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Based in Ukraine



Galerie Hanbell

Josephine Florens

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?

By the themes of my art, I want to convey to people certain meanings that will point people in the right direction for reflection and, perhaps, these reflections will lead people to solve very important problems, especially those related to environmental protection, health, protection and restoration of ecology.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Questions about inspiration are always quite difficult for me, since I don't know where it comes from. And why starting one painting in the end turns out to be completely different (bearing a completely different meaning and looking completely different than originally intended). I know for sure that I love the harmonious state of my self-awareness. I like nature, animals, I like it when no one calls me on the phone, does not bother me, then I enter a kind of matter of inspiration and sit in this ball, create pictures, think, reflect, fantasize and create. When all this corresponds to what was written, I get the best and most interesting and high-quality paintings.

Do you have any experiences that have impacted your art?

Of course, my mother originally influenced my boundless love for art. She has long gone to another world, like my dad. But she was a very creative person, we looked at the paintings of great artists of the past, when I was little, we went to museums, exhibitions, theaters, Mom worked and there was very little money, but she always found time to teach me. Thanks to her work and dedication, thanks to the fact that she put all her love and soul into me, I can now share my talent, my love and my work with other people.

Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?

I think I'm at the start of breaking down barriers. I'm sure I'll do it. I have already begun to act in this direction. Just watch me and you will see it.

 What are your long-term artistic goals?

Firstly, in the next couple of years I am planning to open my own gallery in Spain.I plan to move there to live also in the near future. I will continue to act in the direction of the development of my art activity, I will, as of now, get acquainted with new people from the field of art, participate in various competitions, exhibitions, projects. I like it and thanks to all these connections and interesting events I meet new clients, take interesting orders for painting and have the opportunity to earn money and invest it in the development of my painting.

 What advice do you have for aspiring artists?


 I do not like to give advice if they don’t ask me about it, but if they suddenly asked me, I would say not to imitate, to learn the main basics of painting, maybe like me, in the paintings of old masters, and then not to repeat after others, but to learn on your own, study throughout your art career, create your own painting style, exclusive, and not worry about what others have to say. Listen to your heart, go forward and win!

Prayer before meals, 60 cm x 70 cm , 2021.jpg
Road to mom , oil, canvas115 cm x 135 cm, 2019,.jpg
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