On July 27, the NYC-based art gallery Lichtundfire presented a new art show titled “Flora and Fawna – Season of Growth and Beasts.” The exhibition features artworks by a variety of talented artists. Among them is Vian Borchert who created a series of floral landscape paintings profoundly inspired by her love for nature and literature. The artist also wrote short poems for each one of her new captivating artworks that we are happy to share with you in this article.
Floral Landscape Paintings by Vian Borchert at Lichtundfire
Vian Borchert’s series of floral landscape paintings is done from pure imagination. To create the picturesque scenes in her works, the artist had to assimilate herself with her innermost thoughts and feelings from the past and present. This allowed her to create a distinct green universe densely impregnated with flowers, romance, and mysticism.
Title: “A Sea of Flora”
“In a secret garden
I buried a seed
that bloomed and blossomed
into a field”
Title: “Floral Mist”
“The Flowers whispered to the meadows
and the valley echoed “I love you!”
The series wouldn’t be possible without the artist’s genuine “obsession” with nature. Gardening is one of Vian Borchert’s inexhaustible sources of energy, which allows her to dig deep into the ‘garden of creation’ and foretell the stories with the never-ending dualism of darkness and light, serenity and passion, sense datum and thing.
Title: “Baby Breath”
Baby breath by the bridge
The grass on your feet
A smile upon your face
All in a day”
Title: “Over Fields”
“And just like that
the flowers understood
how to embrace nature”
Floral landscape paintings also play a role of a time machine that takes Vian Borchert to childhood when her life was connected to the marvelous tales and novels that were turning the artist’s imagination into a bottomless ocean of creative visualization. One such story was “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë. The dramatic fate of Heathcliff and Cathy, the main heroes of the novel, along with the atmosphere of the stormy countryside, greatly influenced Vian and her perception of romance.
Title: “Highland Moor”
“I stood there overlooking green heights
and how the flowers shook
at every heart beat”
All those components have fused into a series that Vian Borchert considers one of the best in her career. “Flora and Fawna – Season of Growth and Beasts” will be on view at Lichtundfire until August 26, 2022. Vian Borchert’s floral landscape paintings are available for purchase at the gallery, so don’t hesitate to contact managers if you want to become an owner of one of those unparalleled pieces.