Ana Cabrera Grohs
About Ana Cabrera Grohs
BIOGRAPHY I was born in Argentina in 1951 and performed my first paintings in 1994, painting with a figurative style that reflected human shape, until I was requested to perform an abstract painting, which produced a change, an inner revolution in me, and dealing with said challenge I started considering the painting work with a different vision because I was able to strip myself off the concrete object and started to express my feelings in a deeper and more liberated manner, today the great majority of my artworks reflect said abstraction style. I paint what I feel and think, and not what I can strictly see My artwork can be defined as contemporary art and it involves from figurative to abstract paintings. By means of my artwork, I wish to achieve an increased inner peace and creativity throughout time. In general, I use canvas to perform them, although some of them have been painted on paper or wood and protected with varnished. In order to reach varied color shades and textures I use acrylic painting and a mixed technique. Subjects that inspire me arise from my desire to paint nature, taking from Argentine landscapes its mountains, sea sides, beaches, flowers and subjects that speak about the inner life and about the celebration of love.
What do my paintings represent?
My abstract paintings represent my world and my personal circumstances, internal life experiences, life situations I have to face, moments that I wish to capture in the memory, thoughts that I want to transmit to other people. All the above reflected by means of my painting techniques in colors that express my emotions and state of soul.
Subjects approached in my artworks
Subjects arise from everything that touches me. A color that makes my sensitivity vibrate, enchanted landscapes, suns and moons, a flower, a gesture, a smile, joy and pain.
I started from figurative painting and at present I am fully satisfied with abstraction, where I feel I can express myself with more freedom.
Why do I paint?
I perform works of art because through them, I am able to express the passion and the desire that conveyed onto the canvas allow me to establish a deep connection with my feelings and the sensation of being able to catch- in an instant - something that will for ever remain captured on the canvas through a color, a shape or a stain.
What subjects do I choose?
Subjects just come to me, either from the exterior or interior reality, as a starting point for creation. All this, considered from my spirituality, in my way, with the vision and emotion of my feelings and thoughts.
As an abstract artist, the art practice is a healing process for me, since I find by means of the painting techniques the possibility of creating and recreating -in a tireless manner -those circumstances influencing my sensitivity giving way to new things, images, colors, landscapes. My art philosophy is a challenge, in which I dare to discover what there is inside me, to subsequently offer it to the others with love.
I wish to communicate a message that touches people, a message that affects them, a message that takes them away from routine and worries, so that they are able to enjoy a pleasant moment, and get connected with their inner beings, and make them feel that the beauty present in art is accessible to all art lovers no matter if they are professional painters or beginners. My wish is that people take a moment and find in their interior what the art work is telling them. And if in addition to the above the artwork arises any feeling in the audience, if it opens a path to imagination or introduces the audience into the art world - that makes me happy.
I try to convey an optimistic message through my art and reflect the love for life and nature that I feel.
Future Shows: EXHIBITIONS:
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris-Francia, Art Shopping Contemporary Art Sales Exhibition, October 23th-25 2009.
Florencia-Italia, Fyr Galleria Exhibition, September 4th-30th 2009.
Barcelona-Spain, Crisolart Galleries, Barcelona Award Exhibition, December 23th-January 14th 2009.
New Mexico-USA, July 21st - 26th 2009 participation with six artworks in the CD distributed in the occasion of the Art Santa Fe 2009, International Art Tradeshow.
Malmo-Sweden, June 6th-27th, Svenska Konsgalleriet Gallery, exhibition.
Artexpo New York 2009-USA, New York Convention Center, Exhibition, 26 February - 2 March 2009.