The spirit of beauty
Luisa Fernanda DEBARNOT
Luisa Fernanda DEBARNOT is a contemporary Colombian painter influenced by Gustav Klimt and Marc Chagall. Her artwork is based on a modern and unique style dominated by the female figure, light and fragments of colour. She studied Arts at Universidad de los Andes during 1996 and 1997, and Restoration at Universidad Externado de Colombia during 1998. She continued her Arts studies and practice at La Fundación de Arte Santacruz (Bogotá, Colombia) were she was certified as Master in Painting in 2004.
A significant part of her artwork belongs to private collections in France, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Colombia. In order to expand her experience through cultural and artistic expressions from different regions of the world, she has travelled to Jordan, Israel, India, Spain, Switzerland and United States. After residing in Colombia and Central America, Luisa Fernanda currently lives in France working at her private workshop.
Through colour and painting, Luisa Fernanda is an artist who focuses her artwork on a spiritual universe populated with the spirits of the exuberant nature of the land of her country of origin. Each and every of her paintings forms a bridge between a spiritual magical world and herself. Her main objective is to become a pure and transparent channel for the spirits of nature to express themselves freely through her eyes and hands.
The artwork invites the observer to enter a colourful atmosphere, bringing childhood memories and sensations of freedom, when the mind is still open to perceive what rationality prevents to see.
About the exhibition
These images are created at my personal studio. Each one of them is carefully made with high quality supports and materials. I start with a standard priming for the canvas. Then I continue with the gold, silver, and copper leaves application in order to give light and depth to oil colors. Metals give also a magic atmosphere to the painting. Each color follows a very specific order over the canvas which let the characters and figures to appear.