Brita Seifert

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 About Artist

I am inspired by the past and present, by my life experiences and views, by music and travelling. Many of these impressions I try to translate then into my drawings. And my art is also about desire, the desire to show how each person, each story can be transformed into something beautiful and nice to look at. Sometimes also into something thoughtful, surreal or even macabre. Just a sum of my life, and this is where I draw my inspiration from. Each and every little moment is unique and precious. In drawing, I am absorbed with what I see, feel and experience. The fleeting moments of life around me become a vehicle for the expression of symbolic and poetical concepts.

 

My work is neither emotional nor purely naturalistic, but a delicate balance of both: feelings and reality.

 

More than seeing an image, I want you to feel it. I want it to convey a story about you. Such are the images which remain with us. Such are the images we pause to investigate.

 

For an artist, images come in continuously. For me, it is in the process of drawing that they become tangible. The initial abstract essence of a subject makes a strong enough impression on me to want to get into it, analyze, draw and compose.

 

I started my arts life by taking life-drawing classes at 17 and have since developed an intense interest in the human shape, particularly the female form. It has taken me almost 40 years to realise my calling in life and become a full time artist.