Artists Describing Their Art:
- Aardvark Arts My name is Lena,I live and work in Berlin .I am one of the rare abstract artists working in fluorescent and light reflective materials .to view under black light, but my work is definately not psychadelic ! I like the element of surprise in my work , under varying light conditions. , I studied at Central School Art and Design, London and for the last 5 years I have researched the role of science in art- and have an exhibition on this theme .I also create visual illusions . .Many of my paintings are 3D. ,human vision is stereoscopic !I create complex mathematical grids , and provide two separate images, - one for each eye .I call my work - subliminal .The pictrures do however function as normal abstract art work and my personal challenge was to create something -" timeless and beautful ". However , my pictures are designed to be viewed under normal light conditions also.In fact they can be viewed vertically or horizontally- 4 Pictures for the price of one ! I am now working on " word ", as art , ie: pictures containing messages. I also offer commissions - " personalised art "- my clients can choose their own colour scheme, their own theme ( within reason ) and whatever...
- I received B.A. and MFA degrees in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A & M University, College Station. Trained in oil painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography I've spent the last 15 years working with digital media. My artworks have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, received some awards and are included in private and corporate collections. I've taught art on the college level for 20 years. My current work is a synthesis of photography and digital painting, an artistic process that explores issues of formalism using the aesthetics of the Texas Hill Country. The resulting images invite the viewer to engage intimately with a dynamic moment in the environmental milieu. More of my work can be seen on my website:
- I tend to lean towards the visual as opposed to the technical aspect of the creative process. When I'm taking pictures, I never look at the shutter speed, f/stop, etc. I strive to find that hidden gem of artistic expression hidden in the mundane, chaotic, and grittiness. I have a keen ability & vision to discover the beauty in what most of us discard. I'm drawn to landscapes and the elements that surrounds them, creating photographic work that reflects the mysterious and haunting atmospheres they hold. I believe everything has a story; through abstract and still life photography, I am able to tell it....