahnfahrt mit Bergen und Tälern, mit Spannungsaufbau und -entladung die in der clever kombinierten Summe einen Sound mit Erkennungswert ergibt. […] Einer der fünf Gründe, warum ich gerne zum Desertfest Berlin 2012 gefahren wäre. »
www.theobelisk.net

BIGFOOT
Psychedelic acoustic folk from Israel
Dor Koren (bass/voc) from TREE
https://www.facebook.com/HomeVol3
https://outdors.bandcamp.com/album/bigfoot

Bigfoot is real and living in Israel,
Recording and producing music and art from his own home,
Dor Koren plays every instrument with grace of a mythical story and the magnitude of a wild animal,
Releasing a first album back in 2013, it was still as a home project,
But on the new Ep – BIGFOOT 2016
You can see the world through the eyes of Bigfoot, and take a journey inside, outside and allover the place,
This is one trip you will never return the same from,
Crazed Fuzzed instruments, Jazzy ferocious Drumming by Nave Koren,
An arsenal of keyboards, strings and allot of free spirit,
Only the bravest and most wild souls can endure,
Testing each ones courage and self beliefe
Mythus, legend, folklore tale, Music Odyssey,
The BIGFOOT is here to stay.**

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Sudden Infant / Petra Flurr / Philipp Strobel / Nekrobot

SUDDEN INFANT (D/CH) live
Industrial-Noise-Punk / Harbinger Sound, Voodoo Rhythm
http://www.suddeninfant.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Sudden-Infant-169263813138593/

PETRA FLURR (IT/D) live
Queer-Punk-Electro / Fabrika Rec
https://www.facebook.com/petraflurrmusic/

PHILIPP STROBEL (D) dj set
http://www.aufnahmeundwiedergabe.de/
http://www.death-disco.de/

NEKROBOT (GR/D) dj set
https://www.mixcloud.com/nekrobot/

event page photo by Martin Baumgartner

SUDDEN INFANT
After 25 years of extensive solo works and collaborations, Sudden Infant is now operating as a three-piece band with Joke Lanz, Christian Weber and Alexandre Babel.
The international acclaimed Noise project has transformed into a Dada-Punk-Industrial unit produced by Roli Mosimann (ex Swans drummer). In the past Sudden Infant toured with Sleaford Mods and opened for Wolf Eyes, Ben Frost, Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Joan La Barbara, Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke and many others.
« Sudden Infant go all the way. Nothing is held back. »
– Keith Moline / The Wire
« One of Europe’s finest Noise provocateurs! »
– Matthew Kosloff / Skyscraper Magazine
« Fucking awesome band! I was lucky enough to witness their set live at 100 Club. Killer! »
– Steve Crittall / The Godfathers

PETRA FLURR
explores any kind of social tensions and control: political, religious, racial, with an acid, violent and uncompromising attitude. He is well-known in the underground scene for his furious ravaging vocals and the devastating live performances, in which he turns into a real stage animal.

PHILIPP STROBEL
head of the Berlin-based label aufnahme + wiedergabe, is one half of the DEATH # DISCO DJ team. Together with Ian P. Christ he runs the monthly club night in Berlin with changing international live acts and well reputed DJs, offering the best in Cold Wave, Minimal, Synth, Post Punk, Industrial and Electronic Underground Sounds. He is also part of the endorcism crew which is organizing Noise, Power Electronics, Avantgarde and Experimental events under the umbrella of Modern Movement.

NEKROBOT
Nekrobot spent most of his formative years in Athens refining his technical skills in sonic and visual communication, as a DJ and graphic artist. After relocating to Berlin he gained DJ residency at the infamously transgressive party Sabbat. Nekrobot has played in a diverse range of parties, art events and music festivals throughout Europe collaborating with musicians and artists from all over the world. He lives and works in Berlin.

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SYSTREMMA – VOL.1 feat. Acid Baby Jesus / Mozes and the Firstborn / Scraps / Frogrammers

SYSTREMMA is a new series of multiple live shows and drop dead dance action at Urban Spree on two floors!

