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Urban Landscape Drawings | Christian Rothenhagen

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Metropolitan Urban Landscape Drawings | Christian Rothenhagen

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Metropolitan Index NEUE BERLIN... 7 Some recent drawings based on my beloved city of Berlin MY BERLIN 23 A series of 30 drawings based on Berlin / Plus animation collaboration with AUTO64 on DVD DAILY DOODLES / COLOR (DDC) 53 A drawing series on Tornonto / Ontario / Canada DAILY DOODLES / BLACK (DDB) 103 Minimalistic b/w drawings on Toronto / Ontario / Canada SF 2012 (SF12) 131 San Francisco drawings

THANKS 153 DVD Animation Films / Collaboration with my friend and fellow artist AUTO64

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Neue Berlin... Some Berlin drawings I just did lately. I am constantly working on my beloved city Berlin. So this is just a little selection of quite a big bunch of Berlin drawings I did recently.

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My Berlin A series of 30 drawings based on my beloved city Berlin. Please see the DVD for a *My Berlin* animation film by AUTO64.

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The following few pictures were taken in my Berlin studio and at BLOOOM ArtFair / Cologne / Germany, 2011. I had a booth at BLOOOM – showing the *DOODLE series* the first time to the public.

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Daily Doodles / Color (DDC) A series of 48 color-drawings I did during my two months stay in Toronto / Ontario / Canada, 2011. www.deercanada.blogspot.de

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This is where I lived during my two-months-stay in Toronto. Surprisingly it turned out being a super small and quite shitty flat - very noisy. Ground floor with a cocaine addict / party animal landlord above and a poor and lonesome alcoholic / listening to country music all day and night below. It was a typical canadien wooden house. Unfortunately quite worn out / actually pretty fucked up, but part of the whole house swapping thing and all in all actually pretty funny (in retrospective). Reminds me of the fact how gifted I am - being able to live an artists life in my beloved hometown Berlin with an art studio in walking distance and a proper and spacious flat in the heart of the city - still kind of reasonable. Besides from that I really had a blast spending those two months in Canada. Thanks to Janine for showing me her city. While looking for some working space in an art studio I got in touch with the awesome peeps at AKIN Collective / Toronto, where I spent lots of time doing arts. I met a whole bunch of wonderful people there, some of them are still good friends. I also spent a week in Montreal - crushing my buddy Chris Dyer‘s guest room. Thanks, bro! Plus - I definitely need to mention, that I never ever in my life met so many friendly peeps - Canada is a friendly and awesome country. I will definitely come back! Thank you all loads!

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The following few pictures were taken at BLOOOM ArtFair / Cologne / Germany, 2011. I had a booth there - showing the *DOODLE series* the first time to the public.

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Daily Doodles / Black (DDB) This is a series of 23 very minimalistic black-drawings I also did during my two months stay in Toronto / Ontario / Canada, 2011. www.deercanada.blogspot.de

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And again - a few pictures taken of them in *real life* at BLOOOM ArtFair / Cologne / Germany, 2011. I had a booth there - showing the *DOODLE series* the first time to the public.

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SF 2012 (SF12) A bunch of different sized drawings I did while being in the beautiful city of San Francisco / California / USA, 2012. www.sf12-deerbln.blogspot.de

The following three black & white drawings are a little series whithin itself. Way bigger than most of my other drawing runs and with more detailing. I am sometimes kind of impatient - so these three brought me into the right mood - for weeks.

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Thank you Kelli for letting me use your art studio! A wonderful, spacious and quiet place in the vibrant heart of the Mission / San Francisco.

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*A view from the hill* - that was the view down on the city from my temporary flat up on the hill in Pacific Heights / San Francisco. Plus - the first artwork I did being in in SF this year.

