Juliane Turner, 2023
Juliane Turner, 2023

“Painting chose me. I am absolutely obsessed with the process of it.”


Juliane Turner


Artist and Photographer



Where are you from?

I was born in Northern Germany and am now London based.

Juliane Turner in her studio, 2023
Juliane Turner in her studio, 2023

Your style in 3 words?

Intuitive, feminine, balanced.

Your weakness? Your strength?

The answer for both would be my sensitivity. I am highly tuned into my feelings which can sometimes be hard work in the day to day life but it also makes me experience feelings deeper. A blessing in disguise.

What makes you different?

I think we’re all the same really.

When did you decide to become an artist and photographer?

I don’t ever remember it ever being a conscious decision. For the longest part I tried to resist being an artist as, where I am from, this wasn’t considered an actual profession. Only as I grew older I gave myself permission to fully pursue painting. It had a lot to do with self-belief.

Juliane Turner, Lying under a tree and thinking of you, 2023
Juliane Turner, Lying under a tree and thinking of you, 2023

Do you choose your art form, or does the form choose you?

Painting chose me. I am absolutely obsessed with the process of it. Maybe one day I will venture out into other mediums but for now, I’m enjoying it too much.

What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?

There’s never a plan, the process is extremely intuitive, so you never know exactly where a painting is going to end up. Also, acknowledging when a piece is ‘finished’, and knowing when you shouldn’t add or take away anything anymore.

A few words about your favorite creation?

I don’t think I have a favorite creation. All are special to me in different ways.

What surprised you most about your first art shows?

How confident I am in the studio and how humbling and nerve-wracking it is to be in physical contact with collectors. It’s the total opposite.

Juliane Turner, Exhibition view, 2023
Juliane Turner, Exhibition view, 2023

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

Cy Twombly, Jenny Saville, Tracey Emin.

Who would you like to work with someday and why?

Jenny Saville. I would love to just observe her work closely.

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

I am in the middle of relocating my studio from London to Northern Germany where I will have so much more space. I’m intrigued to see how the new space will influence my work and scale.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

My health. You quickly realize how unimportant things are when your health isn’t great.

2023: Where are we going?

Moving back to my home country Germany and much else I don’t know yet. I’m not one to make big life plans.

Do you think about time as an artist?

It’s an integral part of my work. I am (too) aware of my own mortality and insignificance in the world, so the passing of time is always on my mind and very much present in my works.

When the going gets tough…

I cry.

Juliane Turner, 2023
Juliane Turner, 2023

Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?

Hopefully a more open and inclusive world. I am a firm believer in the power of collaboration and would like to believe that the world will be better at coming together & achieving things as a collective.

What would you do if you could change the World?

Eject all evil.

What does freedom mean when it comes to art?

Being able to create in your own space and time is freedom in itself.

If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?


Tell us about your future plans…

Life feels like you’re always busy figuring something out, so I don’t really have a master plan. Working together on a solo show with a gallery would be an absolute dream. When the time is right…

Juliane Turner, Exhibition view, 2023
Juliane Turner, Exhibition view, 2023

Your city’s favorite spots?

Kempton Antiques Market is my newest obsession. You never know what you’re going to find and it feels like a real thrill hunting down the best art and most obscure items.

A book that everyone should read…

I’m not one to give good book recommendations. I don’t really read

Last but not least: what is your favorite Song?

Macy Gray – I try

One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“

Art, obviously.

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