By painting her realistic figures in oil on playful mixed media backgrounds Lever combines contrasting styles that reinforce each other. This results in strikingly vibrant paintings bursting with positive energy. She works and lives in Italy.

Artist Statement

I create art the same way I create my life; curious, positive and exploring all possibillities while having some fun in the process. Using mixed media, creating juxtapositions and lots of contrasts because that causes excitement. My paintings are outspoken and expressive, because I believe in freedom of speech and I talk through my paintings.

I paint realistic figures, people and animals, always trying to capture their true essense. The backgrounds are done in pop- or streetart style, playful and spontaneous. Always finishing in oils, creating an endresult that is visibly layered and filled with emotions.

"Be curious, explore and experience…"

Bio

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 abstract realistic work of Bianca Lever is expressive and outspoken. Her realistic figures, people and animals, are painted on 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 and exploring, always pushing the envelope. Her motto “Be curious, explore and experience” shows in her work. There is a lot of juxtaposition, 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.

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.

Publications

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. In 2022 together with artist of the year Lita Cabellut.

PLEZIER EN PASSIE TV

Pleasure and Passion, 2 minute presentation on Dutch television RTL4, 3 broadcasts. Watch video

ART GUIDE ARTISTS 2022

Exhibitions/Art Fairs

Year 2022

'Good Vibes', solo-exhibition 10-16 August 2022, Chiesa di San Guiseppe, Sassoferrato, Italy

Year 2021

Kromatic@rt group exhibition, MADS Milano, Italy, 22 January-5 February 2021 https://www.madsmilano.com

Year 2020

Hilton Leiden, Netherlands, Aug-Dec 2020

Hilton Stockholm, Sweden, Aug-Dec 2020

Hilton Dresden, Germany, Aug-Dec 2020

'Brabant Art Fair', Grote Kerk, Breda, August 2020 https://www.brabantartfair.nl

Year 2019

'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

Year 2017

Solo exhibition 'Intenso', Chiesa di San Guiseppe, Sassoferrato, Italy, 11-27 August 2017

Year 2014

'Art route Oirschot', studio Westelbeers, Netherlands, 2014

Year 2013

'Bianca Lever', city Hall Eersel, 2013

'Art from Westelbeers' group exhibition, 't Oude Kerkje, Middelbeers, Netherlands, January 2013

Year 2012

'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

Year 2011

'Nationale Kunstjaarbeurs Amsterdam art fair', World Fashion Centre Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011

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