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She Wears the Sea - Andrea Ehret 2022.heic

Artist:

ANDREA EHRET

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Andrea Ehret lives and works from her studio near Prague, Czech Republic. Her other-worldly paintings draw on her studies of Visual Art at University in Slovakia, and art her 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 mental equilibrium, each of Ehret’s paintings produce a flow of what she perceives as an energetic light and more reflective shade, to create a compositionally 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.  She considers each painting an expression of an inner world – a meditative process in which the paint is layered with her own internal charges, depicting many emotions. Sometimes conflicting, these emotions coalesce in painterly abstract expressive dreamscapes with the chromatic variation of raw uncut gems, where the paint is spontaneously and expressively applied.  As Ehret herself has said of her painting “There is this a longing for dream-like experience, where everything is possible.” 

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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 many solo, duo exhibitions throughout Europe, including:  Colours of Light, State Gallery Spejchar, Czech Republic (2022); Underwater Woman (solo show), NoonPowell Gallery, Notting Hill, London (2022); Artist in Residence, Chateau d'Orquevaux, France (2021 & 2022); 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: Artist-in-residence, Chateau d'Orquevaux, France (part of the Denis Diderot Grant Award), (2021/2022); Battersea AAF - Spring (2023) / (2022); Box Project, Art Box Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2020); Gallery group exhibitions at NoonPowell Gallery, Notting Hill, London (2020 - 2022); Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, NoonPowell Gallery stand (2020 / 2021); 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 (2020) and Global Art Awards Tokyo (2022). 

Her work is included in private collections throughout Europe, as well as in the UAE, UK, Russia, India, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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