'When one faces a painting, only emotion matters; everything else simply follows. If one puts on hold any attempt at understanding the meaning behind the painting and intention of the artist, to immerse oneself in the feelings evoked by just observing the painting, it should change the experience. Heightened by emotion and fascination, a path rises not to your mind but between your eyes and your soul. This is the true challenge of a painting. '
The emotions, which come through in her paintings stem from her own sensitivity and subtlety and are rooted in her own life experience.
Cawian is a French artist of Iraqi Kurdish origin. He studied at the Art School in Bagdad
as well as at Beaux-Arts in Paris.
His paintings reflect many and diverse characters of life and the difficulties of living together.
A colourist, his colours are bright with some bordering on the vivid while at the same time maintaining
an element of subtlety.
His preferred surfaces are paper, newspaper and canvas.
His first influences were the early sources of Mesopotamian culture, developing through the great Occidental art currents of the XIXth and XXth centuries and includes impressionism, fauvism, cubism and expressionism.
His aesthetic though was born from diverse influences and resists any real classification, constantly overflowing.
Cawian's art expresses a precious link between the Orient and the Occident.
Blanka essentially works on paper.
Her work is sensitive yet powerful and depends on different inspirations.
The elements of her paintings often disperse in anecdotal and spontaneous details.
Follow Blanka through a Parisian dream.
The emotions, which come through in her paintings stem from her own sensitivity
and subtlety and are rooted in her own life experience.
Exhibition 2006 at the "Crocodile Gallery" in Montmartre, Paris
as well as artistic material for her collages.
Painting forms the most important element of her creative work
where the combination of materials, paper,
paint etc blend together with her drawing to 'colour' her message to the viewer.
Blanka's work draws us into a world in which colour and form make us dream.