Enriqueta Ahrensburg

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This interview was recorded on the 5th of February 2021 and released on the 15th of March 2021


Enriqueta Ahrensburg is the perfect personification of the artist who exists so immersed in the creation of her work that she is almost entirely detached from what may happen to it once it is released into the world that helped create it. She is an artist who lives, breathes and produces visual experiences, one after the other, with the sole purpose of maintaining her core essence and mental sanity without the need, necessarily, for acclamation or validation from a market that does not always align itself with her process. Living through a moment in history in which we are all reconciling ourselves more than ever with the concept of our existence as a space for evolution and constant transformation rather than a destination full of certainties, it seemed apt and necessary to talk to Enriqueta in order to delve deeper into an artistic practice that is so abundant, intimate, vital and free from labels and market commitments.

Of German descent, Enriqueta was born and raised in Venezuela, where she also trained as an artist. Today she lives in London where, every day of her life, she clings to, and merges with, her unstoppable creative practice. Her painterly language is abstract and expansive. Her large, vivid canvases take you on a journey that is born from chaos, the initial spark of life capable of creating layers of matter that cannot be understood merely as linear or vertical, but should be perceived instead as spirals – layers of painted geology in which matter, like nature, intertwines, meets, manifests and becomes a reality.

And when Enriqueta is not working on these colourful creations, she is using the pseudonym Juana De Monch to create drawings that overflow with symbolic allegories and eclectic mythologies and archetypes. Her drawings symbolically depict the unification of varying visions of a universe in which Tarot, medieval folklore, occultism and metaphysics all come together to create works of art that could so easily be historical illustrations or etchings from an alternate reality. Under the guidance of her alter ego, these magical and almost religious visions appear, become bound to this world and make real one of the more prolific facets of Enriqueta’s creative nature.

This episode of Metralla Rosa is a journey into the inner world of an artist who, despite the obstacles placed in her path by life in the diaspora, inhales inspiration and exhales creativity every single day of her life. This conversation is a journey into the heart of an artist who creates for the same reasons she breathes, and whose visions for both the future of human dynamics and the economy of the art world are highly revolutionary.

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Related Links
Juana De Monch: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Enriqueta Ahrensburg: Instagram | Saatchi Art | Artsy | Amazon children’s books | Facebook | LinkedIn

References during the interview
Hippie 03:27 | Académie de Port Royal 05:21 | Still Lifes (naturaleza muerta) 05:27 | Atelier 05:31 | Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón 05:52 | Universidad Central de Venezuela 06:26 | Alfredo Chacón 08:48 | Caño Amarillo 09:09 | Salón Arturo Michelena 13:53 | Pointillism 16:35 | Impressionism 16:41 | Mark Rothko 18:52 | Tarot 35:02 | Medieval Art 35:07 | Byzantine Art 35:23 | The Occult 36:52 | Metaphysics 36:53 | Psychology 36:56 | The Cosmos 36:57 | Astrology 38:04 | Mercury – Mythology & Planet 38:45 | Pisces 38:46 | Albert Einstein 39:09 | Children’s books 40:46 | Archetypes 45:05 | Tarot 44:00 | Alchemy 45:13 | Mythology 45:42 | Bitcoin 47:49 | Blockchain 48:32 | Cyberspace 49:54 | Ethereum 52:09 | Litecoin 52:11 | Cryptocurrency 54:32 | London Zones 59:27 | Myth of Uranus 01:13:39 | Aphrodite 01:13:41 | Art Model Collective 01:15:20 | Frida Kahlo 01:15:24 | Gabriel García Márquez 01:16:16


Portrait of Enriqueta (above) by Ivan Gonzalez


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All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Enriqueta Ahrensburg.

