I’m Martin Leipziger an independent, self-taught artist from Halle/Saale, Germany, where I was born in 1986. I work with a wide selection of natural media and found pigments; by experimenting with the nuances of their behaviour I convert them into sociocritical illustrative works. My inspiration comes from my life as a traveller, and the many characters, cultures, and lifestyles I encounter therein. I had exhibited in Dresden 2009, in Berlin 2012; in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane 2015; in Melbourne, London, Amsterdam 2016; in Germany, Australia, Japan, South Korea and currently in San Francisco where I illustrate with coffee, tea, wine and ink.
Short statement about myself and my goals:
I enjoy producing paintings and drawings on various surfaces with mainly natural materials. It gives me the chance to put my thoughts, direct knowledge, and travel experience into detailed illustrations. My artwork has evolved with my passion; it is a mirror for our current society and the environment in which we live. My illustrations aim to motivate and inspire people to develop more thoughtfulness and awareness about them self and their environment. The unusual techniques with coffee and tea, produces wonderful and harmonious colors, The goal is never to tell people how to look at things, merely to encourage them to be more mindful. I hope for my work to gain international recognition in order to reach more people, to share with them the challenges and difficulties in our society, as well as our planet’s great natural beauty.