Aicy Karbstein Member Since August 2017 Artist Statement Aicy Karbstein is an American painter, born in Brazil. As a child she began showing a great interest for art and was encouraged by her great-aunt, Frieda Karbstein Noske. Frieda inspired her while also providing lots of paper and crayons. While still a teenager, she took art classes, including drawing of live models, at 'Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo'. She then went on to study Advertising, and worked as an intern in the Creation Department of an Ad Agency doing illustrations. Aicy’s fascination for painting has grown exponentially since her childhood days, with her passion fanned by exposure to several style of paintings, frequent visits to the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, among others. Various influences have since been absorbed into her work, from which the artist has emerged with her own unmistakable style. Painting from her heart and mind, her works entice you to focus on the message they convey evoking a visceral response. Aicy’s positive approach to life helps her paintings express happiness, beauty and harmony we all seek. Relying on various techniques to achieve her goals, a combination of Expressionism, Abstract and Impressionism are visible throughout her many paintings, however, she has also developed the passion for representational paintings, which is clearly seen in her cityscapes.