BEHIND THE DESIGN: Transforming Art

“Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works” - Alma Gluck

 

We are excited to have discovered this talented artist, and to be brining a bit of her wonderfully playful work to our showroom:

"Nadine Kalachnikoff, whose 3-D butterfly collages possess a whimsical sense of movement and color play, has lived one of those fantastical lives that make you question your own. She was born in Paris to a Spanish mother and a Russian father. She’s called Dalí, Warhol and Hemingway friends; and she’s been married to famed Swedish interior designer, Lars Bolander, for more than 30 years.

In 2012, she asked the universe for a new path to follow, thinking perhaps an award-winning recipe or a business venture would be revealed to her. Instead, she began her first butterfly collage. Influenced by her creative upbringing and her fascination with butterflies, she embarked on her first collection.

Shadowed in lucite, the three-dimensional collages are composed of feather butterflies, papyrus and acrylic on canvas. Half alighted on the canvas or clustered in dizzying swarms, the butterflies seem ready to spring into flight. Utilizing texture, tone and composition, each canvas creates a visual dance. There is a gaiety in her work, a sense of temporality, movement and fluctuation."  - Lars Bolander Ltd.

Be inspired…transform your passion into something beautiful.

Uniquely yours,

Kimberly

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Images via: Lars Bolander Ltd.

Images via: Lars Bolander Ltd.