Pau Quintanajornet doesn't paint pictures. Pau creates worlds – open invitations to a journey into the beauty of her Latin American influences and into the spheres of an artist, who with paper, paint, brushes , wood, and ink playfully turns her world inside out. The cleavage between cultures loosens up. From within the friction between her Chilean roots and her German home, she draws her own symbolism of strong women, who grow out of the ground like plants rising to the sky.
Born in Chile and raised in Germany, Pau moved to Berlin at the age of 15 to broaden her horizons and find a creative outlet while she studied communication-design and illustration at the FHTW - Berlin, before taking off to South America. During her travels, Pau fell in love with the Muralistas-Movement and Urban Art and started to create her first wall pieces down South.
Over the last couple of years Pau has participated in numerous festivals, art shows, and events. These travels and interactions with people and different realities around the globe helped her to find a deeper meaning in her work and redefine what she wants to approach in her life as an "Artivista." Inspired by the words of Pablo Neruda, “The murals are the books of the people," in 2013 she started to create a constant growing artist network with her longterm social activism project called PROJECT WALLFLOWERS (www.projectwallflowers.com) in which she aims to carry colors, community building, and cultural life into corners of the world. Her work is found on walls in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the United States, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Patagonia.
Birds also occupy a large space in Pau‘s world: symbols for wisdom and peace, spreading their wings, coping with highs and lows.
Although she eventually returned to Germany (recently having her work base in Cologne and Veitshöchheim), Pau frequently revisit The Americas, her Motherland and her emotional home.