Ellen Von Wiegand
About the Artist
Ellen Von Wiegand gained her masters in Modern & Contemporary Art and now works from her sunny South London studio.
‘Art is an essential part of who I am. I have known this for as long as I can remember. It is perhaps the only thing that I have ever known for sure. But to arrive at the point where I felt worthy of expressing myself I had to wait until it was unbearable not to.
You see, I am a shy introvert, and I struggled to put myself out there for many years. But early on I felt that my desire to make art and my insecurity were in complete conflict. However this creeping urgency to create art became hard to ignore.
My images reverberate with this search for self assurance and serenity. Female nudes engaging in quiet introspection dominate my work. This is reflective of my way of operating in my own life. I spend a lot of time working in solitude, developing my thoughts, and making peace with myself and the world through turning inward.
Through my prints I hope to inspire others to do the same. In a world filled with so much chaos, our best hope is to get quiet, appreciate moments of stillness, and connect with ourselves more deeply.’