Alina Birkner: Untitled (Rose and Orange)

Alina Birkner

Artwork’s Title: „Untitled (Rose and Orange)“

Materials Used: Acrylic on Canvas

Studio Based: Munich, Germany

_Untitled (Rose and Orange)_
Alina Birkner, Untitled (Rose and Orange), 2019, 170 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas

Can you tell us about the process of making your work?

Usually I make sketches first, little colour studies, pencil drawings. Then I start painting, with a brush, no airbrush.

How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?

Colour, light, translucent.

Would you use another three different words to describe the „Untitled (Rose and Orange)“ painting?

Warm, glowing, sunset.

How did you come up with this painting idea? Is there any story behind this painting?

I often watch the colours of the sky, particularly when the sun rises or sets. I wanted to make this painting glow similarly.

What colour is used the most in this painting?

Pink, obviously! Many shades of pink.

What would be the best way to exhibit your work?

They need good (day) light and some space around them to breathe – so the colour can expand and be experienced.

Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?

There are a few. Lately I like subtle, more lighter shades – Ettore Spalletti or Roni Horns glass sculptures I have looked at a lot. Generally there are so many artists I admire, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keeffe, Hilma Af Klint, Agnes Pelton, Mary Corse, Helen Pashgian, Mariko Mori, Gotthard Graubner, almost the whole Light and Space Movement, Rothko, Jawlensky, Monet. Art that deals with colour, light, mystycism and otherwordliness.

How do you know when this painting was finished?

When I painted the orange frame.

What about the place where you work? What’s your studio space look like?

At the moment I am lucky, it is a little house in a big garden, so I am surrounded by large trees and nature where I feel very at ease.

Is there any particular message that you wish your viewers can take from this painting?

That it makes one feel warm and fuzzy, at home.

What does your mum think about your art?

She has three of my paintings from 2015 in her bedroom and when I send pictures, I get a heart emoji. I think she likes it.

Which are your plans for the near future?

I want to show a new series that deals with alchemy and make my first video installation in spring.

Additional Paintings

_Untitled (Blue and Yellow)_
Alina Birkner, Untitled (Blue and Yellow), 2019, 170 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
_Untitled (Vitamins)_
Alina Birkner, Untitled (Vitamins), 2019, 170 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas
_Untitled (We meet again)2018_170x120cm_
Alina Birkner, Untitled (We meet again), 2018, 170 x 120 cm, Acrylic on Canvas

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