ana calder

Visual artist.  Proud mother.  Travel junkie

Ana's bio
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Why Is Nudity So Important In My Art?

Because nudity expresses human energy and life, mundane yet controversial, simultaneously natural and unnatural.

My artwork is expressive and perhaps even romantic, stories told by nude females in a whirlwind destined to challenge Adam who was told to feel free to eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden. 

 

The intention of my females is to transition from a flat image into a deep eruption of color merged in in compositions swinging between active and resting forms. Anatomical study is part of the research of my work much inspired by Magic Realism, painting magical moments in real worlds, based upon hidden mysteries of the ‘I know’ and moments of new understanding of the ‘I don't know’.

My creative process evolves in 3 phases and it may sound simple or mechanic but each phase has its' different focus and energy. The phases aren't moved by a time frame and each one exist aloof of that moment passing into the next one.

 

The Beginning awakens my feeling of freedom, is the phase with a creative and open minded approach working mix-media predominantly with acrylic paint and layers of paint, paper, crayons on a medium-large-scale canvas.

The Continuing phase holds a feeling of faith that the image draws the attention of the gazer in a meaningful visual experience whether it be emotional, intellectual, physical or even a mystical grasp.

The Completion phase allows my serenity the space to fall in love with the female sat in motion.

 

My work draws from lived experiences of many cultures, including 15 years of my adult life spent in the rainforest jungle of Costa Rica, time in Tallinn and New Orleans, afterwards a long period in Sweden and now on a move to a new home in Florida

Ana plays with grafitti colors

In 2017, I granted the Award of Excellence by Trevisan International Art in Bologna, Italy, also honoured the Certificate of Excellence given by Palm Art Award in Quedlinburg, Germany in 2017 and 2019. My paintings are held within private collections in the USA, Costa Rica, Continental Europe, and Scandinavia. Recent exhibitions have taken place in Helsingborg, Madrid, Copenhagen and Florence..

 

...and I get a kick of that moment where I inspired the viewer and we experience a playful feeling of shared understanding.

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*Camino a Santiago* /private collection in Laröd, Sweden.

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*Camino a Santiago* /private collection in Laröd, Sweden.

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Helsingborg, Sweden

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