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Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer - Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Mini Feature: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer

December 7th, 2017 Posted by Abstract, Art, Chicago, Design, Featured, Screenprints No Comment yet
Featured Image: Nick & Nadine of Sonnenzimmer – Photograph (c) 2017 Alexsa Viscius

Nick and Nadine of Sonnenzimmer are talked about glowingly within working artist circles, and IPaintMyMind has been honored to connect with them more in the past 18 months by adding their work to our growing collection, which we curate into businesses and community spaces all over Chicago as part of Shared Walls.
Our model is all about supporting the artists we believe in through purchasing bundles of their work for our collection, then rotating them as part of a service that sustainably funds art access in all communities.

When we connected with ZS Associates last year as part of a Shared Walls rotating art exhibition in their new downtown Evanston offices at the Rotary Building, we knew Sonnenzimmer would be a great fit. The space is modern, clean, and has lots of great light, lending itself to the abstract components & design elements that are so notable in Nick and Nadine’s work.

We ended up curating 3 oversized art prints for the ZS Lounge and 8 more 18×24 in. art prints for the main wall in the adjacent workspace.

Since then, we’ve acquired another batch of prints from Sonnenzimmer, bringing us to over 40 art prints and gigposters of theirs in our collection. Those went up at Adidas’ Originals new Bucktown store, and will be rotated into community spaces like schools, libraries, and youth centers in 2018!

Sonnenzimmer are constantly pushing the realms of their own knowledge to make more involved, intricate, and genre bending work. They’re inherently looking for new ways to make stuff, and we admire that.

They’re super intentional about who they work with, and have been really encouraging as far as IPaintMyMind’s work and development. We’re excited to feature them, because working with them has been a lot of fun, and a great example of how IPMM supports artists through purchases, then mobilizes that art to make it accessible to everyone.

Below we’ve included some beautiful work by Sonnenzimmer that we recently acquired for our Shared Walls Program.
Go ahead and check out their art prints or gigposters to grab a couple pieces of your own or view the works we’ve posted below!
The Arts Club of Chicago: Founding 
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 8-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp
Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

The Arts Club of Chicago: Establishment
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Date: 2016
Size: 26 x 36 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Colors: 10-color screen print, 1-pass foil stamp

Exhibition history: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

Vector Sculpture 3
By: Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi
Media: Six-color screen print
Date: 2015
Size: 26 x 40 inches
Edition: 15, signed and numbered
Occassion: Exhibit

Exhibit history: Texas State University, San Marcos; Elastic Arts, Chicago​

Interview: Márcio Pontes Supplementing Digital Art Prints with Philosophy

July 10th, 2017 Posted by Abstract, Art, Design, Digital, Featured, Interviews, Mixed Media, Screenprints No Comment yet

Marcio Pontes is an intuitive Brazilian artist shares his philosophy, the inspiration for his digital art prints, and how he came to develop his design oriented style.

Interview: The Space Race, 2046 Print Shop, and The Art of Justin Van Genderen

May 22nd, 2017 Posted by Art, Chicago, Design, Featured, Interviews, Screenprints No Comment yet

When you go to 2046 Print Shop, you’re immediately part of the space race & Justin Van Genderen’s world of science and nature. Jump right in, we think you’ll dig it.

The 62’s Artistic Anarchy Turns Pop Culture Consumerism On Its Head

December 8th, 2015 Posted by Design, Digital, Events, Featured, Illustration, Installations, Mixed Media, Murals, New York, Paintings, Surrealism No Comment yet

The 62 is one of those rare group of artists who truly stretch the public’s view of just what art is or can be. Anarchy, in the strictest sense, is a belief that order need not be a necessity for civilization. This attitude reflects strongly in The 62’s visual and interactive art. The artists involved each bring their own style and experience with them ranging from involvement in community service to new media design, all in the name of artistic anarchy.

Nik Schulz’s Detailed Approach to Minimalist Design

August 24th, 2015 Posted by Art, Design, Featured, Illustration, San Francisco No Comment yet

L-Dopa’s minimalist design work is both detailed yet simple, and that approach makes him an instant classic. There are many illustrators who incorporate the likes of car designs, business charts, company logos, and architectural designs into their portfolios, but Nik Schulz putz his instantly identifiable spin on everything from schematics to mad-libs, making him one of the industry’s most easily recognizable designers.