"I create multi-layered acrylic abstract paintings dealing with the layers of the human soul. It is cerebral art, revealing small pieces of the human psyche. We can only see well with our hearts. The essential parts of life, we can not see with our eyes. Therefore my brain art is heartfelt art."
Britta Neumaerker (alias Pilbri), has painted since childhood, taught by her uncle who was an art professor. Britta studied Law and worked for several years at a marketing company. Due to an accident, she began working professionally as an artist in 2004. Her early works dealt with expressionism and impressionism, largely influenced by the artist group "Blaue Reiter", especially by Kandinsky and Münter. Her current work is very different.
"In my life I was always fascinated by the connection of conciousness and subconciousness. The human mind has fascinated me since high school when we studied Sigmund Freud. I learned a lot about nerves, brains, synapses and psychoanalysis. Later on, the topic of the brain and nerve system touched me many times in my life and I read many books about it and the power of our brains.
Since my accident I was personal affected by a minimal defect in my brain, which causes persistent double pictures in my vision. This results in a lot of troubles and restrictions in my daily life. The persistent double pictures could not be healed by a doctor and could not be solved by an operation. Therefore I dealt with the topic of brain power, mindset and the developpment of the human personality especially through meditation.
As a consequence, I recognized that I am totally responsible for my life and all my relationships.
Reading the book of psycho-cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz and other books, I trained my brain with affirmations and meditation and suddenly my persistent double pictures in my eyes were reduced to a minimum, so that my life became much easier.
That was the beginning of my heart string art. "You can only see well with your eyes, the essential is unvisible for the eyes." - Saint Exupery, The Little Prince). With my art I want to look behind the scenes and touch the heart and soul of human beings.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist