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Exhibition "Eurocature 2015" is Open!

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Impression of Eurocature’15 by Christian Lendl

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Exhibition

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12.June – 1.Sep, 2015
Wien Energie-Welt Spittelau

Spittelauer Lände 45, 1090 Wien

open every day, from 9:00 to 19:00

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Guest Speakers

Maria Picasso

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M aria Picassó i Piquer is a retired architect who’s always devoted her life to illustrate everything surrounding her, from kids clothing to the heaviest metal covers, from video games to music books. She loves dogs, cactus and making jokes that nobody understands in the most inappropriate moment.

As far as caricature is concerned, Maria has always been fascinated by human faces and what makes unique each one of us. She debuted in the 00s on the website rocktoons.com and since then she crafts private and live commissions in many different styles. In the latest years, she developed a recognizable vector geometric style that combines her passion about faces, illustration and design.

She has worked for diverse media and brands such as Pearson, McGraw-Hill, HBO, Vodafone, and various Spanish and US publications among many others.

Presentation at Eurocature ’15:

Designing A Caricature

Nolan Harris

Nolan Harris has been drawing caricatures professionally since 1999. Grabbing inspiration from American Comic Books and 2-D Animation, Nolan’s drawings rely heavily on stylized line-work and intense color.

Since 2010, Nolan has become one of the leading live-digital caricaturists in the US, entertaining for Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple on several occasions. By embracing ALL of the newest tablet technology, Nolan has developed relationships with Samsung and Wacom, two of the leaders in the digital-art industry. In addition, Nolan’s iPad caricature tutorials on YouTube have been utilized by numerous iPad art app developers over the past 4 years, totaling in over 500,000 views worldwide.

In 2014, Nolan was appointed as the President of the International Society of Caricature Artists, where he hopes to grow the world-wide caricature community to unprecedented heights.

Presentation at Eurocature ’15:

Leading the NEW ISCA: A World Drawn Together

Xi Ding

Karikaturist, Schnellzeichner Xi Ding

X i Ding is a caricature artist living in Vienna, specialized in professional live caricature drawing.

Xi was first trained as a classical painter. Around 2009 he discovered his passion for drawing caricatures. He became a fan of the well-known artist Jan Op De Beeck from Belgium and studied his works enthusiastically, from which he learned the art of exaggeration and facial structure shaping. He was also deeply inspired by the ingenious American “Beastheads” artists like Nate Kapnicky, Eric Goodwin, etc. and studied their styles with great interests. He learned how to simplify shapes while boosting the essential likeness from the former Disney artist Pete Emslie. From all those influences he developed a personal style in drawing live caricatures.

Xi works in both traditional and digital medium. In the last few years he has won several awards on European/international caricature conventions, including Eurocature ’13/’14. In 2014 he was awarded “Best Character Design” from the “Austrian Computer Graphics Award”.

Presentation at Eurocature ’15:

Stuff You Should Know As Caricature Artist


Bruce MacKinnon

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A native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Bruce MacKinnon studied at St. Francis Xavier University, Mount Allison University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

His first professional experience in cartooning was at the age of 14, when he was hired to draw cartoons for the local weekly, The Casket. While in high school, he drew for the Antigonish Spectator and while attending St. F.X. University, he was a contributing cartoonist for the Xaverian Weekly. Bruce started drawing a weekly editorial cartoon for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald in 1985, working at home while raising his newborn daughter. He joined the paper full-time in August of 1986.

To date, Bruce has been nominated seven times for a National Newspaper Award, winning in 1992, 1993 and 2013; he’s also won 17 Atlantic Journalism Awards for Editorial cartooning (including Journalist of the year in 1991 and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000).

In 2004 he won second prize in the World Press Cartoon Competition in Portugal. In 1996 he was awarded an honourary doctorate by St. Mary’s University for his work in the field of editorial cartooning. In October, 2011 he was appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia and in 2013 he received both an honourary Doctor of Fine Arts from NSCAD University and the Friend of St.F.X. Award from St. Francis Xavier University. In 2014 he won the World Press Freedom Award and took second prize in the 2014 Niels Bugge International Cartoon Award, in Denmark.

Many of Bruce’s cartoons are part of St. Francis Xavier University’s permanent art collection. He has published four books of cartoons and caricatures: Inklings (1990); Inklings II (1994); Pendemonium (2002); and Penetration (2010), which marked his 25th year with the Chronicle Herald.

Bruce lives in Halifax with his wife, Peggy. His daughter, Robyn, is a visual artist and his son, Jamieson, is a drummer who performs with Bruce as the father-son duo, Bruce & Jay.

Presentation at Eurocature ’15:

Editorial Cartooning: An Elaborate Excuse to Draw Caricatures

Anthony Geoffroy

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A nthony Geoffroy, from France, is a professional lllustrator / Graphic Designer for 10 years.

He was self-taught and he has studied diverse traditional techniques to acquire a solid skill set. He started with traditional drawings and paintings, and finally chose digital painting as his working media. Being eclectic, he can adapt his graphic style to various demands desired by the customers.

With his wide range of skills he has gained customers like Disneyland Paris, Olympics Games of London 2012, Amora, Renault, Citroën, Seat, Gillette, communication agencies and many publishing houses.

Anthony is better known on the web for his personal works of caricatures, depicting movie stars and TV show characters in a funny and colorful style, which has won a high reputation and large popularity for him as caricature artist. 

Presentation at Eurocature ’15:

Another Approach to Caricature


Participants

Results of Eurocature ’15 Challenges

Best Digital Art

1st Place Xi Ding

Caricature Daenerys (Khaleesi) and Elsa (Frozen)

2nd Place Michael Jesenko

3rd Place Ralf Ricker

Best Studio Piece

1st Place Xi Ding


2nd Place Michael Jesenko


3rd Place Anthony Geoffroy

Best Exaggeration

1st Place Xi Ding


2nd Place Michael Jesenko

3rd Place Maria Picassó Piquer

Best Traditional Art

1st Place: Christian Stellner

2nd Place: Birgit Vlk


3rd Place: Bruce MacKinnon


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