I am a painter located in Munich, Germany, making paintings mostly with acrylic on canvas. I also like to make drawings, and hope that in these, where I like to experiment with different papers and techniques including, ink, pencil, pens, crayon, collage, etc. you can also see and feel my Japanese heritage.
In my work I am dealing mostly with matters of perceiving and seeing things. I hope to sharpen the senses of the viewer by looking at my work for what surrounds him, particularly the play of light and shadow, as only by hitting an object light gets visible. This is especially interesting for me in objects that are moving or reflect a great deal of the light, so that there is a lot of contrast, like water, metal, glass, etc. And in trying to capture an everyday maybe not so prominent or very fugitive moment throughout the very, at least in my case, slow process of painting, I try to raise awareness for that moment and make it either calming and centering experience or one that conveys the thrill and excitement of being alive.
My works are available at different galleries (see Links), so for inquiries please contact me via the contact window or my email: email@example.com
New Blood Art Statement by Sarah Ryan:
Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow’s paintings are imbued with a deep tranquillity. The evidence of her Munich Film Academy education is unmistakable in her painting: each scene possesses a cinematic quality in their cropping of subjects, capturing of fleeting moments, and the distinct way light streams through a wide aperture.
Her method is entwined with her theme, if we take illumination as a state of being, bathing in sunshine becomes an allegorical demonstration of inner brightness; light itself is intangible and imperceptible until it touches something with volume and mass.