Mimi Scholz is an artist based in Berlin, Germany.
She have her roots in traditional art and animation and started to use the computer as an artistic tool in 2000 while she was working for film/ advertising and design agencies as an illustrator and animator. The endless opportunities of working digitally fascinated her from the start and she began to improve my technical skills in painting my pencil drawn illustrations digitally step by step.
Without having the serious intention to get into the art business she created her artworks for herself first until she met Yasha Young from Strychnin Gallery / NY / Berlin in 2006 who encouraged her to work as a full time artist alongside other international artists represented by this gallery.
Since then she had the amazing opportunity to take part in several exhibitions and artfairs worldwide working with different international galleries art projects and artists.
Her artwork is based on pencil and ink illustrations which still is the most creative part of the time- consuming process of developping a digital painting. She is using a cintiq/ wacom as a canvas where the pen is her paintbrush having numerous layers of different shades. It is very comparable with working on a traditional painted piece.
Her bigger works with up to 30 characters/ figures or more involved usually take about 6 months to get finished and span about 2 meters in length or larger. They are printed on museum quality paper laminated on dibond and hand sealed with an acrylic varnish by herself. They generally are original pieces in that sizes and became the key to my artistic identity over the last years.
ArtFair Cologne’s Opening Message
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PROJECT M/13 - The Monster Project
PROJECT M/1 - Curated by Yasha Young