CARATART MENTORS

Bombolo was born Norbert Graubner in 1947 in Weinbach an der Lahn. At the beginning of the 1960s he trained as a chef and set out on a journey around the globe of many years duration, plying his trade as he went. Between 1970 and 1983 he owned and ran several different restaurants until, at the highpoint of his career, he made a complete change of direction.
 
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Hendoc, who was born Hendrik Docken in 1967, is a very special wood carver. At 14 years of age he felled his first tree with a chainsaw, destroying his neighbour’s Mercedes in the process. What for others might have been reason to find a new hobby was for him a motive to really let rip. Of one thing he was absolutely certain: he could do better. And he really could do it.
 
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Scenographer and rob artist. Has lived and worked in Barcelona since 1986. Initially trained as a concert violinist and ship builder, has worked extensively in the theatre and opera, as well as on sound and movement installations.
 
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In 1983, the then 15-year-old received his first information about the Hip-Hop-Movement in New York which in turn inspired him to illegally paint the water tower in Buchloe. His mother is providing the spray cans and his piece is covered in the local press. Inspired by this first success, other pieces are following. The move to Munich is expanding his horizon as there are already several other artists painting in the city. After the first court procedures in 1984, the alias Loomit is used for the first time. The following years and decades are characterised by various inspiring journeys and an increasing legalisation of his art.
 
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Born in Bavaria in 1944, the son of a Berlin film maker and dealer in Oriental Antiquities, Stefan Beltzig attempted at first to turn his back on the artistic milieu in which he was raised, dropped out of school and joined a circus troop as an acrobat. After leading the life of a vagabond, which enabled him to travel in India and the Near East, he began to study art. From 1963 to 1964 he worked at Shiraz and Isfahan in Iran where he took up ceramics and sculpture.
 
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It didn´t take Michael Gmeiner long to develop a liking for figures (characters), graphic form language and typography. Nowadays, he is trying to find a perfect mixture between typography and figurative elements. Since about 5 years, he is using an increasing variety of different tools and materials beside spray cans for the creation of his art (acrylic and wall paints, markers, spray bottles, adhesive tape, etc.). His love for graphic design and a balanced, clean and detailed image structure is reflected very strongly in his work.
 
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