“KOKU – the big art event in Rheinhessen on April 21 and 22, 2012”


Do you have any particular role models in your work?

There are some artists that I admire very much, such as Man Ray, Frieda Kahlo, Joyce Tenneson, Karl Blossfeld, Paul Klee, Panamarenko…. They encourage me to remain experimental and childlike.

Do you incorporate any of this into your style and can you perhaps give an example to illustrate this?

With Joyce Tenneson, I am fascinated by the fine, subtle aspects. Her photographs have a painterly, fairytale-like, enchanted effect, even when they depict very banal things. This feeling that they elicit in me as a viewer is something I also try to trace in my work.

Full interview here: https://koku2012kuenstlerinterviews.jimdofree.com/interviews/erika-kassnel-henneberg/