By painting her realistic figures on playful, abstract backgrounds Lever combines different styles, finding the magic in this combination. This results in strikingly vibrant paintings bursting with positive energy. She works and lives in Italy.
I create art the same way I create my life; curious, positive and exploring all possibillities. Combining Fine art with Street- and Pop art. Using traditional technics alongside more contemporary techniques, finding the magic in this combination. Using all possible mixed media but always finishing in oils to make the figures 'pop'.
I love people and animals, always finding inspiration in them. Working in series gives me focus and direction. The still expanding collection I'm currently working on is called 'Stay Wild'. It's a series of wildlife paintings with the aim of creating more awareness on wildlife conservation through my art. 20% Of all proceeds are used to support Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Mount Elgon Foundation in Kenya. It feels incredibly fulfilling to be able to help protect the beautiful wildlife that I care so much for through my art!
"Be curious, explore and experience…"
Growing up in the metropolis and governmental city The Hague in the Netherlands as well as a career in aviation are clear and strong influences on the work of international selling artist Bianca Lever. She discovered her passion for art later in life, as if all those experiences were looking for a creative way out. Thus leading to getting an art degree and pursuing a career in Art.
The work of Bianca Lever is expressive and outspoken. Her realistic figures, people and animals, are painted on abstract-, pop- and streetart style backgrounds. Her mixed media process in which different techniques and styles are combined is both thought through as well as intuitive. Her motto “Be curious, explore and experience” shows in her work. There is a lot of contrast and visible layering. Always ending with multiple layers of oil to make the colours even more intense and to create more depth by using cold and warm pigments. A technique she learned during the intensive online Mastery Program at Milan Art Institute in 2021.
Bianca still travels a lot and lives and works in the middle of artistic and inspiring Italy where she paints from her studio with a beautiful view of the Appenines.
JAARBOEK KUNSTENAARS (Artists Yearbook)
Since 2020, every year Bianca's work has been published in the prestigious Artists Yearbook, in which 160 Dutch visual artists are presented.
ART GUIDE 2022, 2023
Published by Fransastic
PLEZIER EN PASSIE TV
Pleasure and Passion, 2 minute presentation on Dutch television RTL4, 3 broadcasts in 2021. Watch video
Interview January 21th 2023,
'Manifesti Amo Sassoferrato', group exhibition shop window art in Sassoferrato, Italy, January 14th 2023-ongoing
'Milan Art Exhibition', group exhibition June 7th 2023 during a 2 weeks Milan Art Retreat, Aria di Rodi, Rhodes, Greece
'Bianca Lever by Paul Meccanico', 10 June 2023, Launch Art Bags 'Sassy Girls' and 'Urban Wildlife' in Sarnano with mini exhibition in Paul Meccanico Shop.
'Stay Sassy', solo exhibition of my Sassy Girls and Inspiring Icons collections at winery cantina Terracruda, Fratterosa, Italy, July 19th-August 31st 2023
TAIA International Art Fair Montefiore dell'Aso, Italy, 8-10 September 2023
'Good Vibes', solo-exhibition 10-16 August 2022, Chiesa di San Guiseppe, Sassoferrato, Italy
'Fuori del Fango', fund raising group-exhibition 26-11-2022/6-1-2023, Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Sassoferrato, Italy
Kromatic@rt group exhibition, MADS Milano, Italy, 22 January-5 February 2021 https://www.madsmilano.com
Hilton Leiden, Netherlands, group exhibition, Aug-Dec 2020
Hilton Stockholm, Sweden, group exhibition, Aug-Dec 2020
Hilton Dresden, Germany, group exhibition, Aug-Dec 2020
'Brabant Art Fair', Grote Kerk, Breda, August 2020 https://www.brabantartfair.nl
'EuropArtFair', Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dec 2019 https://www.europartfair.com
'Landelijk Atelierweekend', studio Westelbeers, Netherlands, Nov 2019 https://www.landelijkatelierweekend.nl
'Nationale Kunstdagen', Beursgebouw Nieuwegein, Netherlands, Nov 2019 https://www.kunstdagen.nl
Solo-exhibition, Cantina Terracruda, Fratterosa, Italy, June-Oct 2019, https://www.terracruda.it
'Bianca&Boogie', an evening of art, music, food and wine at Cantina Terracruda, Fratterosa, Italy, 26 July 2019
Solo exhibition 'Intenso', Chiesa di San Guiseppe, Sassoferrato, Italy, 11-27 August 2017
'Art route Oirschot', studio Westelbeers, Netherlands, 2014
'Bianca Lever', city Hall Eersel, 2013
'Art from Westelbeers' group exhibition, 't Oude Kerkje, Middelbeers, Netherlands, January 2013
'Art route Oirschot', studio Westelbeers, Netherlands, 2012
'Group-exhibition Oirschot, Museum Kruysenhuis and Museum de Vier Quartieren, Oirschot, Netherlands, 2012
'Artistic Nude' solo-exhibition, Marrin Fashion & Art, Eersel, Netherlands, 2012
'Nationale Kunstjaarbeurs Amsterdam art fair', World Fashion Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011