Updated: Feb 15, 2019
This week's favourite artist is the talented Theresa Lupprich (@theresa_lupprich), a Collage Artist and Graphic Designer from Cologne, Germany.
She says: "I started question myself how to work creative with the female body, using collage as a way to connect analog and digital processes ". Let's meet her.
- Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I am a collage artist, living in Cologne at the moment. The female body is the main subject I focus on. I like the manipulation of the collage – it manipulates reality, or what we think is real.
- When did your journey start?
The interest for the female body was there for quite a while already. Although the main process of my collages and artwork started during my bachelor studies (and final year). I started question myself how to work creative with the female body, using collage as a way to connect analog and digital processes.
- What’s the idea behind your work?
To question topics like beauty or female identity in an artistic way. To manipulate and question. We manipulate all the time, everywhere. I try to express that with my work.
It has also to do with composition, forms, color and my personal view for aesthetics.
- Do you have a personal life motto?
Stay true to yourself & do what you love.
- What kind of music drives you?
A lot, but I like classical piano music, such as Chopin. The melody flows good with my working mind.
- Do you have any favourite film and why?
I thought spontaneously of "Perfume". Originally a book by "Patrick Süskind" – but I like the idea trying to capture the scent of someone, the essence of the body (in this case the female body as well). I feel it's an interesting question. But generally the film has really strong visuals & I like the aesthetic it deals with.
- What’s your favourite piece that you’ve created?
I guess this one - on the right - will always be special to me, because it is one of my first pieces. It’s simple, but strong – I like that.
- How do you find inspiration on an average day? Do you have any rituals?
I get a lot of inspiration from talking to people. Every conversation has different topics, so the variety of input is quite high. The topic might be the same, but the conversation itself plus the persons view never will be. That makes it very interesting considering a lot of different aspects on your own & the other persons point of view. The dialog will never have the same content. E.g. the subject is "How do you feel about yourself?" then I start to think about it. How to show it, manipulate it, how to question it, how to "unbeauty" it. Performance art and dance also influences my way of thinking. The movement of the body, the forms and everything you can do with it is simply impressive.
- Who’s your favourite contemporary artist?
Elisaveta Porodina is one of them. I follow her work for years already and I love the mystic approaches she uses in her photography.
- How do you advertise yourself as an artist?
For a long time I didn’t want to post at all. But now it helps me to publish and share my artwork with others and to see how people react on it.
- How did social media help you to promote your art?
I now try to use Instagram e.g. as a personal online gallery for myself… and others. I suppose it helps to connect with other artists and people, plus its nice to get feedback and to actually see that people like what you do.
- Do you have any advice to give to the new female entrepreneurs?
Just show off what you create, even if its just for yourself :)
Thank You Theresa :) !
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