HI, I'M ANDREA.

THE QUEER,

BODY-POSITIVE

ARTIST BEHIND VOLLGAS STUDIO

BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN

- Oscar Wild

 I believe that you are special.

I believe that the only way you are in this world is by unapologetically being you and therefore accepting the love of yourself. Your body in all its beauty, your mind with all its wishes and your intuition in all its honesty.

 

That's why I create art that reminds you every day that you are perfect. 

That's why I tell stories that empower you every day. 

This is me, Andrea

I'm a proud queer 🌈 body-positive 🐳 feminist 💪🏾 artist and storyteller. I live, work, and travel with the love of my life and my dog in a converted sprinter van.

I always wanted to be an artist, since I was a kid. But because I believed that artists don't make a living I went for the next logical step: Graphic Design. For about 15 years I studied it, was employed in large branding and ad agencies, worked freelance, and ultimately ended up being self-employed supporting start-up and cultural projects with their branding and design. 

 

As much as I enjoyed the project I was working on. Something was always missing in my life.  

In 2015 I founded a female-powered gallery called We Show Off. I believed that the thing that was missing was my lack of art in my life and the romantic notion of having a shop in town, selling art, meeting artists and supporting them on their path to success.  

Something was still not right. 

Instead of supporting myself in my art, I created a project that will give me the feeling of connecting to art with the safety of a business world, again. I was avoiding my own path to my own success as an artist by helping others reach theirs. I did this during my time in the gallery and then again when I started coaching artists successfully on their business journey. 

In 2020 something changed. 

I was frustrated and unhappy. I was living a life based on the expectations that society placed on me. I had to have the perfect body, being on a constant diet, I had to work hard to reach my dreams, partly working 3 jobs and up to 14 hours a day, I had to have financial success, following a template I was taught was right and I had to have a stable life and relationship. 

  I started to reflect on the things society told me were „normal“ and I started to forget everything I soaked in about the perfect body, the proper career, and creative business.

 

I'm always in the process of discovering more but for now:

Here I am. An artist and storyteller sharing my story with you. 

My art is possible because of your support.

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MY WORK IS FOR YOU WHO BELIEVES THAT THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THEN WHAT WE WERE TAUGHT THERE IS

My art is for you, if you...

... are ready to start accepting yourself 

... open your eyes to question the Status Quo

... want to create a better reality for yourself and others

My art is not for you if you ...

... think, things just are as they are

... are offended by the idea of change and revolution

... want to continue to punish yourself 

My art is for you, who wants to stop...

... spreading hate about your body and soul

... settling for what society tells you to be

... waiting for permission to be who you are

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