How did you get into art?
Beate Münch is a visual artist from Germany. 1966 born in Mannheim, now she lives and works in Mainz. Abstract art means to her the highest way of freedom. The creative expression is not a question of will but of have to. Inspiration she finds within herself and in nature mostly.
How did you get into art?
My roots I have in an artist family. But until I finally arrived in my artist life I took a long way round in the corporate company area. From the moment I started painting I knew this is my way of expression. For me creating abstract art is the highest way of freedom.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
My work style can be described as abstract expressionism. My work is expressive, energetic and bold. I’m always pushing my boundaries and exploring new techniques, using mainly acrylics. Inspiration I find mostly in my inner feelings and emotions and in nature. I work very spontaneously, I never have a plan or certain colours in mind. It's a free flow of thoughts, feelings and energy. I start directly on the canvas and layer by layer the work is created. I always work on several paintings at the same time. Sometimes they are series and sometimes they are totally different. There is a lot of room for interpretation in my paintings. By their versatility and complexity they always appear different. Every time I paint, I reload my energy, I feel free and independant. How do you go about developing your work?
In the creative process I’m guided by my intuition. I forget about time and space. I live in the very moment. There is no planning for my paintings. I totally trust the process. On the canvas I start with first marks. Layer by layer a new art work is made with dynamic and powerful colors and intense as well as soft brush strokes. At any moment the whole work can change. The painting is free and in flow. All my emotions are expressed on the canvas. Negative emotions will be transformed into something positive by the working process. Sometimes it’s finished in a few days. Sometimes it takes several weeks or even months. It’s always different. Mostly I hang it directly on the wall and then very soon I see very clearly if something is still missing.Who or what influences you?
Many influences come from nature, from the sea. At the seaside I recharge my batteries, I feel free. But mostly I’m influenced by what really comes from inside myself. And from emotions, deep talk, meeting people, travelling, music, literature, daily life. When it comes to artists then my biggest inspirations are Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Mark Rothko just to name a few.
Make us curious. What is planned next?
I’m looking for a bigger studio so that I can work on really large scale paintings. I’m always open for new opportunities. I want to paint as much as possible, have my first solo show and take part in international exhibitions.Learn more about the artist: