Double Exhibition

Storytelling – Augenblicke
I am looking forward to the double exhibition during the month of February 2022 at the Gallery Kunstzürichsüd in Zurich/Adliswil where I will show acrylic paintings and rope sculptures.

Peter Backhaus and his Archetypical Expressionism

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Peter Backhaus and his Archetypical Expressionism

“My art is uncompromising and direct. It is unique in its poetic, musical expression. The heart is its abode. It connects with the soul’s longing for freedom, co-creation and participatory commitment. It is created in the space between rational thinking and unconscious feeling and arises from spontaneous inspirations, but ends up in a long, laborious work process. I call my style ‘Archetypical Expressionism’”.

Dr. Peter Schütt, the famous German writer and art critic once wrote, “Painting is poetry with colors. This applies to Peter Backhaus more than any other artist. The abstract painter moves like a pilot in the immeasurable sea of colors and explores the shallows and hidden reefs below sea level. In his paintings you feel the spray whirled up behind the fast ships. Looking at his works, reminds me of the great Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who published “Ostseen” (Baltic Seas).”
Peter Backhaus was born in 1947 in Germany. In 1968 he emigrated to Sweden where he studied philosophy, psychology and art. In Gothenburg he became an associate Professor of art and the owner of an art school. He lives and works in Gothenburg and Berlin.
For Backhaus painting means survival, exploring his creativity is a way to keep his mental health. His paintings are internal images. They come from a level beyond time and space, beyond the personal ego, where complete stillness and total chaos coexist. They are like layers in the archetypal landscape which are deep inside of each person, regardless of culture or color.
Backhaus’s art unites and spreads optimism regarding the human psyche’s ability to bring about change. Art has helped him to process his personal German history. His exhibition, “Unwanted lives” in 1996 was his final settlement with Nazi Germany, shown in different Swedish museums. After that performance, he felt liberated from the past. It was a catharsis, the end of his mourning process. Now his inspiration comes from his inner joy, not being drifted into the common sentimental sweetness.
He works uncontrolled and spontaneously, trying to remain in the ‘now’ as long as possible, in emptiness, without meaning, or sense. On the outside it may look different; every spectator has her/his own world to associate to; their own pair of glasses give them ideas and they remember when being confronted with his mountains of scratched, dripping paint. To him it’s just color and energy. He combines so many essential, beautiful elements: freedom, personal growth, body, mind, feeling, decision making, ecstasy, meditation, reflection, introspection…
He always wants to start from zero. “No matter how long you have practiced, you are always a beginner.” (Zen quote) While he had this kind of thinking his whole adult life, he can’t deny after almost fifty years of painting he has some experience that he can’t simply put aside when he starts something new.
His work has been shown in different Swedish and German galleries and museums. Since 2019, he is represented by Pashmin Art Consortia on international level and has participated in numerous museum exhibitions in China. In October 2021 he participated in Florence Biennale. In 2022 his new series of artworks will be exhibited at Art Archive Museum (Beijing) and the art fair Art Beijing. A book is also planned to be published about his life and art.

Received an invitation to participate as a designer-artist to create artwork for the “beloved, tortured, eaten” poster art exhibition to be held at Museum Bünde in Germany

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I am very pleased and honored to receive an invitation on January 6, 2022 to participate as a designer-artist to create artwork for the “beloved, tortured, eaten” poster art exhibition to be held at Museum Bünde in Germany in July 2022.

Thank you very much Daniel Meier my friend for sending me your kind invitation and giving me the honor and opportunity to create poster artwork for this poster art exhibition for this important and critical topic from an artistic perspective and which will be accompanying an exhibition at Museum Bünde starting in July 2022 titled,” Our Planet – Our Rules”.

ART PRIZE PALM ART AWARD 2021 to ANDREA KASPER

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On December 30th, 2021 the photo artist Andrea Kasper received a special award at the Palm ART AWARD.
The Palm ART AWARD 2022 has been around for 20 years. It is open to every artists to take part.
Painting, Photografie, Digital ART and other art can apply to be nominated.
There is a large cash prize – And other prizes- All Winners will be published online.
Partizipation is limited to 300 artists at the Palm ART AWARD.
Applications can be made from january to october 2022.

Ephemeral Swirling

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An image to my previous post about an exhibition Over the Realms Dreams XI, organized by Rosi Raneri at the Gallery 5, Luigi Bellini Museum Florence, December 11th-18th.

New awards and Spectrum Miami ArtFair in December 21

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Grateful for new awards:
Dear Kari Veastad,
Congrats! We selected you as one of ATIM’s Top 60 Masters for the 2022 year, this is your official invitation! Our award ceremony will take place in June 2022 in New York.

Dear Artist,

I am very proud to award you with the International Prize Leonardo da Vinci – The Universal Artist.
The Prize is for the Artists that are worth for their artistic merit.
You will be awarded on February 6th, 2022 at the Borghese Palace – Florence, to the presence of collectors, journalists, politicians and art lovers.

Award-Winning Artist Kari Veastad Bringing Abstract Expressionism to Spectrum Miami

I love to play with colors. My inspiration is the beauty in the surroundings and my passion for the interaction between body, soul, and spirit”
— Kari Veastad

MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, December 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When the art world comes to Miami, it’s easy to get lost in all the commotion and miss out on what’s going on. Spectrum Miami shines a light on the most relevant art in the world, with both international and local artists gracing its gallery walls. Spectrum Miami will feature Kari Veastad from Norway with her contemporary abstract expressionism paintings at the ArtTour International Magazine’s Booth.
ArtTour International Magazine brings Kari Veastad to Spectrum Miami alongside other internationally recognized artists.

Kari Veastad first came onto ArtTour International’s radar when she was nominated as one of their Top 60 Masters, receiving the award for her work. A self-proclaimed abstract expressionist, her paintings are dynamic and visually captivating. Her subject matter focuses on figurative works characterized by vivid colors and shapes that bring about an intensely moving experience to viewers.

www.kariveastad.com

Imai Atsushi Solo exhibition

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Imai Atsushi Solo exhibition

Date: 12 / 15,2021 ~ 1/2,2022
Reception: 12 / 15,2021 pm6-8
Location: ARTIFACT (84 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002)
Business hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12: 00-6: 00

This is Imai Atsushi’s first solo exhibition of 14 large, medium and small colored pencil drawings and pencil drawings from Agent Select.

ATIM’S Top 60 Masters – December 2021

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ATIM’s Top 60 Masters – December 2021

Dear Patrick,

Congrats! We’ve seen your works we’ve selected you as one of ATIM’s Top 60 Masters for the 2022 year, this is your official invitation! Our award ceremony will take place in June 2022 in New York. (traveling is not a requirement, we can ship your award)

The ATIM’s Top 60 Masters Award is he most prestigious awards in the art industry, with only 60 artists selected each year. The New York Weekly has nicknamed it “The Oscars of the Visual Art.”

As a recipient of the ATIM’S Top 60 Masters Awards, we’ll get you featured on Google News, Fox, ABC, and 100+ other media outlets, along with award-winning artists Fabian Perez, Lorenzo Quinn, and other important figures!

Art International Tour

My inspiration is…

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I like color, especially the blues which allow me to convey an emotion and to create an atmosphere and a movement in my painting according to my inspiration of the moment.
The ripple of the waves, the wind that makes the clouds travel, the rustling of the wind in the trees are elements that stimulate my imagination and set the tone for my works when they are created. Definitely, the movements of nature inspire the artist that I am.