„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 young German painter based in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. 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. So, since early childhood she was involved in art in various ways; 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, that she has just completed. Alongside this she is working as a painter and a graphic designer in a publishing house. Her artworks were shown in a solo exhibition at the Wormser Kulturnacht in Germany and in several online exhibitions, her artworks were bought from collectors in Europe and Asia. In 2018 she was selected by the French Art Trade Association Singulart to present her art and her work "essere guarito" was chosen as bookcover,