LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
“Her art is revolutionary, unique and new.
The similar expressive line could rightly be identified as one of the typical features of the new painting in its artistic perception and artistic character. Jutka works with a significant coloristic emphasis, fluorescent references and artistic feeling are also noticeable." Dr. Peter Markovič, Art Historian, Curator of the Löffler Muzeum Kosice/Slovakey
Nicole Jutka impresses in every way. For Jutka, it is very clear that the form and content of her work matters as much as how, why and for whom she makes it. With very deep ethical convictions as a premise, her visually stunning, highly chromatic and laborious drawings and paintings are inspired by and observe cultural, social and political developments that shape her visual world working in concepts and exhibition projects.
"My experience as a teacher and educator encouraged me to think about how art could impact and engage audiences more directly." says Nicole Jutka . In over 12 years as an art teacher, she has been very active, with over 200 educational art projects in her own art school or di erent institutions and over 2000 participating students.
Nicole Jutka has the courage and talent to use the range of strong colors, specializing in this with the fluorescent ones which she installs in black light thus creating a double existence of the artwork, in light and dark. A double existence of the work, the parallel life or so-called "soul" of the painting that takes on a 3 D, like a sculptural painting, in a political and aesthetic language that ethically serves the audience interactively.
Since 2013, Nicole Jutka has explored the relationship between light and darkness in the concept "light penetrates darkness", two powerful themes about our existence, a philosophical and spiritual Pandora's box. She uses fluorescent pigments to allow the viewer to enter another dimension, creating a universe of brightness and vivid chromatics. Each composition transforms according to its surroundings, like a moving image sculpture. The black light installation can be perceived as a new creation, the so-called soul of the painting, like two parallel lives in the light and darkness of the paintings.
He experiments with di erent media and techniques, discovers new ones and combines
them: painting, printmaking, graphic design, art book, digital technology, artificial intelligence, sculpture, installation, performance. The artist loves interdisciplinarity working in series such as La vie en rose, The ant's journey, Love no war, Dove of peace, New people, Hanging gardens.
The year 2020 brings a new and well-deserved international recognition for the talented and visionary german/romanian artist Nicole Jutka.
At the third edition of the prestigious Global Art Awards in Shanghai, China, the jury was convinced by the depth and complexity of her work "Start to beginning again" and awarded her first place in the "Abstract Painting" category.
Her composition is a 420×120 cm oil painting with fluorescent interventions, a technique the artist has developed over the years, Jutka uses acrylic, oil and chalk to evoke new and
extraordinary forms of nature in an abstracted, almost fantastical mirroring, installed in black light, the work having a depth and depth of 3D, thus creating in a single work of art, di erent worlds: in light, in dark, reality and mirroring. Common themes are addressed in the search for the trials and tribulations of the essence of the creator of beauty, of the human being behind the work of art, of life through the prism of love as transcendence. Light and dark are not dichotomous, but reveal states of mind, experiences from a self-analytical perspective.
The extravagant chromatic palette contrasts with the luminous accents that accompany the shapes placed on the canvas, like a statement of the artist in dialogue with the viewer.
Nicoleta Jutka approaches abstract or figurative, pictorial, sculptural or performative works with the same enthusiasm in elaborate constructions. We look forward to more of her work, which is sure to surprise us with its originality, vision and perspective."
Start to beginning again - 2015, 420 x 120 cm, oil, acryl fluorescent on canvas, unique, in privat collection Germany, sold 28000 € (2016)
Multiculturalism amazes and inspires her. With the broad concept suggestively titled "Light penetrates darkness (Pandora box of human existence) in 2o14, Nicole Jutka starts her international career, and opens it with a solo exhibition in the Lo ler Museum Slovakia 2015 then in the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest 2015.
Jutka's broader practice is equally praiseworthy, combining, as she does, a commitment to pedagogy, collaboration, social justice and community engagement emphasizing here "it is irrelevant what ethnicity you belong to, what you own or what you are, what is important is the inner light and love of neighbor. To be human." says the artist.
Nicole Jutka is an exceptional artist who does excellent artistic and social work wherever she is. The year 2016 brings her PREMIO INTERNATIONALE D ÁRTE, "PREMIO SPECIALE DELLA GIURA", San Crispino, Italy, for the paintings "Wings" and "Pain". Text: Mariela Vanu, Journalist
Wings - 2016, 80 x 60 cm, oil, acryl fluorescent on canvas, unique, in privat collection U.SA, sold 2800€ (2016)
Pain - 2016, 60 x 40 cm, oil, acryl fluorescent on canvas, unique, in privat collection U.S.A, sold 1800€ (2016)
TV Markiza, Muzeum Löffler, Kosice/Slovakey, "light penetrates darkness)
Veronica Micle - 2014-2021, 80 x 100 cm, oil, acryl fluorescent on canvas, unique, in privat collectionSwiss,sold 9900€(2023) Instalationbyblacklight
Nicole Jutka (German/Romanian) is a renowned visual artist, colour researcher and educator. She holds several awards, internationally established, with exhibitions in museums, her works can be found in collections in several countries: Germany, Switzerland, USA, England, France, Italy, Slovakia, Romania, attracting media and TV attention. He first studied fashion design at the Ioan Slătineanu Academy in Bucharest, being a first generation student. He deepened his education in graphic and multimedia design at Incuriculla Mochengladbach/Germany, then art pedagogy under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Dana Fabini, also the artist's mentor, at the Institute of Culture in Koeln/Germany where he refined his artistic mastery in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, installation. thinking, pedagogy.
