I am a 25-year-old artist born and living in Austria. Ever since I was a child, art was a hobby to which I always came back to when things got too overwhelming. I mostly drew things that amazed me and I drew to calm myself down. At that time I couldn't see how important that was for me to develop and grow and find peace.
After an abortive try of attending an art class at the age of 14 and three years of disliking my now time-consuming student life I started experimenting with fluid acrylics in times of stress and as an inner rebellious act against art class. I came back to a less abstract painting style after finishing school. I had more time for myself and I felt the need to dive deeper into art again.
I studied fotography and started studying history of art, and it taught me a lot in actually seeing art, while I learned to apply the practical painting skills at home.
At the moment, while still improving my painting and drawing skills, I'm also learning tattooing, to be able to bring my art onto skin.
I paint witches. I dont believe in magic. What I do believe in, is the power of storytelling. It's important how we tell stories, and mostly throughout history, it was men telling the stories of women. Did Eve cast us all out of paradise and is she the reason why all women are sinners, or is she the reason we could escape the shackles of paradise and religion? Did Athena punish Medusa by giving her snakes as hair, or did she do her a favour and gave her the power to defend herself?
Stories like that were part of the oppression women had and still have to face. So I wanna try and retell those stories through my art, but put in a new, feminist perspective. Saying my work is about witches is a feminist step. A witch is nothing negative, just a misjudged woman. And after being burned as witches, we are now rising as them.