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Paa Joe celebrates life with fantasy coffins | NBB Magazine

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A tomato, a Mercedes-Benz car, a uterus, a fish or a bottle of Coca-Cola. The Ghanaian artist Paa Joe and his workshop create coffins of almost all shapes possible. Catering for the local as well as international clients, Joe’s coffins are even parts of private and museum art collections. Originally called “abebu adekai” – meaning “receptacles of proverbs” – these coffins are known to the public with the attributes such as figurative, fantasy, custom or fantastic. The highly personalized coffins accompany the deceased on their journey to the other side while referring to their occupation, social status or sometimes their...

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In the Studio with Yam Shalev | NBB Magazine

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Yam Shalev is an emerging Israeli artist in his mid-twenties who one day decided to move from Tel Aviv to Berlin to pursue art. NBB Gallery visited him in his cozy studio in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen to talk about his artistic growth and life. Read further to find out why he does not own a laptop and how he preserves memories through art. Yam welcomed us with what is typical for his newest paintings: Drinks, fresh fruits and croissants put neatly on a coffee table. Painting still-lives with motifs from brunches and picnics has been Yam’s preferred subject these days. If you...

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Julien Saudubray Interview | NBB Magazine

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"You have to talk a lot to learn to be quiet, that's why I paint a lot." Layers of paint, routines and questions surrounding the artist himself and his practice - French artist Julien Saudubray spoke with us about these and more questions regarding his work. In an interview accompanying his first exhibition at NBB titled "Bleu de Roy" opening on July 21, Julien invited us to get an insight into his studio and his artistic approach. Inspired by the properties of paint itself, Julien deconstructs almost every aspect of painting - the process, the shape, the colors.   Can...

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The Backroom | NBB Magazine

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In June 2022, the NBB Gallery decided to redefine the room behind the general exhibition space at the Karl-Marx-Allee 85. When visiting NBB, the gallery assistant would advise you to also visit the room „in the back“ and would tell you there is more art to see. After you enter the door you find yourself inside a dark hall that connects the kitchen, the entry to a cellar staircase and a fridge for drinks for the guests at openings. Just when your eyes get used to the dark you see a bright light coming from the end of a narrow...

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Rhys Lee Interview | NBB Magazine

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Melbourne-based artist Rhys Lee offers us an insight into his studio, revealing exciting aspects of his creative process. Throughout this exclusive interview, he walks us through his everyday life as an artist and allows us to immerse ourselves in his artistic practice while learning more about his beginnings, his current work-flow and the biggest challenges he had to face as an artist. Within Lee’s work we can appreciate his unique choice of palette and application of paint - his experimental approach to art, as well as his aesthetic in which he pushes the boundaries between presentation and abstraction - being...

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