About me

Hey there! I’m Carina, a thirty-something artist residing in Mannheim, Germany, with a love for bears, Murder, She Wrote, and science fiction. My artist name is Bearina von Bärenstein. When it comes to tunes, I’m all about eclectic sounds, soundtracks, and the timeless vibes of Pink Floyd. Music has a way of setting the mood for my creative endeavors.

From the moment I could hold a pencil, I dived headfirst into the world of art, an exploration that never really stopped. At the age of 10 or 11, I discovered the magic of photography, borrowing my parents’ digital camera to capture anything and everything that caught my eye.

My art spans various mediums, each reflecting a different facet of my style. In photography, I strive for a moody and natural vibe, embracing minimalism. My illustrations range from cute to moody, capturing the diverse emotions within me. As for my zines, they simply exude a ‘made by Carina’ charm, incorporating different vibes while always featuring my illustrations and handwritten touch.

Art, for me, is a sanctuary—a means to convey happiness, calm, and a distraction from the chaos of the world. I draw inspiration from humans, animals, and sci-fi characters, finding solace in the beauty of nature. While I’m keen to explore political themes, I’m still figuring out how to navigate that path.

In my artistic realm, I hope to evoke a sense of hope and inspiration. Creating art doesn’t have to be perfect; it’s about the healing and calming journey it provides. I hope to encourage others to pick up their smartphones for experimental photos, grab a piece of paper for zine-making, or simply embrace the joy of expressing themselves through art.

 Beyond art, I find joy in exploring the world through music, audio plays, and podcasts, delving into topics like politics to broaden my understanding. I also dabble in crochet and knitting with a loom, even if I’m not at all good at it yet. And, of course, my love for movies and TV series, especially those rooted in the vast landscapes of science fiction, knows no bounds.

 Join me in this creative adventure, where each piece tells a story (or not, sometimes), and let’s discover the beauty of art together. 🎨✨