„Art can never be pre-conceived. It’s not the artist alone, who defines what his art means, he defines form and colour, but he only partially defines the effect on the viewer. Yet, the effect is the essence - not purpose - of everything Artistic. Art is never in a vacuum, it flows and is always (whether intentionally or unintentionally) "transcendent", between the worlds, between the senses, between the people. A bridge. And a bridge is committed by both sides. My art flows from me, it’s a piece of myself, it’s a mediator and an outlet. But for me, it's not really tangible on the whole.
I paint on paper, cardboard, canvas (often unprimed), using mainly acrylic and spray paint, ink, graphite, gouache, pastels, most recently plastic, too. The form is little controlled and often in motion, unfinished. One could say that I follow the impulse and file it out (though not always). Some pictures emerge in seconds, but many become companions over months, not a few I paint over, again and again.
The artist depicts - but he also forms ... I would say I move in the field of tension between personal authenticity, superior reality and the search of my role in this game."
Tepe is a German painter based in Central Switzerland.
She grew up in an artistic environment – her father is a film director, writer and illustrator, her stepfather a professional musician. Childhood for her meant going on tour with one dad, drawing with the other one, and being on stage as an actress. at the age of 20 she went a completely different route, studied Latin Philology and History and made her first steps in the academic scene, when in 2013 she got a public scholarship for her graduation. Her creative urge finally brought her back to painting and to an education in graphic- and media-design.
She is working as a painter and as a graphic-designer. Her artworks were shown in several solo exhibitions, in art magazines like 'Spotlight Art Magazine' 2020
or 'Slowmo Magazine' 2021, on bookcover, and her paintings were bought from collectors around the world. Since 2018 she is selected by the well-known French Art Trade Association 'Singulart'
to present her art, in 2021 she is included in the 'Circle Foundation For The Arts' recommended artists.
In 2023 her works will be used for the protagonist's art in the international film project "double soul" by Italian director Valerio Esposito, which features a top-class Hollywood cast.