"THE EXPRESSIONIST" is a fictional character which reflects and discusses the madness of the world, at the same time criticising it & addresses the improvement interpersonal togetherness. 
He strives for his  imagination of an idealised world."
The head behind the "THE EXPRESSIONIST" is Marilena Barganski.
Her goal is to publish her magazine series "The NEW Romantics" twice a year.
In the future she pursues different projects as a creative director. 
THE EXPRESSIONIST stands for important values like:
acceptance of being different and individual
acceptance of all gender, pronouns & sexualities
sustainability / upcycling
being against racism & discrimination / fighting for equality
thematising mental health
 That are also the topics you can read about in the magazine project and most of the artists have something to do with the values mentioned. THE EXPRESSIONIST only thematises artists where the values and the artist's statement coincide with those of the fictional character mentioned above. The character tries to put himself in the skin of the artist to portray him as he is, as he wants to be seen and gives the artist a place for expressing himself in the magazine. This is also the reason why a neutral font is chosen for THE EXPRESSIONIST
The black and white layout serves to show THE EXPRESSIONIST wants to bring positiveness in this dark world with what is written about. In the same time he criticises the approaches of most influencers and pursues influencing sustainable and sensibly with the values mentioned above which are thematised. He tries to achieve a positiver thinking of the reader as he was able to take something away personally from the artist's individual concept. THE EXPRESSIONIST fights for the point of view that every person has their values and can be considered as valuable, beautiful and inspiring.  
"I like to play with the idea that the gone mad fictional character only has the option of designing mad. You will notice that the characteristics, the mood & the whole concept of "THE EXPRESSIONIST" is affecting all his projects in a certain way regarding the design. Furthermore the presence of the figure should reflect the chaotic side of this subculture aswell."

"Being goth for me is about being who you are, not caring what others think of you.
Being strong enough to show yourself and use the own individuality as a strength. Also being an accepting and warmhearted human. 
Through design we show a part of our identity that's why I choosed "THE EXPRESSIONIST" as my artist name."
Being different and individual is what makes us us, unique, special and valuable.
- Marilena Barganski
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