Our today’s interview guest is the contemporary German painter Caroline Corleone. In 2015 she finished the masterclass in fine art painting at the renowned Academy of Art Weißensee in Berlin. Since then, Caroline is represented by the Krobath gallery in Vienna and her artworks were exhibited in a series of solo and group exhibitions in Europe. In this interview, Caroline Corleone talks about her obsession with pink, her experiences with developing a new color for a fountain pen ink, and her latest series of paintings called Paradise Lost. https://berlin-notebook.com/paradise-lost
Our today’s interview guest is the Italian writer Emiliano Passaro. Some of you may already know Emiliano as the author of the Berlin Notebook Edition 2. With our art book editions, we want to explore the creative tension between printed and handwritten texts. Emiliano Passaro’s approach to this literary experiment was very unique. He wrote a poetical foreword to a writer’s notebook. His words run as a thin line through the whole notebook and invite the readers to engage with them; to fill the empty space above and below the line of words with their own thoughts. If you’re looking for an inspiring present or if you want to break through your own writer’s block, take a look at this art book. Or is it a notebook? You can still get one of the 200 hand-numbered copies at https://berlin-notebook.com. Recently I called Emiliano to talk with him about the main themes of his upcoming book “Fragili Binari”.
In 2020, the South African illustrator and painter Tara Deacon created a series with the title Surroundings. The series explores themes of isolation and confinement within the home and a newfound appreciation & curiosity of mundane household objects and familiar scenes. The artworks were painted exclusively with the Berlin Notebook Blue No. 1 ink. In this interview, Tara talks about her way to become an artist and the experiences of working with ink.