Born in 1990 in Gardelegen, Germany, aspiring artist Johanna Marika Thoms lives in a small terraced house in the north of Saxony-Anhalt. Being educated as a graphic designer and art-therapy consultant, she is working as a freelance artist for a couple of years now.How did you get into art?
The urge to work creatively has accompanied me throughout my entire life. Before I started to concentrate on my own portfolio with full commitment in my mid-twenties, I did two apprenticeships both with a background in arts. I grew up in a small town in a rather rural area in the center of Germany. After moving to the next bigger city, everything else fell into place.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
My style is modern, style-conscious and abstract. My paintings are colorfully glowing without being obtrusive.How do you go about developing your work?
I place emphasis on understanding my work as a holistic process. Therefore keeping anything that is possible for me to do with my own hands means a lot. This includes building the frame and stretching the canvas as well as working with brushes, charcoal and pastel chalk. The latter is happening primarily intuitive. I rarely plan when to add which element. For me personally art is a process of development.Who or what influences you?
Referring to my last answer, I again want to emphasize that I understand art as a process. Looking at it this way, anything that is part of my own development can inﬂuence my work. This means I could be influenced by visual or acoustic stimuli, but also by my own thoughts and emotions. The people I surround myself with can also be an important source of creativity first and foremost my daughter.
Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?
For 2024, there is a lot on the menu already. I am looking forward to exhibit in exiting galleries and of course I will be present at selected art fairs.Learn more about the artist: