A saturday morning at Martas Café

There is a lot of chores and planning in putting together an exhibition, even such a small one as this one. So, with all the improvising and all the late-coming ideas, this has been more of a active laboratory than a passive exhibition for Holger and me.

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We decided to commit to a few days where we would be present at the exhibition. This would give us a chance to talk to people, witness their interest, even probe for candidates for future sketching partners. Since the exhibition is behaving like an analog blog – new sketches and paintings keep appearing day after day – we decided to call these dates “artist online” dates.

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Martas Café is located in Lund’s city public library. Going there almost every day, I realized that it is the office of a lot of people. Faces begin to look familiar. Tastes too – all the delicious pastry is baked here by Marta. And it’s finger lickin’ good!

Exhibition at Martas Café

My friend Holger Wendt and I just finished setting up an interactive exhibition at Martas Café, in Stadsbiblioteket in Lund.

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The exhibition shows some of our work as daily sketchers. It features some original works in watercolor and ink, as well as copies of our sketchbooks.

The exhibition is set up as an analogue blog. Some of the paintings and sketches will be added and some will be removed as time goes by. Visitors will be able to comment on the works by writing or drawing their comment on post-its available on site and sticking it to the picture they want to comment on.

In some days, to be announced, Holger and/or I will be present (we’ll be online!) and talk to people, answer questions, sketch portraits, making sketch-duels with the visitors or leading informal workshops under the themes “Storytelling by sketching“, “Sketching on the road“, “Zen drawing” and “Portraits“.

The results of the workshops may be posted on a wall reserved for the visitors’ sketches.

All are welcome and be sure to comment and participate! Pictures to come soon!

A warm thank you to Eduarda Loureiro for the design of the poster!

Frequent coucher

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Thomas is a frequent flyer at our foldable couch. He is an architecture student from the Netherlands that we met a couple of years ago and became good friends with. Everytime he visits his family up in central Sweden, he takes the opportunity to stop by and visit. On this occasion he was on his way back to the Netherlands.

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This time he was driving his brand-new second-hand end-of-the-century Volkswagen Polo and, to cut costs, he went online to a hitchhiking website. Mercedeh was going from Norway to Germany, so it was fortunate for both of them to have met each other. While dining in Lund, we shared some music and customs from each other’s countries. Mercedeh could do the thing with the snapping fingers that only Iranian nationals can.

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