About _A Newcomer
Anke Riemenschneider is a German multidisciplinary artist, celebrated for her impactful contributions to the realms of visual art, music, literature, and academia. Born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, she currently resides in Basel, Switzerland. Her diverse talents and innovative approach have earned her recognition on both national and international platforms.
Early Life and Education:
Riemenschneider's artistic journey commenced with her studies in piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. This musical foundation laid the groundwork for her intricate understanding of melodies and harmonies, which would later become integral to her creative endeavors.
Subsequently, she pursued studies in German Studies and Musicology at the University of Frankfurt/Main. This academic pursuit expanded her horizons, allowing her to explore the intersections between language, culture, and history. Her academic pursuits didn't stop there; she further delved into the realm of psychology, earning a Master of Science from the University of Basel. This psychological insight infused her art with an emotive depth that resonates deeply with viewers.
Riemenschneider's artistic evolution has traversed various mediums and disciplines. With the advent of digital media, she extended her experimentation to incorporate visual arts, written word, and auditory experiences. This artistic fusion garnered her recognition as a "newcomer" in 2022, solidifying her place in the evolving landscape of contemporary art.
Her works have graced prestigious galleries and exhibitions around the world, including Museo Santa Pola del Mar Alicante, Hubartgallery, Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Arcadia Art Gallery Milan, Thomson Gallery Zug, Swiss Expo Zurich, Palazzo Bembo Venice, Medina Gallery Rome, and The Line Gallery London. Furthermore, her artistry has transcended physical spaces, with a digital exhibition set to illuminate New York's iconic Times Square in August 2023.
Media and Publications:
Riemenschneider's talents have garnered attention in renowned media publications such as Life Magazine UK, World of Interiors Magazine UK, House & Garden Magazine UK, Tatler Magazine, Vanity Fair Magazine, and Vogue Magazine UK. Her artistic creations have been prominently featured in their 2023 editions, underscoring her status as a distinguished artist within the global art community.
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.
A rose is a rose is a Life_Moment Musicaux
"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
Art Curator Valentina Maggiolo