I am a self-taught painter from Austria, working in oil and acrylic on canvas. While creativity has always played an important role in my life, I began painting only a few years ago. I was trained as a graphic-designer and used to create drawings and illustrations, which translates into my current paintings. To me, painting is a way of exploring the world around me. I am forever fascinated by the relationship between people and their environment, which is a recurring theme in my paintings.
About my work
At the center of most of my paintings is the human figure, often combined with colorful patterns or organic forms and structures. I enjoy playing with the contrast of the individuality and complexity of portraits and the repetitiveness and simplicity of patterns. Despite the figurative content of my work, my goal is to look beyond what is visible and I care most about creating a certain mood and atmosphere in my paintings. I like to create contrast and play with elements that might seem like they don’t belong together at first sight, but ultimately create an intriguing scene full of contrast and contradiction but also beauty and uniqueness. In my current series, I am exploring women as individuals as well as female identity in general and how it is shaped. The central theme of these paintings is the balance between individuality and societal expectations.