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The Pink Hour

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The Pink Hour

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Angelika Millmaker

US$ 2,300

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2020

Acrylic, watercolour, ink, and texture on canvas

Unique Work

Dimensions: 90cm (H) x 90cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 35.4" (H) x 35.4" (W) x 1.6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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The Pink Hour is perhaps the moment of the day most coloured with beauty and magic. In the mountains, it is in winter with the sparkling white snow and the setting of the afternoon sun. The sky is illuminated with stunning pink hues and the contrast to the sparkling white snow is beautiful. The snow almost takes the colour of the magenta sky, making the scenery particularly exquisite and magical.

The essence of this painting is rooted in the colours and landscapes from Scandinavia and the traditional beautiful design of Nordic art. The Norwegian landscape comes alive during the long summer days and light nights of the midnight sun, and then becomes majestically silent as the autumn colours fade into the white snowfalls of winter. This quality of light gives colours a brilliance that is rarely found in other regions. The difference between the cool, cold almost whitish blue winter landscape and the bright colours of summer is very inspiring to me, and my paintings are characterized by bold contrasts between colours, textures, shapes and light.

In my work it may be possible to trace the pure white light of a winter day or the vibrancy of a flower in a variety of unexpected ways. Departing from a single vision from nature my paintings try to show her inner mechanisms and vitality not represented by appearance, but by the emotions these visions create in the viewer.

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Artist Profile

Hometown: Bergen

Based in: United Kingdom

“departing from a single vision from nature, my paintings show her inner vitality and beauty not represented by appearance, but by the emotions these visions create in the viewer. There is never a direct translation, but it may be possible to trace the pure white light of a winter day or the vibrancy of a flower in a variety of unexpected ways.”

STATEMENT

I am a Norwegian artist, and the essence of my work is rooted in the colors from Scandinavia and the elegant design of Nordic art. The Scandinavian landscape comes alive during the long summer days and light nights of the midnight sun, and then becomes majestically silent as the autumn colors fade into the white snowfalls of winter. This quality of light gives colours a brilliance that is rarely found in other regions and the contrast between the cold almost whitish blue winter landscape and the bright colors of summer is inspiring to me, and my paintings are characterized by bold contracts between colors, textures, shapes and light.

A pink sunset, a subtle white washed image of a pale winter day or a delicate flower are examples of images which are blended together to create an abstract form of beauty.

The impact flowers have on my work is also profound, and I find endless inspiration from their vivid colours, intricate patterns and delicate hues. Using brushes and palette knives, I create rich surfaces with oil pastels, charcoal, acrylic and watercolor. The drips illustrate the endless growth and decay in organic structures and suggest a reflection on the cycle of life itself.


BIOGRAPHY

Born in Bergen, Norway, Angelika Millmaker is a contemporary artist whose work is characterized by an abstract representation of organic forms. She uses a beautiful palette dominated by shades of blue, sparkling white, dark green and subtle crimson to create luminous effects in her paintings.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences from Manchester University she was accepted into Cass Business School in London where she obtained a Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Angelika worked in the oil & gas industry in Norway for many years before she relocated with her family to Houston, Texas. Having painted at various levels throughout her life Angelika now took up art full time in Houston and enrolled at The Glassell School of Art.

Her paintings have been acquired by both corporate and private collections in Europe, Canada and the US. She has also participated in leading Art Fairs and Group Exhibitions in London and Houston. Several of her paintings are displayed in commercial properties. Today Angelika and her family have moved back to Europe and she divides her time between London and Bergen.

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