Ramona Schnekenburger was born 1980 in Schwenningen, southwestern Germany. After Freiburg and Berlin she lives and works in Vienna since 2007. Parallel to her artistical work she organises the open studio in Gugging (Lower Austria), which is a place where mentally ill artists work and exhibit their art.
The works of Ramona Schnekenburger are showing images of people and animals in front of a white backround. The animals are mostly kind of humourous character studies with a human expression. Towards them you find the sensitive images of people. Schnekenburger works with a special technique where she mixes oil painting and pencil drawing. A dense net of structures grows an creates the impression of movement, which is supported by the many patterns in the clothes or fur or even the skin of the protagonists. At close range the figures begin to dissappear and a abtract landscape is taking over their place.