Interview: Christina Mitterhuber
Luca Curci talks with Christina Mitterhuber during BARCELONA CONTEMPORARY 2021, 3rd edition, at Valid World Hall Gallery.
Christina Mitterhuber was born on 29. December 1975 in Wels, Austria. She lives and works as a painter mainly in 1180 Vienna Pötzleinsdorf, Austria, where she has her roof terrace studio with a beautiful view overlooking the city of Vienna. Christina has painted her first oil painting at the age of twelve years. She is a self-taught painter and has studied, worked and lived also in North America and Australia for some years. She has studied during countless museum and gallery visits around the world. Her favourite painters are the old masters like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffael, Picasso, or Monet among others. Some of her favorite museums are “The Met – The Metropolitan Museum of Art” in New York City and “Musée d’Orsay” in Paris. She held her first exhibition in one of the best galleries in Vienna in 2018 and since then she has participated in more than 70 exhibitions, virtual exhibitions, online exhibitions and International art fairs in Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, France, Canada, United Kingdom, Greece and United States of America. Looking back, she feels happy about her decision to wait until she felt ready to show her work to the public. Mitterhuber also likes to paint series like “WE in red”, which consists of 85 paintings so far and was inspired by one of Frederic Chopin’s Nocturnes. Other series of hers are “Shades of red”, “Violett”, “Views”, “Eisrosen” or “Aqua touch”. Her newest series is called “La Mer”, 2021. Christina Mitterhuber has already been selected for the Biennale of Rome 2020, at the International Art Fair in Messina 2019. She also got invited and selected into the Florence Biennale. She is a Selected AD ART SHOW 2021 Artist in the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center in New York City. Paintings of her series “Aqua touch”, “WE in RED” and “Hidden Treasures” were displayed there. Her next participation is The “Private Villa Exhibition” / “Night of Contemporary” Opening by HIRH Prince Stefan of Montenegro and Macedonia in Chania, Greece on September 20, 2021. She is very grateful for all the amazing and exciting participation at all these wonderful International art fairs and exhibitions. She is looking forward to her participation at many more great exhibitions and international art fairs in the coming years. She is also looking forward to many more participations by Itsliquid Group.
LUCA CURCI – What is art for you?
CHRISTINA MITTERHUBER – Art is light in space with God’s presence.
LC – Which subject are you working on?
CM – I am working on my very brand new series “La Mer”, 2021 now. So far it consists of Six oil paintings in sizes 80 cm x 80 cm. I’d like to show one of them very much at Itsliquid in Venice someday!
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
CM – I have not totally analyzed that myself so far, I’ll let you know then!
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
CM – Yes, they are. But actually, this would go too far here. I can just say, that every painting of mine has a title. I have not painted one painting of my more than 1000 paintings in my life without a title. I think a painting deserves a title. If I had no title for a painting, I think I would be done. Just like that.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
CM – Today I give my best to that which I do, knowing that when one experience is complete, I am led to even more fulfilling and rewarding experiences. My work is deeply fulfilling. I am free to think wonderful thoughts. I move beyond past limitations into freedom. I am now becoming all that I am created to be. Freedom is my divine Right. I now establish a new awareness of success. I know I can be as successful as I make up my mind to be. The Universe totally supports every thought I choose to think and believe, I have unlimited choices about what I think. I choose balance, harmony and peace, and I express it in my Life. Every thought I think is creating my future. There is a rhythm and flow to Life and I am a part of it. Life supports me and brings to me only good and positive experiences. I trust the process of Life to bring me my highest good. I am flexible and flowing. I am open to the new and changing. Every moment presents a wonderful new opportunity to become more of who I am. I flow with life easily and effortlessly. I flow freely and lovingly with Life. I know that good awaits me at every turn. I deserve the best and I accept the best now. I am mentally and emotionally equipped to enjoy a prosperous and loving life. It is my birthright to deserve all good. I claim my good.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? How did it inspire you?
CM – Very intelligent, very professional and creative. I have painted four paintings for it so far, they are called “Rainforst”, “Corals and Sea World”, “Lilies” and “Golden and Silver Melodies”.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
CM – Thank you. I’d like to return this kindness very much! I’m attracted by your projects all the time! They are so fabulous!
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
CM – Highly professional! I like it very much! It’s so wonderful!
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
CM – Definitely YES! I actually did suggest already at my last exhibition in Vienna last month! I told everyone there how great and professional you are!
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
CM – My idea is to participate once or twice a year with Itsliquid Group in the coming years. I am looking forward to travel to Venice when I participate next time. I’m really looking forward to meeting you. Thank you.