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Artomie: The New Now

  • Artomie Berlin
  • Artomie Berlin
June 13, 2014
Ana Bambic Kostov is an art historian with passion for contemporary art.

Berlin is slowly, but surely taking its place as the European center of the New Contemporary art movement. A part of this movement are two emerging talents Julius Jacobi and Ibrahim Baldé who put their creative ways together and decided to found an art collective named Artomie.

Artomie is the synthesis of their artistic and philosophical ideas. The name itself derives from the ancient Greek anàtomie, alluding to the ways in which they dissect the visual environment, collect impressions and inspirations from the world. By inserting ART as a prefix, they altered the core meaning of the work, incorporating connotations to fine arts, music, film and photography. Artomie can be seen as “art to me”, the word play referring to the collective context of the venture. All the future participants will work as individuals, contributing to the joint cause, while expressing their personal views and visions through multimedia channels.

Artomie Berlin
Artomie Berlin

Bringing ideas to paper and ideals to people.

Artomie was first born in Cologne, as the two artists worked together fascinated by the phenomenon of “now”. Their works are created in mixed media and cannot be limited to a single creative route. Inspiration came to Julius Jacobi and Ibrahim Baldé from their immediate surroundings, urban culture, Zeitgeist concept in the broad sense. The majority of their artwork is created in Berlin, their base, but their method takes them across the continent, as they continue exploring new realms of expression.

Emerging collective will gather in space resembling a new contemporary art museum, as Artomie will be dedicated to engaging the audience in a perceptive process, where each of the viewers will be allowed to contemplate upon the reflections of current reality.

Artomie Berlin
Batmouse

absorption + selection + processing + interpretation

The four topical words best describe the creative process of Artomie founders. Their works are therefore packed with meaningful implications, culturally conscious, and personalized. Cognitive processes have a significant impact onto the creative methods of this Berlin based duo, while their inherited or settled knowledge fuses with newly uncovered truths, and provides the perfect basis for artistic creation. Their approach is different. Artomie collective is devoted to keeping it different.

Artomie Berlin
Artomie – Metacarpi Omo Immundus

Aimed towards the now

Key aims of Artomie will be the development of the new contemporary art movement, designed to assemble emerging talent, devoted to perfect execution of artwork. The platform will be backed-up digitally as well, where all the novel visual findings are to be exhibited, aiming to achieve the setting of novel visual standards. Still a duo, Artomie collective promises to develop further and to nurture the artistic way of living and thinking. Connected to every aspect of modern life, the group will issue a “zeitgeist-oriented fashion collection”, based on the idea of “now”. Work produced at Artomie will all be available for purchase.

Artomie will also be an online art gallery, where all the zeitgeist-inspired artwork will be accessible, while the constant thread of accepting the “different” will largely guide the group in their artistic conquests directed toward throwing a glove into the face of the “normal” and “appropriate”.