Petra Voegtle, Munich Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement After receiving the MA in history of literature and linguistics and working more than 15 years in the computer industry Voegtle began to carve wood in the late 90's. Extensive travels to southeast Asian countries influenced her early art style. Especially drawn to transforming the overwhelming ornamentation of temples and other places of worship into her own imagery she began to explore the figures of Asian myths, incorporating them into her wood carving, later into her paintings on silk canvas, scrolls and silk carvings.
These days Voegtle's work is concentrating on paintings on silk and rayon which are still using fragments from her early explorations but also themes from nature and society. Photography has led her into another art medium. Love for manipulating what the eye depicts from nature leads to incorporating ideas from pure imagination into another reality. Voegtle's work continues to travel the world and tries to reach people's minds.
Voegtle has shown her work all over the United States and Europe.