Artist StatementI am an expressionist artist. I consider all my artwork to be visual poems. My work is mainly abstract and landscape expressionist, and expressionistic figurative artwork. In my latest abstract expressionistic paintings, I created my own world of what I see fit that falls into making an aesthetically pleasing abstract composition. The work is based on my imagination and my appreciation to the nature that surrounds me. I wanted the art to spring from my imagination and my brains, while the art educator in me looks very carefully at these paintings and makes sure that the composition in all its entity such as color, form, structure, texture come together to make a successful and balanced work. In my abstract work, I wanted to create the kind of abstract art that I like to see when I visit galleries and museums. Thus, I strongly feel I created my own abstract movement and vision that is pure and honest. Most importantly, I aimed to explore my subconscious and how it looks when it comes out on canvas. I strongly feel for a work of art to be effective, it has to come from someone's absolute own experience and innermost vision. I am also an avid lover of nature, I consider nature to be the truest and best artist, and I do find nature to be one of my ultimate inspirations. I consider each of my paintings as a visual poem: a poem of love, a poem of hope, a poem of melancholy – poems that depict and capture the expression and the mood of the figure. My aim with my artwork is to to transcend the viewer into another realm – a thoughtful and intellectual realm.
Vian (Shamounki) Borchert is a professional artist and art educator residing in Mongtomgy County, MD. Vian is an internationally acclaimed award winning contemporary artist who has shown in many group and solo exhibitions. The National Gallery of Art in Amman, Jordan has Vian's artwork in their permanent collection. Vian is a graduate from The Corcoran College of Arts and Design, Washington, D.C. Vian’s expressionistic and abstracted art illustrates a poetic mood and a thoughtful journey in the world of painting. Borchert is an utomost lover of nature, and finds nature to be a great source of inspiration.
Vian's art has been on exhibit in prestigious places such as the United Nations General Assembly, Public Lobby Gallery, NYC, NY, and in “Art Basel Miami Beach” at SPECTRUM Miami art show.
Vian's artwork has been shown in galleries and private collection throughout the world in places such as Rome, Dubai, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Los Angeles, Miami, Manchester and Amman.
Borchert's artwork has been featured in many press such as The Washington Post, The Town Courier, Culutre Spot MC, The Huffington Post, The Gazette, Miami Art Scene, Modern Luxury magazine DC, NPR's Art Beat, Culture Capital, Aesthetica magazine, Maniera District magazine and others.
Borchert currently teaches art classes for adults in Painting: Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting and Drawing at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park and at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD.
For more about the artist visit: www.vianborchert.com