Born 1966 in Mannheim, Germany, Beate Muench is a contemporary artist inspired by emotions, feelings and experiences in daily life. Beate's fascination with art began as a child. Many years later she started self taught in abstract expressionism, took several painting workshops and studied art and art history. Beate's work is included in several local & international collections and has shown in different exhibitions and galleries introducing her work to a wider audience. She is a member of the Kunst Stuttgart International, Essenheimer Kunstverein, Kunstverein Eisenturm and represented by ZContemporary. 



Artist Statement


"Coming from an artist family, my grandfather and uncle (both from mother's side) were both painters. My mother was a musician. Already as a child I started to draw and paint, but then "forgot" about it given a special family situation. After school I studied languages and started an office career.

Many years later I found back to art and on the same day I bought everything I needed to paint: canvases, brushes, paint etc. Every minute I spent painting, developed my knowledge self-taught, later in different art courses, workshops and in art studies. Inspiration I find mainly in nature: at the seaside, in the forest but also in situations of daily life, in music, literature. 


My working process starts with an idea, without any detailed planning or preparatory drawing. I follow my intuition and everything can change again while painting. The work grows layer by layer. Preferred materials are acrylic on canvas or paper. Charcoal, sand and chalk are also often used. Every painting includes something very personal (emotions, feelings, thoughts). What moves me inside I show outside on the canvas using honest emotions and bold colors. This creative work gives me positive energy, joy, strength and courage, and this is what I want to give and share with the viewer.


For many years now, my works are shown internationally in Germany, Italy, Finland, UK, Spain and can be found in private collections worldwide."


- Beate Muench




  • "Reflections" - group exhibition, ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany
  • "2020: A Retrospective" - group exhibition, ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany
  • "Autumn Moods" - group exhibition, ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany
  • "Affordable Art Weeks" - group exhibition, ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany
  • "Abstract Matters" - group exhibition, ZContemporary, Hamburg, Germany

"Out of the comfort zone"

Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 cm 

"Nacht am Meer I"

Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50 cm 

"Magic Spring"

Mixed media on canvas, 80 x 60 cm 


Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 60 cm 

"Nacht am Meer II"

Mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50 cm 

"Sweets for Breakfast"

Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 60 cm