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In the section Individual Studies you will find all articles of the categories Articles by Artists, Articles about Artists and Interviews with Artists.


Till Bödeker's exhibition 'CHE$$' at Kunstraum Weiden Space explores the connection between art and consumption with a chess-inspired perfume.

HoulArt: Wit and Public Inspiration

In conversation with Anna-Sophie Jürgens, James Houlcroft (aka Houl) reflects on the knowledge-oriented, educational and inspirational role of street art – street art as public pedagogy – in the various media and formats he explores in the Australian capital and beyond.

Roland Regner: Arché

In his second w/k interview, Roland Regner begins by explaining the concept of his "Arché" work cycle and the series that it consists of. He then goes on to talk about the work processes used in three of these series.

Herbert W. Franke VISIONÄR

In 2022, the Upper Austrian State Museum Francisco Carolinum is hosting the exhibition "Visionär" ("Visionary") about Herbert W. Franke, one of the most important border-crossers between science and art.


The exhibition ART INSPIRATION SCIENCE Thomas Schönauer—The Engineering Artist took place at Haus der Universität (House of the University) in Düsseldorf. Its main focus was on Schönauer’s collaborative work with scientists, engineers and companies, in which he aims to extract or utilise new materials for artistic practice. Schönauer collaborates with the Henkel corporation as well as with the Institut für Textiltechnik (Institute for Textile Technology) at the RWTH Aachen University.

Palaeontological Art

Many of Hugo Boguslawski's artistic works have a connection to biology, which is related to his biology studies. The preoccupation with fossilized organisms plays a central role.

Word Art: A New Art Form

In his 'Word Art' project, Ralf Borlinghaus is interested in taking up the original connection between the written and the pictorial and reinterpreting it.

Marine Debris

Text: Swaantje Güntzel | Section: Articles by artists My work focuses on mankind’s dysfunctional relationship to nature. Through a process of observing our everyday behaviour towards nature, dissociating it from its context…

Mischa Kuball: Light Projects and New Pott

Mischa Kuball: “The idea [of New Pott] was born of my (so-called German) contribution to the 34th Sao Paolo Biennale in 1998 which was curated by Paulo Herkenhoff under the general theme of anthropophagy with reference to the homonym manifesto by Oswald de Audrade from 1927. This manifesto tried to give an answer to the European dominance in the domain of the arts, the Parisian art world pretending that Brazilian artists were copying European modernism. The manifesto replied: No, we will not copy, but guzzle and digest you!”

Thomas Schönauer: Artist-philosopher

In conversation with Irene Daum and Peter Tepe the sculptor and painter Thomas Schönauer presents himself as an artist-philosopher. In some of his works he has adopted a science-related approach. In other projects he has collaborated with scientists and engineers.

Karl Otto Götz: Points of Contact

On August 19th 2017, Karl Otto Götz died at the age of 103. In the time since then, many obituaries have been published, through which his artistic achievements have been widely acknowledged. I will try to discuss my personal contact with Götz, searching through my not-always-perfectly-reliable memory.

malatsion: Laboratory Fantasies

malatsion: "Science has influenced quite a few of my works as a source of inspiration. You can classify these works as science-related art. Right after my switch to the academy, my interest in science was for a while pushed into the background. It was only in 2008 that it re-emerged. Science is for me above all a source of images which helps me create installation works that remind their viewers of places such as the laboratory or of scientific methods such as the experiment."

Science-related Art: Mischa Kuball

Mischa Kuball: "I do not perceive myself as a double-competent cross-over worker between science and art, but rather as an artist who is working transdisciplinary. As an artist, I contribute to certain scientific research projects. Particularly, there are cooperation projects with the neurosciences neuropsychology and neurophysiology." …

Detlev van Ravenswaay: Space Art

The terms Space Art or Astronomical Art (I prefer the latter) are used for pictorial representations of aspects of the cosmos or the universe. Obviously, Astronomical Art also allows to represent utopias, but always on the basis of the current state of research in natural science. “Beam me up, Scotty” remains Science Fiction. It has to do with science and cultural history, with technology and last but not least with Man, who has always felt the urge to leave planet Earth and to explore the universe. …

Anna Lena Grau: Gespinste – Interweavings

In 1754, the Anatomical Collections of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg were established for the purpose of providing teaching material for classes held at the Anatomical Institute. In the meantime, the collection is also accessible to non-specialists twice a year. Yet, due to the extraction of the specimen from its original context and its solidification into an object, a layman will never be able to perceive a specimen with the rational logic that is appropriate to the observation of scientific models. The object thus takes on the appearance of a shadow of the living, reminding us of our own mortality in a disturbing yet monstrous way.

Marcus Ahlers: System and Synergy

According to the terminology of the online journal, I am on the border between science and art: on one hand I am a working artist, and on the other, active in the sciences as a participant in a master’s program. I would like to describe the stages of development leading to this state.

Border Crosser between Science and Visual Arts

A border crosser between science and art is what the online journal calls an individual working both scientifically and artistically in the field of fine arts. I belong to this group, too. (…) I will introduce the reader to some of my artistic works created since 2013. For this purpose, I will select some representative examples from several series and explain their prevailing peculiarities.

Anna Lena Grau: Recodings

These exhibitions have taken place every two years on the premises of the Anatomical Institute. Amongst the invited guests were physicians who actively pursue art and artists with an active interest in medicine. The self-taught in the field of art encountered the self-taught in the field of medicine. On these occasions, ambitious dilettantes came face to face with professionals, each party certainly fostering a sense of discomfort in the other.

Meral Alma: Painter and PhD Candidate

Artist interview
Meral Alma, although you are still studying at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Siegfried Anzinger, as a painter over the last three years you have managed to position yourself remarkably well in the art market. Seven solo exhibitions, participation in over twenty group exhibitions, two-time winner of the talent award of the Düsseldorf Art Academy.