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Breaking the waves Painting

Miriam Smidt

Germany

Painting, Watercolor on Canvas

Size: 114.2 W x 78.7 H x 0.8 D in

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A large and powerful piece full of motion and emotion. After a phase of gestural, dynamic application of water-based paste and inks, the liquids develop a life of their own, unfolding in graceful movements and effortlessly taking up space. During days-long drying processes I dissolve into the suppleness of the color gradients. I aid or slow down their flow — always knowing that my impact is limited by the idiosyncratic element of water. My artistic guidance of the painting’s development is ephemeral. The liquids can either continue and extend my movements or wash them away. And the motion itself becomes its own static image when the water evaporates. original painting made with the unique self invented technique called liquid light painting unframed canvas ready to hang comes with certificate of authenticity

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Multi-paneled Painting:Watercolor on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:114.2 W x 78.7 H x 0.8 D in

Number of Panels:2

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My works embody liveliness and motion — their lucid beauty deliberately forms a counterpoint to the vicious harshness of contemporary culture and opposes its pain with confidence. Overcoming despair through art is, to me, the highest form of hope. Since my childhood on the North Sea coast, where the ebb and flow of the tides mark the passage of time, I have been shaped by a love of water and art. Both resisted the vast desolation of the landscape in which I grew up and the emptiness of my melancholy youth, which was affected early on by the confrontation with my own finitude. Nevertheless, I studied political science and German language and literature studies and initially worked as a social scientist until a brain tumor diagnosis in 2016 marked my personal turning point and I returned to painting and, thus, to water. y fluid technique explores the entanglements of the individual with time and transience and stresses the diffuse boundaries of control and letting go — movement and standstill, overflow and emptiness, constant and volatile components. My own finitude is always in the literal and proverbial back of my head as I negotiate artistically with an invisible opponent: the faster I move, the faster time runs through my hands. But, if I pause, I can conquer it for a moment, wrest a NOW from it and transform it into eternity. In the interplay between stages of creative flows and cautious observation, which defines my creative process, the outside world stands equally still. “What is time? A secret – insubstantial and omnipotent (…) A motion intermingled and fused with bodies existing and moving in space. But would there be no time if there were no motion? No motion if there were no time? Is time a function of space? Or vice versa? Or are the two identical?” (Thomas Mann) After a phase of gestural, dynamic application of water-based paste and inks, the liquids develop a life of their own, unfolding in graceful movements and effortlessly taking up space. During days-long drying processes I dissolve into the suppleness of the color gradients. I aid or slow down their flow — always knowing that my impact is limited by the idiosyncratic element of water. My artistic guidance of the painting’s development is ephemeral. Movement becomes its own static image when the water evaporates.

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