Five questions to Astrid Stoeppel

Five questions to Astrid Stoeppel

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Astrid Stoeppel is an artist obsessed with bold and powerful colors arranged in geometric shapes. She is known for her clear and structured approach to work, while also being creative, curious and passionate. Astrid is inspired by the purity of color itself, her works are meticulously painted color by color, filling the canvas step by step with dynamic vitality and structure. She was born 1974 in Weilheim, Germany, and alternates between living and working in her studios in Bavaria and Italy.Since when do you paint and what are your favorite motives?

I have been painting since I was a child, but as a professional artist for about 12 years. My focus is on the color itself, I play with its structure, purity, combinability and create clear geometric shapes.

When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first? 

I work spontaneously yet in a planned manner. Initially, in a somewhat meditative state, I prime the canvas and then proceed to fill it slowly, color by color. It’s only after the final brush stroke that I determine the success of my work.From what do you get your motivation? 

The joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands. In our complex world, I want to remind people of the beauty that lies in simplicity.Your life without art would be...

... difficult to imagine. I’m filled with gratitude for every day I’m able to spend in the studio.

What's the best art venue in your city right now? 

The MUCA - Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art in Munich and the Pinacoteca Civica di Ancona in Italy.Learn more about the artist: