Pictoplasma Conference returns to Berlin this May

In just three short months, Pictoplasma will once again transform Berlin into the world’s most exciting meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists and creatives.

Showcasing the latest trends in figurative character design, from fine to urban arts, illustration, animation and graphic design, creators, producers and fans come together in this unique conference.

Cutting-edge artist presentations define the main festival proramme, alongside curated screening programmes that bring the latest animation talent to the big screen. All this plus a series of exhibitions and group-shows which invite visitors to explore and experience original works and character craftsmanship.

Pictoplasma conference tickets on sale now 

Alongside 18+ key artist talks, Pictoplasma 2016 will introduce exhibitions, hands-on practical workshops by leading practioners and a revamped Character Forum, inviting conference attendees to rub shoulders with industry pro’s and get their best work seen!

Here’s a preview of the first confirmed speakers for Pictoplasma 2016:

Agostino Iacurci (IT)

Born in Foggia in 1986, Italian street artist Agostino Iacurci lives and works between Rome and Nuremberg. Agostino Iacurci paints using a vocabulary of flat shapes, blowing up the geometric forms to an enormous scale to compose larger-than-life illustrative works outdoors. Primarily focusing on characters, Iacurci’s murals adapt to the contour’s of a building’s surface, converting apartments and even prison yards into storybook pages of sorts.

Becky & Joe (UK)

Becky & Joe, dubbed animation ‘super-duo’ by It’s Nice That, are Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling. They are directors on a mission to make the world more fun, armed with an adventurous hand-made approach to animation and an absurdist sense of dark humour.

Julian Glander (USA)

Julian Glander is a Pittsburgh based visual artist working on comics, video games, interactive toys, short films, and illustrations.  Julian is best known for his oddball infinitely loopable animated GIFs inspired by Claymation.

Guillaume Kashima (FR)

Guillaume Kashima is a French illustrator living in Berlin. He started his career as a graphic designer in advertising but later moved on to illustration. His work today embraces different fields and medium such as prints, apps or objects.

Merijn Hos (NL)

Merijn Hos is a visual artist and illustrator from Utrecht, The Netherlands, known for  his curious, optimistic characters and passion for joyful, quirky illustrative work.

Mr Bingo (UK)

Mr Bingo works from his studio in Shoreditch, London. He describes himself as having a “slightly smaller than average” head and “girl’s arms,” plus “the same haircut as his mum”.  He regularly makes appearances at events and he has created illustration for the likes of The Mighty Boosh, QI, the Guardian, MTV and The New York Times.

Grab your full conference pass for Pictoplasma 2016 now, priced 290,- €.



Posted on Jan 20th, 16 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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