From the Studio of… Susanne Ruccius

Each week we visit a Saatchi Online artist to share a glimpse into their studio, a peek inside their sketchbooks, and best of all, insight into their inspirations. Read on to discover more about German artist Susanne Ruccius.


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Favorite material to work with?
I used to work with many different materials and use many different techniques including the use of textiles for objects, watercolour and acrylic paint for paintings, and coloured pencils for drawings. However, I have recently started to work in oils—preferably on raw canvas—as well as water colours and inks on thick white paper.

What themes do you pursue?
Nature and textiles, surfaces, ornaments, patterns. I love the close-up view and I believe that beauty lies within all things. There is a great need for art to push boundaries and to put fingers in wounds, both politically and personally, but I also believe that the things worth living for need to be shown. I see the work I do as a statement of sensitivity and tranquillity, just how I love to feel at home. I leave it to the others to paint the exiting and loud parts.

How many years as an artist?
I have called myself an artist since I finished university in 2004.

Where is your studio?
In the district Lindenau west of Leipzig centre. The house is run by an association which, amongst other projects, provides affordable workspace for creative people. My studio is on the first floor.

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What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
I guess I’ve been given some good advice in the past but as I’ve not always listened! I decided to make it my personal aim to just stick to making art no matter what and to remain true to myself.

Art school or self-taught?
First I undertook an apprenticeship in order to become a carpenter and was planning to go on to studying restoration. During that time I realised that while I adored the beautiful things that already existed, I was even more excited about the prospect of making new things myself. So I applied for a painting studies course at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design. After a while I switched to textile art (no design, no clothes). The experience I gained from working with textiles—the process as well as the materials—still often informs my work.

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
While concentrating I prefer silence and when thinking I enjoy classical music.

What’s around the corner from your place?
There’s nothing much to distract me: a tram station, a kebab take away and a DIY shop. But I’m also not too far from the famous Spinnerei and the city centre.

“Blue on Yellow” ($500)

Where can we find you outside the studio?
I used to love to travel but at the moment I’m spending quite a lot of time at home or going for walks with my child.

If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?
It wouldn’t be me then I guess. In another environment, time or place I might have chosen to be involved with music, biology, books or to be a craftswoman.

“Silver Threads” ($700)

Day job?
At the moment I’m a full time artist.

What do you collect?
Tactile memories like sand or earth from places I’ve been to; shells, stones, seeds, feathers, buttons and many other little things that touch my heart or remind me of something or someone special.

“Rosablue Heads Down” ($251)

Favorite contemporary artist?
With regards to painters I love Peter Doig for his use of colour, his topics and expressive style and David Hockney for his ability to find beauty in everything as well as for the ease in his paintings. Also I’m a huge fan of Dale Chihulys glass seaforms and Andy Goldsworthy for the amount of patience he puts into his work and the breathtaking sensitivity for the materials he is working with.

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
A plate by Grita Goetze I would use to eat off of every day.

“Pricked Cloud” ($100)

Who are your favorite writers?
There is no doubt. My favourite one is Arno Schmidt. Something to recommend for German readers „Kaff, auch mare crisium“, something for me to look forward to is „Zettels Traum“.

Use anything other than paint?
I often experiment with all sorts of materials such as clay, earth, textile fabrics, and wood. I take photographs for memories and I sketch in order to understand and experience. But when it comes to making the final piece of work I mainly use oil on canvas or watercolour on paper.

“o.T.” (Halme) ($200)

Is painting dead?
Why would it be? Every new artistic expression, I think, is just an addition to what’s already there. And what if it was? There are so many other amazing ways to express.

Favorite brush?
I have lots of different brushes for different purposes.

Palette knifes?
Not at the moment.

Monet or Manet?
More Monet, they both painted incredible works but Ernst Haeckel is the one for me!

Check out Susanne’s portfolio


  1. impressive work Susanne says:

    keep it up

    but again a question for those asking the questions
    ask those bi polar patients at those many art workshops
    if paintings dead


    • susanne ruccius says:

      Hi, thank you. I will!

      And for the questions- every provocation is a good way to precise my own point of view.


    • " . " says:

      if art is dead or not
      made by bipolars or not
      some may say
      they don’t care
      about other painting snips

  2. Love your patterns Susanne, really love your first photo it took me right back to when I was a kid drawing in that position for hours but usually our cat at the time was sitting on my back. Really enjoyed reading about your work, your favourite artists are my favourites also, groovy. Kind regards Kate

    • susanne ruccius says:

      Hello Kate,

      Thank you for your posting. Sometimes I wish I had started to work in the horizontal way but especially for watercolor (aquarell) its never working for me.
      Best for you Susanne

  3. I like your paintings! Very interesting sense of choosing colors and composition.Good luck!

  4. YVB says:

    you can find the real art here

  5. Jay says:

    great concept Suzanne! brilliant colours. x

    • susanne ruccius says:

      Hi Jay,
      Thank you for your comment. Every positive review gives me good power for new works.

  6. stimetzo says:

    I like the illusion of the feeling of the textile, which is coming true your work, nice!

    • susanne ruccius says:

      Dear Stimetzo, Thank you, I´m never sure when I paint if others see what I see in it. But in the end its more important for me that the paintings speak to others at all. The better if, like you, someone sees what I intended to see. Kind regards Susanne

  7. susanne ruccius says:

    Unfortunately the wrong account is connected to the Interview. Here comes the right one:

    Susanne Ruccius

  8. ge says:

    hey susanne,
    klasse zu sehen, dass andere kuenstler auch gerne auf dem boden malen und nicht am tisch oder an der staffelei.
    Deinen Ratschlag”stick to making art no matter what and to remain true to myself” fand ich gut. Viel Erfolg mit Deiner Kunst (:

  9. ben mitchell says:

    I like the watercolours a lot …how much are they?

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