Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Featured Artist - Tweeart

As promised, I will be featuring indie artists in my blog every second Wednesday. This week's artist is Maria Kitano from Hamburg Germany. Here's short interview with Maria.

Tell me something about yourself:

I am an artist from Germany. I started painting as a child, after finishing art highschool, I started to take jobs that were art related, including illustrations, logo design, photoshop projects etc.

I have been painting and drawing since childhood, using various techniques , going from pencil and graphite to pastels, watercolors and finally oils which I like the most. There is no complicated philosophical explanation about my paintings, the whole sense of my work is to communicate an emotion to you by watching a painting .

Describe your type of art? What is your favorite medium?

I specialized in oil painting, which is my favourite medium. My artwork covers oil paintings, small and medium sized, charcoal drawings, ACEO paintings. I mostly paint abstract and semi- asbtract, I feel it's the best way to show the essence of things. Reducing them to simple forms and colours.

Where do you get inspiration?

My art is inspired from every day life. I love nature and animals, I dedicated a whole series of paintings to painting birds .

What are your plans for the future?

I hope in the future I will make my art better known and perhaps have an exhibition too.

Is there anything else you want to say?

This is my artist statement:

My work is a celebration of life, inspired from things I see every day , things that most of us do not pay much attention to. My daily experiences: watching the sky , a bird , conversations, media, photos, television, memories, are reduced to abstract shapes and colors which allow me to show what I feel is important and beautiful. Abstraction is the way I come closest to representing the world around.

My artwork can be purchased directly via my blog : I also have an etsy shop

Thank you so much for this feature and I'm glad you like my artwork!

1 comment:

Crystal from KIZZ said...

Awesome Feature Kikay! love the artists work, especially the birds on a wire... 8)