About the Artist
In the studio of her uncle Werner Holz, an outstanding German artist, Birgit Hüttemann-Holz was exposed to Imaginary Realism/Phantastische Malerei from early age on. Intrigued by the contradictions of the human psyche she first started to write poetry. While working as a Physical Therapist, she went to study literature, philosophy and education at the University of Karlsruhe, as well as German literature, philosophy and media science at Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany. A sudden move to the US triggered and end to her writings. A universal language was needed- a visual form that moved her words beyond the limitations of translation and geography. It wasn't long before she discovered the ancient Greek painting technique encaustic. Birgit Hüttemann-Holz's work is exhibited nationwide and internationally, she lives and works as an artist in the Greater Detroit Area.