“Punk is not about clothing or hairstyles. It is about the energy drawn from a broken heart in the face of a relentless fate. It’s the ability to read between the lines and to stand one’s ground.” Glen Matlock (former bass player fort the Sex Pistols)
“Obstacles are not blocking the path. They are the path.” Zen saying
I am a German-based artist who creates paintings, drawings, and textile art of imaginary people. With earth pigments, natural binders, stories, and time I create artworks about belonging and the elusive fabric of reality.
As a girl, I ran through the vineyards with my dog Asta and made up my first imaginary world to escape from my violent father. Living alone since I was 15 and kicked out of school shortly before graduation, I was determined to become an artist. Eventually I studied fine art, and stage design at a school for visual and performing arts in Berlin and also received a degree in media design.
In 2018 I almost died and ended up in coma due to a severe sepsis. Completely paralysed, it took me two years to be able to walk and paint again. Almost like a shamanic journey, this started a process that profoundly changed my view on life and the natural world – and inspired my artistic spirit even more.
I am deeply influenced by the compelling works of Niki de Saint Phalle and Louise Bourgeois, and the playful machines of Jean Tinguely. I also draw huge inspiration from Andrey Tarkovsky’s poetic cinema, Punk, Zen, and Celtic mythology. My works were shown in exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and France. I live and work as a freelance writer and visual artist near Cologne in Germany.
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I am passionate about making my own paints from natural materials – and I like to pass on my knowledge. You can find many recipes in my blog that you can try for yourself.
Almost all of my paintings are made with natural materials such as soy milk, egg tempera, charcoal, earth, ink and fibers. I also dye fabric with plants, spin wool and make my own inks.
Fine Art and Stage Design with Pauline Disson and Abuzer Güler at die Etage, Berlin
Cultural studies (literature and history) at FernUni Hagen
Media Design digital/print at L4 in Berlin
2017 KUNSTRAUM, Herchener Malkasten, Windeck
2016 Feuer, Wasser, Erde, Luft, Theater am Park, Eitorf*
2013/2014 jede Menge kleine Pop-up Ausstellungen
2012 ALL ALONG THE WITCHTOWER, Walberberg
2011 SHREDS, Museum Föhren
2009 QUIET, KunstAusstellung, Schweich
2007 – 2008 Interimsgalerie in der Hosenstr, Trier
2006 Temporärer Ausstellungsraum in der Pallasstraße, Trier
2005 FORGOTTEN, Kunstverein K&K im Kankenhaus, Trier
2004 BLOODMONEY, Bider & Tanner, Basel, Schweiz
2003 SPUREN DER ZEIT, Residenz Engelsplatz, Lörrach*
2003 Le Nouveau Printemps, Pézenas, Frankreich
2003 Städtische Galerie Villa Aichele, Lörrach*
2002 Mas les Micocouliers, Montagnac, Frankreich
2001 Galerie Nunatak, Berlin
2001 Berolina Schriftbild, Berlin
2000 Galerie im Uhrturm, Dierdorf
* group show