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June 26 - July 19, 2020
Moved to online format due to COVID-19

Inge Strack – "Bursting"

Painting
Virtual Exhibition

Watch a video of Inge Strack's artwork premiering at 6:00pm on our Facebook page or at 6:30pm on our YouTube channel

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Artist Statement

My paintings consist of bold colors and a deep sense of emotion. I often paint with a limited palette, rather focusing on brushstrokes, texture and form to find a balance. I am drawn to the drama and the pain connecting us all in our humanity and strive to create beauty out of the most difficult circumstances.

I am not attempting to abstract the physical world; I am trying to get to the person behind the mask. Edvard Munch said: “Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye. It also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” I draw my subject matter from inside of myself hoping to create a constant conversation between the viewer and the painting, especially since abstracts do not seem to answer but ask.

Biography

I was born in Germany and loved drawing and painting in high school.

My teachers always encouraged me to pursue a career in art and design; however, life took me down a different path for many years. My move to the United States in 1995 presented a major life change and an excellent opportunity to return to my interest in art and design.

I attended Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts Interior Design Program and graduated in 1999. During the course of my Interior Design classes, I realized that I did not care much for the mechanical side of design. The art classes that were part my curriculum awakened my interest to explore painting.

I am now a full-time painter living and working in Richmond, Virginia.

My work combines my European past and my American present. My paintings are upbeat and symbolize the strength and positive attitude that are part of the American spirit and therefore part of my newfound life in the United States. My passion for bold colors comes from a group of artists called “The Blue Rider” of the 1920s, especially Franz Marc; other influences are American artists Mark Rothko and Wolf Kahn.


'Bursting,' 16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on canvas by Inge Strack

Bursting
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$600

'Dance in the Wind,' 18 x 18 inches, Acrylic on canvas by Inge Strack

Dance in the Wind
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 18 inches
$700

'Dance in the Wind Again,' 20 x 20 inches, Acrylic on canvas by Inge Strack

Dance in the Wind Again
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 20 inches
$800

'Running Down Autumn Fields,' 16 x 20 inches, Oil on canvas by Inge Strack

Running Down Autumn Fields
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$600

'Seville,' 16 x 20 inches, Oil on canvas by Inge Strack

Seville
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$600

'A Melody So Near,' 36 x 36 inches, Oil and Cold Wax by Inge Strack

A Melody So Near
Oil and Cold Wax
36 x 36 inches
$2,200


'Clearly A Song,' 36 x 36 inches, Oil and Cold Wax by Inge Strack

Clearly A Song
Oil and Cold Wax
36 x 36 inches
$2,200

'In These Moments,' 36 x 36 inches, Mixed Media by Inge Strack

In These Moments
Mixed Media
36 x 36 inches
$2,200

'Shout to the Distant Mountain,' 30 x 30  inches, Oil and Cold Wax by Inge Strack

Shout to the Distant Mountain
Oil and Cold Wax
30 x 30 inches
$1,500

'Mid August Samba at Woodlake,' 30 x 40 inches, Acrylic on canvas by Inge Strack

Mid August Samba at Woodlake
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 40 inches
$2,000

'Park River Moon,' 30 x 40 inches, Oil on canvas by Inge Strack

Park River Moon
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
$2,000

'Lights Climb into the Pasture,' 24 x 24 inches, Oil and Cold Wax by Inge Strack

Lights Climb into the Pasture
Oil and Cold Wax
24 x 24 inches
$1,100

'What The What,' 18 x 18 inches, Acrylic on canvas by Inge Strack

What The What
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 18 inches
$700

'Solitude,' 8 x 8 inches, Oil and cold wax by Inge Strack

Solitude
Oil and cold wax
8 x 8 inches
$250


List of Exhibitions

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