Escape art

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Franziska Loos to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What do you want to call your series of artworks, and why?

– The series is called Morphologia and is an attempt to experimentally investigate forms with regard to their characteristics, developments and laws. A reduced simplicity, an economy of space, helps to concentrate on the essential until it is disturbed again by a contradictory curve or angle.

What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?

I love the concept of democratizing art. Building your own art collection no longer necessarily must go through established galleries. I believe that’s a really positive development.

What technique have you used?

– Acrylic on canvas.

What other artists do you admire?

– There are so many whom I admire and if I would name two or three here it would give a false impression. But I’ve always been fascinated by the work of Mies van der Rohe. His reduced design language is remarkable.

In general, those designers, architects, and artists whose work impresses me have one thing in common: It's how they deal with proportions and compositions, and how they skillfully abstract the world. The ideas of the Bauhaus undoubtedly inspire me. Establishing new ways of seeing, always trying to rethink the world and thereby designing living environments according to people's needs is what drives me. In doing so, I try to absorb impulses from all art movements.

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– As a graphic designer and artist living in Berlin, I have been fascinated by "design and creation" ever since I was a child. I studied Visual Communication (M.A.) with a focus on graphic design at the Berlin University of the Arts. Professionally I design with digital images, but a few years ago, I couldn't resist the temptation to work with my hands again. Unconsciously, I use the same method for my digital works as for my analogue works.

As a graphic designer, I work for a client and implement their specifications or wishes in my own style. However, in my artistic work I am independent and create for myself. My canvases are purer and more subtle. My style was born from my interest in pure geometric forms that are legible and independent, without superfluous elements.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

Minimalist, geometric and monumental.

What we love about Franziska Loos:

With a graphic expression and subtle colours, the art of Franziska Loos always moves us.