I discovered my passion for abstract painting many years ago and attended a number of classes at art academies in Vienna, Germany, Switzerland and the US. I have exhibited in Switzerland and most recently in the US, where my Encaustic Cubes were admitted to the Juried Show at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown.
Particularly fascinated by the feel of natural materials such as beeswax, marble flower, lime putty, sands, stone powders and pigments, my three-dimensional, object type paintings and sculptures are a contemporary interpretation of ancient fresco and encaustic painting techniques. Both techniques date back to the centuries BC. Synthetics are barley used.
My approach is process oriented and intuitive. I follow my instincts not trying to reach a certain outcome. The results reflect in my works which are very organic and speak to the viewer on a visceral level.
Immersing in colours and materials, experimenting with different techniques allow me to focus, giving up expectations, living in the very moment and dipping into the process of creativity. I can’t make mistakes, which is a liberating experience. It’s all about being curious, taking risks, dealing with the consequences of my decisions and finding a way to a balanced composition of each art work.
All of my pieces are unique and irreproducible. They were created in moments of no expectations but full of energy and surrender.
Fabrik am See, Akademie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, “Licht in Grau-Weiss-Modulationen”, November 2018
Truro Center of the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, USA, Jodi Reeb „Alternative Surfaces“, June 2018
Truro Center of the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, USA, Susan Lasch Krevitt „Cyanotypes“, June 2018
Alicia Tormey, „Learn to Burn“, February 2018
Geistreich, Dortmund, Gabriele Musebrink, „Master Class Steinzeichen“, March 2017
Fabrik am See, Akademie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, “Stille und Kraft”, October 2016
Fabrik am See, Akademie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink, Masterclass “Der Zenstrick in Aufgebrochenes”, August 2015
Malreise „Le Grand Bleu“ mit Ines Hildur in St. Paul de Vence, Frankreich, April 2014
Fabrik am See, Akademie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink “Die haptische Herausforderung mit dem Extremen”, March 2014
Fabrik am See, Akademie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, Gabriele Musebrink “Dem Unvorhersehbaren auf der Spur”, April 2013
Kunstfabrik Wien, Austria, Gabriele Musebrink “Dem Unvorhersehbaren auf der Spur”, February 2013
Collaborations & Memberships
2018 Member of the IEA – International Encaustic Association
Since the beginning of 2017 I am represented by frontofbicycle. fob is an art agency connecting foreign and local artists and communities in Basel regularly organising multi artist exhibitions.