Juno Rothaug (*1999) lives and works in Hamburg. She is currently studying in the class of Anselm Reyle at the HFBK Hamburg.
Juno Rothaug's works are created with the starting point of a narrative or figurative idea, from the most diverse areas of her life, from her own biography and from history - she draws references from literature, pop culture and art history. In the beginning, the artist roughly lays out the picture's structure on the painting surface, but without applying a precise preliminary sketch, rather setting focal points, exploring relationships or dynamics between the individual elements.
In the painting process then takes place an encryption and partly again a decryption of this original idea. It is an interplay of revealing and hiding the figure. Balancing and unbalancing, tension and relaxation - negotiating these opposites by means of painting and its ciphers, as well as translating her observations of the world, people and their relationships into the swings of paint.
After the artist has successively dismantled the elements, the painting detaches itself from its template of narrative or figurative idea and continues to grow in the dynamics of its creation.
Indication of the narratives and figures, which are the starting point, then only the titles such as „Kühe Essen Heu, Cälber mögen“, „Fliegender Galoppwechsel“, „Delilah, I Love you“ oder „Ada", which in part make smile or but also the sensitive connections and relationships of the artist to the original figures can be guessed.