Diana Kätscher from Schweinfurt in Germany is a member of the OBA Mail Art Group. It is a part of the OBA Art Workshop that exists since 1996 and where professional artists work together with artists with disabilities. Since 2016 a part of the Art Workshop participates in mail-art calls and organises its own mail art projects.
Uwe Klein, a coordinator of the OBA Mail Art group, says: ‘Diana is a lively young woman, working for a few years in our workshop. She developed her own style.’
Manfred Rattinger from Schweinfurt in Germany is a member of the OBA Mail Art Group. It is a part of the OBA Art Workshop that exists since 1996 and where professional artists work together with artists with disabilities. Since 2016 a part of the Art Workshop participates in mail-art calls and organises its own mail art projects.
According to Uwe Klein, the OBA Mail Art group coordinator, Manfred is ‘an inherent part of our Art Workshop’. He sent us his coloured pencils and markers self-portrait.
Kristina Aleksandrovska is a Macedonian-born artist who lives and works in Paris, France. In her work, she uses drawings and painting, photography, performance and writing. To see more about Kristina’s art, please visit her website.
Dórian Ribas Marinho from Brazil is a productive mail artist and his art was part of numerous exhibitions and projects. Predominantly a graphic artist, he exhibited in some major exhibitions worldwide (Poland, Slovenia, Japan, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Russia, Sweden, Cuba, Greece, Belgium, Venezuela, Mexico, Finland, USA, France…).
Dórian is also President of human rights commission Order of Brazilian Lawyers.
Fabrizio Bandini is an artist from Florence, Italy, who works in various media – painting, film, video, collage and writing. His acrylic paintings are bold and expressive and often mixed with papercuts. His collages are a dramatic view of the world today – heavy machinery, industrial cities, futuristic worlds and the human beings managing to survive. To see his artwork, please visit the website.
Fabrizio sent us his “Dream self”.
Vladislava Krstić is a sculptor from Belgrade, Serbia. Her sculptures are on the thin line between classical and expressionist, the details of the human anatomy are paired with an impulsive movement or dramatic posture of the model. Her drawings, mostly portraits and self-portraits, in pencils or sepia crayons are subtle and serene.
Vladislava sent us her drawing “Self-portrait in a bubble”, a gentle pencil drawing collaged on the white paper.
To see Vladislava’s artworks, please visit her website.
Stefan Heuer from Burgdorf in Germany is a visual artist, whose paintings and Düreresque collages are somewhat complex and rich in meanings and expression. As a writer, his poetry, short prose, experimental short plays are published in literary magazines and anthologies, internet forums and calendars. More about Stefan Heuer can be found on his website.