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We've been told that the good old newsletter is experiencing quite a revival lately, so here's our ambitiously image heavy long-read, happily adding itself to your clogged up easter-inbox!

Show Character, JUN SEO HAHM

With meanwhile give-or-take 6 weeks left to go, we would like to invite you to feast your eyes on this year's overwhelming pile of presenting artists, sharing the main stage at the

12th
PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL
BERLIN

4 – 8 MAY 2016


#ARTIST LECTURES

Amelie Féchais

Amelie Féchais (FR)
Children’s book author and visual development artist for Dreamworks.
Ben Newman

Ben Newman (UK)
Illustrator known for his trademark fusion of bold shapes and playful characters. 

Becky and Joe

Becky and Joe (UK)
Director duo acclaimed for their viral
'Don't Hug Me I'm Scared' animation series.
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Cécile Dormeau (FR)
Junior art director gone illustrator, playfully exploring colourful gender issues. 

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Aisha Franz (DE)

Comic artist, illustrator and passionate self-publisher of intricate zines.
Agostino Iacurci

Agostino Iacurci (IT)
Artist creating large scale colourful synthetic forms, and even larger scale murals.

Jan de Coster

Jan de Coster (BE)
Robotic creature maker mixing science with contemporary character appeal.
Jun Seo Hahm

Jun Seo Hahm (KR)
Artist exloring the boundaries of digital expression and biology inspired life-forms. 

Julian Glander

Julian Glander (USA)
Visual designer working on indie video games and some of the web's finest GIFs.
Niels Kalk

Niels Kalk (NL)
Artist pushing the future of hand-cut collage to new, unforeseen height.

Jim Avignon

Jim Avignon (DE)
Painter, artist, one-man band, and one of the most unusual figures of today's art scene. 
Wilfrid Wood

Wilfrid Wood (UK)
Sculpture artist portraying celebrities, friends, and strangers he likes the look of.

Rex Crowle

Rex Crowle (UK)

Illustrator, animator and game-designer loved for the LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway series.
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Guillaume Kashima (FR)
Illustrator and graphic designer creating maximal attraction - with minimal means.

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Merijn Hos (NL)
Visual artist and illustrator recognized for his passionate, joyful and quirky illustrative work.
Martina Paukova

Martina Paukova (SK)
Creator of humorous, jam-packed imagery for an increasingly impressive list of clients.

Ugo Gattoni

Ugo Gattoni (FR)
Master of surreal portraits and cityscapes in a monochromatic whirlwind of minute detail.
Mr Bingo

Mr Bingo (UK)
Illustrator, rapper, and celebrated author of work-for-hire 'Hate Mail' post cards.

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#CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS


We can also confirm 3 hands-on workshops and jam-sessions, awaiting registered attendees to get down-and-dirty with the media of their choosing, collaborate closely with Conference speakers and meet new friends.

PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY

CHARACTER CRASH COURSE WITH THE PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY TUTORS
Academy tutors Rilla Alexander and Nathan Jurevicius give a crash-course on all things character design, with an introduction on how to pin down the rich world of your imagination into a professional character bible.

ROBOTIC REMIX

ROBOTIC REMIX ARMY WITH JAN DE COSTER
Jan de Coster invites you to assemble, remix and bring to life an army of robotic life-forms. Create autonomous micro-machines that behave according to their body restrictions and evoke a character, attitude and posture of their own.

COLLAGE BATTLE

CREATURE COLLAGE BATTLE WITH NIELS KALK
Grab a scalpel, choose from a mountain of magazines, newspapers and print material, and join collage expert Niels Kalk on an epic analog cut and paste battle to remix the existing, and create the new. 

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HOLD YOUR HORSES AND KEEP ON SCROLLING:
THERE'S STILL SO MUCH MORE TO COME! 

Apart from the Festival's soon to be announced all-night-parties, live art-happenings, 15+ Character Walk exhibitions and group shows throughout Berlin, there's also the official Animation selection to illuminate the big screen, including the latest eye candy, motion masterpieces and mind benders by the likes of Animade, Fons Schiedon, Réka Bucsi, Vincent Tsui, Peter Millard, Masanobu Hiraoka and Kirsten Lepore.


Réka Bucsi

RÉKA BUCSI @ PICTOPLASMA ANIMATION SCREENINGS


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Expect more news on the above soon, plus first details on PICTOFOLIO and the CHARACTER FORUM SPEED PITCHING NIGHT (in which registered Conference attendees get the chance to present their personal character project or portfolio to industry leading animation producers, art buyers, illustration agencies, toy companies, publishers or game studios)...

Of course, as always, we're likely to be sold out well before the event, but for now full CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is still yours here.

Thanks for scrolling all the way down here,
stay safe,
and happy easter!

peter and lars

Pictoplasma


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