Diamond Elite Creative is proud to present Carmen Gruska Creations Fine Arts Germany Solo Gallery Exhibit. Opening Saturday October 24, 2015 at The Urban Pear Restaurant in The Glebe, 151 Second Avenue Ottawa, ON / Tickets : $25
Carmen is a contemporary artist and designer with her studio in the capital of Canada, Ottawa.
As an artist, she paints on traditional canvas, but her style is distinctive and innovative in the world of art, as she embeds natural elements into her paintings. These elements bring a third dimension to her artwork, which together with vivid paint colors,help her in celebrating the many facets of creation and nature.
Her paintings are all unique in their dynamism, flow, and brightness and are painted in an abstract style. Like each creation in nature, they belong to a bigger scheme. Therefore, her artwork is meant to add to the stability of the environment they occupy, creating unique atmospheres.
Carmen was born in Wolfhagen, Germany, and grew up outside of Kassel in central Germany. With her love for art and design, she has always been passionate about colours, forms, styles and rhythms. While being inspired by music and nature, she started painting at a very young age.
Carmen received her Interior Architecture Degree from the University of Applied Science in Mainz/Germany. Her studies included drawing and sculpture, colour theory, art history, interior and furniture design, construction development, material-technology, as well as theoretical architectural positions.
During her studies, she has had the pleasure of being taught by great artists, such as Prof. Gehard Meerwein, Prof. Eberhard Linke,and Prof. Steffen Huth. All of these renowned men have influenced her style and thinking as an artist. Since her university days, Carmen has lived an active life as an artist and designer.
Her artwork includes creating sketches, paintings, banners, stage designs. As a designer she has helped customers in Europe and Canada to achieve vibrant living and working environments on various projects including, private residences, community centers, churches and commercial offices.
“I have always loved color and its different shades. Looking at the same color at different times of the day, or in a different environment, and seeing how it changes, is just captivating for me.
I wanted to express these fascinating effects in my art; therefore, I experimented with implanting natural elements into my flat canvas paintings to bring different shades/ shadows into the work and, therefore, a 3-dimensional feel.
The natural elements bring the picture to life; they stick out and shine or disappear, blending into the painting with all its other colors depending on the light angle shining on the painting.
If you look at my paintings, you will notice that these elements, for example the leaf skeletons, are very visible from one angle or blend in from another angle.
I implant just as much of one element into the painting as is needed to keep the whole painting in balance. As it is in nature, the beauty lies in the overall harmony or disharmony of all things.
With my art, I want to invite you to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation of light and nature with me."