In Crystallized Time

Isabel von der Ahe

How should graphic designers approach advertising works of art - tangible, or otherwise? For a group exhibition of contemporary paintings entitled In Crystallized Time opening both in-person and virtually this October, this marketing campaign has been developed in dialogue with the show’s curatorial statement, which builds intrigue without over-represent the art that it promotes. At the center of this work is a 3D rendered object which reflects, refracts, warps and reinterprets its surroundings. The transparent figure conveys meaning only through its environment. A painter responds to and reflects upon the past, predicts the future, and translates the fleetingness of the present. This logo represents the painter and the exhibition’s overarching themes in juxtaposition - in day and night, in 3D shapes and 2D spaces, in movement and stillness, in reality and simulation.

Isabel von der Ahe

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Hopefully living in Berlin and working in small design firm

What is a good design for you?

Something that evokes feeling and changes ways of thinking.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Financial hardships

Who or what inspires you?

Music, technology, physical art and community

How do you approach a new project?

With as many constraints and as much direction as possible

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Take advantage of resources in the library and the arsenal!

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Janina Wesnigk