At our Kulturrabazz jazz Festival happening in Dresden we prepared 2 ground floors of the big and old building. My responsibility was to prepare the basement rooms for after party shows. There are few niches, three small rooms and one big that always served as a bar.

All rooms are marked with old heating pipes so there’s already quite an industrial feeling. But the motto of the decoration was for us : jungle.

I decided to focus on walls that were mostly whitish but dirty and establish cactus flora as my basement theme.
One corridor with a niche got painted with cactuses in purple – blue. We sticked to the walls real size paper mache green cactus and styropor nopal cactuses. Other room that was black got redesigned for the dance floor. As on the stage and dance room light is very important I painted some abstract piece with cactuses with fluorescent acrylic colors. Effect with moving lights was splendid.

I was painting the same bar walls last December so for the last standing white wall I decided to invite a local artist Josephine Bunde and she has done fantastic stencil work jungle.
Also the toilet was repainted in Etno inspired black and white geometric patterns.

We created extra paper mache animal masks as the only wall decoration. In the corner covering stuff only entrance I put the old painting of mine that kind of fit the whole concept.

One room was an exhibition I mentioned a post before and one other stayed empty almost till festival. Because of lack of time we installed there…. Surreal mini golf played from all the material rests.

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Hi guys,

Last weeks I was busy with preparing special decorations and rooms design for a jazz festival, Kulturrabazz, in Dresden. As I got assigned to make the whole design of the basement rooms I got a lot of tiny rooms to fill with my creativity. The smallest room that once served as an display room became one more time a place for an exhibition, but this time it was my art pieces to be shown. I decided to exhibit 5 pieces inspired by cactus landscape from Tenerife. My partner decided to upcycle whatever he could find to build frames for the drawings and he did amazing job with old window frame. We created a cosy display room with sitting area.

This small sketch was made from above Girne or Kyrenie on Cyprus from where we went on a hike to St Hillarion Castle. Lovely places, view over Mediterranean, long coastal panorama and even a glimpse over Turkish coast.

The cinema building in Larnaca drew my attention. I sketched it quickly adding my own graffiti style onto it.

Drawing on Cyprus makes me ultra happy!

This two drawings drew my attention lately. The first sketch of the old winery in Fellbach, Germany, was done in situ with watercolors in 2014. I don’t have original anymore and as I was missing this particular view I started work on another version of the Winery in 2016. This time, I took pictures of a place, worked on the sketch at home two years later, but never finish it entirely. Just recently added some dynamism to the scene with the wine coming out of the roof. Do you like it?

From Vancouver, BC to Toronto, On. Two of us, on the bicycles. Tones of adventures, pictures, great moments and good people we’ve met there.

But there’s some sketches from this epic journey as well:

I´m in Mexico since December 2016. Together with Mo we cycled 1500 km from Cancun to San Cristobal de las Casas where we´re gathering power for the next adventures.

Here are my first impresions of Mexico put on paper.

As always my travel atelier is limited to Micron pens, few color fineliners and watercolors.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

I don’t paint that much. I don’t have an atelier for storing my works, nor steady place for gathering all the painting equipment, but at least it is easy to remember all the things I have painted so far. That is why I was so happy that two of my paintings found recently a new place in Cologne. This is how they look like in the new flat of Alex & Eliza.