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Altar

“Altar” is one of the paintings I’ll show in Amsterdam next month, as part of the Co-Existence stARTup exhibition organized by In4art

This painting (Acrylic on Canvas, 65 cm x 81 cm) is an altar for our contemporary gods: The invisible Cloud, the omnipresent WiFi, the cult of the “like”, the drones, the smartphones, the apps, the hyperconnectivity, the overstimulation…

Like a “Wunderkammer” or a “Cabinet of curiosities”, this painting is a collection of icons and symbols present in our global culture governed by social media and the use of the internet.

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In the center of the painting the reference to the symbol of the Burning Man (Annual gathering in the US, experiment with community and arts, music festival, self-expression), representing the dream of freedom of our generation.

The legs of the table are the elegant triangle fractals called Sierpinski triangle, representing how we build logic from randomness trying to make sense of both the universe and ourselves.

A dialogue between order and chaos.

The need of fantasy, the desire of living in a child’s like world (represented by the: unicorn, rabbit head, minion, balloons, party decoration), the need of ancient beliefs, superstition, mystical and spiritual connection (lucky charms, talismans, Maneki Neko, angels, dreamcatcher, chakras, yoga practice, buddhist praying flags, chinese zodiac (2017 year of the rooster, yin yang, etc) and at the same time the devotion to scientific progress, automatisation, newest technological widgets (apple watch, drones, google maps, etc)

I’m interested in identifying a common visual and cultural language that exists nowadays worldwide: Apps, Ikea furniture, computers interface, green and healthy smoothies, gluten free cupcakes and starbucks latte grande.

And you can always press the Off button in the center of the green carpet to shut down everything.

If you want to see more images of the creative process of this piece click here.

Photos by @galopbcn

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Examples of commissioned works

Often people have asked me to make a special art piece as a gift for friends or a meaningful image to decorate a wall in their house. I love to do this! It’s very special to be able to translate in an image the story of a family, the love of a couple that is getting married, the birth of a little boy, the travels of an explorer, etc.
Here some examples of commissioned artworks:
Tandem

This is a commissioned painting for a wedding. She is from Catalunya, He is from Italy, they meet in Wales and their love travels to Barcelona, Mexico, and cycles around Europe, growing surrounded by friends who also enjoy exciting expeditions in nature. A tandem. Two sets of pedals and two saddles. Moving in balance and harmony. 65 x 80 cm. Watercolor and ink on canvas. 2014

volver a casa LOW

This was a commissioned drawing. I created it based on an idea the client wanted to express: the experience of “coming back home”, or the feeling of being home inside one’s body and mind, accepting oneself at the full potential we have. Clarity and freedom coming from the universe, as a reflection of the balance in the center of ourselves. The drawing is 21 x 29.7 cm (8.2 x 11.6 inches) I used Ink on cotton paper

Vida para los que saben soñar Tintas y acuarela sobre papel de algodón. 80 x 50 cm Un dibujo comisionado por Francisco Gallegos Luna. 2012

“Vida para los que saben soñar”
Ink and watercolor on cotton paper. 80 x 50 cm
I made this commissioned piece in 2012 for a collector in Mexico.

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Normally the process for a commissioned artwork occur like this:

1) The collector contact me and describe the idea of what he/she wants. We work together to agree on: medium, price, dimensions, subject matter, color scheme and a timeline for completing the work (typically 2-4 weeks).

2) Prior to beginning the work, I ask 50% of payment from the collector so that I can know the collector is serious.

3) I start working and I send images showing the work in-progress, which the collector reviews and approves.

4) Once the work has been completed, the collector approves the final image.

5) Then I ask the final payment, plus the cost of shipping from the collector. I take a lot of care wrapping properly the artwork, so that it travels safely to the address of the collector. If the collector is Barcelona or passes by here, we meet personally to give it by hand.

I have worked on many commissions, and it’s a great to enable collectors and interior designers to acquire works they love. With good communication on all sides the process is smooth and beneficial for both, the collector and myself.

Write me if you are interested: beatrizchamussy@gmail.com

 

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A commissioned painting for a family in Montpellier, France. 250 x 65 cm (98.4 x 25.5 Inches). Ink, watercolor and acrylic on canvas. 2013. The title comes from “Une invitation au voyage”, a poem by Charles Baudelaire.