Figurative art project in mixed media: charcoal drawings, gold leaf on wooden panels, 3D paper collage
This figurative art project was specially developed by me for the International Art Fair in Luxembourg 2018.
Charcoal (matt, light-absorbing) in combination with real gold leaves (shiny, light-reflecting) bring dynamic and contrast to my portraits. The large-format pictures on wooden panels (100x100 cm) fit ideally into the modern and minimalist interior design. For this art project I developed the butterfly collages (40x40 cm), which have a 3D effect and bring a specific atmosphere to the interior. Some of the collages are decorated with real gold or silver leaf.
Some works of art from this art project are still available at the Lagun ART Gallery, Zurich.
The "Realistic Landscapes" art project was developed using two different painting techniques: oil painting and encaustic .
Encaustic (encaustic) is the oldest (over 3000 years old) painting technique, also known as the technique for Fayum mummy portraits. Encaustic is a Greek word (encausticos) meaning "to heat or burn". Heat is used throughout the process: from melting the beeswax with the dammar lacquer and color pigments to fusing the layers of wax onto the wooden panel.
I started this project in 2013 and mainly used it for landscapes: sea, waterfalls, mountains, fields. With this technique it is possible to reproduce the deep and large-scale texture of the natural elements.
The works of art in encaustic do not require any special care and are resistant to light and sun.
ART PROJEKT "SWISS ALPEN"
I am inspired by the Swiss Alps and I use oil paints, cold wax and color pigments (blue, grey, green, white) to reflect these generous mountains in my mountain paintings.