Crisee Art

ABOUT

About me

I’m an artist since my earliest childhood, not a visual artist but a musician. You can find the rhythm of music in all of my paintings.

1993 I started to be a drummer in several bands. At the moment my band is Totscus.

In 2015, I realized that I am also a visual artist. I work with ink and acrylic and I’m also a photographer. I’m self-taught, but most of all, I’ve never learned anything about art, so my art is free. Because it has to come out of me without obvious influences.

My paintings are already spread all over the world:
Vienna, Berlin, Freiburg, Dießen, Oldenburg, Bukarest, Budapest, Tokyo, Te Aroha (NZ), Los Angeles.

Exhibitions:

Since June 2018:
permanent exibition in Austrias biggest music store Klangfarbe in Vienna of my paintings on broken cymbals and drum heads

September 2019:
ink artworks at III. Ingolstädter Art Expo 2019
(nomination for the art prize)

November 2019:
paintings on broken cymbals and drum heads at
MPROVISION festival – Bridgebeat – Vienna

December 2019:
paintings on broken cymbals and drum heads at
IMPROVISION festival – Hot Club –  Vienna

February 2020:
monochrome ink artworks at exhibition „Monochrome“ / Vienna

April 2020:
Cosmic Peace
An international share-a-postcard peace project and exhibition curated by Gloria Keh, 18-20 April 2020.
Joy Luck 65, Raffles Boulevard, Singapore.


ABOUT MY Artwork

For me, water is the most important element of my pictures. Like many people, I’m drawn to the water on a regular basis. This may be the sea, a lake or just a small stream, the main thing is that it flows. And so does the water in my paintings, indicating the direction, it carries the color and it produces chromatographic effects, when it’s dissociated and mixed with the ink. The water usually serves as the basis for the entire picture. Various techniques produce different effects: Flowing structures are achieved when water and ink are allowed to unfold freely and are guided only by small movements. Graphic structures are either directly applied on the paper by means of water and a brush, or different films are used, whereby the ink is given a predetermined structure and can be leaded in the direction of the flow.

By studying geography with focus on geomorphology and the love of nature, my style evolved into abstract painting of landscapes and water worlds. However, not real existing landscapes are painted, but new fantastic worlds created so that they appear like satellite images or images of distant planets. Elements of oceanography, meteorology and geology are incorporated here, creating barren planetary surfaces as well as underwater images or seascapes. The resulting unexpected forms may also involve erotic aspects for the viewer.

Another of my styles is the painting on demolished cymbals and used drumheads. Since I’ve been playing drums for decades, painting the used drumheads and cymbals is a devotion to me because they’ve done their work and I give them a new purpose. Additionally to ink there is used acrylic, since ink alone wouldn’t cover enough. The acrylic paint and the flowing ink reveal completely different structures than on paper. Here also the round shape of the cymbals and used drumheads play a big role.

I always paint with music in the earphones, preferably to albums of various progressive but also experimental music styles. This brings me into a flowing state in which I can empty my mind and devote myself entirely to the colors and structures that arise during painting. Quite consciously, I don’t paint figuratively but allow myself to be guided by the flowing music sounds to create the fantasy worlds. The viewer is allowed to interpret himself what he sees. The selection of the colors I use is purely intuitive, whereby the music influences too which colors are used. Some evenings are entirely devoted to the black ink, which is my eternal love. Black is not dark, depressing or destructive to me. Black forms a contrast and allows the resulting structures to clearly appear without the eye being distracted by color intensities.

You can read more about me and my artwork in an interview at:
https://www.artsillustrated.com/christiane-seeger-artist/

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