Pau Quintanajornet

Lives and works in Germany.

 

Pau Preparing Food For The Soul.

Pau Preparing Food For The Soul.

 

Some Work Examples:

Viajeros

Viajeros

©Pau Quintanajornet_Rainbow Warriors

Rainbow Warriors

© Pau Quintanjornet - PLUVIA ::{rain}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7x42 cm

© Pau Quintanjornet – PLUVIA ::{rain}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7×42 cm

Flora

Flora

Emil

Emil

Coming Full Circle-02

Coming Full Circle-02

 

© Pau Quintanajornet - FLAMMA ::{fire}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7x42 cm

© Pau Quintanajornet – FLAMMA ::{fire}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7×42 cm

 

© Pau Quintanajornet - VENTUS ::{wind}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7x42 cm

© Pau Quintanajornet – VENTUS ::{wind}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7×42 cm

 

GLACIENS ::{ice}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7x42 cm

GLACIENS ::{ice}:: Mixed Media on Wood | 29,7×42 cm

 

Pau doesn‘t paint pictures. Pau creates worlds – open invitations to a journey into the beauty of Latin American influences and into the spheres of an artist, who with paper, wood, and ink playfully turns her world inside out.
The cleavage between cultures loosens up. From the friction between her Chilean roots and her German home she draws her own symbolism of strong women, who grow out of the ground like plants rising to the sky. Birds also occupy a large space in Pau‘s World: symbols for wisdom and peace, spreading their wings and being free spirits, coping with highs and lows. Pau is a collector.
Her atelier is home to countless keepsakes, ranging from plane tickets and stones to drawings and paintings from artist friends. Everything has its place in this world that tells the story of encounters through pieces of a mosaic. This place is her walk-in memory bank. All these little things eventually turn into her art. Pau‘s paintings are an expression of her inner world. She paints what she lives and feels.
Born in Chile and raised in the former DDR, Pau moved to Berlin at the age of 15 to broaden her horizons and find a creative outlet. She studied communication-design and illustration at the FHTW before taking off to South America. In Valparaiso, Chile, she recharged her batteries and set the course for her future. Pau fell in love with the Muralistas-movement and created her first wall pieces, there . Although she eventually returned to Germany, Pau would frequently revisit Latin America, her emotional home. During these returns, she might discover something new about herself or her art, socialize with other artists or improve her techniques. In the collective of the Muralistas and street-artists, Pau found birds of the same feather, although she still is one of very few female street-artists.
Pau has participated in numerous festivals, including 2011 the City-Leaks Festival in Cologne, the 2013 Latido-Americano Festival in Lima, and the 2013 Beantatuz Festival in Tolosa. Her works are found on walls up to 15 meters long and 10 meters high. While Pau‘s walls are on display in public spaces, they are created with the permission of the communities. Pau’s interest lies in sharing her art with people, not creating notoriety for herself. „Painting walls is something which shapes the environment and makes it more colorful. It‘s a gift to community.“
She has recently been traveling across South America again. From August 2012 till April 2013, she hiked the wild landscapes of Patagonia, took in the rough charm of Bolivia and Peru, and meanwhile emancipated herself as an artist.

The latest Project – La Luna Nueva is on display at The OMC Gallery – May 7 to June 28, 2015

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