Fusions of Color - Contemporary Art by Christina Jarmolinski

Christina Jarmolinski - Fine Artist

As Cezanne, the Father of Modern Art once said  “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”

"For over 30 years Christina has  been a part of the professional European and the United States art scene, winning many awards and participated annually in solo and collective art shows."

Growing up in Connecticut in a  family interested in art, it was clear to me I would go down the path of an artist. My parents, never-the-less compelled me to study linguistics first and then go on studying art. I studied art in Austria by Oskar Kokoschka and in Germany. The expressionist group "The Blaue Reiter"  greatly influenced my paintings. I studied the masters in the museums of Europe, later teaching art and art appreciation in Germany and the US.

Maybe you could say I am a Fauvist artist. In art history after Fauvism, led by Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Maurice De Vlaminck, Kees van Dongen, then came Expressionism, and I consider my works as a mixture of the both.

"The paintings of the Fauves were characterized by seemingly wild brush work and strident colors, while their subject matter had a high degree of simplification and abstraction.[3] Fauvism can be classified as an extreme development of Van Gogh's Post-Impressionism fused with the pointillism of Seurat[3] and other Neo-Impressionist painters, in particular Paul Signac. Other key influences were Paul Cézanne[4] and Paul Gauguin, whose employment of areas of saturated color—notably in paintings from Tahiti—strongly influenced Derain's work at Collioure in 1905.[5] In 1888 Gauguin had said to Paul Sérusier:[6]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauvism

My works are complex using various methods to convey my ideas and subjects. I mostly  work in series. The paintings tell of stories or fantasies  in figurative or geometric shapes. 

Collages, made of pictures, coins, printed matters, are other means of expressing my art. Some works are recycled  magazines. I  combine these with paint and a new story is created. Rauschenberg    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rauschenberg  called this "Combined Painting."

Portraits are also a favorite venue for me.  I try to capture the spirit and soul of the person or animal. Commissioned paintings in Acrylic of family dogs, cats, horses make a great gift and can be passed down for generations to come. I accept commissions of good quality photographs, for instance of loved ones and of those who have passed. Children, Moms and Dads, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, paintings to be cherished and make a great present for that special occasion. My portraits are contemporary. You can contact me for information such as pricing and more.

All of my works are original.

I offer giclees'. Prints of some of my art. The Giclees prints are singed and certified of their authenticity.

I am greatly  interested in any feedback about my art.

Contact me if you are interested in group art classes.

* My story sounds a little like "Eat Pray Love" when traveling to India in a spiritual  search in addition to my Christian believes, I started collecting beautiful gem stones in India. So I decided to study gemology right there. I learned of the stones and their attributes. As an artist I wanted to be able to work with semi-precious gemstones and  to design jewelry. Learning the craft from an Indian guru in jewelry making, I like to combine contemporary versions with the traditions of Indian and Tibetan jewelry.

* I invite you to check my Art Jewelry chapter on this website.

For more info click on the about me link.

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My art is shown and collected internationally.

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