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From the series 'Urban Wildlife a contemporary portrait of an elephant that seems to step right off the canvas.
As a great lover of African wildlife, fueled by multiple visits to the beautiful safari parks in the Serengeti in Kenya, I have come to this series of wild animals. To have witnessed these majestic animals in their natural habitat is beyond words. I have tried to reflect this feeling in my paintings and combined the two worlds of people (Urban) and animals (Wildlife).
Art is allowed to 'rub' a bit and that is exactly what happens here by combining these two different worlds in the two different styles Street art and Fine art.
The original paintings in this series are all composed of multiple layers of mixed media where the animal is painted entirely in oil paint creating a lot of depth through the use of warm and cool pigments.
This elephant feels at home in any interior. The original painting of 160x200 cm has been sold to America.
This artworks is offered by Bianca Lever
Growing up in the metropolis and governmental city The Hague in the Netherlands as well as a career in aviation are clear and strong influences on the work of international selling artist Bianca Lever. She discovered her passion for art later in life, as if all those experiences were looking for a creative way out. Thus leading to getting an art degree and pursuing a career in Art.
The abstract realistic work of Bianca Lever is expressive and outspoken. Her realistic figures, people and animals, are painted on pop- and streetart style backgrounds. Her mixed media process in which different techniques and styles are combined is both thought through as well as intuitive and exploring, always pushing the envelope. Her motto “Be curious, explore and experience” shows in her work. There is a lot of juxtaposition, contrast and visible layering. Always ending with multiple layers of oil to make the colours even more intense and to create more depth by using cold and warm pigments.
Bianca still travels a lot and lives and works in the middle of artistic and inspiring Italy where she paints from her studio with a beautiful view of the Appenines.