Emotional brushstrokes

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Juliane Kellersmann 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?

– This series of paintings is called Blurred Reality. I draw my inspiration from moments in time, from my perceived reality. Through the process of painting and working through those layers the reality gets more and more blurred. Finally, it becomes its own version. To filter out an emotion through brushstrokes, my colour palette and marks is at the core of my practice.

What inspires you?

– I live in London and everywhere you look is so full of visuals and noise. That makes me turn to nature as a source of calm. Nature has got such a beautiful colour palette and leaves and flowers form the most interesting compositions.

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

– I’ve studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Enschede, Netherlands as well as in Münster, Germany at the School of Design. Ever since I was a child I’ve been drawn to drawing and painting and it has never stopped to amaze me.

What other artists do you admire?

– I totally admire Gerhard Richter and his different approach to art through his lifetime. He never gave up exploring and he mastered the most diverse techniques.

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

– Emotional, sensual, abstract.

What we love about Juliane Kellersmann:

Abstract paintings with a poetic expression – the work of Juliane Kellersmann is simply irresistible.