ELLEN GRAEL, PASTELPAINTINGS, Mixed media on paper. Washed ink, charcoal, pastel and acrylic
AMSTERDAM. Contact: 0031(0) 6 48 488 289 / Info@ellengrael.nl / LinkedIn, instagram @ellengrael.
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THE WATERS OF VENICE
About environmental issues of Venice. Have a look About my work: inspirational Venice
I visited Venice several times and became inspired by the many islands, the floating sea-weeds and the colors of the Lagoon around the city. At my first visit close to the station of Venice I found lines on a wall with marks about the danger of the rising water levels within the coming years. A second Atlantis..? Inspired by this danger I made a new serie 'THE WATERS OF VENICE'. 2018-2020
Have a look at Photo gallery.
I love the many preserved old wells in this city, silent testimonies of the past, now covered with a lid. Could water still be taken from them..?
The radiant waters of Venice, 100 x 140cm The wells of Venice, 100 x 140cm
In 2018 I reveived a loan for my study-trips to Italy: https://fondskwadraat.nl/toekenningen-archive/ellen-grael/
Galerie Sonia Monti in Paris.
Being an Artist, 50 x 65cm Being an Artist, 50 x 65cm
INTERVIEWS; have a look at that page.
2020: My interview Art Pieces by free-lance journalist, collection - and project management at Museum Belvédére, Jurjen K. van der Hoek.
2019: My Interview in Artist Spotlight, Dutch artists art magazine, Kunstenaars Magazine.Issue 96
2018: Its Liquid dedicated interview by director Luca Curci.
I am a Durch artist living and working in Amsterdam. I started drawing at an early age. In my teens I followed private classes with a number of different artists. When I was seventeen, I visited for a study-trip Italy for the first time. Admiring the work of the many Renaissance artists, like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Del Sarto, Botticelli etc. These famous artists where of great influence in my career later.
The materials I choose are minimal; ink, water, pastels and some acrylic paint. My pastelpaintings ( drawings ) are a mix of Eastern and Western tehiniques with a special pictoresque effect. Since my time at Art school, my affinity is with paper because the specific characteristics of paper I cannot translate to other materials such as linen.
The Sounds of Nature
The blue old Tree, 120 x 160cm The Pink bells, 120 x 160cm