My work is the result of a carefully thought-out process that leaves nothing to chance. Each painting is developed from numerous sketches, which allows a precise and rational appreciation of the effect of every line, shape and color. Everything is predetermined, yet it is only when a concept makes the leap from the sketch to the finished painting that its potential is realized, and I can see the full impact of my idea.
The exact geometric compositions contain my own personal perceptions, experiences, as well as views of the world and nature. This intimate approach inevitably softens up the mathematical exactness of the developed form.
I place great importance on color studies, and I strive to harness the physicality of color, its vibrations and the effects colors have on one another. I make use of all available artistic elements in order to produce paintings with an added value. The combination of the lines, grid network and variations of flat color constantly move the eye through different levels, different directions and different depths within the painting. This means that each individual work of art not only represents a calculated geometric abstraction, but also serves as a vehicle to engage observers, allowing different associations and emotional states. Put simply, to be drawn into the work and react to it. Through this interaction, observers becomes trapped in two different systems of perception—mine and their own.
The most important purpose of my paintings is to make observers stop and immerse themselves in the art, as they are compelled to think and contemplate its effect.
My art encourages logical thinking as well as stimulating a personal reaction when viewers discover their own explanations of the work.
Beti Bricelj was born in 1974 in Postojna (Slovenia). In 2000 she graduated from Fine Arts on Arthouse – College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana. After completing her studies she continued her education in Australia where she lived for a year. She accepted the invitation of an Australian government organization to participate in a research of the Aboriginal culture organized by the Department for Aboriginal Affairs, South Australia, Adelaide from 1998 to 1999.
Beti Bricelj participated in numerous independent and joint exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad including the renowned Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas Texas. United States of America
Her work is published in various international catalogs and books of contemporary art. As an artist she took up an architectural challenge and designed the front of the Epicenter B2 Trade and Business Center in Postojna http://betibricelj.weebly.com/epicenter-b2.html using her expertise in art. Recently she received a Recognition for High Quality Artwork by International Fine Arts Festival Kranj – ZDSLU.
Since 2002 Bricelj has been a member of the Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies.
She shares her time working in Slovenia and Scotland