During our annual goose-dinner last Saturday a friend of mine reminded me of the ongoing Add-Art-Weekend in Hamburg. I am so glad I went on Sunday! If you missed it, check it out next November – it is so worth-it. The idea was founded in 2013 by the agency newskontor GmbH – Agentur für Kommunikation. The main concept of AddArt is to open up the participating companies art collections to the public for a whole weekend. Companies that do not have an own art collection can collaborate with Hamburgs University of Applied Sciences (HAW), they can choose an upcoming art-student and exhibit their works which is a great support for the Newcomer-Artists.
I was lucky enough to get a tour through some of the companies last sunday. My absolutely favourite artist was Martina Liebig. She really got my heart through her lovely kids-book-drawings. In 2014 she was chosen as one of 75 artists out of 4000 that applied for the Illustrators Annual in Bologna. She won with her beautiful and detailed drawings under the topic “20.000 Leagues under the sea” by Jules Verne. They are just wonderful, see below. And the good thing is – you can still purchase them, and she would even do prints of that series of 5.
Martina Liebig was born 1987 in Moers at the lower rhine area in Germany. In April 2012 she graduated as an illustration designer and started in October her Master in Design at University of Applied Science Hamburg, Department Design. Currently she is living and working in Hamburg as a freelance illustrator.
Please check out Martinas lovely works on her website: www.liebigillustration.de. The picture of her and myself was taken by Maximilian Probst, a great – usually black-and-white-Photographer – that I got to know at that art venue.
Later I went to the IMPULSE Headquarter. A great entrepreneur-magazine that supported two great Newcomers. One of them was Benjamin Wiemann, originally he was a chef, now he is doing wonderful works of art through the crystallisation of food essences and other liquids. See my pics below. The works are just great!
As you can see, my artsy daughter enjoyed her day out with Mummy because she got compliments and cookies at every vernissage. Lucky her – and I was of course proud as hell to have her as my company for the exhibition weekend!
TheTreasurette-Fave: The kids-book drawings of Martina are just beautiful.
TheTreasurette-Tip: You can still purchase the works. The prices are very reasonable and the prints are totally affordable. Just check out their websites.
Have a great last week of November!