Featured Artist of The Week: Vian Borchert!
"I am an expressionist artist, I consider all my artwork to be visual poems.
Art for me is a universal language by which all comprehend. I aim to connect with people through my visual world and through my vision aspiring for the world to come together through the arts. Moreover, nature plays a huge part in my artistic journey. I am an avid nature observer where contemplating upon nature helps me reach inner peace and attain moments of Zen. My artwork albeit abstract in nature offers symbolism referencing the status of a mysterious future. To add, my art showcases a sense of identity of who I am as an artist: my hopes and dreams. Furthermore, my works intend to evoke the feelings of rejuvenation achieved through the love for nature and its endless bounty that it bestows upon humanity. Hence, nature is not only a place for me to meditate upon, but it also energizes and empowers me to give back to the world through my creative vision, talent and aesthetics. Consequently, my art becomes a reflection of my life’s journey along with connecting the past to the present while approaching the future in wonderment to what it brings.”
Artworks in order:
Chopped Waves, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24" Inches (60 x 60 cm)
This painting titled "Chopped Waves" reflects the feelings on an overcast day by the sea and what the artist saw on that particular day. The painting depicts the scattered waves that were broken and interrupted by the wind appearing very chopped. Moreover, the painting delivers a certain mood through its somber blue tones while capturing the movement of the waves on a cold day. The artwork is delivered through the artist's signature painterly strokes and abstract aesthetics.
Sand and Sea, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24" Inches (60 x 60 cm)
This painting titled "Sand and Sea" aims to capture a day at the sea where the artist takes in the beauty of the big blue while relaxing at the sandy beach. The artwork intends to evoke feelings of rejuvenation experienced when one is on a voyage by the sea. The painting is executed through the artist's painterly and modern vision.
White Clouds, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12" Inches (30 x 30 cm)
This painting titled "White Clouds" illustrates my love for observing clouds' formations and looking up at the blue sky with its white clouds. The painting intends to bring forth feelings of peace while showcasing my abstract expressionist aesthetics which embody my artistic identity and vision.
Lavender Clouds, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12" Inches (30 x 30 cm) This painting titled "Lavender Clouds" depicts skyscapes and formation of clouds in an abstracted painterly style. Skyscapes such as these aim to bring in a sense of peace while delivering a modern abstract expressionist vision characteristic of my style and identity as an artist.
Sweet Memories, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36" Inches (60 x 91 cm) This painting is titled "Sweet Memories" since the theme alludes to a simpler time. The soft colors and abstracted take on the theme recall sweet memories and embody feelings of nostalgia along with embracing enjoyable and memorable moments in time.