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Petra FORMAN

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I was born in 1968 in Austria and currently mostly living and working in Croatia, on the Dalmatian Adriatic coast of Korcula, with a fantastic outdoor studio directly on the sea.

In addition to my business career in IT management and a study for “Executive Management” in Vienna I always attends master classes by various famous artists the last 20 years.

I exhibited my work on international art fairs, presenting my art in great galleries throughout the year, like New York, Venice, Madrid, Paris, Miami, London, Milano and Vienna.

Winner of the "Collector’s Vision International Art Award 2021" from the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.

My art is all about pursuing harmony and balance found in the nature. A blend of Croatian minimalism with a hint of ancient mysticism, my art keeps fascinated by the layers and textures, giving a defined sense dimension to the paintings. “The process of creation is completely organic and spontaneous. When it emerges on the canvas, I convey a thought that is highly emotional and personal yet at the same time universal; It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar. Like memories of a place we feel we've been before, but can't quite recall all the details of the experience." "My paintings are often influenced by music and I relate them to lyrics that try to capture and convey my thoughts in the artwork." Striving for depth and intensity I use multiple layers of paint, grainy or rough textures, embracing the beauty of decay by including rust or cracked structures in her paintings. I also like to incorporate into my work, natural materials from the sea, like corals or lakegrass and experimenting with rust, wood and self-made marble powder. "When I create my artwork, I let myself be inspired by my personal perception of the world, full of emotions" she explains. "I dive deep into my inner consciousness. My creative process gives rise to expressive compositions of colours and structures". "Using colour as language, my work becomes alive with emotion through the movement of the structure and luscious layers of pigment. Much like memories, each painting is filled with layer upon layer of paint, building a rich history into each piece"

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