Artista Visiva


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Questa intervista è stata registrata il 5 febbraio 2021 e rilasciata il 15 marzo 2021


Enriqueta Ahrensburg rappresenta la personificazione per eccellenza dell’artista che vive assorto nel processo creativo e quasi totalmente indifferente al giudizio che la sua opera potrebbe suscitare nel mondo che ha contribuito a crearla. E’ l’incarnazione dell’artista che respira, vive e realizza esperienze visive senza sosta e con costanza, con una sola, autentica, intenzione, quella di conservare l’ essenza della sua personalità e la salute mentale, e senza aspettarsi necessariamente l’applauso o l’apprezzamento di un mercato che non sempre è in linea con il suo percorso. Trovandoci in un periodo storico in cui tutti, più che nel passato, siamo alla ricerca di un’armonia con la nostra esistenza intesa come spazio in cui avviene un’evoluzione e una trasformazione costante, e non come un destino pieno di certezze, ci è sembrato giusto e necessario conversare con Enriqueta e approfondire il discorso sulla sua attività artistica, feconda, intima, vitale e libera dai compromessi imposti dal mercato e da qualsiasi etichetta.

Di origine tedesca, Enriqueta, nata, cresciuta e formata artisticamente in Venezuela, attualmente vive a Londra dove ogni giorno della sua vita si lega, armonizzandosi sempre più, alla sua inarrestabile produzione artistica. Il suo linguaggio pittorico è astratto e vasto. Le sue grandi tele sono un viaggio che parte dal caos, da una scintilla iniziale in grado di produrre strati di materia fisica da non interpretare in senso lineare né verticale, ma seguendo una spirale. Strati geologici pittorici in cui la materia, come la natura, si intreccia, si incontra, si manifesta e diventa presenza.

Oltre ai quadri, i suoi disegni, realizzati con lo pseudonimo di Juana de Monch, sono il risultato di allegorie simboliche ricolme di figure mitologiche eclettiche e di archetipi variopinti. Di corrente figurativista, questi disegni sono espressioni sincretiche di cosmologie in cui i Tarocchi, il folklore medievale, l’occultismo e la metafisica si amalgamano per creare opere che potrebbero sembrare antiche illustrazioni oppure incisioni provenienti da mondi paralleli. Sotto la guida di un simile alter ego, queste visioni magico religiose atterrano, provenienti da altrove, prendono sembianze terrestri e danno vita a uno degli aspetti più prolifici dell’opera di Enriqueta.

Questo episodio di Metralla Rosa è un viaggio verso il mondo interiore di un’artista che, malgrado gli ostacoli legati alla vita nella diaspora, e in genere alla quotidianità del mondo moderno, inala ispirazione ed espira creatività tutti i giorni della sua esistenza. Questa conversazione è un viaggio verso il cuore di un’artista che crea per la stessa ragione per cui respira, e le cui visioni sul futuro sono pervase da dinamiche umane e idee sul mercato dell’arte altamente rivoluzionarie.

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Ulteriori informazioni:

Link correlati
Juana De Monch: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Enriqueta Ahrensburg: Instagram | Saatchi Art | Artsy | Amazon children’s books | Facebook | LinkedIn

Riferimenti durante l’intervista
Hippie 03:27 | Académie de Port Royal 05:21 | Still Lifes (naturaleza muerta) 05:27 | Atelier 05:31 | Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón 05:52 | Universidad Central de Venezuela 06:26 | Alfredo Chacón 08:48 | Caño Amarillo 09:09 | Salón Arturo Michelena 13:53 | Pointillism 16:35 | Impressionism 16:41 | Mark Rothko 18:52 | Tarot 35:02 | Medieval Art 35:07 | Byzantine Art 35:23 | The Occult 36:52 | Metaphysics 36:53 | Psychology 36:56 | The Cosmos 36:57 | Astrology 38:04 | Mercury – Mythology & Planet 38:45 | Pisces 38:46 | Albert Einstein 39:09 | Children’s books 40:46 | Archetypes 45:05 | Tarot 44:00 | Alchemy 45:13 | Mythology 45:42 | Bitcoin 47:49 | Blockchain 48:32 | Cyberspace 49:54 | Ethereum 52:09 | Litecoin 52:11 | Cryptocurrency 54:32 | London Zones 59:27 | Myth of Uranus 01:13:39 | Aphrodite 01:13:41 | Art Model Collective 01:15:20 | Frida Kahlo 01:15:24 | Gabriel García Márquez 01:16:16


Ritratto di Enriqueta (sopra) di Ivan Gonzalez


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Naturaleza Naturada:


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Enriqueta Ahrensburg.

