Künstlerin Gudrun Epp

Great Art In A Small Place

Cigar boxes are particularly fascinating for the artist Gudrun Epp. Inspired by “these lovely specimens that exude warmth and comfort,” in the opened boxes she creates space for art. “I like them for their finiteness, their various forms of design and color, for their signs of wear, their scent, because they are closeable and can hold secrets. What can’t you keep inside them? Treasures of all kinds, but also products born of creative processes, imaginative objects that are complemented with drawings or paintings,” the former teacher explains enthusiastically. Gudrun Epp designs small, touching little rooms, which can also be a bit playful, sensuous, poetic, concrete, and sometimes a bit dark. “Before I decorate a cigar box – with the ugly labels removed – there is usually an idea. These can be three-dimensional figures made from paper or self-designed or found objects that are knead-ed, folded, painted and waxed,” Epp says, explaining the creative artistic process. These objects “seek” a cigar box that they can fit into. All boxes can be open or closed and also be hung or presented standing.

Price Upon Request;
Info at [email protected]


She learned her journalistic skills from scratch at a regional daily newspaper, for which she wrote articles for many years. Through working for the magazine Der Spiegel in Rome she had the opportunity to increase her professional knowledge in the field of media. Katja studied art history and Romance studies in Heidelberg, Palermo and Rome and, during the course of her studies, spent many years in Italy. The country was her teacher in things related to pleasure and lifestyle. She has been working for Cigar Journal since 2004. In 2010 she became editor-in-chief.


    Related posts



    Get the latest cigar news monthly.

    Enter your email and join the global Cigar Journal family.


    Looks like you are using an ad-blocking browser extension. We request you to whitelist our website on the ad-blocking extension and refresh your browser to view the content.