Artist in Transit

Jan Krutisch and Benjamin Rabe // RSE11

With the advent of powerful and tangible computers at the size of a mobile phone, creatives all over the world have started to use their in-between-time to create paintings, music and movies while commuting. they steady moments while in motion, thus defining a new form of urban mobile art. art created like that has made in into worldwide art shows and music channels so far. we will try and shed a light on this new way of creating in-between.


Jan KutischJan Krutisch

Jan is a Rails Pro working for mindmatters in Hamburg. He's also one of the founders of the German rails usergroup. In addition a sound generator and occasional photographer.

Benjamin RabeBenjamin Rabe

Benjamin Rabes first digital painting was made back in the 80's on an Atari 600xl in ASCII-Code, when he was 15. Born in the earliest 70s, he painted a 4 piece superhero comic with the age of 12 and painted Escher-style murals in his rural hometown with 17. He went to study Maths&Physics at the Hamburg University with twenty and switched to graphic-design at the age of 24.
Benjamin went to work on corpoarate web projects, eg. for Procter&Gamble and was one of the first European interface-designer to work on a software-project based on agile methods in '98. Freelancing since 2001 he embraced the web2.0-paradigm in 2006 when he became the lead-designer on's startup team.
But he alway kept leaning towards painting. Enter Brushes 2009 he began enjoying fingerpainting and started the blog – to embrace this new world. Benjamin lives in Hamburg and is co-founder of the IAMDA. He has been featured in several international art-shows and is co-organizer of the the international mobile art conference in New York.

Sponsoren des RSE11

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