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Caroline Corleone, Cool Runnings, Meisterschüler degree show, Installation view, 2015 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, Cool Runnings, Meisterschüler degree show, Installation view, 2015 Courtesy Krobath Wien

I like working with people I trust.

Name

Caroline Corleone

Profession

Visual artist

Website

carolinecorleone.de

Caroline Corleone, Studio Wedding, 2015 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, Studio Wedding, 2015 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Who are you? What do you do?

I am a painter, I am in the studio.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Regensburg, but I live in Berlin for over 13 years now.

Your style in 3 words?

Strong | beautiful | fervent

Caroline Corleone, TBR mixed media on canvas, 120x100, 2016 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, TBR mixed media on canvas, 120×100, 2016 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Your weakness? Your strength?

Obstinacy | persistence.

What makes you different?

I have the heart of a lion!

When did you decide to become an artist?

I got a strong vibe seeing Míro at the Museo de la Reina Sophia, when I was 18.  The actual decision took shape in the course of a long fight against “grown ups”  and institutions.

Caroline Corleone, Anger Issues Installation view Kreuzberg Pavilion, 2014 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, Anger Issues Installation view Kreuzberg Pavilion, 2014 Courtesy Krobath Wien

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

Making mistakes …failure looking so fresh!

A few words about your favourite creation?

One of my favourite creations is the painting installation “welcome to moa moa”, an island I made out of different fabrics and pink yarn in 2015. The palm tree is still a permanent installation in my studio in Moabit and it reminds me of themes like departure and refuge-issues that are, incidentally, closely associated with Moabit as a historical space.

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

When I started painting, Daniel Richter was one of my all time heroes, his show at CFA in 2005 just blew me away. These days, one of the artists I admire a lot is Christine Streuli. Her works are maddeningly powerful – an ingenious artist who re-invents artisanal techniques. I would paint my ear red for her.

Caroline Corleone, FDM mixed media on canvas, 160x145, 2016 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, FDM mixed media on canvas, 160×145, 2016 Courtesy Krobath Wien

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

I’m working on a show with four artist friends for a 300qm attic in Berlin-Pakow. It’s a very special place and I like working with people I trust.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

Humanism and colour

2018: Where are we going?

Hey, we go surfin’ the big ones!

Caroline Corleone, Manifesto Installation View Ventotene IT, 2017 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, Manifesto Installation View Ventotene IT, 2017 Courtesy Krobath Wien

When the going gets tough…

…lasagne!

Your city’s favourite spots?

Kieler Brücke on my way to the studio. I always stay there for some minutes and watch the strange skyline.

Do you have a vision?

I have visions by the sea.

Caroline Corleone, cloud#9, installation view solo show, Krobath Wien, credits Rudolf Strobl, 2016 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Caroline Corleone, cloud#9, installation view solo show, Krobath Wien, credits Rudolf Strobl, 2016 Courtesy Krobath Wien

Tell us about your future plans…

I will move to a new studio in Wedding in January, it’s twice the size of the one I am using at present. I can’t wait to start working there.

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?

Right now it’s „Terra promessa“ by Eros Ramazzotti It’s so great when you stand on a chair with a brush in your hand and reign supreme over all colours.

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