ABOUT HEIKE POHL
Heike Pohl is a young and dynamic German artist. She likes to break her own boundaries, in search of self-innovation. This is seemingly simple, Heike being a person with a multicultural background. She was born in Bern, Switzerland and spent her childhood in western USA. Later she graduated high school in Hessen, Germany and studied various subjects in Berlin, Bucharest and Munich. In 2016 she graduated with a BoA in the decorative art section of the National Art Faculty of Bucharest, UNArte. Her major was sculptural and kiln formed glass. Every year she presents new ideas and approaches to her art.
Her life and work are never boring, as the aspiring artist is also a mother of two children and has recently become a therapist for holistic medicine and psychotherapy, after some years of further studies.
HEIKE POHL, DESTINED TO BE ARTIST.
Heike has always been attracted to art. This attraction was inherited from her family through several generations. Her great grandfather, Karl Ströher, was a well known art collector, collecting art from masters such as Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys.
Growing up in this environment, Heike was lucky enough to be introduced to painting at a young age. A close family friend and professional artist inspired her to draw and paint on a regular basis from the age of four, until this became an indispensable part of her private life. Later she decided to make her passions her profession.
HEIKE POHL'S ART, A MULTITUDE OF MEDIUMS AND MATERIALS.
It was during her studies in Bucharest that she discovered her love for working with a multitude of materials, including metal, ceramics and glass. The artist enjoys to fathom the boundaries of various artistic mediums, while letting her subconscious mind bring up emotions and symbols, or while pondering on philosophical thoughts about life, all of which is mirrored in her work.
Heike feels that through artistic creation we can express great emotions and deep thought, as well as evoke these in others. This is very important to the artist. But more so, she feels that art is a tool. A tool for achieving a diverse range of things, as it can help us realize as much as personal healing or even political awareness.
Most of all, art remains a symbol of freedom to the her, since the nature of art is always independent from social and political expectations and borders. Heike says:
"Anybody can make art. And anyone that wants to should express themselves through it. This so important because it brings us back to the here and now. Whether it's while we are making art, or while we are witnessing it and sensing what it moves within us. By being present with ourselves, I believe that we grow, as people, and as a society. This is what art can do for each and every one of us. If you resonate with an artwork, I believe it has something to teach you."
- 10.2021 Art Archive Museum, Beijing, CHN
- 05.2021 Artbox Gallery, Barcelona, ESP
- 05.2021 Art Beijing, CHN
- 08.2020: Artbox Gallery, Swiss ArtExpo, Zürich, CH
- 07.2020: Granada Gallery, Lanaken, BEL
- 06.2020: ArtSpace Poetic Habitat, Chongqing, CHN
- 02.2020: Hong Art Museum, Chongqing, CHN
- 2016: Museum of Art, House of Simian, Ramnicu Vulcea, RO
- 2016: Galaria Orizont, Bukarest, RO
- 2015: Galaria Galatea, Galat, RO
- 2015: Galaria Orizont, Bukarest, RO
- 2014: Galeria Simeza, Bukarest, RO