Karlijn Surminski

Barcelona Series

Under Water Series

“Barcelona is a city that surprises and inspires me every day. I ́m proud and fascinated to live in a city with so many hidden gems. My paintings are about the constant discovery of Barcelona, district by district.”

"The colourful discoveries you can do under water in the Mediterranean Sea is overwhelming. You have a wonderful and fascinating view all around you. The deep blue, the turquoise, coralred, every colour and texture can be discovered. It seems peaceful but life under water can be cruel and there can be danger everywhere.”

Barcelona Series

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Sant Andreu

2016 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Les Corts–Pedralbes

2015 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Sant Gervasi – Sarrià

2011 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Sants – Montjuïc

2010 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Sant Martí

2010 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Ciutat VellA

2010 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Sant Martí

2010 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Eixample

2010 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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BARCELONA

2010 / 130x160cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Under Water Series

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La Captura de Atún

2016 / 190x130cm / oil on canvas / 2990 euro

 

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Cadaqués

 2016 / 146x97cm / oil on canvas / 1990 euro

 

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Encuentro

diptic part II / 2016 / 100x100cm /oil on canvas / 1500 euro

 

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Cortina

2016 / 55x46cm / mixed media on canvas / 399 euro

 

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Gorgonia

(2015), 46x38cm, mixed media on canvas, 399 euro

 

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Recorrido del Tiburón

2016 / 74x77cm / mixed media on canvas / 895 euro

 

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Barracuda

2016 / 59,5x57cm / oil on board / carved in plaster / 495 euro

 

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Búsqueda

diptic part I / 2016 / 80x100cm / oil on canvas / 1200 euro

 

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Menu

 2016 / 78x65cm / oil on canvas / 650 euro

 

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Escondite

2016 / 100x81cm / oil on canvas / 1200 euro

 

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Oxígeno II

2016 / 116x90cm / oil on canvas / 1500 euro

 

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Serpientes Aquaticas

2015 / 46x38cm / oil on canvas / 399 euro

 

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ABOUT

Karlijn Surminski

 

Art Academy in Maastricht, was in the Dutch top 100 charts with her band, studied Theatre in Amsterdam, was a teacher in Art & Culture History at a highschool in Purmerend, a bike mechanic for transport bicycles in Amsterdam and painted for some years as a pupil of Geert Jan Jansen, a Dutch ex-masterforger where she specialized herself in Impressionism and Expressionism. After moving to Barcelona she took some classes from painter Bert van Zelm and had some exhibitions in Barcelona. At the moment she ́s inspired by the beautiful and emblematic city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean underwaterworld. She also teaches art to children (www.triomfart.com), organises artworkshops and artistic coaching (www.artdetriomf.com), has co-founded a collective of Dutch painters in Spain (www.kunstenaarsinspanje.nl) and is a mother of two.

 

 

MISSION

 

Karlijn visualises her world, her feelings and her surroundings in a colourful and figurative way. Her goal is to make paintings where you won ́t stop finding new images, compositions or meanings. She uses colours and different textures to distract you from the melancholy behind the story of the painting. Looking at them is like a gift unpacking, a game to play, where you decide what you want to see. Over and over again.

 

 

vision

 

“Looking at a painting is like reading a book. Instead of visualizing the book in your head, you imagine your story around the picture. Depending on the level of imaginary freedom you receive from the artist or author, you can train your empathy, your common sense, your cultural wisdom and reflection.”

 

CONTACT

CONTACT

Studio:

Carrer de Llull, 47-49, atico 5, 08005, Barcelona

Telephone: 0034-622073413

e-mail: surminskikarlijn@gmail.com

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