Romana G. Brunnauer was born in Salzburg (Austria), studied, lived and worked in Munich (Germany). After University she started as a Writer and Creative Director for Conventional and New Media. She won a numerous prestigious awards throughout her career. In 2005 she moved to Lanzarote on the Canary Islands in Spain.
Since 2006 Romana has been exclusively dedicated to visual arts. Her work is internationally represented in exhibitions as well as in private and public collections.
“My painting is inspired by those things which move us as human beings, which motivate us, which we are afraid of and which we love: it explores the inner motives of our external deeds. My approach is not scientific, but rather intuitive, and I focus on underlying energies which we encounter as deep and mainly archetypal sentiments.
In my painting process, I face these feelings and transform them. Thus, my fear becomes courageous. Sorrow begins to hope and hate turns into love. This process led me in recent years from purely abstract to semi-abstract painting.
The focus of these more figurative works are portraits of fictitious persons. They are interwoven with an unspecified, sometimes empty space.
My preferred medium is acrylic paint on canvas. And a lot of water!
Water implies that moment of chance and unpredictability which is not projectable. This opens up a space where the unsaid and unthought can appear. It is the space of freedom that blows up the boundaries of the familiar and refers to that what is possible beyond it.”
Romana G. Brunnauer, July 2020