Christine Brunella

Christine Brunella

Christine Brunella's pictures are insights into an intimate encounter with nature. 
In astonishment at the phenomenon, the visible appearance of nature, in the coexistence of plants and animals, in admiration of the beauty of natural forms of existence and in her own echo of this perception, a resonant affiliation, being addressed and resonating develops. We can imagine Christine Brunella as a wanderer who connects with her powers and confronts dystopia. 

Brunella consistently works in black and white ink on white or black backgrounds. Setting the entire composition in black and white is an artistic decision with which the artist gives her drawings a strict format. Or rather: a clear format within which she moves with freedom, considers clear rules with complete freedom and conducts clever material experiments. She encloses her drawings in ink or acrylic with a final layer of synthetic resin or shellac. This has a protective function, creates depth in the pictorial space and at the same time reflects the viewer, allowing them to immerse themselves in the pictorial space and thus connecting them with the subject.

We are currently showing works from the series: ‘Dryads’, ginkgo sheets drawn in ink, each individual sheet a work of art in itself, symbolising the immeasurable diversity of life. The drawings in the ‘Moribund’ series in particular tell of the beauty and threat of the forest. Her ‘Poems’ and landscapes are also on display.

Christine Brunella


Christine Brunella was born in 1968 and began to perceive her environment in a special way at an early age. She sees what others don't – or only few are capable of.

She is a self-taught artist. She has acquired her skills in order to transform what she sees and experiences (differently) into drawing and/or to design her surroundings.
Through the discipline of calligraphy that is located at the interface between drawing and symbol, she began to retransform (written) signs into drawing and to rediscover their origin in nature. 
Autodidactics as her way of learning proved to be ideal, as it exclusively follows one's own inner impulse/impetus and thus develops original personal and more direct means of expression.

Thus Brunella has found her own very specific, empathetic way of translating what she sees and senses into drawings and objects. She draws ballads. Ballads drawn from her experiences through her visual senses, in this case drawn from nature.

Solo exhibitions

2021BOK Galerie Offenbach (with Hannah Schmider/sculpture), Offenbach
 Arp Galerie (with Hannah Schmider/sculpture), Hanau
 Galerie Stefanie Boos, Heidelberg

Group exhibitions (selection)

2021Maison d'Art, Paris
2014-21"Open Studio Days", ATELIERFRANKFURT, Frankfurt am Main
2019"im weitesten Sinne Papier", Galerie KUNST 2, Heidelberg