Manuela Hübner

I am a creative opportunist, inspired by randomness.

The creative impulse comes from just life – encounters, incidents, sensations.

The creative media suggest themselves.

My works are direct emotional and sensuous expressions.

In a world dominated by reason and the drive for control and perfection, luck is often mistaken for skill, belief for certitude, theory for reality.

My way of working is playful.

I suspend judgement of good or bad, right or wrong, and respond intuitively without forcing the conditioned critical mind upon the process.

I go with the flow, with ‘mistakes’, accidents, first attempts and first drafts as they contain all of the original creative energy and excitement.

In July 2016 I switched from using my dominant right hand to my left hand - exemplified in my #LeftTurn exhibition. Since then, my entire creative output has been left-handed.

Besides solo exhibitions, group shows and private commissions, I have worked on a mural commission for the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and led a workshop as part of the Arts Council funded program Drawing Connections, a collaborative education partnership between the University of Cambridge, HMP Spring Hill prison and Banbury & Bicester College.

#LeftTurn

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