Franziska Raffaël’s art is a symbiosis of chaos and harmony. Her art is an invitation to be high on life and to celebrate this feeling. Day in and day out.
Franziska Raffaël is an abstract artist who lives and works in Berlin.
Her works depict what she sees and feels while navigating the streets of Berlin. This urban inspiration – visually and emotionally – influences her choice of colors and structure mediums, but also the motives themselves. While her body of works may seem rather varied at first, it really boils down to two lines of work.
In her geometric works, Raffaël uses the canvas to bring order into her thoughts and feelings. The canvas is a reflection of and solution to her otherwise non-organized, non-linear emotions. By meticulously taping, spraying, glueing, scraping the surface, she lets go of what moves her. The creation itself is a fight, the outcome unclear, but once the painting is finished, Raffaël is able to breathe freely again. These are “after the fact” paintings, an attempt to issue control over something that has already happened and affected her.
The more free flowing pieces in her collection can thus be seen as “during the action” works. These paintings arise out of the moment, they aren’t constructed because they flow right out of the artist and onto the canvas. The underlying mood can be happy or sad, enraged or frustrated. The works act as a medium to let out unfiltered emotions.
With her color-intensive and dynamic work, Raffaël wants to bring order into chaos, balance into imbalance, and solitude into the noise of our thoughts and feelings.
Franziska Raffaël lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
1987: Born in Bonn, Germany
Approx. 1996: Beginning interest in art through the discovery that the family dog „Miro“ shares his name with one of the greatest artists of the 20th century
From 2006: Training and studies, various places
2015: Move to Berlin
From 2017: Abstract painting, ff.