a couple of weeks ago i was visiting the exhibition “fotografien werden bilder. die becher-klasse” at the städel museum in frankfurt. the exhibition shows photos by the first (and by now famous and acclaimed) students of bernd and hiller becher. it is a brilliant exhibition that i can only recommend (still going until august, 13th 2017).
i took a closer look at the photos i liked most by sketching them:
nach tata ronkholz: st. franziskusstr. 107 (düsseldorf), 1977/78.
nach thomas ruff: interieur 1d, 1982.
nach jörg sasse: 28246, 2000.
nach andreas gursky: teneriffa, schwimmbad, 1987.
a nice guard at the exhibition was interested in what i was doing and asked me for a look at all of my drawings when i was done. he seemed to be impressed, but not so much by the drawings but by my cheap biro: “hm… it’s hard with that pen… you can’t erase and correct things…”
i’ve been going swimming quite a lot lately. it’s great to relax, get moving without stressing and to be outside of the comfort zone of any computer or other technical device for at least 2 hours. as if to prove how much i need to get out of my head sometimes, i’ve managed to forget something important almost every time. so far it hasn’t been my swimming suit yet, but i’ve been swimming without:
my shampoo to get the chlorine off my head afterwards
my flipflops (hmmm yummy floor, especially in the lavatory…)
my goggles (swimming is no fun without goggles! how am i supposed to improve my diving skills?)
a towel (hair blower 5ct./1 minute, here i come…)
as you can easily guess, this is in ascending order. so to prevent myself from standing at the pool again (especially) without one of these items, i have made a visual checklist or packing list for myself:
and just to say thanks to my best swimming buddy for being able to do “fitness” without being grown-up about it, i’ve tried to portray anne (weltbeste anne. looks much better in real life. and i still can’t draw hands. but how should i. need to make more time for drawing to get back into practice).
i’m currently working on my first book. i’m illustrating a collection of short stories by christoph bornmüller (in german). it will be published at parallelallee in berlin this spring or summer this autumn!*
this is only the cover, but you can get to know some characters in the next couple of weeks on this blog!*
*sorry! i started a new full-time-job in the meantime and i’m completely occupied. but stay tuned! it’s coming! (just a bit more slowly than i planned)