Artist Eefje Van den Brande approaches the canvas with fluidity and freedom, taking inspiration from nature to explore the unity between all living things. Starting from a single ink blot, she lets her paintings evolve naturally; encouraging viewers to embrace their emotions, live freely and in harmony with nature.
Artist Anca Francesca Stefanescu interweaves the organic painting techniques of figurative art with digital geometric creations of abstract expressionism to depict the contrasts and polarities that exist in life. In her exploration of inner and outer realities, Anca invites the viewer to become a participator in the piece through their own perception. She shares how a tragic life event gave way to a peaceful acceptance of nature’s life cycle and led her to embrace oneness with herself. Anca also speaks of how the pandemic’s “pause” on normality provides an opportunity for humanity to redefine itself and to change paradigms that are no longer working.
Holly Bantleman launched Wild and Wave to create eco-conscious, affordable and beautiful pieces of art that spark conversations and drive action to protect our wild, in the hope of re-wilding the world. Holly shares how her love for marine life has fuelled her mission to protect beautiful animals that face extinction and how the brand intends to improve representation and diversity of marginalised groups in the art and conservation space. Find out how we can reduce our human footprint further with simple, small changes and how artists can practise art more sustainably.