Bea Hoffmüller-Hildenbrand's Abstracts (Satis Shroff, Freiburg-Kappel)
Bea Hoffmüller-Hildenbrand was born in the town of Laufen, which belongs to the Swiss canton Bern. Even as a child she loved to draw and paint, and when she grew up she did the equivalent of GCSE ‘A’ level (Abitur) and studied Communication-Design in Augsburg. She passed her exams with flying colours and gathered experience as a graphic designer with different firms in Munich and Freiburg. She has her own graphic design-cum-art studio in Freiburg-Kappel.
Illustrations and abstract painting are her passion and the current seminars at the Bad Reichenhaller Academy gives her new impulses. You can see her artistic style in her work: the union of synergies from the worlds of graphic and sketches. Her art work reveals liveliness, cheerfulness and her carries her characteristic stamp, as she puts it, and urges you to ‘be a sign.’ Sei ein Zeichen.
The vernissage, which had an excellent ambiente with anthroposophic painted walls daubed in rich orange, yellow and faint scarlet, ideal for her African abstracts. A journey to Africa has left a deep impression on Bea’s works. The titles of her abstracts are: Curve and Straight Line, the lawn where you can lie ‘Liegewiese’done in white, a reclining figure and red springs, Lageplan, Africa I with Massai elements, Africa II, which depicts the feeling of the scorching sun, a reposing figure with scarlet opposites. There’s a sense of order, closeness and dynamic in the painting. A House in the Toscana, which was a graphic drawing done with a yellow background was bought by a Freiburger couple. How delightful.
Further works are: a Blue Wonder, Das Treffen (the meeting), Light and Shadow. Bewegtes Leben has strong colours that seem to shine mixed with colour nuances. Feuer und Glut, Variations and Zebi (zebra-bee). The abstracts range from 20x20 to 120x40 cm in size.