Pictoplasma, the best art & character design conference in Berlin, in Germany and worldwide. Lars & Peter, the founder, create crazy inspiring lectures, workshops, exhibitions and parties every year. And the icing on the cake is also the creative, professional, international Picto-Community you meet every year.
This year the big meeting took place mainly in the Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin - Wedding, a former crematory.
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Let me show you my personal view from 2022 and maybe I can pass on the Picto spirit.
Main Exhibition Hightlight - Shir Pakman
Each year there is a main exhibition of the speakers' works at the conference. This year it was located in Verwalterhaus in Prenzlauer Berg. I was very delighted to see Shir Pakman among them. I have been following her for a while and admire her work. Distorted 3D work with the appearance of paintings.
also the geometric sculptures of Lesley Barnes have caught my eye.
Pictoplasma workshop always means a lot of material, a few glasses of wine, beautiful people & conversations and free work on topics that do not play a role in everyday life and in your own work.
Puppet Making with Claudia Six
Claudia Six is a doll maker and artist. She forms real relationships with her creatures. I created this owl creature and then set it free. It will probably be destroyed by the Pictoplasma team at some point.
Clay Creatures with Csaba Clement
Csaba Clement is a joyful guy and creates very joyful clay character. Hist talk was funny and inspiring, as well as his workshop. Whereas clay is my daily material, it still gave me a breath of fresh air. The best, also by daughter joined me in that session. See her work below in the gallery - I´m in love with the two beings.
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of Alex Kiesling on stage. His presentation was quite calm, but his words & work very honest and admirable.
Very good food
See you next year at Pictoplasma Conference in 2023 ;)