Abstract art can establish a line of communication directly from the artist’s inner vision to the viewer’s imagination and elicit a specific emotional response. Wietzie is inspired by nature and poetry, and she paints the world as she see it – imperfect and in constant change.
Her work is part of the French Lyrical Abstract art movement, depicted by emotive, expressive, and imaginary compositions that emphasis colour and shape.
She creates her work through a unique technique of vigorous knife strokes that creates a textured and layered surface full of impasto markings. Thereafter she uses sweeping thick movements of paint in a dynamic spontaneous manner that depict the ephemeral nature of light and the passing of time.
I am inspired by the French Lyrical Abstract style, which can be seen as a balanced elegant style of painting that is loaded with content from the natural world, often marked by sumptuous colour.
French Lyrical Abstraction is about expressing something personal, subjective and emotive, and to do it in a poetic, abstract way.
I use colors to explore the relationship between nature and art, and its continuing transformation. Changing from minute to minute, nature provides the perfect symbols for all our emotions in life: sorrow, joy, regret, yearning, wanting, frustration, anger, love, and more. Nature depict life in all its messy, glorious, colourful and fleeting moments.
I use a unique technique of my own invention, by creating a thickly applied layered surface full of small impasto markings of paint with a palette knife.
This decadent surface of texture brings my abstraction to life.
My intention is to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational and I endeavor to generate a sense of intimacy while leaving the subject open to interpretation.
I have exhibited world wide and my paintings can be found in private collections in France, Hungary, Germany, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, UK and South Africa.
Yudian Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China
2022 The Asset Times
2017 Var Matin- L’Art Entre en Scene
2014 The International Contemporary Artists Volume VIII
2019 Arts & Talents award French government
2019 Galerie Bleue / Valbonne – Valbonne, France
2018 Galeria Gaudi / MADRID – Madrid, Spain
2017 Vin & Art / Chateau de Saint Martin – Taradeau, France
2015 Abstract Flowers / YLIP Gallery – Lorgues, France
Art3F Cannes / Cannes Gallery – Cannes, France
Le cœur de l’art / Various Galleries – Tourrettes, France
2014 Ciel et Mer / Galerie Axiome – Bordeaux, France
2013 Chelsea Art Walk 2013 / Chelsea – New York, United States
2011 West Vancouver Art Fair / West Vancouver Memorial Art Gallery – Vancouver, Canada