Nicole has taught courses on the origins and history of art, interdisciplinarity between the arts, as well as the artistic elements of early culture with ethical and moral aspects. In preparation now for 2023- 2024, she has two books with two successful educational projects "Part of WORLD" and "Inspiration fables"
Part of world, educational project with orphans children in Löffler Muzeum Kosice/Slovakei
In 2016, she received second prize in the category "Group Prize" theme "HEIMAT" ART COMPETITION Cologne/Germany , for her own art school "Atelier Jutka" and for her student Abdulrahman Barghoti third place "Youngsters - up to 18 years" for community service.
Jutka is the founder of F7, a collective of seven artists from di erent countries and levels, with a mission-driven practice of creating art that celebrates the lives and stories of the Romanian diaspora. It facilitates creative placemaking to promote community building, a sense of belonging and healing from the totalitarian communism in which the artist lived. As president of Association Part of world she wants to help through her artistic projects to help children, teenagers, orphans and di erent groups of people with and without disabilities. "This is my social part that makes me happy" expresses the artist. In 2019, she receives the PRIX D'ENCOURAGEMENT DU JURY award, Loubet, Cote d 'Azur/France for the interdisciplinary, intercultural project "La vie en...Pink"
The artist continues internationally through di erent series expressing current themes ( multicularism, peace, freedom) of what is going on around, experimenting in di erent techniques from traditional to newer ( Ai, digital draw, oil acryl Painting, charcoal, etching, collage, installation, performance).
A concept is currently being prepared for Berlin in 2024, combining traditional art with an immersive show in the exhibition: "Pray for Love and Peace. To have or to be." She also feels at home with sculpture (bronze, stone, wood, gypsum) present in her series ( love no war, new people, journey of the ant).
Prizes in the field of art show her tireless work in recent years: 2023 - PRIZE EMINESCU - LIFE's WORK Award for PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Tomitan Academy, Constanta Romania, 2022- PRIZE "TOP 100 IN THE FIELD OF ART, REPATRIOT, Iasi/Romania, Circle Quarterly Magazine Contest - Excellence Award for work "Green free tree" in the year 2021, also in the year 2021 he is awarded Diploma, full member of the Tomitan Academy for important activity in the field of art from Archbishop Theodosius of Tomis, Constanta/Romania.
I observe cultural, social and political developments that shape my visual world by working in exhibition concepts. My work is a journey towards unrestricted freedom of expression and a form of enlightenment through imagination. (LIGHT PENETRATES DARKNESS). I speak through color, composition, message. Whether it's a brush stroke or a spray, I become one with the medium at hand.
I am a storyteller and love to document human, ethical and political issues. This continues to fuel my practice today.
Whether fantastical or rooted in our current reality, my work reflects the myriad dimensions and experiences that people and myself go through.
"I focus on the relationship between light and dark, two powerful concepts that carry the philosophical and spiritual Pandora's box of our existence.
WHAT IS LIGHT? A simple thought appears as a whisper that becomes the subtle presence of light in darkness. INSPIRATION? LOVE? GOD? FREEDOM? PEACE? FAMILY? These are some of the answers to interactive questions posed by participants in my exhibitions and courses.
I work with fluorescent colours and pigments to create a world of brightness and vivid chromatics. In each work, I emphasize the essence of nature through subtle contrasts and raw colors highlighted by modulated matter, almost like an alchemical practice.
The works represent a code of my perspective from which I can choose passions or be led to revelations of infinite transmissions of light. They turn into rational analyses and solutions that lead me along unknown paths, which in turn are guided by free will and firmly anchored in a universal plan.
I use fluorescent pigments to allow the viewer to enter another dimension. In this game for the supremacy of light and shadow, perception becomes the deciding factor. Each composition transforms according to its surroundings, like a sculpture of moving images. The installation of black light can be perceived as a new creation, the so-called soul of the painting, as a parallel life in light and dark.
From the general conceptual work "Light penetrates into darkness", belong the series: "PRAY FOR LOVE AND PEACE. To have or to be.", “ PEACE DOVE”, "La vie en rose", "The journey of the ant", "Love. No' war", "New people, new landscape", "Hanging gardens", "Idyllic landscape".
I experiment with di erent media and techniques, discovering new ones and mixing them: painting, digital, algorithmic intelligence, Photoshop, pigment painting, graphic design, writing, sculpture, installation, performance. I love interdisciplinarity.
Pray for love and peace_peace dove - immersive show, AI, digital draw, oil, acryl fluorescent on canvas, blacklight instalation
Hanging gardens - Fluorescent Paintings on canvas or wood, blacklight instalation
Love. No war.- Fluorescent Paintings on canvas, sculpture, bronze, wood, blacklight instalation
New people, new landscape- Fluorescent Paintings on canvas, blacklight instalation, objektwork
La vie en...rose - Oil paintings, collage, gypsus sculpture, instalation
Journey of the ant- Fluorescent Paintings and graphic, etchings, on Paper, blacklight instalation, gypsus sculpture, artbook
WHO I AM
Visual artist, art teacher, multimedia & graphic designer
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