ANDREA HEIMER

The first artist-in-residence at Berlin’s Idrawalot, Andrea Heimer’s intricate, delicate and dark paintings immerse you in an awkward ’90s American suburban childhood.

ANNA KATHARINA JANSEN

Anna uses gentle colour palettes and lots of acrylic, beautifully executed in her charming tale of two people with temperature control problems.

NADINE MAGNER

A freshly minted illustrator and recent arrival to Cologne, Nadine makes work with a mash-up of shaky hand-drawn elements and digital textures.

BJÖRN STEINMETZLER

In Björn’s work, shaky pencil lines, wide-eyed figures, textures and hand-drawn words seem to tumble into themselves and fight against each other to be seen.

CHIMÈNE HENRIQUEZ

French illustrator Chimène Henriquez creates illustrations with soft dabs of paint and vibrant colours, particulary in her ongoing collaborative project Les Exquis.

STEPHAN LOMP

Part of the comic scene, a playful sense of adventure permeates Stephan’s work and he creates characters with contasts in his slick and colourful books for children.

MAREIKE ENGELKE

Mareike creates works that play with space and texture, with almost complete disregard for the picture plane, and with wonderful grimy and gritty figures.

DYLAN TAYLOR

Dylan works in a space between design and illustration, creating grubbily textured images with a slick finish.

CRISTÓBAL SCHMAL

Cristóbal’s works are flat and abstract, often using a limited colour palette and geometric shapes, echoing early twentieth century collage.

KATRIN HAGEN

Going by the moniker of Mischief Champion, Katrin’s work is executed in a hand-drawn style using clean lines, texture and witty bubbles of speech.

BÁRBARA FONSECA

Bárbara Fonseca is a Portuguese illustrator and co-founder of Bootsbau, a vibrant gallery in Berlin Neukölln.

STEFFEN KREFT

An animator, animated. Meet Steffen Kreft, creating work that merges the worlds of illustration and animation.