At Home With Juliane Kellersmann

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.

Juliane Kellersmann

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.

Juliane Kellersmann
Juliane Kellersmann

“It’s the arrangements of colours and materials found in nature and the ordinary world that fascinate me.”

Juliane Kellersmann

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.

Q: What projects are you currently working on?

A: I have just released a new body of work called ‘Subtly out of control’ in which the majority of pieces are painted onto raw linen, leaving bits of the surface exposed and making it an active part of the piece. This is a completely new way of working for me, as I am 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!

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!

Q: Why did you choose these pieces from Jigsaw?

A: I am a big fan of effortless dressing, so something you can just throw on and look great in is a winner for me. Materials and quality are very important to me, as I wear my clothes for a long time. Both this Irish Linen Check Suit and the Linen Utility Shirt Dress tick those boxes, real wardrobe staples that can be worn through the seasons.

Juliane Kellersmann
Juliane Kellersmann

“Materials and quality are very important to me, as I wear my clothes for a long time.”

Juliane Kellersmann

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!

Q: Any suggestions for creative projects that can be done at home?

A: Obviously, painting! It doesn’t cost much to buy a couple of paints

and you can start by working on paper and go from there. Just experiment and don’t be too harsh on yourself.

Other than that I am a big fan of interiors and constantly rearranging furniture all over the house. I heard baking banana bread is popular as well, so I will give that a go next!

Juliane Kellersmann
Juliane Kellersmann

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.