The Emporium

The Emporium!

Opening on June 8th at 7pm

Strychnin Gallery
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin

Get ready, the circus is coming to town – and along with it heaps of curiosities, freaks, clowns, buskers, brawlers, showmen, con men and shockingly entertaining sideshows. This terrific spectacle will be put on by the minds and craft of Doktor A., Skeleton Heart and Seymour.

Known as masters of character design and cherished for their affection for the dark and dodgy, the mysteriously appealing and the fantastically surreal, these artists will showcase works inspired by an old-fashioned emporium of carnivalesque amusement. All three (actually four) artists are well-known for their creepy but enchanting styles as well as storytelling characters and have been highly excited to put their ideas together to create an exclusive group show that will present an infamous environment of bizzare entertainment.

Doktor A.‘s career brought him to theatre, TV, advertising, magazines and toy design, which earned him “Best Customizer“ at last year’s Designer Toy Awards. Not only since then has he a world-wide following that adores his dark twisted dreams and unique artworks that are character driven by clashes of urban pop culture, classic children’s stories and neo-Victorian industrial neverlands.

Skeleton Heart is the collaborative pseudonym for artists Anthony and Lisa Parker. Both have spent over 15 years in the movie industry working on films such as Hellboy 2, Corpse Bride, 28 Days Later or Harry Potter. In 2009 they decided to combine their creative works and since then feed off each others ideas and creativity, merging their individual styles and influences. The result are pieces that have a cartoony look with a distinctly dark side or ‘cute but creepy’ as they have been referred to by many.

Seymour, who has often been referred to as Berlin’s Tim Burton, is a fine observer and compulsive spectator with a fondness of the commonplace and extraordinary environments alike. Influenced by ornamental aesthetics and details used in the Victorian and Renaissance eras Seymour likes to combine the natural with the surreal, each piece intended to visually record the amalgamation of all the ideas of the time.

If you would like to be informed about our presale for this exhibition please write a short note to: [email protected] .



Strychnin Gallery and The New English, in cooperation with Gallery Geuer&Breckner, UF6 Projects and Italian curator Giovanni Cervi, proudly present Herzensbrecher, a charity group show in favor of “Ein Herz für Kinder“.

For this exhibition over 50 internationally renowned artists have put their visions, styles and ideas onto hearts manufactured by the British porcelain innovators of The New English.

These one of a kind artworks will be displayed in a traveling exhibition, which will kick off at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on March 16th and can be seen there until April 8th.

A partial amount of all sales will be given as a donation to BILD hilft e.V. “Ein Herz für Kinder”.


Artists involved: Artists Anonymous, David Hochbaum, Wolfgang Petrick, Paul Bishop, JB, Mimi S., Seymour, Sophie
Bastien, Daniel Van Nes, Raf Veulemans, Bethany Marchman, Elemer Presslee, Lisa Mei Lin Fong, Skeleton Heart, Miraschi. Francois EscalmeL Saturno Butto’, Marcus Poston, Christian Rothenhagen, Cliff Wallace, Virginie Ropars, Greg Haberny, Loius Fleischauer (AMF Korsetsj. Lily mae Martin, Jaime Zollars, JoKa, Krista Huot, Rudy Fig/Sierra Riggs, Corinne Reid, Mark Garro, Miss Mindy, Daniel Martin
Diaz, Faith 47 + Dal, Ruben Ireland, Elena Rapa, Dast, Miso, Fernanda Veron, Tamara Ferioli. Tessa Farmer, Otto Bjornik, Scott Hove, Oleg Dou, Nanami Cowdroy, Elio Varuna, Gabriella Barouch, John Casey, Lola, Yoskay Yamamoto, DNA Factory, Barnaby Barford, Sebastian Moegelin, Yvonne van Acht, Ren Rong, Henning von Gierke, Odo and many more