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    Inside the artist’s studio – Ani Menua in conversation with Marc Chagall

    October 16, 2017
    An interview with Marc Chagall with Ani Menua; Illustration by Ekaterina Koroleva exclusive for

    The author Ani Menua, the illustrator Ekaterina Koroleva and the Russian-Jewish painter Marc Chagall met for a (fictitious) conversation at Galerie Van Diemen in Berlin, where Marc Chagall and other Russian contemporary artists held a first exhibition. With his genius he transported art into a new era. The intense colors he uses reflect his emotional access to a world full of hate, death and ignorance. Chagall makes the principal of love the center of his visions and creates a world,…

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  • Katerina Belkina

    Katerina Belkina, Artist, Weissensee

    Introducing Katerina Belkina. The Berlin-based Russian grew up in Samara. With a population of about one million people, Samara is still considered somewhat provincial by Russian standards. By the time Katerina had reached her…

    February 9, 2017
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    Ira Thiessen (33), Photographer, Neukölln

    Introducing Ira Thiessen. Ira is an incredibly talented photographer who recently graduated from the renowned Berlin photography school, Ostkreuzschule. Thiessen’s work is making appearances across many of the major newspapers at the moment, from…

    May 30, 2016
  • Ekaterina Koroleva

    Ekaterina Koroleva, Illustrator, Prenzlauer Berg

    Meet the lovely Ekaterina. I first came across the very talented illustrator when COUCH Magazine published a beauty editorial with her illustrations. Being already familiar with her work from Elle and other publications, I…

    January 10, 2016
  • Niina

    Niina Pechkovskaya (30), Illustrator, Neukölln

    This is Niina. Yes, Niina with double “i”. Niina was born in Saint Petersburg and when she was only two years old, she moved to Tallinn, Estonia. “The word ‘nina’ in Estonian means ‘nose’,”…

    November 1, 2015