Barbara Hess studied art history and romance languages in Cologne and Florence. Based in Cologne, she is a freelance author and translator and has written extensively on modern and contemporary art for magazines including Camera Austria, Flash Art, and Texte zur Kunst.
"If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody's nose with it, this is rather ridiculous.... It's really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today." - Willem de Kooning"