About _A Newcomer

Anke Riemenschneider was born in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).
Now living in Basel (Switzerland)

She studied piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and received her Master in performing arts in Basel (Switzerland).

She is also a writer of poems and short stories and studied German literature and musicology at the J. W. Goethe University (Frankfurt/Main).

Interested in the „art“ of human soul, she also studies psychology and
Graduated with a Master of Science (University of Basel).

Anke Riemenschneider has won several prizes in competitions, as a pianist as well as an author (literature prize of the border triangle (D, CH, F) readings, among others on SWR radio.

Trained as a classical pianist she first started to combine piano concerts with poems and stories (and named it  "Geschichten - An Tasten“).

With the upcoming wide varieties of options as digital painting, new materials, and video artwork Anke Riemenschneider extended her experimenting with visual art, word, and sound. Combining these three arts in different ways, while videoart and digital art play a primary role.

The projects Poema con moto (video art combining lyric, music and visual art) and Keywords (Performances with piano and lyrics) are both dealing
with these combining of the arts.

Anke Riemenschneider‘s paintings initially intended just to complement the other two arts, quickly developed into an independent branch of her art creation.

Two of my artworks have been included in this catalogue published 13th December 2022
 “Artists of today and tomorrow” 3.  (Curated by Monica Ferrarini/ published by Gangemi international)
The third edition of the contemporary art cataloque „Artists of Today and Tomorrow“ intends to offer a chance for encounter and confrontation amongst different creative expressions with the aim at focusing the attention on the current contemporary tendencies. An accurate research aiming at selecting Authors who, with their work, testify to the state of the art closer to us, popping up in the vast international landscape. Hence, a catalogue that renews each year, maintaining its own identity and the constant will to present and celebrate the experiences and the more representative personalities of the current artistic languages.

Ophelias Phönix

A rose is a rose is a Life_Moment Musicaux

Anke Riemenschneider 

"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul." (Oscar Wilde) 

Anke Riemenschneider, artist, pianist, short story writer and poet, creates works of art that touch on all of these different fields and result in very personal and original compositions. With the advent of new painting media, such as digital painting and new video art materials, Anke Riemenschneider has extended her experimentation to visual art. Word and sound contribute to the creation of thimble works that become the focus of her art. If they were previously thought of as independent media and art in their own right, they have become essential, complementary traits in the creation of works of art. Writing, music and art, together as a method of working, investigating and creating works with different artistic mediums. Anke's artistic life influences the conception of a work as an expressive and experiential place, where feelings and stories of a life can be found. We are confronted with an explosion of life and material. The use of music as a means of externalizing one's creativity guides the colours on the canvas, expressing strength and emotions, to which is added a particular emotional charge as Anke is interested in psychology and the motions of the psyche. The musical notes become an extension of the motions of the psyche and help give the paintings a strong emotional and experiential charge. Music as a cure for the human soul, only finds order in the apparent chaos of notes and the melodies they produce, Music, soul and life in paintings through the matter that shapes our existence. Colour, light and psychic automatism; these are the components of the artist's abstraction. It seems that the artist reflects a lot on the concept of form as an expression of interiority, of his deepest emotions. Art must therefore stimulate different sensations and emotions in the viewer's soul, it is the achievement of a melodic and harmonious composition, dense with meaning. 
Art Curator Giulia Fontanesi 
                                                           (June 2022)

Art Curator  Valentina Maggiolo 
(May 2022)