I am inspired by the fauna and flora, by humanity, life in all his facettes and
sprectrum of emotions and the very different seasons of live.. joy, pain, griev, love, hope, lost, being found, crises, beauty, silence, loudness... . The colour
spectrum and the beauty of the underwater world and the diversity of birds and flowers fascinate and inspire me. Sunrises and sunsets, rainbows and much more transport for me the
expression of colorful beauty in perfection combined with gentleness or dynamic power. The wonders of creation.
After a broken relationship in my early twenties, I used paintbrushes and colours for the first time. I painted with bright, strong colours,
in contrast to my feelings at that time. A few years later, when I was in deep sorrow due to a serious illness of my mother, I painted bright works of art in fresh yellow and clear white.
These artworks and colours have accompanied me over the past 10 years and have always given me comfort and hope. In my most painful moments I was able to experience how alive art is and how
it serves and pleases my heart.
However, my present works come from a living and happy heart!
But of course Life happens, and I have unfulfilled desires, wishes, answers or I am sad about things like everyone of
I see people around me stucking in process, I see people and the world suffering, I see people hating.. and full of
Through my paintings I try respond to these needs, unfulfilled desires or emotions and speak life into it.
That wishes and desires will be fulfilled, grief will receive comfort, ashes will turn into beauty, that love overshadowed hate and
that hope comes in frustrating situations.
My painting makes the invisible, visible.
I experienced in life, that there is always hope! Even if you don.t see it or feel it!
My past is also marked by the search for my vocation, which I can now discover and live.
All the seeming detours - laughed at by many people - prepared me for my existence as an artist. For many years I felt lacking in place in
the business world in which I moved. When I discovered my artist's heart, I knew... this is it!! That's all I want!
I believe that every human being has a vocation in the cradle. Only when he discovers and lives these do the flow of life
My art, which originates from my heart, is supplemented by intensive self-study. In addition to private commissions for work and living
space, I always work on my personal works.After working primarily with brushes at the beginning, I picked up a spatula from an impulse. This results in exciting and harmonious colour
combinations, and even after a longer look at the work of art new small pictures, figures or symbols appear again and again.
For me, the brush is an expression of gentleness in life. When I gently brush over the canvas with him, I feel a friendly and tender
disposition that I need in my life and would like to pass on to others.
Exhibition on the theme of "Transformation" in Bad Homburg 2016, as part of the European Gathering of Artists
Le Tour Belgique "in Cologne October 2016
Le Tour Belgique "in Cologne, April 2017
"Desire / longing / iini nui" in Cologne, 04.07.2017 until the end of September 2017 at COR interlübke, vianden - die
"Springtime" in Cologne
15.03.-26.04.2018 group exhibition with Jana
Dettmer at the gallery "Kunststücke bei Dettmer"
Kunibertsklinik in Cologne 01.06. -31.07.2018
Cologne Dance Center
Tanzschule Elegance seit April 2019
Intense Art class Los Angeles, Pasadena 04.06.-14.07.2018 Victor & Diana
Altounis (40), born in Cologne, lives with her 2 cats in a studio apartment in Ehrenfeld.