Abstract artist Michelle Hold uses color and light to energize her style of painting. See more stunning artwork by visiting her website.
Art is my life and I love the infinite colorful world I live in.
Color stimulates and energizes my way of painting and abstraction enables me to see beyond the tangible. The research I do for my paintings extends to the endless energy that pervades the universe. I am interested in the things that are invisible and cannot easily be apprehended by intellect, because I believe they are eternal.
This is why I build and layer my paintings, letting things happen and leaving space for surprise and the free flow of color and stroke.
I am mainly interested in creating something new; as Rothko said, painting has to be a revelation, not a repetition of something already seen.
I love to make vibrant, dynamic, polychromatic, large paintings that invigorate, excite, inspire and open the mind of the viewer. I choose abstraction because there is no reference to any recognizable concrete object, but only to deeper meaning and feelings.
Right now I am working on a series for a group exhibition with Zamenhof Art which will be shown in Ferrara, Venice, Milan and Rome called “Sense & Sensibility.” My approach to the theme is through color, I wanted to underline the meaning of “Sense” with all shades of grey (see “Give Me a Reason”) and “Sensibility” with various passionate reds (see “Vibrations”).
I also like to curate shows and enrich the viewer by bringing a message to him. I just opened a show called “Shades of Silence” at Castello di Costigliole d’Asti in Italy. The idea behind this show is to raise awareness about the culture of SILENCE, a natural state that all species, including humans, seek. Silence is essential for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, yet it is perhaps the most endangered natural resource of all.
I am also preparing for a very challenging group exhibition. I will curate “Touch of Water” at beautiful Castello di Rapallo close to Genova. In this show, we talk about the fact that water is a living substance. It has memory, and its quality improves or degrades depending on the nature of the information it carries; this was known to the ancient healers and Shamans of long ago.
My goal is to invade daily life with the beauty of art, to sensitize people’s approach to color and nature. In order to make art available to lots of people I also create textile designs; I just started to collaborate with British designer Claire Gaudion for cushions and Shop Vida for scarves and a swim line.
Color harmony is an obsession I have in my collaborations with fashion designers. This is the reason I mix my own colors so I can get the exact color tone I desire.
My inspiration comes of course from nature, especially watching and caring for my beautiful garden, but also comes from listening to inspiring teachers like Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden and Eckhart Tolle. Their positive messages are based on new discoveries in science; this gives me energy and belief which I consequently transform into an image. I would say that abstract art requires the viewer to contemplate and feel.
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