A FRESH START

Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

Inspired by Braun Büffel's initiative to "bring good to others and make changes in other peoples' lives", Deusa Blumke created A Fresh Start. The Büffel is an exquisite blue with an explosion of pink blossom on its back. "Spring is a time when organisms come out of their old experiences and are ready to embrace the new. Every season brings new experiences. Circumstances change all the time. I want to bring the joy and awareness of possibilities of new beginnings each time one faces difficulties," Blumke states compassionately. Her work is inspired by the changes in nature over time. "Like the bull, nature is powerful and strong, but sometimes can be delicate and soft like the wind, carrying old leaves to the ground and making new life happen. This project allows us to do our small part and help to realize the dreams of others, bringing winds of change to others".

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014
CLOSING DATE: 27 JUNE 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

About the Artist

Brazilian born Deusa Blumke graduated in Business Administration in her home country of Brazil. She started to weave her artistic training by studying Graphic Design in Germany for a year. She subsequently participated in regular life drawing/painting classes at Bilik 3-Dharma from Teguh Ostenrik in Indonesia and has also taken professional development courses in acrylic painting at La Salle College of the arts in Singapore, as well as workshops in sculpture and English glass art. In 2012 Blumke graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the arts, Singapore. She has shown her works in over 30 group and 5 solo exhibitions and in May last year, her work was selected as one of the best picks paintings at the International Emerging Artist Award 2013 in Dubai. In April 2013, she was specially invited by the Brazilian Ambassador to Singapore to inaugurate the first solo show of the Brazilian Cultural Centre at the Brazilian Embassy.

Blumke's interest lies in how art can be translated as a bridge between the artist, the viewer and the active use of the moment, as well as painting with various materials and seeing its connection with colours and mood. Her upcoming projects include the exploration and manipulation of materials and how these materials are used in different forms of layering. The painting is formed not only from the surface, but also rather by exploring the element of "surprise" coming from between layers. She treats her paintings as energetic and live organisms.