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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HORTA – GUINARDÓ

2018 / 130x160 cm / Mixed Media on Canvas

 

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NOU BARRIS

2020 / 130x160 cm / Mixed Media on Canvas

 

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SAGRADA FAMILIA

2020 / 80x100cm / Acryl 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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OXÍGENO IX

2018 / 74x60 cm / Oil on Canvas

 

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OXÍGENO III

2017 / 100x100 cm / Oil on Canvas

 

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OXÍGENO IV

2017 / 100x73 cm /Oil on Canvas

 

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ANCLA

2017 / 35,5x73 cm / Oil on Canvas

 

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PORCUPINE FISH

2020 / 20x20 cm / Oil on Wood

 

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JOHN DORY

2018 / 30x20 cm / Oil on oval Canvas

 

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MENU II

2018 / 30x20 cm / Oil on oval Canvas

 

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MENU IV

2018 / 30x30 cm / Oil on round Canvas

 

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PICASSO

2020 / 30x30 cm / Oil on round Canvas

 

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EAGLE RAY

2020 / 30x20 cm / Oil on Canvas

 

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ICTINEO I

2018 / 30x20 cm / Oil on oval Canvas

 

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La Captura de Atún

2016 / 190x130cm / oil on canvas

 

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Cadaqués

 2016 / 146x97cm / oil on canvas

 

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Encuentro

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

 

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Cortina

2016 / 55x46cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Gorgonia

(2015), 46x38cm, mixed media on canvas

 

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Recorrido del Tiburón

2016 / 74x77cm / mixed media on canvas

 

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Barracuda

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

 

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Búsqueda

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

 

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Menu

 2016 / 78x65cm / oil on canvas

 

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Escondite

2016 / 100x81cm / oil on canvas

 

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Oxígeno II

2016 / 116x90cm / oil on canvas

 

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Serpientes Aquaticas

2015 / 46x38cm / oil on canvas

 

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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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