Mandy Herrmann

Born 1964 in Klingenthal (Vogtland), Germany

The myriad processes and materials involved in the creating of her art have been an ever growing source of inspiration for Mandy Herrmann. Foto Arbeitsraum The very surface upon which a picture evolves (a canvas, for instance) plays thereby a central role, as well as the brush technique used and the slow, relatively meditative act of painting in layers over a longer period of time. Spontaneity and playfulness, the subconscious nature and the rules of composition are all important components which she utilizes during the creative process.

Mandy includes the mythical themes of Nature in her art, summoning up landscape associations and often giving the observer the impression of "hovering above" the subject or even examining it from a "microscopic" viewpoint. Some of her works deal with the broad spectrum of elementary expressionism-gravity and lightness, light and darkness, the hallowed and the mundane, eternity and mortality. Porträt Mandy Herrmann

Her use of symbols and pictograms help the observer to sense a vital bond with life's manifold experiences. Even the modern-day, civilised human living in today's fast-paced, urban culture carries ultimately in his inner being the memory of a prehistoric, savage past. Mankind's yearning for these primal roots are carried forth in the myths, mythologies and religions of his culture.

In our present time in which irritations and distortions in art and society are ever so prevalent, the return to abstract painting is one real means of maintaining a constant focus on life's most existential values. It is certainly of little importance how many role models in this particular art form already exist, since painting is one of the most elementary of man's activities; one which may never die, unless destroyed by man himself.

Abstract painting is the fusion of love and magic and is ultimately created in the hope of finding true beauty.

About the Artist Personal Exhibits (a sampling): Participation in Various Exhibits (a sampling):

Transformations and metamorphoses are actually apparent, changing from visual forms into rhythmic elements. The movement evolves spatially out of the ambivalence of the spectral energies and rhythmic structures, as well as chronologically from the perceptive tempi of the painting process and the development of forms.

An evolution, in which immense possibilities can be found. Nature doesn't "exist"; Nature is in a constant state of "evolving". In everything which nature has already produced, be it life forms or organisms, one can discover the ever present, metamorphic principle. Nature is Genesis.

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