Artista Plástica


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Esta entrevista se grabó el 5 de febrero de 2021 y publicada el 15 de marzo de 2021


Enriqueta Ahrensburg es la cabal personificación del artista que existe inmerso en el proceso creador y casi totalmente desapegado del resultado que su obra podría generar en el mundo que la co-crea. Es la personificación del artista que respira, vive y produce experiencias visuales consecutivas y continuas, con la única y genuina finalidad de preservar su esencia vital y su sanidad mental, y sin esperar necesariamente el aplauso o la validación de un mercado que no siempre se alinea con su proceso. Estando en un momento histórico en el que todos estamos reconciliándonos más que nunca antes con la existencia como espacio para la evolución y la transformación constante, y no como un destino repleto de certezas, nos pareció justo y necesario conversar con Enriqueta e indagar en su práctica artística, fecunda, íntima, vital y libre de compromisos de mercado y de etiquetas.

De ascendencia alemana, Enriqueta nació, creció y se formó como artista en Venezuela, y hoy por hoy vive en Londres donde cada día de su vida se aferra con mayor sentido de fusión a su imparable producción plástica. Su lenguaje pictórico es abstracto y expansivo. Sus lienzos son un viaje que parte del caos, de una chispa inicial capaz de crear capas de materia física cuya comprensión no debe ser lineal ni vertical sino en espiral. Capas de geologías pictóricas en las que la materia, como la naturaleza, se entrelaza, se encuentra, se manifiesta y se hace presencia.

Por otra parte, sus dibujos realizados con el seudónimo Juana De Monch, ensamblan alegorías simbólicas repletas de eclécticas mitologías y arquetipos variopintos. De expresión figurativista, sus dibujos son sincréticas expresiones de cosmológicas en las que el Tarot, el folclor medieval, el ocultismo y la metafísica se unen para crear obras que podrían ser ilustraciones antiguas o estampillas provenientes de realidades paralelas. Bajo este alter ego, estas visiones mágico religiosas aterrizan, se circunscriben y dan vida a una de las facetas más prolíficas de su obra.

Este episodio de Metralla Rosa es un viaje hacia el mundo interior de una artista que a pesar de los obstáculos que supone la vida en la diáspora, y las limitaciones generales de la vida moderna, inhala inspiración y exhala creación todos los días de su vida. Esta conversación es un viaje hacia el corazón de una artista que crea por la misma razón que respira, y cuyas visiones de futuro están impregnadas de dinámicas humanas y convicciones del mercado del arte altamente revolucionarias.

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Más información:

Enlaces relacionados
Juana De Monch: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Enriqueta Ahrensburg: Instagram | Saatchi Art | Artsy | Amazon children’s books | Facebook | LinkedIn

Menciones durante la entrevista
Hippie 03:27 | Académie de Port Royal 05:21 | Still Lifes (naturaleza muerta) 05:27 | Atelier 05:31 | Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón 05:52 | Universidad Central de Venezuela 06:26 | Alfredo Chacón 08:48 | Caño Amarillo 09:09 | Salón Arturo Michelena 13:53 | Pointillism 16:35 | Impressionism 16:41 | Mark Rothko 18:52 | Tarot 35:02 | Medieval Art 35:07 | Byzantine Art 35:23 | The Occult 36:52 | Metaphysics 36:53 | Psychology 36:56 | The Cosmos 36:57 | Astrology 38:04 | Mercury – Mythology & Planet 38:45 | Pisces 38:46 | Albert Einstein 39:09 | Children’s books 40:46 | Archetypes 45:05 | Tarot 44:00 | Alchemy 45:13 | Mythology 45:42 | Bitcoin 47:49 | Blockchain 48:32 | Cyberspace 49:54 | Ethereum 52:09 | Litecoin 52:11 | Cryptocurrency 54:32 | London Zones 59:27 | Myth of Uranus 01:13:39 | Aphrodite 01:13:41 | Art Model Collective 01:15:20 | Frida Kahlo 01:15:24 | Gabriel García Márquez 01:16:16


Retrato de Enriqueta (arriba) por Ivan Gonzalez


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Juana De Monch:


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Naturaleza Naturada:


All images and videos used during the interview by kind permission of Enriqueta Ahrensburg.


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