"Art is Magic. Thinking gets in the way of it."
Bettina Madini is a contemporary European artist and designer who combines luscious color and expressive motion in her paintings and fashion accessories. Born in Berlin, she spent time in the Corporate World before laying the groundwork for her artistic breakthrough in Luxembourg in1992, when she joined the Conservatory of Music and, shortly after, the Ecole d’Art Contemporain. Bettina...
... studied Fine Art in Luxembourg at the Ecole d'Art Contemporain with Jean-Marc Tosello, and in New York City at the National Academy of Fine Art and Design with Susan Shatter, Sharon Sprung, Henry Finckelstein and Wolf Kahn. Her search for expressive color and light has led her on a journey across different painting media that are universes to her.
Her body of work encompasses watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and silk painting. In 2018, she launched her own line of Wearable Art labeled ‘Magical Bodies.’
Bettina's paintings can be found in corporate and private collections in Europe, Australia, Canada, China and the United States.
“Living within the confines of a wall in my home city of Berlin carved in me a drive for freedom and a desire to live life with joy and gusto. I learned to thrive on contrast and marveled at impressionistic and expressionistic art, especially the search for color and light.
Artists such as Marc Chagall and Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and later Mark Rothko were the stars in my universe.To this day they keep inspiring and encouraging me further along my artistic journey with colorful expression.
Color fascinates me. Each painting begins with a range of colors that seduce me into the symphony. Paintings unfold from the space of curiosity and wonder, be it abstract, floral or visionary. I move beyond the image that I see with my physical eyes, allowing the inner world to flow into my creation.
Will I ever be complete? Not as long as there is color. The dance moves beyond the edge of confinement and expectation. Beyond that edge is where I live.”
Honorable Mentions Award from the National Academy of Fine Art and Design in New York City
'State Exhibit Award' of the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP)
Honorable Mentions Award during the international 'Nature' Online Exhibit by Light Space & Time Online Gallery