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Expressive Art in Black & White

The following artists show that works of art don’t always have to be brightly coloured in their art in black & white, which sisterMAG editor Carolin has compiled for you in the 64th issue.

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Expressive Art in Black & White

We have clicked through numerous image galleries on Instagram and discovered special artistic positions that should not be missing in our black and white edition! The following artists clearly show that art does not always have to come in bright colors to catch the eye. Have fun looking at them!



New York photographer Stephanie Bordas, who owns the luxury portrait studio Brooklyn Boudoir, manages to capture very special and intimate moments with the camera lens. One gets the feeling of being very close to the protagonists. In her portraits, „less is more“ – no exaggerated hairstyles, no intrusive makeup, and no old-fashioned filters either. Her photos are genuine, unadulterated and express the true self of the models. The photographer loves to get in touch with different women, listen to their stories and capture them in her photos. The artist also takes on and celebrates the theme of motherhood.


The reduced use of shapes and colors are the distinguishing feature of the Greek artist Ioannis Lassithiotakis. The black and clear forms seem to float in the white and empty pictorial space. In his work, differently strong lines meet differently pronounced color fields. In the process, new combinations are constantly created in his paintings that seem never-ending. If you‘re hungry for more, you can find many colorful variations on the artist‘s Instagram profile, in addition to other black-and-white artworks.


From photography, we move on with Canadian artist Brent Wadden to the medium of abstract weaving, where different shapes and colors collide and develop an exciting visual language in the overall image. Brent Wadden‘s art evokes memories of the work of Anni and Josef Albers. The unpredictable graphic lines that do not seem to follow any clear systems lead to a certain confusion when viewed, which at the same time triggers a special interest in breaking down the artist‘s weaving method of working. Patterns and rhythms are of central importance here.


Janine Kühn‘s art is the perfect fusion of fine art and portrait photography. Her special penchant for detail is unmistakable. Nothing seems to be left to chance here, but visually perfectly staged. In her images, the artist pays special attention to the unexpected in everyday life. Her works have an experimental character, which at the same time gives them depth and their own visual language. They trace the strange, the obscure, without losing expressiveness and aesthetics. Here it is worth taking a very close look.