ABOUT ME – ÜBER
B i o g r a p h i e
URSULA MINARIK, born 26th November 1971
„Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.“ (Antoni Gaudi)
On this planet, people mostly communicate with words, but I converse through the colors of my artwork. The most beautiful thing is to leave inspiration or a message for the observer of my paintings.
My work tends to focus on people in action. Life is action and without action life does not take place. That’s why I describe movements of body and soul by using intense colors. The activities I am searching for I often find in faces. Faces are for me like a TV-screen – colorful, exiting, full of stories and action.
Every time I start my work, I create a relationship between colors, the chosen passion as well as the subject.
Most paintings are made on canvas with acrylic colors, applied in different ways to produce a transparent or opaque effect. The variety of opaque and transparent colors is essential to describe movements in my pictures. Depending on the purpose, the painting was carried out usingbrushes of varying thicknesses – broader brushes for background and clothing, finer ones for delicate detailing. If it is necessary to point something out mixed media (spray, crayon, pigments and others) are used. The dimensions of artwork are mostly bigger than 100 x 100 cm.
Each painting is unique just as the impression of each viewer is unique.
Group exhibition „Unik.at“ – Vienna (5/17)
Brief joint presentation of paintings in context of “Die Parkettmeister” – Vienna (5/17)
Colosseum Award – Palace Brancaccio in Rome (5/16)
Private exhibition “Malzeit” – Baden/Vienna (5/16)
Contemporary Art exhibition – New York Sia Art Gallery in cooperation with Galerie Bruno Massa (9/16)
“Salon Art Shopping” in Cannes, Frankreich (12/16) – Peterova
Three-generation exhibition – Vienna “artopia”
International Art fair „Artshopping“ – Carrousel du Louvre in Paris
Group exhibition „Together Again“ – Titko Galeria Budapest
Extract from „moments-movements- monuments“ – GEKKO IT-Solution GmbH, Vienna
„moments-movements- monuments“ – „NÖ offenes Atelier“ in Falkenstein
„faces“ – „NÖ offenes Atelier“ in Falkenstein
„bewegte menschen“ (moved people) – Volksbank Baden/Vienna
“bewegte menschen” (moved people) – Austrian Academy of Certified Public Accountants, Vienna
„Pinsel trifft Farbe“ (brush meets color) – “NÖ offenes Atelier” in Falkenstein
„farbe ist leben“ (color is life) – Falkenstein in the context of „Wein-Kunst- Kultur-Festival“
fair ART 2010 – Tribuswinkel Castle
Joint exhibition of paintings in the context of contemporary art – Zeichenfabrik in Vienna
„Farb“ (color) – Falkenstein in the context of „Wein-Kunst- Kultur“
„Frauen in der Wirtschaft – Frauen in der Kunst“ (women in business – women in art), Chamber of Commerce in Mödling/Vienna
„fabelhafte Momente“ (marvellous moments) – Falkenstein in the context of „Wein-Kunst-Kultur- Festival“
„Rose und nicht Mimose“ (rose and not mimosa), Chamber of Commerce in Mödling/Vienna
„mit und ohne Huhn“ (with and without chicken) – Falkenstein in the context of „Wein-Kunst-Kultur- Festival“
Exhibition „Real i tät“ (reality check) – Heimathaus in Brunn am Gebirge
Exhibition of “Portrait” – Zentrum Gwölb, Vienna
„Portrait“ – Orthopaedic Hospital in Speising
Pictorial accompaniment of „patchwork fm“ album release at Planetarium Vienna
„people“ – Falkenstein in the context of „Wein-Kunst- Kultur“
„aufmüpfig und angepasst“ (rebellious and adjusted) – Kirchstetten Castle
„Wolfsfrau“ (she-wolf) – Brief joint presentation of paintings in the context of the Summer Academy in Zakynthos, Greece