Angelika Millmaker

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Artist Statement

I am a Norwegian artist, and the essence of my work is rooted in the colours and landscapes from Scandinavia and the traditional simple design of Nordic art. In the high northern latitudes, the sun bathes the landscape with light, coloring the sky with luminous shades of dark purple, deep blue and subtle crimson. The Scandinavian landscape comes alive during the long summer days and light nights of the midnight sun, and then becomes majestically silent as the autumn colors fade into the white snowfalls of winter. This quality of light gives colours a brilliance that is rarely found in other regions. The difference between the cool, cold almost whitish blue winter landscape and the bright colors of summer is very inspiring to me, and many of my paintings are characterized by bold contracts between colors, textures, shapes and light.

My work is contemporary abstract art ranging from big motives and bold colors to subtle, white washed images of a snowy pale winter day. A pink sunset or the fragile, unselfconscious beauty of a flower are examples of images which are blended together to create an abstract form of beauty. Although my paintings are never a direct translation, it may be possible to trace the pure white light of a winter day or the vibrancy of a flower in a variety of unexpected ways. Departing from a single vision from nature my paintings try to show her inner mechanisms and vitality not represented by appearance, but by the emotions these visions create in the viewer.

Every day different images in the world around us create a wide range of impressions and fragments in the viewer. I believe the absorption of these different images and contents connect and become part of our own energy and create unconscious changes. The language of art can transcend the individual human experience and continue to make a positive impact on our lives and as an artist I hope my paintings will evoke emotions of movement, growth, vitality and change.

Biography

Born in Bergen, Norway, Angelika Millmaker is a contemporary artist whose work is characterized by an abstract representation of organic forms. She uses a wide variety of mediums to create translucent and luminous effects in her paintings.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management Sciences from The Victoria University of Manchester (U.M.I.S.T) she was accepted into Cass Business School, City University of London where she obtained a Master of Science in Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Angelika worked in the oil & gas industry in Norway for many years before she relocated with her family to Houston, Texas. Having painted at various levels throughout her life Angelika now took up art full time in Houston and enrolled at The Glassell School of Art where she was a student for two years.

Angelika has successfully participated in art markets, shows and group exhibitions while her main focus has been commission work for private clients. Her work is represented in private collections in Europe, Canada and the US. She has also hosted summer Art Camps for children in Houston.

Today Angelika and her family have moved back to Europe and she divides her time between London and Bergen.

Timeline

2019 FUSION FIVE Exhibition, London
2019 FLUX Exhibition, London
2018 Menier Gallery, London – The Visible Light and Colour, Group Exhibition
2018 New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition, London
2018 Espacio Gallery, London – Symbiosis, Group Exhibition
2018 Roy’s People Art Fair. London
2018 Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, Esher
2018 Menier Gallery, London – The Narrative in Motion, Group Exhibition       
2017 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor
2017 Roy’s People Art Fair, London 
2017 New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition, London 
2017 Summer Salon at Islington Arts Factory, London
2017 Parallax Art Fair, London
2017 Le Dame Art Gallery, London - Group Exhibition, 100% Abstract
2016 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park,Houston - selected to participate April 29 - May 1
2015 Aspen Art Gallery, Denver - Finalist Emerging Artist Program
2015 Aspen Art Gallery, Denver - Group Exhibition, Flight to Luxury Charity Event
2015 Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston  - Group Exhibition, The Mural Project
2015 Saatchi Art, selected to be featured in the Abstract August Collection
2015 Saatchi Art, selected to be featured in the Watercolors Collection
2015 West Elm, Houston – selected to participate in store Pop Up Market
2015 CITYCENTRE, Houston - selected to participate in Art on the Plaza events
2015 Angelika’s Art Camp, Houston – arranging and hosting Summer Art Camp for kids
2014 CITYCENTRE, Houston - selected to participate in Art on the Plaza events
2014 Angelika’s Art Camp, Houston – arranging and hosting Summer Art Camp for kids
2013 CITYCENTRE, Houston - selected to participate in Art on the Plaza events
2013 Angelika’s Art Camp, Houston – arranging and hosting Summer Art Camp for kids
2012 CITYCENTRE, Houston - selected to participate in Art on the Plaza events
2009      Bering & James Gallery, Houston – Group Exhibition, Art Box Show   
2008 Bering & James Gallery, Houston – Group Exhibition, Art Box Show 
2007         The Glassell School of Art, Student exhibition  

Upcoming Events

Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair, Glasgow, May 2019
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor, November 2019