Lydia lives and works in Mallorca Spain since 1996.
She has graduated in Fine Art at the University of Design and Art in Cologne, Germany in 1991
with a Laudatio. She has been a student of Renate Lewandowski and Jörg Immendorf.
Lydia has worked many years as a colour designer for animation cartoons.
Her works are shown all over the world on Art Fairs, galleries and public spaces.
about my art:
The human form serves as the primary subject for my paintings, receiving and reflecting a thought-process partly rooted in Expressionism, in individual and symbolic imagery.
As in the "Figuration-Libre" painting movement, which came into being as a reaction to the over-rationalism of conceptual art, I am drawn to using vigorous and narrative pictorial language in which I combine elements from traditional and archaic artforms with modern references to daily life and subculture, arriving at an ironic critical social and cultural imagery. Feeling, emotion and spontaneity are more important to me than perfection, reason, and regimentation.
The style of presentation is abstract-figurative.
I place particular emphasis on colour in my painting, the composition of color and the structure of the background.
I aim for strong contrasts of unsullied purity of the colours-by-themselves, further strengthened by the use of thin color glazes to achieve the strongest possible luminosity reflected from a pure white ground.
Suggestive spatial perspectives and temperature sensations arise from the use of cold/warm color contrasts. Complementary colors reinforce each other's luminosity. A quantitative contrast, using different-sized color surfaces in combination with contrasting materials such as silk, aged wood, unfired clay, bamboo, burlap, matt- and glossy coats of paint, generate maximum optical tension in the overall concept. Resulting in a forceful and decisive artwork.
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AtKinsky Contemporary Art Gallery in Mallorca presents:
NEW ARRIVAL in our Gallery in Porto Cristo today! Lydia Hoffnungsthal, master student of Prof. Immendorf (Germanay) has been added to our collection. We have met Lydia as hardworking artist with international projects and representation. Her Art can be viewed in our Gallery in Porto Cristo C/Sureda 11, 076870 Porto Cristo as well as in our Partner Gallery Arte&Casa in the center of the Port, Port Andratx. - Karl Maria Kinsky
Modigliani Nude Dreaming 2019
100 x 100 cm
Signed bottom right
54 x 42 cm
mixed media, object
Mediterreanean Cycle 2007
51 x 51 cm
Mixed media, Stone, Object
Floating Women 2007
50 x 90 cm
Mixed media, Stone, Object
Flowering Life in your Hands 2018
74 x 44 cm
Mixed media, canvas
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