Five questions to Julijana Planinic

Five questions to Julijana Planinic

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Julijana Planinic is an artist from Dachau, born in Wuppertal in 1978. On the way to her style she was particularly inspired by Shirazeh Houshiary and her art works. Her creativity was especially inspired by the randomly flowing forms of pigments and water and the fine inscriptions on canvas. Julijana uses acrylic on canvas and selectively integrates pigments in her works. 

How did you get into art?

I have been interested in art since I was a teenager and painted a lot. Despite my interest in art, I chose the classic and safe path and studied business informatics. Through my training as a systemic coach I found my way back to art. The colors and large canvases gave me access to my creative potential. It brings an inner balance between the ratio and my creativity.



How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

My style is profound through many layers and details. My goal is that people take a break from everyday life, open up to new perspectives. My artworks invite you to unfold your own creativity. From different distances you can discover new things in the picture. Just the layers and the details make the paintings something special.

How do you go about developing your work?

I work mainly with acrylic paints on canvas. In the process, I develop various ideas and visions that I would like to bring to the canvas. I think very roughly what shapes and colors best emphasize these visions. I start with the painting process and then let myself be guided by the artwork. It's like a dialogue between the painting and me.

Who or what influences you?

I get inspiration from every moment when I walk through nature or streets mindfully. I also get many ideas from conversations with people and artists or from books about colors and shapes. Experimenting with different materials is also important to me. This then leads to unplanned ideas and creations, which are usually the best.

Make us curious. What is planned next?

I will continue to develop my style with new techniques, colors and shapes. I am currently working with materials from nature, metal colors and combine them with my style.

Photos: Claudio Salvati Photography - The Travel Photography Blog ( and Karina Riehle (@karinariehle)