Reading room of the academic city library, Mainz
– 28 March 2015
Felix Scheinberger’s illustrations are spontaneous and subjective and, perhaps for this reason, very expressive. Until the end of March, his sketchbooks from the past 20 years can be viewed in Mainz.
In his book, “Mut zum Skizzenbuch” published in 2009, Felix Scheinberger introduced the topic of quick sketches. In it, he tackles the fear of the blank page, choosing the right tools and also suitable places to hide from police officers reluctant to be drawn. He encourages making mistakes that can express one’s personal perception of the environment more effectively than perfection can, and advocates drawing as a form of reminding you of things, particularly on journeys. The fact that sketching is important to him cannot be ignored. In the past 20 years, he has filled innumerable sketch books, fifty of which are now being made accessible to the public.
After teaching posts in Mainz, Wiesbaden, Hamburg and Jerusalem, Scheinberger is now a professor of drawing and illustration at the Münster University of Applied Sciences. His work can be found in books and also in magazines and daily newspapers.
Entry to the exhibition is free.