Mystical paintings and sculptures where fiction intertwines with reality: Josephine wall
For several decades, the work of the Englishwoman Josephine wall – the most popular modern artist in the world-has fascinated and inspired fans of her work, called the Art of Imagination. Today, our virtual gallery presents new paintings, as well as exclusive sculptures by a craftswoman from the UK, filled with dreams, dreams and secrets, where the familiar is combined with the amazing, the mundane with the mystical, the real with the fantastic.
Paintings by the English fantasy artist Josephine wall, who has a unique gift-to enliven through canvas and paint the worlds she invented, without exaggeration, can be viewed indefinitely and each time find new and new details.
For all that is seen – the human eye can not immediately grasp, and the mind to realize.
Moving our eyes from one image to another, from one detail to another, we seem to travel to different corners of the vast universe, where we are met by fairies, nymphs, goddesses, mermaids, beckoning us to the abyss of emotions and inspiration.
Having deeply felt the picturesque images, saturated with numerous symbols and details, we are literally imbued with magic and spirituality. That is why Josephine’s work attracts and inspires so many people around the world – different in their perception of the world, beliefs, and financial situation. Whatever you say, Josephine’s work unites people who appreciate art-from collectors to the ordinary viewer.
Looking at these amazing paintings, you can’t help but wonder: Where does this talented artist get her inspiration, dipping her viewer into a world of enchanting beauty, in which there are so many colors, so much light, so much sparkling joy and fantasy? If you look closely, you can see that the basis of the subjects of her paintings Josephine lays ancient myths, legends, tales, stories about the stars and constellations, as well as natural scenes observed by the artist in real life.
In short, its subjects are always openwork and multicolored fairy-tale worlds, emphasized elegant symbols of the elements and constellations, light and somewhat oversaturated with beauty fairy tale…
With each of her works, the artist invites the audience to travel through the world of fantasy and dreams, filled with bright colors and semantic images, calling to break away from the gray everyday life, overcome the limits of consciousness and embark on a boundless sphere of imagination. Many art critics not without reason compare the works of Josephine with the works of Surrealists and symbolists, and there is a great deal of truth in this.
The artist herself, giving an interview to journalists, answered the question: How can she explain the presence of a huge number of symbols and signs from different religions in her paintings? – answers that she does not use it purposefully and deliberately, but writes as her soul prompts her.
Bright individual and recognizable technique – Josephine wall
Josephine wall works mainly in acrylic technique, which allows her to draw quickly and create a stunning variety of color and texture effects. On average, she spends from 2 to 4 weeks of time on one job-it all depends on the size and load of details.
And as many have already noticed, her favorite color combination is a mixture of ultramarine with burnt umber, and the artist never uses black and pure red. Often, the artist begins her work from a series of sketches, in which she builds compositions in various variations and conducts a harmonious selection of the palette. By the way, she never performs pencil sketches, and literally “sculpts” the story immediately in color, choosing the tone, saturation of color.
It should also be noted that the artist’s talent over her entire career was manifested in numerous experiments: Josephine wall was engaged in creating pottery, designing and painting ceramics, creating small sculptures using images of mythological creatures, animals and insects, as well as the craftswoman created her own line of clothing and shoes.
A few pages from the biography of the famous artist
Josephine Wall, a contemporary fantasy artist and sculptor, was born in may 1947 in Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom. At the age of 4, the future Creator of fantastic worlds became interested in drawing. Josephine, many years later, remembers with trepidation what delight and happiness she experienced when, as a child, she was given a large box of wax crayons. At sixteen, the young artist had already sold her first painting.
She received her art education at Bournemouth College. While still studying, the talented student began to exhibit her work in local galleries. And her first paintings, which were exhibited at an exhibition in London in 1968, attracted the attention of viewers with their peculiar plasticity and bright color. Despite the fact that the main images of her paintings were just small butterflies and dragonflies, her works magnetically attracted the attention of the audience – so unusual and original was the style of their writing. After College, the gifted young artist studied ceramics, sculpture, painting and design. At the beginning of the 70s, she almost completely abandoned all these Hobbies in favor of painting.
In those years, Josephine’s work successfully began to be exhibited in England, and in 1974 were presented at exhibitions in Tokyo and Tehran, and in Swindon was the first solo exhibition of the artist. In recent decades, the work of Josephine wall has become very popular among collectors in the United States and Russia, of course, that the lion’s share is in private collections and museums in the UK, France, Japan, America and Australia.
And many people will probably be interested to know that the talented artist took place not only in her work. She has a strong family, a mother of three children and a grandmother of ten grandchildren.
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