FROM KOLAJ 33
Christian Wischnewski’s Artist Portfolio
Postcards of a lighthouse on the island of Hiddensee in northern Germany made their way into Christian Wischnewski’s creative archive. “At times I get the feeling that collaging is somewhat of a byproduct of my actual passion and that’s collecting and curating materials,” writes the artist. “For me this is the most vital and most time-consuming aspect of the process. Way too many times, I ended up browsing eBay for hours in search of thin-dime-obscurities that could be used for art. I want my work to be a stroll through the rich history of paper and print design.” A portfolio of Wischnewski’s work appears in Kolaj 33.
Wischnewski activates these pieces of antique ephemera with bold fragments of colored paper. Pinks, oranges, and blues reverberate against the sepia-toned image. Sometimes a pattern appears on the fragment.
Christian Wischnewski holds a diploma in communication design from FH Münster University of Applied Sciences. The artist grew up on an island in Northeastern Germany, attended university in Münster, and now lives in Berlin, where he works as a freelance illustrator. Besides a strong emphasis on collage and assemblage art, his creative range extends from classic and digital drawings to graphic design, hand lettering, animation and game development. Wischnewski was featured in a March 2019 interview on The Weird Show. Learn more about the artist on the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory and at www.wischnik.de.