Heidi Neumann was born in 1986 in a small town in Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany. Influenced by painters such as Salvador Dalí, René Magritte and Gerhard Richter she has been passionately painting since childhood. Heidi studied Occupational Therapy in Leipzig, where she used art as therapeutic treatment. After her studies, she moved to Switzerland, which was also the beginning of a long journey of travel and adventure. Living and working in various countries such as Australia, Switzerland, England, USA and China and traveling through many more, has given her new perspectives and receptiveness. In 2017 Heidi moved with her husband to New Delhi (India), where she found her way back in the art world. Under the guidance of Kumar Vikas Saxena, she studied fine arts in the Academy of Art and Design in New Delhi. Here she was able to experiment and develop her own personal style. Since 2019, Heidi is based in Lexington Kentucky. Inspired by her experiences and surroundings, she tries to capture her impressions on canvas. With fine details she combines realism with modern abstract elements.
My work explores the relationship between traditional painting techniques and modern image processing technology. I am interested in the juxtaposition of realistic and abstract imagery to create a dreamlike feeling of uncertainty where images and concepts are shattered with only a shadow of recognizability. I utilize modern technology to abstract the images in order to plan and conceptualize my artwork, and traditional painting techniques to create a unique piece that combines modern and traditional elements.
Each piece is an investigation of the relationship between different levels of recognizability and abstraction.