Stefanie Gutheil

My studio is my cave and my playground, where I feel safe and free.

What I do in one sentence: I’m searching for the right point, right moment, try to make the right decisions and continue after the failure.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: would be worse in that ones…

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: it would be an accessible painting. But also a sculpture at the same time. A mix of paintful sculpture and architecture. Elements would be stone, glass and colour.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Artists on my watchlist are mostly (mostly figurative) painters who engage with social critical and humorous parts as regard to content but also with forms, colour and technics. The list of artists I like is endless not just painting. Of course for my work painters are the ones who inspire me. And from each artist I like different things, that would now fill a book to explain… just to name a few: Rose Wylie, Robin F Williams, Grace Metzler, Nicole Eisenman, Katherine Bernhardt, Celeste Dupuy Spencer, Phillip Guston, Matisse, Fabian Treiber, Austin Lee, André Butzer, Adrian Ghenie, Philip Groezinger, Tom Anholt, Marlon Wobst, Louis Fratino, and and and …

I am afraid of emptiness in head and stomach pain, because then I can’t paint. But that happens mostly just with hangover. The poison materials you work with as a painter sometimes make me scared of getting old and sick.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I don’t care and don’t think about what will be written on there. But I really hope there will be a person and or family and friends who know to write something nice on it.