Susanne Kasielke is a German artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer based in the beautiful Washington DC area. She creates vintage inspired digital collages, which combine multiple mediums and techniques.
‘I work in very different mediums from abstract mixed-media paintings to realistic pencil drawings, but I combine, alter and improve the different elements digitally. Coincidence and imperfection plays a big part in my work: I love to experiment with digital technology and a lot of layers to create unexpected texture and depth. My prints integrate hand-drawn and painted elements like pencil, watercolor, block print, and acrylics. I mainly create abstract and geometric collages, ethnic inspired art, animal prints and pencil illustrations.
I believe that the past always plays an important part in our lives. Without the past we wouldn’t have important memories and we wouldn’t be able to grow & learn. My vintage inspired art helps to keep precious memories close. It’s a reminder of important moments and significant people in your life. Remember yesterday. Dream tomorrow. Live today.’
‘I’m super excited to make my SURTEX debut with ‘Cultivate Art Collective’ in May! Surface design combines two of my favorite things: working with my hands creating original art and designing digitally and being able to correct and enhance. I’ve been working hard the past couple of months to prepare for my first trade show. My background in advertising and print production has helped me tremendously to create my promo video, press kit, marketing materials and of course tons of new work – I can’t wait (but I’m also a bit nervous) for May 17!’