Franziska Raffaël is an abstract artist.
Raffaël’s paintings are strongly tied to her inner state at the time of creation, producing two distinct bodies of work.
In the geometric works, Raffaël uses the canvas to externalize recurring internal struggle. Sadness, doubts, depression. By meticulously taping, spraying, glueing, scraping the surface, she can make sense of it all. The creation itself is a fight, but once a work is finished, Raffaël breathes freely again. These are “after the fact” paintings, an attempt to issue control, of reflecting on and solving non-organized, non-linear emotions.
Seemingly counter-intuitive, the free-flowing pieces only emerge when Raffaël’s mind is at ease, joyful, her intentions clear. Color schemes are set, mental blueprints prepared. Clarity on the inside allows her to let go on the outside, on the canvas. The resulting pieces are lively, approachable.
Connecting the two is her choice of colors, medium and structure, influenced by Raffaël’s place of life and work – Berlin.
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.