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  1. Jana Schirmer

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    Jana Schirmer is a freelance artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. She was inspired to pick up a pencil at a young age after watching the Sailor Moon anime. Though her work does occasionally exhibit an affection for anime and manga, the bulk of it is very much grounded in realism. Schirmer’s portfolio is filled with still-life studies and portraiture. Observing the real-world, honing traditional skills, in order to make her fantasy artwork more convincing.

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  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Gerd Grimm (1911 – 1998)

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    Gerd Grimm was born 1911 in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1929 he began his studies at The State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe under the tutelage of German painters Wilhelm Schnarrenberger and Karl Hubbuch, and later attended The Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg. In 1933 he moved to Berlin continuing his art studies at Berlin University of the Arts. Graphic designer, Oskar Hermann Werner Hadank, was his professor was among others. It was also here that Grimm met his met his partner and future wife, Hilde van Gülick.

    Grimm finished his studies around the same time Nazis were gaining power. He started a promising career in illustration, receiving commissions for covers of prominent fashion magazines such as Silberspiegel, Die Dame and Elegante Welt. He also provided artwork for cigarette brands Muratti Ariston, Reemtsmas Ova, and sparkling wine, Kupferberg. However, by 1935, with the introduction of The Nuremberg Laws, Grimm was labelled a “Half-Jew.” Aware of his dwindling career opportunities in Germany, he decided to move to Le Havre, Paris.

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  3. Ewa Ludwiczak

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    We have a real mixed bag of styles and media from today’s feature, Ewa Ludwiczak. Born in Poland and currently living in Berlin, Ms Ludwiczak is a freelance illustrator specialising in tradition materials, in particular watercolours.

    Ms Ludwiczak has illustrated various children’s books but has an obvious keenness towards fairy tales. Recently she has been showcasing a lot of portraiture and figures drawing on her Facebook page. The figures themselves sit still as a mouse, as she using watercolours to create loose and expressive imagery with splashes, drips, and small dabs of bold colours. They are beautiful and a delightful progression of her work.

    You can find more of Ewa Ludwiczak’s illustrations on her website, and Behance page.

  4. Dave the Chimp

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    Dave the Chimp is a multi-disciplinary artist and skateboard zealot from London, residing in Berlin. Often sharing his talents on the streets around the world, Mr Chimp has also contributed to books, fanzines, skateboard graphics and videos.

    His array of work has been exhibited (indoors) in London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Milano and Barcelona. Mr Chimp’s video work include music videos for Robots in Disguise and Puppini Sisters, as well as commercials for Badly Drawn Boy and Led Zeppelin.

    Find out more about Dave the Chimp by checking out his website.

  5. eBoy

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    eBoy comprises of Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital and is probably the most famous name in the world of pixel art. Their painstakingly complex pieces leave the viewer ogling, searching out all the tiny details, that could otherwise be missed. The group have had a prolific career. They have produced toys, bags, skateboard decks, various fashion pieces, had tons of exhibitions and have worked with far too many names to mention! You can find more of their work on their website.