Interview: Brigitte Schraudolph
Luca Curci talks with Brigitte Schraudolph during CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal.
Painting is my passion. It is my colorful, pleasurable balance from everyday life. Over the course of many years, exhibitions have shaped my artistic work time and again. Professionally I work as a physiotherapist and deal with people haptically on a daily basis. In painting, haptics is also important to me. Acrylic is the perfect medium for this. Whether with a brush or hands, I love the immersion in the rich color. I have been working semi-professionally with canvas and colors for many years. Again and again, themes accompany me, which I transform into paintings. It is difficult for me to simply bring colors into a beautiful harmony. I want to tell stories with my paintings and implement a theme. The viewer should be allowed to wander with his eyes and discover something new and very much like to let his own imagination take over. It always gives me great pleasure when someone stops in front of a painting, looks at it, and finds their own story in it.
Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Brigitte Schraudolph – I have been painting since childhood. I had my first exhibition when I was 15. I have been working with acrylics and acrylic mixing techniques for about 20 years. I studied at the Haller Akademie der Künste in Schwäbisch Hall in Germany, at the Akademie Hof Weihergut with Prof. Adi Holzer and Prof. Siegfried Karrer in Carinthia, Austria, with Marlies Thorwald in Würzburg, Germany.
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
BS – Painting is my passion. My colorful, pleasurable balance from everyday life. I always tell a story in my paintings. Sometimes the story develops while painting, sometimes I want to realize an idea. Nevertheless, the viewer of the work is free to make up his or her own mind.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
BS – My inspiration comes from the perspective of my observations of landscape, objects, or people. Currently, the threatening situation in Ukraine is driving me. Therefore, I will attach images to this email that I associate with the threat to the world.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
BS – The biggest challenge is to find the time to paint. I love to dive into my own private world. Then it can happen that I sit for hours with a good glass of wine and good music in front of an unfinished painting, look at it and then find my story. Those are moments of happiness.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
BS – Nowadays, as in the past, presenting your art means standing behind yourself as an artist and your work. Because what is art? Art is in the eye of the beholder. I have to like my painting, I want to present it as enrichment on a wall and like to let my gaze wander there.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
BS – The e-mail contact is uncomplicated and questions are answered immediately, which I find very pleasant.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
BS – Yes, certainly, and I would be very happy to propose a collaboration. I assume that your services are very good. On 25.03.22 I will pick up my painting and meet you then.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
BS – I find ITSLIQUID a super presentation platform for lesser-known artists. In this way, artists who don’t have a gallery owner can present themselves and maybe one or the other will be discovered.