Saturday 28 April 2012

Pictoplasma 2012, Berlin

I had the great great honour of being asked to exhibit and talk at Pictoplasma this year in Berlin. It was the first time I had visited the city and the festival itself and I'm now hooked. I'll be back next year as a ticket holder for sure as the festival has such an incredible atmosphere and I love how the speakers, artists and attendees all mingle together drinking, talking and laughing. 

I took an updated version of my Masks show out to the festival to exhibit as part of their 'Character Walk' that takes place through the Mitte district in 16 different venues. New collaboration work with Felt Mistress and my father were the main features of the show. I can't thank them both enough for their hard work and time making this show something so much better than I could ever manage on my own.
Felt Mistress' Masks were hung from fishing wire so that they seem to just float in the air in front of the wooden masks on the back wall. It really made the front room come to life. 

The last felt mask was used in the back room along with all the mask prints. 11 prints were exhibited in total. I cut a few from the original show in favour some new incarnations.

Here is my good friend and illustrator, Nikko Barber modelling the Goom mask. I'd like to say a big thank you to Nikko for his hospitality and help through the show. A truly great human bean.
The lovely Felt Mistress' new look and the awesome Tippy.
Above is the new mask that I made with my Father. He really is utterly amazing. I can't wait to start work on some new sculpture projects with him.

Below is a picture that was taken during my character lab talk at .HBC (picture by Tamar Moshkovitz). A big thank you to everyone who came along, I was so surprised and happy to see such a great turn out.
Last but not least I would love to say a big thank you to Peter and Lars for inviting me to be a part of the Pictoplasma festival this year, Danielle for all here help organising my show and the venue and the rest of the Pictoplasma team for their incredible hard work. 

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