My works are like landscapes of the heart describing the fillings inside sometimes easy and light, sometime powerful with ups and downs.
They are made in a complicated process of layering with acrylic paint and spray so they are full of light but in the same time powerful. Architecture and human silhouettes are basic elements in my art works. I like to lead the viewer through imaginary spaces, which are the framework for my surreal creations. Sometimes I include monotype print or used paper targets to get more structure in my works, and also to surprise!
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1) Tell us about your nominated art piece for the Global Art Awards?
My nominated artwork for the Global Art Awards has the title “The Glove”. You can see 2 hands that seem to want to shape or to quench fire. One of the hand wear a glove made of a used paper target. It is maybe a play with fire, you can burn your fingers or not…
2) How would you describe yourself? And your artwork?
I’m an optimist, I believe in a better world someday!
My works are describing the fillings inside of our souls sometimes easy and light, sometime powerful or hart with ups and downs like landscapes of the heart.
The paintings are made in a complicated process of layering with acrylic paint and color spray so they are very atmospheric and full of light but in the same time powerful. You can see shadowy areas or floating pathways, which appear to be made of glass, imaginary landscapes or sky images. Shadowy areas open up to reveal other areas. The illusion of disintegrating space is created, to be recreated again from nothing – the circle of life!
Generally my work is moving in the border areas between painting and drawing, space and surface, figuration and geometry, between illusion and reality. Architecture, geometrical figures, human silhouettes and the interplay between the Real and abstract are basic elements in my art works. I like to lead the viewer through imaginary spaces and optical illusions, which often form the framework for my surreal creations. Sometimes I also include monotype print to get more structure in my works, or used paper targets to thematise our senses, invisible feelings and emotions and also to surprise!
In addition to my paintings I also do drawings. Under the title “Wishhouse” they are describing the difficult significance of the home as a “micro home” like the motto: home is where the heart is. This houses are particular houses, have no walls, have open spaces. There are many rooms, windows, stairs, twisting hallways like in real life. It is a new imaginary house, but it consists of parts of old buildings that actually exist. Old and new together: my wishhouse!
3) My favourite Artist of all time is?
Vincent van Gogh is my favorite artist and my inspiration for colors.
4) How do you deal with artist's block?
Some of my best friends are also artists. I’m furthermore member of the 2 important artists associations in Germany “GEDOK” German and Austrian Artists association and “BBK” federal German artist association. I like to take part in international exhibitions also to get to know foreign artists, to see how they work and how are the deals in their countries.
5) Can you tell us what you have going on right now?
In addition to my own work as an artist I also do art workshops with children. Since about 10 years I’m Director of the Art Centre - Bildungschance Rastatt, an education Association for schools Pupils and lecturer at the Land Academy of Art and Theater Castle Rotenfels. I am working with many children with migration background, from different cultures and countries.
Art is for many children a way to express emotions or messages, as a language for every one of us it promotes the integration, therefore it contributes very substantially to overcome boundaries and to dismantle prejudices.
Art improves the educational opportunities, changes destructive aggressiveness into constructive energy. All teachers with whom I collaborate realized surprised that there are no discipline problems with the students during the art workshop.
For me is a pleasure to see how concentrate my students work and to see how happy they are when they’re work is done.
How does it make you feel that you are a nominee for the Global Art Awards?
What are you looking forward to it most at the Global Art Awards Ceremony?
How would you react if you win a Global Art Award at the Armani Dubai Burj Khalifa surrounded by international Press and the Elite from the Art World?
Where do you see your art going in ten years?
What drives you?
What is your definition of art?
Where do you get your inspiration?
Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?
I know my artwork is finished when…?
Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?
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Artist Name: Gina Plunder
Born: in Romania, September 21, 1964
Live: Rastatt, Germany