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Andrea Ehret’s other-worldly paintings draw on her studies of Art and art therapy practice, using intuition, expression and gesture as tools for self-transformation. As in the practice of meditation wherein the student’s intention is to achieve a state of equilibrium, each of Ehret’s paintings follows the flow of energetic light and shade to create a balanced, harmonious whole. In this way Ehret considers the act of painting to be a healing process.
Her intuitive approach is influenced by Eastern philosophy. Ehret considers each painting an expression of an inner world – a meditative process in which the paint is layered with her own internal charges depicting vulnerability, anger, frustration, tenderness. These conflicting emotions coalesce in painterly abstract dreamscapes with the chromatic variation of raw uncut gems wherein the paint – spontaneously and expressively brushed explodes – performing a sort of cosmic dance. As Ehret herself has said of her painting “there is this longing for dream-like experience, where everything is possible.”
Andrea Ehret studied at Prešovská Univerzita in Slovakia and Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, in the Czech Republic. Her work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe, including: All About Woman, Zahorsky Gallery, Prague (2020); Slovak Embassy, The Hague, The Netherlands (2019); 24K Feelings, Word Trade Center, The Hague Art Gallery (2019); Sny./Dreams, Galerie Lurago, Chomutov (2018); Moonlight, Galerie Kobližna, Brno (2017); Dreams, Galerie Andėl, Olomouc (2017); In the Circles, Galerie U zlatého kohouta, Prague (2016).
Ehret has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including: Art Box Project, Art Box Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2020); Disrupting Stillness, online exhibition during Covid 19, organised by Visionary Projects NYC and LOHME Gallery, Sweden; Her Weight in Gold, international women's showcase online exhibition, Visionary Art Collective, NYC, USA; Tiene Hviezd, Shadows of the Stars, joint exhibition, Andrea Ehret and Sandra Starling, Gallery Scherz, Bratislava, Slovakia (2019); Creating Roots, Schrott Gallery (2019); Art N.23, London Gallery, Hyb4 Gallery, Prague; La Femme, Galerie u zlatého kohouta, Prague (2018); Art Takes Times Square (2012).
She has also been the recipient of awards including The Red Dot Miami Award (Runner Up) (2020). Also in 2020 she was selected as an artist-in-residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux, France as part of the Denis Diderot Grant Award. Her work is included in private collections throughout Europe, as well as in the UAE, UK, Russia, India, USA, Australia and New Zealand.