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Raphaela Simon

Born in 1986, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Raphaela Simon is known for her painting, marked by simple, indistinct forms set against monochromatic backgrounds. She employs a multi-stage process, diligently overpainting and altering elements to create a palimpsestic effect. This approach allows colors to shimmer through various layers, enhancing the composition’s subtleties. Often reminiscent of portraiture, her works’ titles reference ordinary objects and motifs, suggesting a hidden figurative potential and engaging the viewer's propensit...Read more