At Home With Juliane Kellersmann
#JigsawAtHome with Juliane Kellersmann
German born Juliane Kellersmann lives and works as an artist in London. She describes her work as a patchwork formed of layers, depth and distance. Juliane talks us through her passion for painting, what inspires her and her personal approach to dressing.
Q: How did you get into painting?
A: When I was younger I could always be found painting and drawing in the corner. I would spend hours becoming immersed in colours. I suppose I never really stopped. I went on to study Fine Art Painting in the Netherlands, did a course in London at CSM and here I am– still painting.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Growing up in the German countryside I am greatly inspired by nature and the shapes and colours found in it. I frequently have to stop whilst out walking and take photographs of things that would seem obscure to everyone else. It’s the arrangements of colours and materials found in nature and the ordinary world that fascinates me.
“It’s the arrangements of colours and materials found in nature and the ordinary world that fascinate me.”
Q: How would you describe your creative process?
A: Being more on the abstract and gestural side of painting I always start off with either a memory or a photograph. At the starting point there is an idea that then, during the process of painting, it gets shaped into place. It’s a sensory relationship built upon the act of observing.
always afraid to leave a painting ‘unfinished’. I will be working on a piece for an auction in the Autumn, and at some point in July I will be releasing a limited edition Gicleé print in collaboration with one of my favourite German interior journalists Alexa von Heyden. A very busy couple of weeks ahead!
“Materials and quality are very important to me, as I wear my clothes for a long time.”
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: I would describe my style as minimal/ Scandi paired with my favourite jewellery. I can’t leave the house without it!
and you can start by working on paper and go from there. Just experiment and don’t be too harsh on yourself.
Juliane studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Enschede, Netherlands, where she developed an admiration for the medium of painting, and went on to study Graphic Design in Germany.
Juliane’s home studio is located just outside of London in Hertfordshire from where she creates a large range of paintings going out to art lovers both in the UK and internationally.
To view more of Juliane’s work follow her on Instagram @julianekellersmann.