The story of the philosopher’s stone

Story by Pinar Özutemiz
Paintings by Tatjana Retter

Pınar Özütemiz, Turkey

Tatjana Retter, Russia/Germany

The story of the philosopher’s stone, 2019
Acrylic on canvas

Tatjana Retter

Tatjana Retter was born in 1985 in the city of Barnaul, in Siberia, Russia. She now lives in Berlin (Germany). Tatjana has a professional education as an artist-designer. She has participated in annual municipal, regional, group and personal exhibitions, including the International Exhibition of Book Illustration in Haifa in 2016 and 2018. Tatjana has published printed editions of her illustrations in Russia and the USA. She works with different genres and techniques, such as landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, graphics, cartoons, animation and book illustrations.

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Pınar Özütemiz 

Pınar Özütemiz is a storyteller from Turkey. In 2018, she graduated from the Masters programme of “Künstlerisches Erzahlen – Storytelling in Art and Education” at UdK Berlin. She believes in the power of storytelling as a tool for empowerment and healing. It is with this conviction that she tells and writes stories for both adults and children across different institutions and walks of life. She is also a legal scholar in the field of International Migration Law from Turkey. Nowadays, she keeps collecting stories! For contact: