Florine Imo lives and works in Austria where she is currently studying in her final year at the Academy of fine Arts, Vienna. 

 

"The mood of a place is always very important. Everything happens in spaces, and our energy stays there for a while after. I want to engage with a painting when I can feel the mood. Shadows, wind, and electricity in the air all need to transcend over the edge of the artwork and into the room. My figures are the bodies of my ideas. Today they become the representatives of the mood and attitude, while still being completely independent from my intentions. I’ve been asked why I only paint females, and to be honest - for a long time this question never even crossed my mind. I am a woman painting women, because the most honest way to express a certain feeling, is to show how a woman moves through space.  “The grin“ in my paintings came to mind through fast sketches. It gives my figures power and danger, but also a certain kind of sensitivity and ugliness. It adds another layer of character, while giving them too much individuality to fit the concept of the “pretty one.” They turn more and more into their own beings, winding themselves away from my control. Often, it’s as if the figure in the painting has its own idea about what the painting needs. It’s not just about painting shapes to build a figure, instead the women represented become so real and heavy that I automatically turn into one of them.I can’t withhold the energy they emit, and my goal is that no one else can.” 

 



Education

 

Higher School Certificate, BORG of Music and Art, Hegelgasse 12, 1010  Vienna, Austria 

June 2014

 

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 

start of studies in the figuratve painting class in October 2016 

 

Exchange

Erasmus semester at the Icelandic University of the Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland 

Jan-Jun 2019

Exhibitions

 

2017     Tschau Ragazzi, Academy of fine Arts, Vienna

2017      Junge Kunst VOL.03, Damani, Vienna

2017      The Figurative Painting Class, Otto Bauer, Vienna, 

2018      Young Vienna Surreal, Kolja Kramer Galerie,

             Art Area Brotfabrik, Vienna 

2018      Art for Peace, Kolja Kramer Galerie, Semperdepot, Vienna

2019      Keeping Warmth, Instillation, Icelandic University of the

            Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland 

2019      Book Presentation and reading of “cold stones warm

            hearts”, Safnarhúsið - Culture House of Reykjavík, Iceland

2019      solo show “cold stones warm hearts”,  junge Kunst,

             Vienna  

2020      the artist appointment, solo show and artist interview

             with Mariella Pertschy, Süßwasser, Vienna 

2020     group show with Art Attach, Loft, Vienna 

2020     alone. not lonely, Einflussraum, Vienna

2020     Caught in a Loop, solo show, Einflussraum, Vienna

2020     Johnny's Vienna's finest, Jonathan Seiffert Galerie, Vienna

2020     Bull in a China Shop, Tchotchke Gallery, New York, USA

2020     protest and protect, Feminist Art Museum, online show

2021      nudes / no nudes, Jonathan Seiffert Galerie, Vienna

2021     Wir Sperren Einfach Auf, mit Ona B. und Bergur Nordal, 

           On Space, Vienna

2021     Fireball, Installation, On Space, Vienna

2021     MOVING INLAND, group show, 100 State, Madison WI, USA

 


☆ upcoming exhibitions

soft touch sharp teeth

on display with RED CARPED ART AWARD

Showroom Volkstheater Metro Station, July 2021

≈ Fireball ≈

opening 02.06.2021

@on Space, Volkertstraße 12, 1020 Vienna

see you <3

Wir Sperren Einfach Auf!

open Studio - 26. & 27.03.2021

with Bergur Nordal and Ona B.

Volkertstraße 17, 1020 Vienna

come by say hi <3

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