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Beneath the Skin | My First Art Show!

In blogging land it’s a common thing to write down New Year’s Resolutions close to Silvester. Usually, I’d laugh about the idea of making resolutions but for the sake of keeping up with the trend, I wrote mine down. On my list, it says that I want to have an ‘actual art show’ – whatever that means.

I had this idea brewing in my head for a while and teamed up with the awesome illustrator Jacqueline Kaulfersch to plan a show. When things got serious, we settled on the title ‘Unter die Haut’ (Beneath the Skin). I used the creative work to process all the highlights and low points of my last year. I guess I’ve used the art to come to terms with all the change that occurred and I feel calmer than I’ve felt in a long time.

Last week, it was finally time to reveal what we’ve been working on for the past couple of months at a new artsy coffee shop. The owner was generous enough to let us do whatever we wanted. It was a stressful day but in the end, it was all worth it. All I have left to say is thank you for showing up and being interested – I attached some photos of the event below. Our artwork will be hanging at café vergissmeinnicht (Griesgasse 26, 8020 Graz, Tuesday–Friday from 11 AM till 7 PM) until October 18th.



P.s.: If you’re interested in any of the artwork, contact me at ben.willgruber@gmx.at. You can find pictures and prices of each individual painting here. All artworks are for sale and available for shipping (mine are the ones in black frames).


  • 20. November 2018

    Great art! I love the paintings with the “stitching” running through it (I don’t know how else to describe it). I envy you and your painting. It’s not easy, but it is rewarding. The art show is long over now, I’m just now coming to visit. How did it go?

  • 27. September 2018

    That’s neat!
    Is that your brother? You look SO alike.

  • 27. September 2018

    Congratulations! Best wishes on the continuing success of the exhibition. Great photos. Naked hugs!

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