A Day in the Studio of Astrid Stoeppel

A Day in the Studio of Astrid Stoeppel


Astrid Stoeppel is an internationally renowned German artist who has exhibited her work in New York, London, Paris and Milan. She chooses simple geometric shapes such as circles, dots, lines and colour fields. In this way, Astrid Stoeppel creates artworks that invite viewers to linger and interpret and enjoy them anew. Minimalism, geometry and vibrant colours are characteristic features of all her series. The works of the artist born in Weilheim, Germany, can be found in numerous private and public collections in the USA, Australia, Japan, South Korea and throughout Europe.

We visited Astrid Stoeppel in her studio in Italy and accompanied her for a day. We talked to the artist about her path to art and her exhibitions.


Astrid Stoeppel, how did you become interested in art?

Through a few detours: After a natural science study and several years in a university laboratory, I changed my job and joined my parents' family business. To relax, I started painting and quickly discovered that painting gave me space for my creativity.


When did you know that you wanted to become an artist?

The encouragement and success from the first exhibitions made me take one step after another towards becoming a full-time artist.


What inspires you?

Colour in its purest form, colour schemes in my environment, and simple geometric shapes.


Which artist has had the greatest influence on you and your work?

Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst.


Where do you prefer to paint?

Currently, here in my studio in Italy, in the Marche region.


Astrid Stoeppel in her studio
Astrid Stoeppel in her studio


What does a typical day in your life as an artist look like?

I start each morning with my emails and then plan the day in the studio. If there are no orders to pack or commissioned works to create, I quickly head to the studio and let myself be inspired by a new, white canvas.


Which material and techniques do you prefer to use?

For my paintings, I mostly use acrylic paint and acrylic spray, and for my wall sculptures, I work with paper.


What was your most memorable experience?

My first fair with my own booth in the United States in New York was indescribable. And of course, every feedback or photo from art collectors who have just acquired a work is an absolute highlight.


What advice would you give to young artists who are just starting out?

Always stay true to your style! Always follow other artists, not to copy them, but to learn from them and grow together with them.


Have you discovered another artist on artSOLITAIRE whose work you admire?

The works of Anja Struck and Michael Bajer come to my mind.


The 'Paperwork' series by Astrid Stoeppel
The 'Paperwork' series by Astrid Stoeppel


What do you think you would be doing today if you hadn't become an artist?

I would still be working in sales and customer service.


Do you have a favourite museum? If so, which one and why?

The Tate Modern in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris are always worth a visit.


Do you have a current favourite among your works?

My favourite is actually always my current work.


The finishing touches on one of her works
The finishing touches on one of her works


Which exhibition or award are you particularly proud of? Or are you currently planning an exhibition?

An unforgettable experience was Art Miami - Aqua Art in South Beach, where I have had the opportunity to exhibit twice. Currently, I am planning an exhibition in Milan or the USA in December.


Do you have any wishes for your future? What are your aspirations and goals?

I am very happy and grateful for everything I have achieved so far. At the moment, I am enjoying my new studio, the new inspiration and the time I get to spend in Italy.

Thank you for the interview!

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