VISUAL ARTIST, VIDEO ARTIST, SCULPTOR, SCIENTIST
As an enthusiast of microcosmic structures and organic, elementary particles Denise Schellmann researches the building blocks of her life artistically. Her versatile artwork is based on her many years of experience as a natural scientist, working between crystal structures and cell structures, between the living and the non-living, in cancer research. Similar to a chemical synthesis, she transforms her scientific experience mixed with current personal impressions and interests into a new expressive and at the same time playful filigree formal language. If Cy Twombly was inspired by classical myths for his artistic expression, in Schellmann’s works elementary particles and microcosmic structures unmistakably tell their own stories. The artist specifically focuses on her complex and meticulous creative process, in which order, tangles, analytics and intuition playfully alternate. Denise Schellmann realises the result as a „cartography of her intuitive processes“ which can be experienced in her graphics, sculpture, installation, performance and video art.