Mara Thelling’s work, which encompasses painting, performance, music and literature, delves into existential questions of our era: true love, eternal life, artificial intelligence, the apocalypse, time and time travel, everyday thoughts and the process of self-discovery and personal development.
The inspiration for all her artistic processes and the basis of her work is the lucid dreams she’s been having since a near-death experience in 2010. Lucid dreams are a phenomenon wherein the dreamer is aware she is dreaming and is able to make decisions within the dream. Upon awakening, the dreamer remembers the dream in perfect detail and can, for example, make use of the experiences for her art.
Thelling uses lucid dreaming to gain ideas for her novels, images and songs. Once she has created a foundational work like a novel or poem, she expands upon it with corresponding large-format works on canvas in oil or acrylics. She supplements her paintings and literary works by composing, arranging and singing unique pop songs.
Born 1972 in Leipzig, Germany / She lives with her family in Düsseldorf and by Lake Constance in southern Germany.
Currently she is pursuing art studies with Prof. Markus Lüpertz at the Kolbermoor Academy of Visual Arts.
Thelling studied Culture Management at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences (1999-2003), as well as Pop Music in Musical Education with a focus on pop singing at the Federal Academy for Musical Youth Education in Trossingen (2015-2016) class of Prof. Annette Marquard, a program led in cooperation with the Popakademie Mannheim (University of Popular Music and Music Business),
Mara Thelling has been a freelance artist, writer and musician since 2017. Various managerial positions in the fields of art, exhibitions, galleries and cultural management for over 10 years (2004-2016)
Member of the Zurich Art Gallery
2023 – Gold Edition, The Bricklane Gallery, London
2023 – Blooimg, Art on Loop Europe, Digital Art Shows, Paris, Brüssel & Amsterdam
2024 – Zürich
2022 – Dime dónde vas cuando sueñas: Poemas (Spanish Edition)
2022 – An Artistic Life, Embrace the truth within you – Poems, Prose, Reflections
2021 – Roses will bloom from your dreams: Collection of poems
2021 – Morgen ist Eden, Roman
2021 – Die Mimosenfrau
2020 – Liebe, Luxus, Liebeskummer, Roman
2021 – Künstler sein
2019 – Sag mir, wo du hingehst, wenn du träumst, Gedichtband
2017 – Was hinter dem Himmel kommt
2016 – Spirit dein Leben, Sachbuch
2023 – Don`t Give Up
2022 – Goodbye
2022 – Everything is blooming
2021 – Swan
2020 – Together
2020 – But the light is on your side
2020 – Woman in the wind
2020 – Magical world
2019 – He is from the sun
2018 – New beginning
2018 – Another Lovesong
2018 – I can dream with you
2016 – Escape the Labyrinth
2016 – Invisible light