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Birgit Kalkofen

Bali Girl with Bird II

Material: Acrylics on canvas
Size: 30 cm x 40 cm cm

Bali Style - Girl with bird with tropical nature
Working in tourism since 1970, I lived overseas and travelled around in Europe, America, Asia and Africa (11 years in Kenya). The last 22 years I lived in Palma de Mallorca / Spain and now I’m back in Germany. I started painting as a child and meanwhile painting art is my passion, my most favorite hobby. With mostly strong colors I’m able to express my various impressions and ideas, which cool me down and relax. I'm autodidact – of all tried out materials I prefer painting with acrylics and especially on wood. I get inspired by everything, what is surrounding me – art, books, culture, traditions, pictures, textiles, exhibitions, events, colors, light, sea, beach, sunrise and sunset, animals, landscapes, seasons, nature, plants and flowers, daily news – the list is neverending. Travelling such a lot left its marks on my art. Especially the colors and the smell of Africa and Asia are deeply in my memory. My pictorial language mainly consists of a figurativeness reduced to the essential into which I ornamental transfer very harmonious forms. This is completed by my abilities of applying glowing colors. By achieving a correlation of abstract and figurative forms and color I’m able to give my work of art some sensual attractivity. The portrayal of perspectives and mostly the strong expression of bright colors are my trademark. My artworks are now part of private collections worldwide, such as Germany, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, India and Australia. In recent years, my works have been shown in various exhibitions in Germany, USA and Spain, including Kunstverein Fulda, Vonderau Museum Fulda, Art in barns / Lich, Miami SCOPE Art Show Florida and Times Square New York / USA, Clinica Picasso and Casa Creativa Mallorca / Spain. My works are published in several art publications (e.g. art magazine »Bogart» 22, Women in Art 278, art volume "The Voice of the Artist", Circle Quarterly Art Review Magazine, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, World Wide Art Magazine ), I participate in various art competitions and have received various awards (among others Contemporary Art Gallery Online, "Gallery" , CFA Artist of the Year Award, Creators Deserve To Be Seen Volume 3).

Website: www.pepponi.de

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