Five questions to Simon Kranz

Five questions to Simon Kranz

Simon Kranz is an abstract artist living in Frankfurt, Germany, who likes to experiment with colors and techniques and loves to explore and try new things on canvas and paper.

How did you get into art?

I can not remember a life without art. My mother has always been painting and when growing up I was always supported in being creative with lots of different materials. But especially after the end of my career as a professional Ballet Dancer I was feeling the need to express my artistic voice in a new way. 



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

My style is either loud and wild or melancholic and dreamy. I embrace both sides and feel comfortable with it. I think I have a natural sense for colour composition and movement which touches people and leaves them without the need to see something objektive in my works. 

How do you go about developing your work?

I usually see Ideas for works in front of my inner eye when I am about to fall asleep. I then try to remember them and realise them on canvas. It usually doesn’t just work out as seen but what might feels like a mistake in the first place often turns out great. 

Who or what influences you?

I would say my style is very much influenced by my past as a dancer. It has lots of movement in it. And I think one can really see that I have a wild and a very soft and melancholic side to me. I`m mostly influenced by the colours I love and colours I see around me. What happens during the process of painting is almost indescribable. I just know when my work feels right to me and that’s most important to me.

Make us curious. What is planned next?

I want to start working more three-dimensional on Canvas. I want to experiment with pappmaché, Ink and Acrylic on canvas. Stay tuned…