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Behind the skin: A Solo show w/ Astrid Vlasman

Exhibiting Artist

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Astrid Vlasman

Artist Bio

Astrid Vlasman is a visual artist from Leiden. She works a lot on large canvases and covers them with torn paper. These papers are applied layer by layer and some parts are painted with transparent oil paint. The bottom layers therefore remain visible. The layering of various types of paper of different thickness ensures a paper “skin”. She stains the pieces of paper with a bookbinder glue and a palette knife and fixes them. “I like the liveliness of paper, the function it has had as a vegetable bag, tea bag or wrapping paper for shoes, for example. I use school tests that my children leave behind, tax envelopes, gift wrap, pattern paper; all daily material that passes through our fingers. The volatility of old paper is cherished and embedded by me and appreciated as a means of expression with which I shape my work.” 

Exhibition Essay

 

This series has emerged in recent years. Somehow I keep wanting to make the women again and again. In addition, I often make interiors where no people can be seen , but the female figure regularly returns. It is, of course, very close to myself and in my work. I always stay very close to myself. What I like most about the women is to portray them as strong women despite their vulnerability. Despite their awkwardness and clumsiness, I find them all-powerful. They dare to show that uneasiness. They are very own and unique. I also really enjoy working on it. To really show the women. I also like to show the girlishness that they claim their presence on the canvas. There is still the girl in every woman, and I try to show that to bring out the girl more. That’s why I often use girly accessories like a hairpin, brooch, or dress. The girl can also often be seen in poses.

Editor’s Note

A big thank you for the support we have received so far. This is the first solo show exhibit hosted and sponsored by Arts to Hearts Project.

I am truly grateful to my beautiful community for making what Arts To Hearts is today.

If you like this exhibit and what we do please don’t forget to share this and help us spread the word.It will truly mean a lot to us and help us reach a wider audience.

Until, we meet again.
Sending my best to you always x

  • Charuka Arora, Founder Arts To Hearts Project

What is BEHIND THE SKIN about?

Hear Astrid talk about it !

 

 

Welcome to the Virtual Exhibit

Featured Artworks

summerwalk by astrid vlasman
paper/collage on canvas, 2022
 
nude with a twig BY ASTRID VLASMAN
paper/collage on canas, 2021
Siting in zala 2 BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON paper, 2021
watching BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2022
face BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON paper, 2022
the presentation BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2020
serbian women (the stool) BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2020
serbian woman (the sofa) BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2020
city girl BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2020
girl on a chair BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2021
after the shower BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON canvas, 2022
sitting in zala 1 BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON PAPER, 2021
pool girl BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON PAPER, 2021
relax BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2022
i am ready (present) BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON paper, 2022
Serbian women (the street) BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2020
Serbian women (the parkbench) BY ASTRID VLASMAN
 
bulgarian girl BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2020
girl on a sofa BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2021
waiting BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/Collage on canvas, 2019
lady on chair BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2019
heaving toughts BY ASTRID VLASMAN
PAPER/COLLAGE ON CANVAS, 2019
Charuka Arora

Charuka Arora is a creator at heart. An Artists, designer, podcaster & founder of Arts To Hearts Project. She is Internationally recognised artist
 known for her hand crafted Indian embellished collages & paintings.
Her work has been featured in several international worldwide blogs and publications, including create magazine, candy floss magazine, Fad magazine, The Jealous Curator, visionary art collective, art mums united, Indian artists book of colour to name a few.

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