Laura T. Köhler


Diploma Designer & Abstract Painter

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Born in Geneva / Switzerland in 1980, I moved with my family to the South – West of Germany at the age of six. As a child, I spent most summers in a little village near Barcelona / Spain and most winters for skiing in the mountains. Later on I travelled a lot around the world. My memories of the turquoise blue shimmering sea as well as colorful fields of fragrant flowers and plants in the mountains are significant subjects for my paintings.

My alternative universe uses repetitive shapes playing with abstraction and a naive kind of representation. The shapes arise during the painting process and at the end sculpt it ́s own story of the beauty of vibrant colors. A story without words, told by a hidden language of soul, my soul. I create what I love. Abstract, bright, joyful and colorful. Indeed, I´m obsessed by questions about what colors & light can do for our mood. It´s my personal aim to convey joy. Being creative has always been an important part of my life. At the age of 8 I began to draw portraits with pencil and at 15 I almost painted abstract landscapes with acrylics on self-made canvases. Even today, my paintings are increasingly reminiscent of landscapes. 

After I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, I first got employed as a Fashion Designer and then in a leading position in a well-known company. But during this time, I realized that I can´t fulfill my true purpose by following my inner impulses to create my own version of happiness. I felt that something needed to be changed in my life on my journey to satisfaction. From my point of view today all these years have contributed to the refinement of my style, to create that joyful Artworks. The influences that the fashion industry has had on me can also be recognized in my paintings. Experimental color contrasts & the rhythm of arrangements are themes I love to discuss on my canvas.

The covid-19 pandemic gave me the chance to spend more time to paint. Finally, I became what I truly am: a passionate & professional painter. In September 2020 I finally made the decision to sell my Artworks. Since selling my paintings my collectors continue to grow. My Artworks are distributed in several private collections as well as public buildings and offices in Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, France, UK, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan and UAE. I enjoy creating my paintings in my Bielefeld based studio.
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Education


  • 2002 – 2007

    UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES TRIER

    Graduation as a Diploma – Designer (UAS) | Fashiondesign & Fine Arts 

  • 2004

    CENTRO SUPERIOR DE DISENO DE MODA DE MADRID

    Exchange studies as part of the Socrates – Ersamus program

  • 1999 – 2002

    VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN SPEYER

    Graduation with a journeyman´s certificate | Artisanal processing techniques & textile technology

  • 1990-1999

    HIGH SCHOOL IN MANNHEIM

    General University Entrance Qualification | Advanced courses English and Fine Arts

Awards


  • 2006

    9TH TEXTILE WORKSHOP IN APOLDA

    Stipend by Apotex GmbH as part of the Apolda European Design Award 2008

  • 2005

    LINDSTRÖM AWARD IN FINLAND

    Acquisition of manager outfits by Sodexho Oy

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