DescriptionInspired by a verse by Paul Lobo Portugés: old darkness fills me with unbelievable sadness
Dimensions: 70×70 cm (27.5×27.5 inches)
Technique: mixed media (pencil drawing, digital painting and photomanipulation using multiple textures from my own stock)
Sources/Credits: - Verse by Paul Lobo Portugés - Tree drawing by Cesare da Sesto (ca. 1500) - Arm sketch by Albrecht Dürer (1504) - Shield holder drawing by Hans Baldung Grien (ca. 1520) - “Nude squatting man” (self-portrait) by Egon Schiele (1917) - Skull head taken from “Death and Life” by Gustav Klimt (1911) - Bird drawing taken from wall mural, Grand Palace, Bangkok
Ina Mar, Munich, Germany Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement In 2001 I created my first experimental series called "Lightcurves", where I transformed the body into landscape through lighting effects and accessory objects. Since 2001, I have been exploring the notion of metamorphosis and hybridism, mixing media and transforming the representational into abstract, through lighting effects, shooting techniques (such as "traveling" of the camera) or photomanipulation.
My more recent works explore surrealism and the irrationality of dreams and emotions, using a mixed technique: photo, photomanipulation, pencil or ink drawing on paper, paper collage, digital painting... I don't use stock images - my material is "home made": I use my own digital photographs, vintage objects, drawings and textures, collected through years of travels. Most of the fonts are "home made" too - handwritten or "recomposed" using fragments of old letters and notes.
Favourite subjects: the human body, the human mind and the natural environment.
Services: You can book me for graphic design work, book covers, book illustration or personalized artwork.