In the Studio: Nils Jendri

Nils Jendri sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about hostels, using spray paint as a brush, earning a PhD in philosophy, and dreaming colors. “Painting is to enjoy the pure moment.” (ES) Describe your work for us.(NJ) I usually paint with spray paint. The one brush I have I use sometimes for the first … Read more

In the Gallery: Shit Art Club

Shit Art Club’s Loser Angeles and the Mac sit down with Erik Sommer to talk about authenticity, Google street view, creating an experience, and enjoying life. Life is never boring here. (ES) Tell us about Shit Art Club. How did it get started?(SAC) Well, we suppose the premature birth of Shit Art Club was way … Read more

In the Studio: Cindy Phenix

Cindy Phenix sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about conceptual and phenomenal tension, being more experimental with her materials, the ambiguity of narrative, and beginning each painting with her favorite brush. I like to suggest the process my paintings go through, without revealing it completely. (ES) Describe your work for us.(CP) My work is … Read more

In the Studio: Bram Braam

Bram Braam sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about the anarchistic character of Berlin, paying attention to specific details, reflecting on built environments, and thinking about how to physically occupy a space. A rough old surface can look very classy if you put it in the right order. (ES) First, describe your work for … Read more

In the Studio: Moffat Takadiwa

Moffat Takadiwa sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about cultural identity, the mobilization of material, Tapfuma Gutsa, and the Mbare Art Space. I want to start a dialogue around colonial residue in Africa. (ES) Describe your work for us.(MT) I elevate daily remains of discarded consumer wastes and residue into sculptural forms that engage … Read more