Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on November 24th, 2009


Moki Mioke

I love Moki. I have met her (without realising who she was) at the Lucerne Comics Festival a few years ago when she completely altruistically helped building up exhibition displays with us.

She has a beautiful book out entitled Asleep in a Foreign Place published by Kiki-Post/Orang/Sascha Hommer. I think it’s out of print, but available from your friendly local comics shop and highly worth its tiny price tag. :)

by suzanne_tumblr on October 30th, 2009


mioke ♥

I bought this as a print from Nucleus a few months ago. It’s limited to 30 only and it’s utterly gorgeous - I have no clue why it’s still available! Insanity! o_O

Moki at HeliumCowboy Artspace, Hamburg

by Suzanne on December 12th, 2008

Antee by Moki - click for details/larger view

Since I'm very much drawn to the sensitive, translucent and ethereal these days, my current favourite artists are the great Joao Ruas and the pale Northern German porcelain creature Moki. As different as their work may be, they both somehow perfectly manage to capture my current state of mind. I call it "Aufgeklärte Geborgenheit" or "Kritische Gemütlichkeit".

I guess you could argue that the above painting simply depicts an anteater wrapped in warm blankets and soft cushions, yet it makes me feel so utterly complete, warm and fuzzy inside - almost as if I had (accidentally) swallowed a tiny furry animal that's now moving around in my belly making funny noises with its soft paws.

(Sometimes I really miss the fatherly concern of my beardy and wise art history professors telling me that I can't describe visual impressions by means of furry animals and that I should really stick to proper iconographic terminology.)

Anyway, dear Moki has a much better way with words:

"I am looking for places that are good for hiding, where you feel secure and safe, where you can disappear or return home. Being invisible."

And that's exactly what her upcoming solo show in Hamburg is all about. Mume opens tomorrow evening at HeliumCowboy ArtSpace. Please find all details below.

Opening reception: Tomorrow, Saturday, December 13, 2008, 8 PM onwards

On show: December 13, 2008 - January 16, 2009

Address: HeliumCowboy ArtSpace, Sternstraße 4, 20357 Hamburg, Germany, tel: +49 40 484 088 60

Gallery hours: Wed - Fri: 11 AM - 7 PM

Preview show

Artist's website

Group Show at Feinkunst Krüger/Westwerk Opening Tonight!

by Suzanne on October 2nd, 2008

Bearer by Heiko Müller, mixed media on paper, 2008 - click for details

A beautiful group show marking the 10th anniversary of Feinkunst Krüger opens at Westwerk Hamburg tonight.

The exhibition will feature a bunch of lovely local artists like Heiko Müller (c.f. image above), Anke Feuchtenberger and the adorable, multi-talented art robot Moki - previously featured here - as well as some illustrious international guest artists such as Jim Avignon, Tara McPherson and many, many more.

Part of the Drapery series by Moki, 2008 - click for details

Opening reception: Tonight, Thursday, October 2, 2008, 8 PM

On show: October 3 - 12, 2008

Opening times: Mon - Fri: 2 - 7 PM | Sat - Sun: 12 - 5 PM

Address: Feinkunst Krüger at Westwerk, Admiralitätsstrasse 74, 20459 Hamburg, Germany | Map

Moki + Lily at Iguapop, Barcelona

by Suzanne on March 27th, 2008

© Moki - click on image for details

26-year-old artist Moki lives and works in Hamburg. Being an incredibly multi-talented and committed young artist, Moki's multi-media oeuvre comprises comics, drawings, paintings (on all imaginable surfaces), street art, plush toys, sculptures, clothing, music & performance. Even though her aesthetic often seems innocent and primarily decorative, there's always a rather surreal - if not nightmarish - quality to her works.

© Moki - click on images for details

I had the great pleasure and honour to meet her at last year's Fumetto comics festival in Lucerne and instantly had to buy her Asleep In A Foreign Place monograph so that I'd always have a piece of Moki on my bookshelf.

Moki is part of the international network From Bee to Bee, co-runs an independent artspace called Hinterconti, takes part in Spring - an annual art publication issued by twelve women - and draws for the comic anthology Orang.

© Moki - click on images for details

Readers who are still unfamiliar with her work now have the chance to not only see her recent artworks on display, but can also make acquaintance with the works of Lily Wittenburg during a two-person show at Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, entitled Wordless Patchy Fog Upon Lands Of Fact And Fancy. Errm... yes.

Opening reception: Tonight, March 27, 2008

On show: March 27 - April 26, 2008

Address: Iguapop Gallery & Shop, Comerç 15, 08003 Barcelona, Spain, tel:+34 933 100 735

Moki + Lily interview (May 2006)