Awarded 3rd Prize: Juried Exhibition 2018 Laguna Beach USA. Juror H. Bowling director Brea art gallery
Charlotte Burgmans took art classes before she even could write. Art is part of her life since then. Moving to the United States in 2003 brought an important boost to her art career. She followed master classes in painting and printmaking and took successfully part in so-called juried shows (in California, Texas, New York etc.). Burgmans has spent much of her career in California. She currently works from her studios in Amsterdam and Lausanne (Switzerland). Her work is collected in corporate and private collections in the USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Peru, Netherlands, Norway, and Belgium. Dutch and American Film producers such as Touchstone, Paramount en Warner Brothers use Burgmans’ art works in their productions.
Statement wall objects
“The series Organized Chaos” is the result of coincidence and passion. Previously I worked mainly with oil paint, but due to the fact that I got allergic to working with oil paint I started researching other media such as clay and acrylic paint. In addition I developed a great fascination for the 'ZERO Art' movement. The play of light and shadow and the soothing atmosphere, are intriguing for me. This ultimately led to the series 'Organized Chaos', consisting of wall reliefs based on a pattern and handmade clay tiles. The tiles have been deliberately made 'irregular' by means of ridges. Light and shadow have a big influence on the work. Every moment of the day, and different light sources give the artworks a different dimension.”
Wall Object "Organized Chaos 05" has been awarded the 3rd prize at the 11th annual juried exhibition 2018 of Laguna Beach USA.
"My artworks are the result of my on-going urge to experiment with technique and material. My focus is predominantly on abstraction, whereby I like to work with compositions of shapes. With my paintings I want to invite te viewer to follow the interplay of lines. The overlapping layers symbolize connection, they occur precise but are often created intuitively with a variety of tools."
I follow the train of my thoughts
The interplay of lines
Recurrent, fluent, scattered,
Marks on the canvas
Smooth, rough, or translucent
The representation of inter-connections
Into a whole
Charlotte Burgmans works from her studio in Lausanne (Switzerland) and her Studio in Hilversum NL, see above.