About Anushree Krementz
Here you can find information about me and my artwork.
My spiritual experiences as well as my musical ones were the ones, which gave shape to my life and my art.
I grew up in a house (in a small village near Munich), where music and art were always present in the day to day life. When I was six years old, I learned to play the piano for two years.
A bit later from the age of ten till fourteen I learned how to play the violin.
After school I decided to train in design and production of commercial window decoration. I had the luck to end up in an enterprise in Munich, which invested a big quantity of material and human resources in its windows, in which they didn’t economize in their budget and let us “nearly” full creative liberty. During a period of time I enjoyed to create on an artistic level and to receive a stable salary… but in the long-term it started not to fulfill me to be especially in contact with the superficiality of modern society, to induce people to consumerism, to buy things, which they actually don’t need.
During this period of time the desire arose in me to support people in reconnecting with their own infinite source, to help them to look at themselves from the inside instead of from the outside.
In 2000 I started to work doing fire shows, which I kept on doing for many years. In general I like all the elements, but with fire I always had a special connection. The dance with this fascinating and at the same time dangerous element requires you to be hundred percent in the moment, attentive, like meditating in movement.
In 2001 I decided to make a personal travel in the search of other things and so to speak took my backpack and went to India. There I studied different meditation techniques and Yoga and had my first contact with Reiki (healing through universal energy).
From 2004 I lived for a few years mainly in the ashram of Amma in India. Here I discovered the world of mantras and its healing power and understood the immensity and at the same time nothingness of silence. I learned that silence is the essence, from which sound is born, like a painting arises from an empty canvas.
During the same period of time I travelled a lot to the United States and Europe in order to train in energy healing. I studied this approach in-depth with its different techniques, some more useful and others less. I came across the Cranio-Sacral-Therapy (one of the branches inside of Ostheopathy) and studied it at the Upledger Institute in San Francisco and in Germany.
I want to mention here that in this period of time I became witness of a strong experience, on the 26th of December 2004, when the Tsunami hit the Indian coast where I lived. An event which had an immense impact on me…
In 2005 I started to play the guitar and to sing. I sang mantras as well as some own songs, for friends in private as well as some small concerts. I also completed the training for leading singing groups oriented at personal development and meditation and started to use my voice in my treatments instead of the typical CD of relaxation music.
In the end of 2007 I attended a kirtan workshop (kirtan is a meditation with singing mantras) with Jai Uttal in India.
My mother being an artist (painter), I had experimented already with multiple techniques. But it was there, in this workshop, in these days, where the idea finally arose, that without knowing had been ripening within me, there my urgent need to paint music and everything, which is connected with it, was born.
To capture in my compositions that the whole universe is made of sounds. And that the space in which sound exists, is nothing else but silence. Silence like an empty canvas, which allows colors to arise, the space in which they can shine and express themselves.
Since then I try to capture in my work this concept, this connexion between the everything and the nothing at the same time…
I try to dive into the question of “Who or What am I ?” and show in my work my vision about sound. That could be the tune of an instrument, the rhythm of a dance, the hidden sound or frequency behind an emotion… I want to represent the essence of a song or of the most basic and mundane sounds (thank you cicadas and crickets for your music).
In 2009 I started my search for the light, which is necessary for painting and for living. After an intense journey through whole Andalusia I arrived in Mojácar and its region. Here the light conditions blend in with a large tradition of artists and an ideal environment for composition and development of art.
Since then I have been blessed to be able to live and work in this wonderful place.