Philipp Ackermann is a self-taught German contemporary artist who started his career as a painter. However, his most recent works explore a new method of digital painting through a portable painting app. This transition has allowed the artist to disengage from the studio, being able to paint at anytime and anywhere. While the app limits him in medium, it also opens up a world of possibilities in which Ackermann can expand his work. He is able to transfer his impressions and inspirations onto a digital surface, creating dream-like settings that combine nature with architectural and geometric elements. Through the app, he can also arrange, duplicate, and revise almost indefinitely, something that traditional surfaces such as canvas or paper could not offer. Philipp Ackermann lives and works in London.
Featured image: Philipp Ackermann - Look for the
pleasure in calm, 2020 (detail). Digital painting printed on fabric. 42.5 x
32.5 cm. Photo courtesy Artistellar