HELLO, I AM STEF

1991
Born
Hamburg, Germany

2007-2009
Hurtwood House

Boarding School for Visual and Performing Arts
A-Levels in Fine Art & Photography
Dorking, UK

2009-2010
City College Brighton & Hove

Art & Design Foundation Course
Brighton, UK

2010-2011
Photo assistant

2011-2012
freelance artist and photographer
Brighton, UK

2012-2015
Kunstschule Wandsbek
BA Communication Design
Hamburg, Germany

2015-present
freelance artist
Hamburg, Germany

Publications
Millerntor Gallery #9 Magazin
Create! Magazine Issue VIII
Vangardist Magazine
Uniscene

Exhibitions
2019 MILLERNTOR GALLERY #9, Hamburg
2018 Top Display, Hamburg (Soloshow)
2017 Atelier Art & Bar, Norderney (Groupshow)
2015-2017 DIALOG, Das kleine Schwarze, Hamburg (Groupshow)

Awards
GoSee Award 2016, merit

The excessive availability of information in the digital age and the constant comparison with our peers inspires me to create my works. Paintings, that force both me (during the process of creation) and later on the audience to spend more time studying them.

We live in a world where everything seems to exist already, where everything has been done before by someone who did it better or faster than you. We are constantly made to feel that we are missing out on things. We are seduced to quick and thoughtless consumption. In this environment, it is no wonder that not only do we leave marks on earth, but our environment also leaves a mental mark on us.

The flood of visual and emotional stimuli and the resulting feelings of helplessness, confusion and insecurity are presented on my canvases in the form of overloaded compositions in which the size of the formats, the variety of textures and the vibrant colors play a central role.

The request to be more patient, resourceful and self-aware is reflected in the lengthy and repetitive nature of the process of my work. Nothing is wasted, neither an idea nor a material. For example, dried-up colors from a previously painted image are reused for collages, which are then digitized and manipulated and serve as the basis for new images. You could say that I recycle my own thoughts and processes.

HELLO,
I AM STEF

1991
Born
Hamburg, Germany

2007-2009
Hurtwood House

Boarding School for Visual and Performing Arts
A-Levels in Fine Art & Photography
Dorking, UK

2009-2010
City College Brighton & Hove

Art & Design Foundation Course
Brighton, UK

2010-2011
Photo assistant

2011-2012
freelance artist and photographer
Brighton, UK

2012-2015
Kunstschule Wandsbek
BA Communication Design
Hamburg, Germany

2015-present
freelance artist
Hamburg, Germany

The excessive availability of information in the digital age and the constant comparison with our peers inspires me to create my works. Paintings, that force both me (during the process of creation) and later on the audience to spend more time studying them.

We live in a world where everything seems to exist already, where everything has been done before by someone who did it better or faster than you. We are constantly made to feel that we are missing out on things. We are seduced to quick and thoughtless consumption. In this environment, it is no wonder that not only do we leave marks on earth, but our environment also leaves a mental mark on us.

The flood of visual and emotional stimuli and the resulting feelings of helplessness, confusion and insecurity are presented on my canvases in the form of overloaded compositions in which the size of the formats, the variety of textures and the vibrant colors play a central role.

The request to be more patient, resourceful and self-aware is reflected in the lengthy and repetitive nature of the process of my work. Nothing is wasted, neither an idea nor a material. For example, dried-up colors from a previously painted image are reused for collages, which are then digitized and manipulated and serve as the basis for new images. You could say that I recycle my own thoughts and processes.

Publications
Millerntor Gallery #9 Magazin
Create! Magazine Issue VIII
Vangardist Magazine
Uniscene

Exhibitions
2019 MILLERNTOR GALLERY #9, Hamburg
2018 Top Display, Hamburg (Soloshow)
2017 Atelier Art & Bar, Norderney (Groupshow)
2015-2017 DIALOG, Das kleine Schwarze, Hamburg (Groupshow)

Awards
GoSee Award 2016, merit