Cornelia Wi – Interview with our teachers

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Workshops, full-time study, parttime study? – These are all models that are offered in our Academy. But who is behind it? Do you already know our teachers?

Cornelia – teacher at the Acedemy since 01.02.2018

What do you do in your free time?

I discover Frankfurt or set up in my new home.

What kind of sensations do you want to awaken in your artworks?

Curiosity for the people in the picture and also pleasure in the beauty of the colors and the brush stroke.

Which is your favorite country?

I do not have a special country. I generally like Europe with its different cultures and languages.

What was your highlight this week?

The trimester at the academy has started again and in this spirit of optimism there is a lot of energy going on. I like that.

What is the first hour of your day?

I slowly get up with cereal and black tea, then I buy a croissant at the bakery and then I went to the Academy.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

To see how students grow on their studies.

Where have you worked everywhere?

Zurich (Switzerland), Madrid & Barcelona (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Richmond VA (USA).

What’s your next project?

That is still a secret.

How much time in the day do you spend with art?

Art is always a topic for me, whatever I do.

Who is your artistic role model?

Egon Schiele und Jenny Saville.

Which is your favorite artwork?

The large sculpture “Heureka” by Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), a Swiss artist. I grew up with this sculpture. The aesthetics of the sculpture in the park and the repetition of the machine fascinated me.

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