Sticker... Own art movement or nice side phenomenon and why ?
Sticker are absolutely a unique art category. What's special about them is that they can be used in all places; they come to the audience, not the other way around - as is the case in museums. My sticker art, for example, only becomes complete in interaction with the world outside. I don't just stick my stickers anywhere, I react with them to the art of others, to situations, I communicate with the environment... I take a stand, I make a joke, I direct the viewer's attention to something. Only through interaction is my art complete. How else could that work than with practical stickers that are ready to use at any time ?
Own sticker story in keywords (first sticker contact, first design, current status, own favorite design, good quick sticker story ?)
In 2013 I began to take a serious interest in street art and took many photos. In the process, I very quickly turned my attention to the small works of art - named stickers - that are often overlooked. In 2014, my street art passion brought me into contact with the Danish artist TEJN. A chain of amazing events followed that led to me becoming StickermaidBerlin. However, this is a very very long story...
From the beginning, I have preferred to draw faces for my stickers. At first they all came from my imagination, but now many are from friends or acquaintances inside and outside the street art scene. It has a special fascination for me to use stickers that show someone I know.
I can offer a funny sticker story: A few years ago I was at a sticker fair talking to an artist I know who had a booth there. A guy in his early twenties recognized his stickers and was overjoyed to see him in person. He said, "Wow, it's so cool to meet you. I love your stickers so much. I have a big collection at home, and every time I find a new one on the street, I'm so happy. It's like a scavenger hunt. It's so cool to see you."
It's important to know that this artist hates from the bottom of his heart people who remove stickers and take them with them. He usually has a considerable range of insults for them. But this guy was so enthusiastic and didn't have the slightest idea that there might be something wrong with what he was doing. What choice did he have... he capitulated to his fan's enthusiasm, wrestled a very pained smile from himself, and otherwise looked like he had just bitten into a lemon. I had a lot of trouble staying serious.
Favorite sticker artist and / or favorite sticker and why ?
I'm sorry, I can't make that decision, there are just so many great sticker artists and stickers, I can't possibly choose one.
Why this artist name ?
I thought about the name carefully, it should be meaningful, easy to remember and pronounce and work equally well in German and English: StickermaidBerlin
What do I do? Sticker. Who am I? a maid. Where am I from? Berlin