Juliane Spitta

Juliane Spitta

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

About Juliane Spitta

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning."  ~Lydia M. Child

For my flower photography I need a certain light and a certain mood. It is as if the picture comes to me - flowers can't be chased...
Almost all my flower photography is taken solely in sunlight.


I spend quite a long time with one flower and sometimes in a certain moment she lets me in - this is the picture. Unlike humans flowers have no inside or outside - a fully open flower exhales all her inside.To me it feels as if the scent of the flower appears in the picture. Or the scent of the moment and the scent of the sun.

As Claude Monet said: “I must have flowers, always, and always.”

Education

1987-1991 studied Fine Arts at the FH Ottersberg- Diploma
1995-97 Fine Arts at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst (HfBK) Hamburg

Events

1994 "Entgleisungen" Bremen
1995 "Ostkunst Westwärts" Bremen
2003 "Bridges of Hope" Sculpture Project with Germans, Palestinians and Israelis under my guidance
2007 "Heimatlabor" Stuttgart
2008 "Schwäbisches Poesiealbum" together with Heiko Hellwig
2011 "Gegenlicht 21" (www.gegenlicht21.de)

Exhibitions

1991 Zentrales Künstlerhaus Moscow
1992 Zentrales Künstlerhaus Moscow
Lots of Solo-Exhibitions in Hospitals and Churches and small private galleries all over Germany and in Vienna
2003 Museum for Contemporary Art Esfahan, /Iran
Niavaran Cultural Center Teheran/Iran
Had some works for Group-Show in the Cité des Arts at Paris and some more in a Group-Show at the Musée de l'Homme at Paris.