It all starts with a blank sheet of paper, a white beam of light, or the alphabet. All three encompass all possibilities. The blank sheet of paper holds all possible drawings and shapes. The beam of light contains all colors, and the alphabet holds all narratives, idea sketches, manifestos, and political theories. To create colors from the white beam of light, one needs a prism. To express emotions in shapes on a sheet of paper, one needs a pen. To generate words and sentences, theories and narratives, it requires the composition of individual letters from the alphabet. 

The Whiteblack Project focuses on the art of capturing forms and bringing them to life through both traditional drawing techniques and photography. It’s a creative endeavor that combines the precision of a pencil with the visual storytelling power of a camera. By merging these two mediums, the project aims to showcase the beauty and depth of the subjects in a unique and captivating way. 

Joas Nebe

Joas Nebe, who holds degrees in psychology and literature, is a self-taught artist born in Hamburg but now located in South Germany. After a few years in Berlin, he decided to move south, close to the French and Swiss border. Important exhibits include the artist´s “Climate Change Cartoons” on display on exhibition “Letters from the Sky” which accompanied the Durban UN conference on Climate Change 2011 in South Africa and “Machine Fair”- a film about the mechanical site of a metropolis- shown at Museum of Modern Art, Moscow as part of “Now&After” screening in 2012. Other film works has been shown at the 25th Festival Les Instants Video (Biblioteca Alexandrina, Cairo), Videoformes Festival 2014 and 2015, Sustain Our Africa, Madatac 3, 4, 5, 6 Competitive Official International Selection (Madrid), Papy Gyros Nights 2016 Hong Kong/ ART_TECTURE, In 24hours: Future Visions (SHIFT:ibpcpa) 2020, just to name a few.