Mein Ostasien

Mein Ostasien

 

Mein Ostasien
Photographs by Klaus Eulenbach
Sketchbook drawings by Beatrijs Brouwer

since October 2016
Über den Fotografen


Klaus Eulenbach is enrolled as a student of Modern East Asian Studies at this very university. His interest in electronic product designs led him to photography three years ago. For his year abroad in China he equipped himself with a micro-four-third camera to capture his impressions from a culturally truly rich country.

During his stay in Xi’an, he adopted to the contrasty lifestyle but also travelled as much as time and budget allowed. This exhibition is supposed to emphasize on the diversity of China: featuring incredibly modern architecture, celebrating traditions and also taking in Western influences.

The photos shown are not a summary of China, but memories limited to the perspective of a single person that mostly wandered alone. Klaus is very happy to be given the chance to share his unique experience. More pictures can be found on his website: www.klauseulenbach.de. You can contact him via email@klauseulenbach.de.

Über die Zeichnerin


Beatrijs Brouwer is a freelance illustrator from the Netherlands. After obtaining a BA in Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds she decided to face her fears of traditional characters and enrolled in further language studies at National Chengchi University, Taipei where she almost immediately lost her camera. To record and share her whereabouts and experiences she started drawing even more than before, putting up on her blog sketches of 'Zhengda' campus, quick doodles of the incredible birds strutting outside her classrooms, and comics based on dormitory life and Taipei encounters.

Much of the work shown here was scanned from the sketchbooks and journals she filled while studying in Taiwan, but there are also drawings from her trip to Japan and Korea in Spring 2016. Following her year in Taiwan she completed a MA in Chinese Literature from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London, worked in a literary agency specialising in world literature, and is now focussing on illustration.

More of her work as well as details of where to buy prints or commission personalised paintings can be seen on her websites: https://beastlyworlds.wordpress.com, www.beastlyworlds.tumblr.com, and Instagram (www.instagram.com/beastlyworlds). You can contact her at ebbrouwer@gmail.com and she would very much love to hear your feed-back about the current exhibition, or any other comments or thoughts!