Leipzig artist preserves pre-gentrified city in miniature paintings

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In his latest project, artist Heiko Mattausch is capturing the memory of Leipzig prior to gentrification in a series of miniatures. DW's Kate Brady went to the eastern German city to meet the man behind the paintings [... ] Since January, however, local artist Heiko Mattausch has been capturing the essence of the ever-disappearing corners of Leipzig in his twice-weekly miniature oil paintings as part of his online project Weekly Wonders. "At some point, Leipzig will be completely gentrified," said Mattausch, remembering back to when the pictures he now paints were not a rarity but instead an accurate reflection of the vast majority of the city. "I didn't like that so much," he said. "That was somehow too gray, but now that these places are becoming increasingly rare, they've acquired a certain romance and that's something I really like from an artistic point of view." Weiterlesen...