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★★★ MAIN FLOOR ★★★

ACID BABY JESUS (Athens, Greece) live!
psychedelic garagepunk out on slovenly recordings
https://slovenly.bandcamp.com/
acidbabyjesus.com

MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN (Amsterdam) live!
psychedelic garagerock out on burger records
www.mozesandthefirstborn.com/
https://mozesandthefirstborn.bandcamp.com/

DJs: Hendrik Apfel & Mr.Popp

★★★ BASEMENT ★★★

SCRAPS (London, UK) live!
punk from london
https://www.facebook.com/scrapslondon/
http://scrapslondon.bandcamp.com/

FROGRAMMERS (Berlin) live!
punk from berlin
https://www.facebook.com/Frogrammers
frogrammers.bandcamp.com

DJs: Alvar Raw Beat (Sick Horse / Needle Exchange) & a special guest

Presale tickets will be 12€ at koka36.de



C215: The Monograph

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‘C215: The Monograph’ is the most complete book to date about the work of French stencil artist & wanderer C215 aka Christian Guémy.

The book cover is made of a rough and thick cardboard whose center is later cut as a stencil of the famous « C215 » monogram. The book also encompasses a detachable stencil at the end, making it not only a comprehensive book about the artist’s career but also a nicely printed & designed object.

With over 300 pages, the book is organized around a thematic abecedarium, illustrated and commented by the artist himself, offering a vertical insight into his universe: Amsterdam, Architecture, Artist, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Blue, Caravaggio, Far Cry…

The monograph is already available at Urban Spree Berlin and can be ordered online as well here.

 

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Hexvessel (Fin) + Dolch (Berlin)

Sounds from the finnish forest, echoing in the catacombs of Berlin. Masked figures chasing snakes among trees and mushrooms. A celebration of the obscure and magical.

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Hexvessel

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It was in 2009 that Mat McNerney settled down in Finland – the oddball country of Scandinavia, where the humour is as dark as the winter afternoons and the nature as breathtaking as their moonshine. Originally from the UK, he came here via stints in Norway and Holland, already with weight to his name in the underground of extreme and avantgarde metal music, having sung and written in bands like Dødheimsgard and Code among many more, sometimes under the moniker of Kvohst. Later, he achieved success with modern post punk darlings Beastmilk and its spin-off Grave Pleasures.

In Finland he found his “kin”, and there he invoked Hexvessel – a band founded to voice Mat’s inner self, and to connect it with the vast cosmic infinity around him. Simply: to play psychedelic music in the true sense of the term.

More like a commune than a regular band, the spirit surrounding the group invokes a vision of a bunch of Northern heathens coming to live in Laurel Canyon in the late 1960’s. Sonically, it’s more the other way around; Joni Mitchell and The Doors set free in the Finnish wilderness (quite possibly intoxicated under the midnight sun).

Hexvessel is rock but never roll – balancing the simple folk tune with psychedelic drive, hinting at Captain Beefheart, King Crimson and The Beatles as well as the dewy-eyed Americana that contemporary folk artists like First Aid Kit have adapted and re-defined. Stirred together, this makes for one truly unique brew of timeless storytelling and song craft.

Since the release of their debut album in 2011 the band has sold out headline tours in their homeland, been nominated for 2 Finnish Grammy awards, toured Europe together with bands like Sabbath Assembly and Alcest, played prestigious festivals like Roadburn in Holland and SXSW in Texas, and seen their music on the charts and on critics lists. This strange pack of Finns have succeeded in creating their own world, of which an ever-increasing number of curious outsiders are hungry to take part.

Come January 2016, Hexvessel’s third album will be out. Their first release licensed to Century Media Records via their own Secret Trees label imprint. A body of work that Mat McNerney says is his most personal to date. Moving into the next phase, further probing into the mysteries and wonders of life, love and death – the question is ultimately turned to the listener;

https://www.facebook.com/hexvessel

https://hexvessel.bandcamp.com/

(DOLCH)

http://totenmusik.tumblr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wolfcityberlin

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