Five questions to Isa Huss

Five questions to Isa Huss

Isa Huss was born in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) in 1972. Nowadays she lives and works at the countryside near Munich. She took two art-related courses of studies (Cultural Sciences & Graphic Design) and worked many years in this professional field. Until she finally studied "Drawing & Painting" (four years part-time) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolbermoor (Bavaria).Since when do you paint and what are your favorite motives? 

My favorite motives are multifaceted surfaces; like with traces of weathering: Which I apply in many layers of acrylic paint and partially remove them again. In abstract art works as well as in figurative paintings (e.g. the „Patina“ of an old wooden door or on an old mosaic floor).

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

In everyday life and while traveling, I see beauty” in casual, semi-weathered motifs. First I record these impressions for myself with photographs, sketches and color experiments.From what do you get your motivation?

I feel a strong inner drive to paint and got the feeling: I have to do this”. I aim to make my personal perspectives visible to the viewer on a canvas. To capture the individual energy, whether joy/power or calmness/concentration with the brush strokes.

Your life without art would be...

...lacking something fundamental. If at times I don't have the strength/leisure to paint, I am missing the artistic expression, which to me is the free-spirited part of the personality.What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

The "Pinakothek der Moderne" in Munich, with its minimalist architecture & huge dimensions (E.g. rotunda 30m diameter/glass dome 25m high). And its new concept "Mix & Match" (Interdisciplinary art works in thematic spaces).Learn more about the artist: