Berit Bredahl Nielsen Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Berit Bredahl Nielsen
Live in: Rome, Lazio, Italy
Artworks for sale: 76.00
Berit Bredahl Nielsen Artist Bio:
I was born in Denmark, and have been drawing and painting since early youth. I have lived in Germany and France, where I had my own fashion brand, and participated in fashion shows before moving to Italy in 2000, where I decided to give up fashion design and devote myself full-time to painting -- a decision I have never regretted. My chief source of inspiration has become my fascination with the many diverse cultures that exchanged artistic ideas and motifs -- a process that chiefly took place in the area known as the Silk Road -- throughout the heart of Central Asia. Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist missionaries and merchants traveled widely there for centuries, exchanging and combining ideas and artistic styles. My paintings also show the influence of the many rich costumes and textiles seen in Indian and Persian miniatures, in which the figures are often depicted. The love of beautiful textiles, which dates to my years in fashion design, has never left me. I also often draw inspiration from the simple shapes and vivid color combinations of the traditional arts of China, Korea and Japan, and also African and Oceanic tribal art. My many travels and contacts with ethnic art in Asian contexts have given me an inexhaustible source of ideas and inspirations. Among the regions I visited have been the Middle East, Iran, India, Central Asia and China. I found many of the artistic achievements I saw visually thrilling. Even ideas I absorbed long ago sometimes need years to mature. I hope that the my paintings convey to the modern viewer something of the visual stimulation and excitement that I feel when I create a new work.