Berlin painter Juliane Hundertmark’s work presents surprising parallels with visionary artists such as William Blake and Henry Fuseli. Her strange figures and their ghost-like alter egos, appear to us like the devilish imp in Fuseli’s ‘The Nightmare’.
Whilst yielding many interpretations, Fuseli’s work is predominantly seen as relating to traditional folklore or prefiguring late nineteenth-century psychoanalysis. Hundertmark’s scenes are reminiscent of Germany’s forests teaming with dark tales and folklore. Her imagery is an improvised dance in the subconscious, conjuring old figures out of childhood memories and placing these strange fellows in strange relationships.
Juliane paints with genuine pathos and natural emotion. Her paintings sometimes present historical and religious themes. The relationship between people and animals in her work is compelling and sensitive. Her use of animal mimicry delves into a full range of emotions.