Christmas cards for a good cause!

For the third year now, the organisation Help Without Frontiers has decided to use my image for one of its Christmas cards. I am very happy to be able to take part in this initiative, and I hope  that the sales of these cards can contribute to helping the Burmese migrants on the Thai-Myanmar border.
To purchase cards, please go to www.helpwihoutfrontiers.org

Sabrina has landed!

... and brought a lot of happiness for everyone! Thank you all for coming and for your support!

You can now find all the 'Sabrinas' on my website, please have a look. If you are interested in a painting or a card, please contact me directly or go to Kompatscher Gallery in Brixen!:) Thank you!

https://www.theartofkarolina.com/work/#/sabrina-1/

Hot off the press

 So happy to be featured in the August issue of the 'Brixner' magazine. Below is the magazine article in German and a translation into English.

'Art is with me every day.'

Ms. Gacke, one of your paintings is hanging among well known artists in Galerie 90. What is your approach to art?

I am happy that my work is being shown in Galerie 90. This way I can present myself and my work to people in my new home town.

Art is with me every day. Through art I can express my feelings and describe how I see the world. Although I started with art quite late, this passion has definitely changed me as a person and has brought new meaning to my life.

I feel that especially in today's world, artists have a lot to contribute. Through art we can promote values like mutual understanding and trust. And we are able to bring happiness, beauty and colour to people's lives.

 Your painting 'Lunch' was even chosen for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London...

My painting was chosen from 12,000 entries. It was very emotional for me to see my painting in such an important place, alongside work from well-established artists like Tracey Emin, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. I was also extremely happy to find out that my painting had been chosen to be made into prints for the museum shop.

 You are currently in New York...

In July I was in Venice, and in August in San Fransisco and New York.

The confrontation with art and other artists, helps me to look at my work critically and to keep developing and learning. For me this continuous interaction and exchange between art, history and culture is food for my soul and my creativity.

 Brixner, August 2016

Brixner, August 2016

Sharing ideas!

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It is a wonderful feeling for an artist when your work can provoke emotions in people, make a difference or inspire. That is why I was so moved when I received an email from Michael Richards, who, after seeing my painting at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, was motivated to try similar techniques in his own work.Michael has posted two blog entries about how my work inspired him. He says "...long after I left the Royal Academy Karolina Gacke’s lovely painting remained with me. Over the weekend I had a go at her spacious, loose style...'Read the rest of the post and have a look at the work Michael produced:https://certainline.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/inspiration/

https://certainline.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/one-morning-with-strawberries/


Here is my painting 'Lunch' on the next to Michael's 'Ine Morning with Strawberries " on the right.

A 'Sweet' evening

 Thou shalt not commit Adultery

Thou shalt not commit Adultery

The exhibition 'Sweet' last night at Galerie 90 was a great success! Music, good company and a lot of great art. Thank you to everyone for coming!

An artistic adventure in Venice!

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My time in Venice is over...for now! I learned so much, crossed borders, experimented with new materials and techniques, met some fantastic people, and I am going home with a suitcase full of inspiration, creativity and fresh ideas!
I think it's so important for artists to keep developing and challenging themselves, and I am extremely grateful to the Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media in Venice, as well as to my teacher Andrzej Wełmiński, for this wonderful opportunity!

Below some pictures of one of the projects I worked on. Using wood, plaster, paper, paint, wire, fabric and real plants, I tried to portray a story, of life and death, inspired by the tragic events taking place in the world recently.

Taking things to the next level!

I am very excited to be at the International Summer Academy of fine arts and media in Venice, creating art with Andrzej Welminski, painter, installation artist, director, stenographer and performer.

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It's going to be Sweet!

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Excited and honored to be taking part in this joint exhibition, alongside so many renowned local and international artists, like Pergher, De Chirico, Depero, Valazza and Fellin, from 22 July to 28 August at the Galeria90 in Muhlbach (Südtirol/Italy)!

And you're all invited!

'The Red Apple' in Warsaw

 'The red Apple' at OSiem Plus Gallery Warsaw

'The red Apple' at OSiem Plus Gallery Warsaw

I am so happy that my painting 'The red apple' is hanging together with artwork of so many renowned and emerging Polish artists, like Josef Wilkon and Bartosz Fraczek, at OSiem Plus Gallery near the Old Town in Warsaw, Poland!

Prints of 'Lunch' available

My painting 'Lunch', which is currently on show at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in London, has been made into a mini print and is available for purchase at the Royal Academy shop! I feel honoured that out of so many exhibited pieces, mine was chosen for one of the six mini print designs available! If you would like your own copy of this fun, colourful piece and to support my art at the same time, please go to:https://shop.royalacademy.org.uk/summer-exhibition-2016/karolina-gacke-lunch-mini-print.html

 Lunch

Lunch

Varnishing Day at the RA Summer Exhibition 2016 in London

An overwhelming feeling to see my painting "Lunch" hanging at the Royal Academy of Arts in London among such wonderful emerging and established international artists like Tracey Emin and Eve and Adele. 

Summer Exhibition - 2016 London

 Acrylic and collage on paper. 25 x 30 cm, 2014

Acrylic and collage on paper. 25 x 30 cm, 2014

I am so happy! My painting "Lunch" has been selected - from 12.000 entries - by the BRITISH ACADEMY OF ARTS, to be shown at their Summer Exhibition in London, which takes place from 13th June to 21th August.