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Thank You! Thank you Mom for everything, for your help through all the years, for your believing in me big time! I love you - always and ever. Thank you Annette - my love and better half. Thanks to all my friends and family, to everyone who ever had a kind word and believed in me. You guys know who you are. Thank you to all the galleries I ever worked with, especially Yasha Young and the whole team at STRYCHNIN gallery / Berlin, Jen and Kerri at VARNISH Gallery / San Francisco, Shilo at KAYO Gallery / Salt Lake City, Oli and Uwe at NEONCHOCOLATE Gallery / Berlin, Andy Howell and the ARTSPROJEKT team, the whole team at KEEP A BREAST (Especially to Shaney Jo Darden for being so awesome and such a good friend through all the years!)... Thank you to everyone I ever worked with; The OYSTER PIRATES , AKIN Collective, UNDENK, Klaas & the EASTPAK ARTIST STUDIO, Marinho and Jรถrg at CARHARTT... every single artist taking part in the deerBLNproject or any other of my art projects. Thank you to my buddy and fellow artist AUTO64 for the amazing animation films he magicly did based on my drawings (see the DVD!) and for being a true friend and inspiration. Thank you to my long term studio mate Noomi. Thank you to everyone who contributed photographs; Paul, Arnaud, Sophie, Tom. Thank you Kelli for letting me use your SF studio. Thanks to my buddies Brian Greer, Shawn Webber & Chris Dyer and everyone who ever gave me a host while being on the road and everyone I ever ran into who gave me a smile. And finally a thank you to my beloved city of Berlin. Christian

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„Christian is a new world artist, creating a graphic language which helps him decode and combine virtual and physical elements. The result is an up-to-the-minute guide and safe haven for those seeking fine art while inundated with commercial graphic imagery, which resonates from Berlin to LA.“ Andy Howell / Artist / Professional Skateboarder / Los Angeles „At first glance Christian‘s work looks like architectural drawings, but under closer inspection you realize that these real places are full of creative energy. Fantastic absorbing art.“ Elmer Presslee / Artist / Salt Lake City „Ich habe mit Christian mehrfach zusammenarbeiten dürfen und schätze sowohl seine urbane Kunst als auch das inzwischen freundschaftliche Verhältnis sehr! Seine Frühstücksbrettchen und kleinen Kachel-Kunstwerke bringen täglich auch ein kleines Stück Berlin nach Köln! 1000 Dank, nicht nur dafür!“ Klaas Schröder / EASTPAK Marketing / Köln „Christian schafft Heimat. Trotz einer Distanz von 850 km ist der Hackesche Markt auch am Schwarzwald präsent. Eine wunderbare Skizze der Rosenthaler Str. erinnert an gemeinsame Ausstellungen. Hierbei standen nicht nur die Bilder im Vordergrund; Vielmehr die Gewissheit einer freundschaftlichen und verlässlichen Zusammenarbeit. Danke deer!“ Marinho Weber / Carhartt / Weil am Rhein „Christian liebt sein Berlin! In filigranen Zeichnungen von Häusern und Straßenzügen zeigt er uns die vielen Facetten dieser Stadt. Er ist ein Chronist mit wahrlich besonderem Blick!“ Oliver Thoben / Neonchocolate Galerie / Berlin  „Christian is a global ambassador for LOVE, he takes his heart and pours it into everything he does“ Shaney Jo Darden / Founder Global CEO / The Keep A Breast Foundation / Los Angeles „Christian‘s work is so beautifully unique and stunning in its simple, clean lines. His cityscapes bring order to chaos and suck the viewer in.“ Shilo Jackson / KAYO Gallery / Salt Lake City „We live, love, work and die in them. Cities are our home and our life. They surround us everyday 24/7 and yet we do not really look at them anymore. Christian Rothenhagen‘s cityscapes drawings and work capture the beauty and silence of structures, streets and moods that lay hidden beneath the cold steel and concrete. His views on street corners, walls and the stories they tell make me often think of urban legends I find myself waiting for the silence to be broken or to discover a hidden pathway to another world.“ Yasha Young / Gallerist / Strychnin Gallery / New York / Berlin

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