Art meets GFA - Cornelia Gentsch

Posted on 12 Nov, 2018 by Beate Friedrichsen

Cornelia Gentsch was born in Leipzig in 1982. She studied Theology and has been working as a pastor at the Volksdorf parish in Hamburg since 2014. Her artistic potential was fostered through advanced courses on game and theatre pedagogics as well as creative pastoring. In her mostly expressionist and symbolic paintings, Cornelia Gentsch relates color and form, particularly prototypes such as circles, triangles, rectangles, crosses. "In these processes, I create abstract and symbolic landscapes that instigate dialog and exploration. As a pastor I come across many people and different stories that trigger essential questions of life and belief. My artistic and creative work is a healthy complement to discussions and experiences. It allows for new perspectives and insights. The artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser wrote that painting is a religious activity, and I tend to agree to this view."
Cornelia Gentsch has been regularly presenting her works in exhibitions since 2001, mostly in Berlin. Since November 2018, her paintings can be viewed and purchased at GFA headquarters.