We had the good fortune of connecting with Vian Borchert and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Vian, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursed an artistic and a creative career since I feel being creative is an intrinsic part of my making. Art for me is like my first language. You see, I was born into an art household. Art runs in my blood and veins. For me, art comes as natural as talking, walking and eating. I was born with this gift. Art chose me, and in return I have embraced my natural talent and harnessed my skills by furthering my artistic ability through art education and choosing to embark on this artistic path.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an expressionist artist, I consider all my artwork to be visual poems. My artwork aims to deliver my environment and the way I see the world through my lyrical vision and sense of aesthetics. For me nature is very important and plays an essential role in my life. I am a nature lover. Therefore, I want through my work to reawaken the visual senses of the viewers where they also will attain the rejuvenation, calm and peace feelings achieved through viewing and taking in the art. I aspire to bridge the gap between the visual world and the real world while allowing the viewers to revive their imagination and exploration. Hence, I aim to create a thought provoking visual dialogue between the viewers and the art on a higher cognitive creative level. In regards to the development of my professional career, it wasn’t easy – I developed my career throughout many years of rigorous and continuous hard work and many sleepless nights. I like to point out that the path of an artist is no walk in the park. There are lots of ups and downs to the artist’s journey and career. If I have to give an analogy it would be like viewing an iceberg, the viewer only sees the tip of the iceberg but doesn’t see how deep and far below the surface it goes. For me my art career of many long years of hard work, painting, working along exhibiting over the decades have gotten me to the point where I am at today. I overcame many challenges by continuing to do the work regardless of how hard the road is. For me creating art is a form of meditation and an escape from the hardships faced in the real world. Hence, art is an escape to my own dreamland along providing me with much needed peace. I’ve learned many lessons along the way and throughout my art journey. I learned that one can enter moments of Zen through the creation of the art. I also learned that art can help one in problem solving. Moreover, I learned that creativity ignites our cognitive abilities and opens up new portals and perspectives to how we view life and its matters. I want the world to know that I love art very much, and I love spreading my vision and sharing it with the world. I’ve been doing art for many years, and I had developed my own abstract art style and movement so to speak. I’ve observed that my signature abstract expressionist paintings which I’ve been creating for numerous years – works that highlight my love for the blues of the ocean and the sky have been influential and inspiring for budding and established artists alike worldwide.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Getty center for me is as close to a heaven as one can get. Situated up on a hill with spectacular and panoramic views, the Getty offers not only a cultural trip to visit master works of art, but a celebration of modern architecture with the natural world through its cutting edge minimal design and beautiful luscious landscaped gardens which are an oasis and an escape into a tranquil enchanted garden where one can take in the sounds of nature while absorbing the beauty of the plants and flowers along admiring the outdoor sculptures. The Getty center offers many choices in regards to food either an afternoon tea on the terrace while taking in the beautiful views, or a salad from locally sourced ingredients. A day at the Getty Center is a day well-spent!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My foremost supporters are my children who are my biggest influences. Their continuous love and encouragement springs life to me on a daily basis. It is through my children’s eyes, energy and their love for life that I re-energize myself everyday to do better for them, for their generation and for the current world and the world to come. Also, my biggest source of inspiration and influence is mother nature – the mother of all. For me being in nature, be it meditating upon the beauty of the sunrise and the sunset or simply gardening in my garden all connects me to the earth and its abundant bounty that it bestows upon humanity through its ever flowing daily giving. I also like my plants, they are some of my influences. To illustrate, when my lavender plant grows and flourishes with its delicate purple flowers, I feel this inner deep love to such a quiet yet essential source of life. For if we don’t have trees, plants and flowers, we have no life. Hence, nature is in its quiet form an essential mentor for me.
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