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Happiness is a warm gun. This painting is a mix of acrylic brush painting and a collage of newspaper excerpts and magazine headline. The collage also features a hospital bracelet of the artist from a cycling accident in 2014. We all know the feeling when you start seeing everything through a colourful lens which can complicate and endanger everything you have created in your life, yet at the same time it's the most amazing feeling that has happened to you. In the end we cannot control all the things happening to us and need to take them as they come and make our own history with them.
Painting:Acrylic on Canvas
Size:39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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At the age of 14 during a high school Biology lesson, I discovered I have "synesthesia" which is a "condition" in which two or more senses are connected to each other in the brain (more closely connected than commonly). In my case this means I intuitively and automatically associate colour and sound, vision of coloured shapes to music, people, feelings, memories. Every word, every letter, every feeling has a colour... I actually see these colours wherever I go, they are not disturbing me though. It is another layer of reality that I can choose to focus on or sort of "overlook". People are born with synesthesia /it's intensity is strongly developed during the first year of life. Since I was a child I was loving music, I play a lot of instruments and I always loved colours and painting and crafting of all sorts. My father is an engineer and industrial designer, we spent so many days together building and crafting on new projects. Further on in my studies and still today, the discovery of synesthesia and my relation to it plays a very important role. I was born and raised in Germany and I am half Luxembourgish. My parents took me traveling since a young age and discovering foreign cultures has always been a huge inspiration. When I was 16 I decided to spend a high school year abroad in Mexico. The colours and culture of Mexico influenced me immensely and it was there and then that I decided to follow a creative path. I loved painting since I was a child but growing up in a small town south-west of Germany, I didn't think this could become a career. So Mexico expanded my horizons and I decided to move to London to study ab Bachelor of Arts. Afterwards I started working for my favourite designers such as Diane von Furstenberg in NYC, Matthew Williamson in London - all of them excited me mostly for their use of colour. Further on I studied a Postgraduate Degree in Accessory Design at Institut Français de la Mode, Paris. I became Women's leather goods designer for Louis Vuitton in Paris. In the frame of my studies, I collaborated with multiple luxury fashion houses such as Dior, Delvaux and Ballin, working on design and painting techniques. After Paris I spent 1,5 years living and working in Berlin and now I am based in Amsterdam since 1,5 years, working as Senior Accessories Designer for Karl Lagerfeld.
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