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?

We had a little interview with our teachers. May we introduce you? Cornelia & Agustin!

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.

Source: https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/region/Heureka-kehrt-nach-Zuerich-zurueck/story/27763406

Agustin - Teacher at the Academy since 01.04.2018

What do you do in your free time?

I like to do sports. From swimming, cycling to jogging. I also like to watch football matches, read or like to go to museums.

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

To be honest – no one. Much more important is that I implemented my idea and the atmosphere.

Which is your favorite country?

My favorite country is Italy. I like the art and the life there. I am fascinated by Rome.

What was your highlight this week?

laughs. This week it was definitely my move to Germany.

What is the first hour of your day?

The day starts with breakfast and a shower. In addition, I usually listen to the radio to start the day well.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love teaching. Developing new strategies and adapting to new people is a lot of fun. I like to lern new languages ​​and get to know new cultures.

Where have you worked everywhere?

Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Spain and now in Germany.

I never want to miss

…the sunrise and the nature. That’s relaxation for me.

What’s your next project?

Currently I’m still working on a big picture. At the same time, I would like to continue working on my “Figure” series. But actually I do not have the time.

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

When I have time it is between 8 -10 hours. Currently, my focus is on teaching. Therefore, painting and drawing is done behind.

Who is your artistic role model?

I find Michelangelo inspiring. He combines the technique super with the symbolism, this is impressive.

Source: https://www.biography.com/people/michelangelo-9407628

Which is your favorite artwork?

Again, I find the fresco from the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo great. Even works by Justin Mortimer are great. The atmosphere he embodies is unique. But I also like classical works like the starry night of Van Gogh.

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