Lopez Schlichting, Constanza
Constanza López Schlichting
Constanza López Schlichting was born in Spain. She has a BA in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid and there she also completed courses in drawing, modelling and ceramics.
In 1998 she moved to Berlin where she studied drawing, painting and engraving at the School of Fine Arts (HdK) with painter Klaus Fussmann. As a result of her friendship with Berlin painter Achim Niemann she developed a taste for a simple and minimal language. She has exhibited in Leipzig, Lüneburg, Gadendorf and Berlin.
After moving back to Spain in 2001 she continued to paint and had exhibitions in Cáceres, Ávila, Alicante, Albacete, Madrid and Ciudad Real. She also continued to follow courses with masters like Alfredo Piquer, Joan Hernández Pijoan and Antonio López.
Her painting currently focuses on urban landscapes, theatre and dance. After several years of painting the cityscapes of Madrid and Milan, she exhibited her work in Italy and dedicated her last individual exhibition in December 2010 to paintings of Madrid’s Gran Vía.
She is member of Madrid’s CBA and a founding member of the association Cdart, Compañía de las artes y las letras. She has written reviews and short essays for the magazines Páginas and Huellas Digital.
Foundations, collage with watercolour and ink, 40x40 cm, Creation series. At the beginning: an initial movement.
About my work
I have worked a lot in nature, mostly with oil on canvas, but also with ink. I also make watercolours and engravings. I enjoy working on paper as well.
My inspiration is always reality, especially the beauty of nature and the human person. Other themes and inspiration are drawn from art, music, theatre, dance and poetry. I have been influenced by expressionism but also by the many artists I familiarized myself with when studying art history in Spain.
Water, oil on canvas, 40x40 cm, the Creation series. At the beginning: the movement in water, the strength and power of creation.
I usually make figurative paintings, but eight years ago while painting at the sea and in the desert I explored a simplified, more abstract style. I wanted to show a presence invading the landscape. Now I have returned to this language as I am painting a series about the creation of the world and found this more appropriate for the theme. In this series I have also included collages on paper .
With my work I want to reflect some of the mystery and beauty that are part of reality. My challenge is to capture ever more fully that which I try to express, to keep up the necessary intensity and not become superficial.
I could not make this work if I did not know that Someone created me as I am, with my desire to make beautiful and creative work. God helps me everyday to go and do my work, also when I do not know what to do, when I am sick or when is difficult to sell the work.
Earth and Air, oil on canvas, 93x93 cm. The painting is like a landscape, like a movement of air and earth.
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