Cologne-based artist Susanne Herbold paints intuitively rather than rationally. She begins by choosing her characteristically bold colors, summoning her desire to interpret elements of both nature and her innermost self. She then allows her process to flow organically, uniting her being with the canvas. This ever-growing process results in vibrant works of art that invite the viewer to pause and reflect on life.
Herbold’s artistic inspiration emerged when she was young. At first, she admired other artists, such as Marc Chagall. She was also inspired by photorealistic techniques earlier in her career. Nowadays, she aims to integrate the beauty of nature into her work, manifesting in canvases full of color and life.
She currently draws inspiration from the idea of what happens when you pull back the curtain from our increasingly fast-paced world: she seeks to make visible the possibilities that lie in taking a step back. Herbold now works as a full-time artist, choosing to always jump at opportunities for the development and ongoing evolution of her art and her process.
2022: New York (USA), Agora Gallery, “Interconnection & Intuition” (group show) – March 2022 | Berlin (Germany), Galeria Azur, “Interlude” (group show) – August 2022 | Köln (Germany), “Cologne Art Mile” (group show) – September 2022 | Barcelona (Spain), “Fira International D´Art Barcelona” (FIA BCN ) – November 2022 | Miami (USA), “Red Dot Miami” – International Art Fair – December 2022.
2021 – 2005: Milano (Italy) & Fuerteventura (Spain), M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, “Sacrifice” (digital group show) | Köln (Germany), “Off-The-Wall”, private solo show | Brauweiler (Germany), Abteikirche Brauweiler, “Art Music Night” (solo show) | Köln (Germany), Hotel Maritim, “Kunst für mehr Lebensfreude” (solo show) | Köln (Germany), Anwaltskanzlei Peters & Zwetz, “Triple M” (solo show).
I have always been fascinated by the boundlessness of art. This applies equally to the artist’s expression and the viewer’s interpretation. Connecting with art allows new perspectives to emerge and the past to be reflected. I invite the viewers of my art to connect to the work in a way that they can still feel it when they close their eyes. My vision is to support people experience this unique boundlessness.