Today I am featuring the GORGEOUS work of the one and only Berlin based artist, Jenny Brosinski @jenny_brosinski
Brosinski’s work is so direct and engaging with the viewer, the minimalist abstract paintings is created from large creative gestures, with minimal marking and multi-media.
“Ask, fail, paint.”
Consistent themes are those of society, every day life, memories and truth.
“I only love natural daylight for my work, therefore the winters are sometimes exhausting for me. That’s what shaped my paintings... light and thoughts. A painting is done if It stops screaming at me – there is nothing left to do.”
Brosinski’s work is being exhibited across the world currently, with shows in Berlin, CPH, Antwerp, Cologne, London, Munich and more!
JENNY, How would you describe your work in 3 words?
Ask, fail, paint.
What is your earliest memory surrounding artwork JENNY?
My earliest memory of artwork was a mention of artwork at an art auction during the news with my grandpa when I was nearly 5 years old. And then I also knew that painting and drawing can be a profession.
Out of interest, if you weren’t an artist, what can you see yourself having done?
Difficult question – before I turned five I wanted to become an Amerindian.
Jenny - your work is astounding! Could you select a piece of your work and tell me a bit about it?
Since each piece has its own story, I don't want to highlight any. Feels kind of wrong. But I think my art is very direct and therefore opens up by itself - the titles as a supplement do the rest.
Do you feel living in Berlin has influenced your work? And in which ways?
The city or the country that surrounds you automatically shape the way you work, I guess. Berlin, with its somewhat dingy appearance and its street art - has certainly also had an influence on my paintings.
Who or what are your biggest inspirations, and how do you feel these come out in your work?
I found my biggest inspirations on the street, in films, books, museums, memories, dreams, instagram.... everywhere.
Can you tell me a bit about your process? How do you know when a work is done?
Like every painter, I have my material and my habits as a basis. During the painting process, I almost never listen to music. That distracts me too much. While I am painting I listen to interviews or documentaries or anything where there’s dialogue – depends on my mood. Mornings are my most productive time. I only love natural daylight for my work, therefore the winters are sometimes exhausting for me. That’s what shaped my paintings... light and thoughts. A painting is done if It stops screaming at me – there is nothing left to do.
What is your studio like Jenny? Where do you like to create best? What are your artist necessities?
My studio is relatively large, bright and high. It's an old car repair shop. I like that. My father's first job was a car mechanic. I remember his legs in overalls under a car. Now I paint in overalls in a car workshop. Light is my main artistic necessity. So I cycle early in the morning - or after breakfast – to the studio.
There I am every day (except Saturdays) about six to seven hours. Then I pick up my son, we all chat, play, cook and eat together - in the evening I do the office stuff, prepare things for the day ahead - looking at paintings I am currently working on on my computer.
What I couldn't live without?
Without color and without the love of my loved ones.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Maybe I shouldn't play all my cards just yet. ;)
Can you tell me a bit about the themes that run through your work?
Society, every day life, memories and truth.
If you could have a meal with any artist from any time, what would the meal be and who would it be with?
Vegan Gummy bears on a stone wall in summers eve – with Jean Michel Basquiat or Leonardo da Vinci.
Do you have any shows or exhibitions coming up that we should be aware of?
There are now some group exhibitions and also solo exhibitions coming up. Berlin, CPH, Antwerp, Cologne, London, Munich,...
What would be your dream project?
I have fewer dreams - more intentions. :)
Favourite historical female artist?
Favourite current practicing female artists ?
Rose Wylie, Andrea Marie Breiling, Aneta Kayser, Cornelia Baltes