Beijing, Growth, Sculptural Painting, Stéphanie Kilgast

Beijing, Growth, Sculptural Painting, Stéphanie Kilgast

Hello!

Today I’d like to present my latest sculptural painting, which I named after its inspiration : Beijing.
A city which I visited not so long ago and which made a big impression on me.
Especially the colors I’ve chosen are those I’ve seen and loved on most traditional buildings. Red, blue, green and gold.
The vivid artistic scene I’ve experienced over there but also the touching roughness of the people are things I tried to express in this artwork as well, more notably in the background.

I very much hope you enjoy it!

It will be visible at my upcoming exhibition in Bordeaux at Les Vivres de L’Art.

Art Miniature, Stéphanie Kilgast
1 – 11 Décembre 2016
Vivres de L’Art
2bis rue Achard – Place Victor Raulin
33300 Bordeaux
Ⓣ Tram B : arrêt Cité des Vins ou Achard

Inspire Change & Action

I’m still pondering about making a series which will be a lot more political/inspirational, in short, I would like to encourage discussion among various social classes (especially between the intellectual liberals and the working force), but also encourage to take action to fight global warming.
So if you have any bright ideas on how to approach these important topics without being cheesy about it, I’m all ears. It’s been turning rounds in my head for months now, but it’s about time to actively do something before everything falls apart.

xx
Stéphanie

27 thoughts on “Beijing // Growth Sculptural Painting

  • November 17, 2016 at 10:34 am
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    Wonderful! Great to see the video of how it grew.

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  • November 17, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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    Interesting art. I think is the first time I read about sculptural painting.

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    • November 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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      It’s form of mixed media that has not been much explored in the art world 🙂 and thank you!

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  • November 17, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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    Very contemporary and cool! 🙂 Love the strong contrast of red and blues!

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    • November 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      I’m guessing it won’t be huge, but it’ll be a first step towards my goal, and that is good news.

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  • November 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm
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    Wonderful! Love geometries mixed with miniatures. As for your project I was thinking to a mix of upcycled materials and your miniatures…..

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  • November 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm
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    Another amazing piece of art, great. I wish you much success for your exhibition!

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  • November 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm
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    I love the blue and red combo…
    Zero idea about how to make people think…it really feels like the more cessible the information is , the less the people are willing to hear >< All I feel I can do is do my things and hope it encourages others to do it too…

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    • November 18, 2016 at 8:45 am
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      Thanks!
      And I think talking about it in a non aggressive, informative way over and over, will eventually force people to face it. Maybe in a way that’s the key, to keep making art that talks about issues, even if it’s bad or kitschy. The only thing to be absolutely avoided is accusatory, as that makes people defensive.

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  • November 18, 2016 at 9:14 am
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    Your idea, to make from a miniature pieces to a big art is fantastic!

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  • November 18, 2016 at 4:13 pm
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    I love the art, I must pass tell my brother in law, he really likes abstract type pieces!

    On your idea of discussion, I really think that the key problem is that global warming is not that important if you struggle for healthcare (for example in US) or if you cannot buy or even rent a house (such as in UK). I feel in order to engage people across classes, you have to create a forum where you discuss a broad range of issues. I think this is difficult for one person to do, ideally you need a good collective with key people from different countries. My sister has a facebook page which is aimed at something similar (i.e talking to people of all social classes) but aimed at brexit. Perhaps if you are a facebooker, you may find there are aligned groups and you can all help each other, my sister’s page is supported by others too and they are pretty serious, holding marches, spreading flyers etc

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    • November 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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      Indeed, I can’t tackle everything. That’s why I usually focus on inspiring change in my artwork. (like the daily mini veggie challenge with the idea of eating less meat and more plants)
      I started to look into local associations, haven’t thought of FB groups, but will check that too.
      And thanks for your input!

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