“Departing from a single vision from nature, my paintings show the inner vitality and beauty not represented by appearance, but by emotions these visions are created inside the viewer. There is never a direct translation, but it may be possible to trace the pure white light of a winter day or the vibrancy of a flower in a variety of unexpected ways.”
Born in Bergen, Norway, Angelika Millmaker is a contemporary artist whose work is characterized by an abstract representation of organic forms. She uses beautiful palette dominated by shades of blue, sparkling white, dark green and subtle crimson to create luminous effects in her paintings. The essence of her work is rooted in the colours from Scandinavia and the elegant design of Nordic art. The Scandinavian landscape comes alive during the long summer days and light nights of the midnight sun, and then becomes majestically silent as the autumn colours fade into the white snowfalls of winter. This quality of light gives colours a brilliance that is rarely found in other regions and the contrast between the cold almost whitish blue winter landscape and the bright colours of summer is inspiring to the artist, and her paintings are characterized by bold contracts between colours, textures, shapes and light.
The impact flowers have on her work is also profound, and she finds endless inspiration from their vivid colours, intricate patterns and delicate hues. Using brushes and palette knives, she creates rich surfaces with oil pastels, charcoal, acrylic and watercolour. The drips illustrate the endless growth and decay in organic structures and suggest a reflection on the cycle of life itself.