Five questions to ISABELL MARTINI

Five questions to ISABELL MARTINI

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Born in Lünen, close to Dortmund, Germany 1993, Kim Isabell Martini now lives and works in Siegen. After living in cities like Cologne, Munich, Berlin and Düsseldorf. 10 years in fashion industry behind her, she got back to her roots– painting!

Since when do you paint and what are your favourite motives?

Art has been with me for most of my life. As a child, I painted a lot with my grandma. Then I did the advanced art course at school. After leaving school, I decided to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to earn money quickly so that I could escape from my small town. And then corona hit - 3 months of short-time work - and I rediscovered my love for painting.

I paint abstract. I love the composition of colours and lines.

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

My works begin with the idea of colour compositions and moods. I start with the play of colours. Use the lightness of the colours to create a mood.

From what do you get your motivation?

The colours are the basis of every work. They are based on my mood. On my feelings, but also on impressions from nature, photos, etc. I use the lines as a contrast to the dancing colours. Colours are very subjective for me. Everyone has a different perception of them. Lines, on the other hand, are something measurable, clear and very objective.

Your life without art would be...

Not nearly as self-reflective, honest, close to me and fulfilling as it is with art.

What is the best art place in your city at the moment?

As I've only been living in my new hometown for six months, I'll be honest, I haven't done much exploring as I live in a rather unremarkable city and it's not THE art metropolis. So I would simply say - my own studio. My feel-good place, my retreat and my creative space just for me.

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