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KerstinWagnerPictureGerman artist Kerstin Wagner is inaugurating a new painting exhibition entitled ‘Agosto Azul’ (Blue August) which will be on display at Portimão museum between Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 27.

The works are inspired by the “tonalities and chromatic vibrations of the sea and light of the Algarve,” where she spends part of the year.

Wagner tries to juxtapose “movement and calm, chaos and harmony and darkness and light” in her paintings, which are also inspired by the book by the same name released in 1904 by local writer and Portuguese president Manuel Teixeira Gomes.

The exhibition opens at 6pm on Saturday, August 5.

Kerstin Wagner was born near Cologne. From 1984 to 1989 she studied Painting at the Alanus Art Academy in Bonn-Alfter. Since then she has became member of the International Association of Art.

Up to now, Kerstin's work has been shown at many exhibitions, mainly in Portugal and Germany but she is working internationally throughout Europe and even in Goa, India.

Photo by Anabela Gaspar

First posted in The Portugal Resident, 27 July, 2017

Biography excerpt from Algarve Artists Network:

...(Kerstin Wagner) bases her approach to art on the two complementary principles, movement against stillness, calm against chaos, darkness against lightness.

One of the most eye-catching elements of Kerstin´s work is the pure pigment powder she applies to the canvers, which gives each piece a unique appearence.

Adding a more graphical dimension to her work, the series incorporate untuitive letters, in a free-flowing shorthand application, signs and symbols.