Born in Germany, and having lived and worked in Antwerp, New York, Moscow and Paris, she currently lives and works in Rome. After working in fashion design in Milan and Paris with, amongst others, Karl Lagerfeld, Janine von Thüngen spent over ten years as a set and costume designer for major Opera Houses across Europe. For the past fifteen years she has been working as a successful professional sculptor. Her sculptures and installations feature internationally in museums, public spaces and important private collections. Janine has also collaborated with public, commercial and charitable organisations, educational institutions, architects and other artists. Janine’s oeuvre is multifaceted and ever-evolving; she uses a variety of mediums ranging from traditional bronze, clay and glass to the more unusual rubber, hemp, water, sound and even plants. Works expand in scale from handheld to monumental sized sculptures, land art and sound installations. Janine is inspired by the contrasts and juxtapositions found in humans, nature and space; interactions between these elements are at the core of her works. Time and space are themes that mark the journey and evolution of her oeuvre. Participation between artist, viewer and art is fundamental to Janine.