PIA LILENTHAL

I do visual stuff. Most of the time art, at times graphic design, interior design, and visual merchandising. For me it's communication, to present a feeling of true authencity.

Art

Man Ray, Duchamp, Warhol, Banksy, Pejac, Charles and Ray Eames, Bowie, Prince. They are all part of why I became an artist. Visionaries, breaking rules, finding new paths. Most of all curiosity. That’s why my work changes in style, medium and expression. It’s a constant journey that never took me to the fine art school, instead a long line of courses, workshops, art groups and most of all – hours and hours in my studio with trial and error before success. Curiosity feeds the cat.

 

It started with a mix of pop art and street art using stencils and screen print. Along came acrylic paint, charcoal, and water colour, often shades close to each other with details visible only when you get close. My motives often have an air of freedom and power with a spark of humour. Guess its mirrors who I am.

Art in other places

Without rules not even the sky is the limit. Making art on walls, furniture, cloths, or any fabrics. Turning old objects into new installations. Or doing a home styling, visual merchandising in a store, a window display, or an installation. It’s all art to me, communication of visual stuff.

Graphic Design

My wrinkles tell the truth. I've been around long enough to have learnt the craft of graphic design before computers entered the scene. With darkroom, wax machine and scalpel. I have used the Adobe software version 1.0 and been part of its journey up until today. I know my tools. Over the years I’ve produced a fair amount of artwork, lately mostly book covers.

 

Just as important is my journey of visual communication. From final artist and art director to project manager and marketing manager. It's no use doing beautiful stuff if it doesn't communicate.

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