Five questions to Miriam Blättler

Five questions to Miriam Blättler

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Miriam Blättler is 27-year-old artist from Nuremberg, Germany, born into a family of painters. Her professional creative journey began in 2013, with visual marketing. After this she finished her Design B.A. At the moment she work as a creative strategic thinker in a global sports company - and of course, work on her art a lot in her studio in Nuremberg.

How did you get into art?

The funny thing is, I never actively decided to get into art. I never thought about wanting to start. Art for me has always been a tool to relieve my emotions and to have a space where I can just be with myself. Being an introverted person, my art has always provided me with a space to retreat. I used art as my reflection tool, driven by emotions. With the development of my professional background in design, I began reading and learning more about important artists then and now. I spent a lot of time in bookstores, discovering my favorite artists - Katarina Grosse, Jehuda Bacon, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, to name a few, who have been very inspiring to me. 

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

My art is a reflection of my own perspective, experiences, and emotions. My paintings show a mix of control and lack thereof, softness and hardness. I don’t strive for things to turn out just "beautiful" - I want to create the full picture. I want my art to create reactions from people. 

How do you go about developing your work?

I use my emotions and the movements of my body to create. I believe a lot in the process of creation and allow myself to have no rules or judgments while doing so. There's never a good or bad answer. This is where art happens for me. 

Who or what influences you?

People around me and my environment, with all the ups and downs of life, and of course, societal beliefs, have an influence on my artwork, as do my past and my childhood. My art shows a lot of what's going on or what is in my mind right now. So it’s a reflection of what I create in my own mind. 

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

At the moment, I am developing a shop on my website to offer art prints for you guys! I also plan to have an exhibition at the end of this summer. Other than this, I plan to create more video content from my studio, to take you on my own journey about the good and hard sides of doing art. 

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