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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, yin und yang, ink on paper, 2015,

Name

Cinthia Mitterhuber

Profession

Artist

Website

www.cinthiamitterhuber.com 

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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, Photo Wolfgang Schmidt, 2017

It´s inspiring to watch other artists and their artistic processes or methods.

Who are you? What do you do?

I´m a painter and drawer. I work through a lengthy painting process and use drawing to be spontaneous and direct.

Where are you from?

I grew up in in a small village in Styria, since 2007 I live in Vienna.

© Cinthia Mitterhuber, oil on canvas, 2017

Your style in 3 words?

sensitive, concentration vs. confusion

Your weakness? Your strength?

I´m sometimes I get lost in reverie and have the tendency to emotionally discharge. I´m determined, persistent and curious.

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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, the dark is my delight, ink on paper, 2015

What makes you different?

Its a difficult question, but I´m comparatively grounded and direct– without being impolite of course ;-).

When did you decide to become an artist?

Since I was child my hands had to be busy with something all the time and so I drew and tinkered a lot. At the age of 14 I decided to go to a school with an artistic emphasis and than more or less one thing led to another (in retrospect).

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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, oil on canvas, 2017

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

That you cannot control it. Sometimes pictures easily evolve from the hand – as if by magic, they succeed nearly almost by themselves and sometimes you have to fight for every stroke and in the end this says nothing about the quality.

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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, Wurstwellenreiten, ink on paper, 2015

A few words about your favourite creation?

Actually my favourites are always changing. However, I had an inspiring moment with the painting 03, which only worked, as I turned it upside down. I liked that, because I surprised myself. But actually a friend of mine had the idea.

© Cinthia Mitterhuber, oil on canvas, 2017

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Max Weiler, Cecily Brown, Herbert Brandl, Maria Lassnig, Paula Moderson-Becker and many of my colleagues for example Kiminari Ohata, Doroteya Petrova and JF Krichbaum. It´s inspiring to watch other artists and their artistic processes or methods.

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

There will be an exhibition at the beginning of October in Graz (Gallery Schnitzler & Lindsberger) together with the photographer Christoph Grill, who is specialised in landscapes. Therefore we try to react to each other, artistically.

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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, oil on canvas, 2017

Do you have a vision?

To reconcile life and art

2017: Where are we going?

First I hope it´s getting not too hot anymore. And that there will be less traffic and more trees and that everybody could work what he/she would like to work, at least partly. But life is no picnic, maybe.

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© Cinthia Mitterhuber, oil on canvas, 2017

Your city’s favourite spots?

My favourite spots in Vienna are: “Gallery Gerersdorfer”, “Weinhaus Sittl”, a traditional Vienniese Pub / Beisl, a breakfast in “Salettl” after long nights, “Blumen Brigitte”– it´s a quirky flower shop in the Westbahnstraße – a small universe, and “Glasfabrik” with vintage 50´s and 60´s furniture. All these places have in common, that they exist already a long time and it doesn´t matter, if some of them are kind of dated and odd.

Tell us about your future plans…

keep calm and stay courageous