Domi Gratz | young artists to collect

Domi Gratz | Art Student | Academy of fine arts | Vienna


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Domi Gratz | Artist portrait


Domi is a wonderful artist I discovered at the Akademie Rundgang (tour of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna) in January.

I fell in love with her work straight away and knew I wanted Domi to be part of the munchies art club.

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Sunday | Domi Gratz | 2019 | Oil pastels on paper | 59.5 x 84cm | Artwork is unframed

When I contacted her and told her what I was doing she immediately said yes and was incredibly cooperative, so it is with great pride that I present you our new incredibly talented young artist Domi Gratz.

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Horse | Domi Gratz | 2020 | Oil pastels, acryl on paper | 84 x 59.5 cm | Artwork is unframed


When and how did you realize that you are an artist?

I think I already knew at a young age, that I wanted to become an artist later in life.

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Monkey | Acryl/oil pastels on canvas | 106cm x 102cm | Artwork is unframed

There really was no plan B, art has always been my only passion. When I was 15 I decided to attend an art school in Vienna. My family was always very supportive, even though they were not interested in art.

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Shark | Domi Gratz | 2019 | Oil pastels on paper | 59.5 x 84cm | Artwork is unframed

Who are your favorite artists? Who would you buy if you could?

Cy Twombly, Maria Lassnig, Jean Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele.  I would buy all of those artists if I had money.

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Carry on | Oil pastels, watercolor on paper | 42cm x 30cm | Artwork is unframed

Where do you create?

At the moment I am working a lot from home, but I also have my studio space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (where I am also studying).

But in the future, I want to have my own studio, maybe with some colleagues.

But before I share a studio, I definitely should be become less chaotic!

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Bunny | Acryl/oil pastels on canvas | 106cm x 102cm | The artwork is unframed

Describe you and your work in three words.

Emotional, spontaneous and naïve.

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Relax | Oil pastel/acryl on paper 81cm x 59cm Artwork is unframed

What is your creative process?

Mostly it is a work in progress-situation, I don't usually plan what to do in advance.

I see or get impressions of something and then I start working.

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Style me | Acryl/oil pastels on canvas | 42cm x 59cm | The artwork is unframed

Recently I have started making sketches using Microsoft Paint, I wanted to save material, which helped develop my current brush strokes, which was a nice side effect.

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Gib ihm | Oil pastels on paper | 59.5cm x 84cm | Artwork is unframed

Generally, drawings are quicker (time) than paintings, before you can start a painting you have to prepare your materials, which is more time consuming.

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Cat | Oil pastel/acrylic on paper 84cm x 59.5cm Artwork is unframed

Did the environment you grew up in have an influence on your work?

I live and grew up in Vienna, but this had/has not had a special influence on me.

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Moodo | Oil pastels on paper | 70cm x 100cm | Artwork is unframed

Vienna is a beautiful City, very old buildings and historical. In my opinion my art is not always „beautiful" in a common way and it doesn't always have to be.

I want to express my feelings and my point of view, not the ideal version of my environment.

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Plant | Oil pastel/synthetic paint on paper | 66.5cm 59.5cm | Artwork is not framed

Do you use social media?

Yes, I use Facebook and Instagram, but for my art I prefer to use Instagram because I like that it is image focused.

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Sexy | Oil pastels on paper | 42cm x 59.5cm | Artwork is unframed

When do you do your best work?

I don't have a special time frame. When it happens, it happens!

Moreover, I would say I'm a moody worker like when I'm totally in the zone I can work for hours, but sometimes I cannot even work for weeks!

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