The ART 9TEEN club event is meant as an occasion for art-lovers to meet in Vienna-Döbling to share experiences, to network and to learn about new artists. Invited are collectors, curators, art-historians, advisors, artistic-directors and everyone who is interested on fine arts.
Of course, recently we are still in the lockdown, caused by the Corona-Virus and therefore we can’t meet personally yet, but virtually. Therefore the team of ART 9TEEN invites the audience to a virtual clubmeeting on facebook and the galleries own youtube channel.
First guest in a row of monthly events is Bianca Turner. The artist is living and working in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA. And with that she is as well a representative of an artistic interesting phenomen of Romanian artists living abroad. More then 20 % of the Romanian population is living outside the country. Many artists learned abroad a lot of the culture of their host countries and got influenced by it. As Oradea born Mircea Cantor living in Paris is combining the traditional Romanian patterns, even the Romanian blouse, with contemporary French elements as minimalism or conceptual work.
As well Bianca Turner, born in Timisoara, picked up influences of her new home in California. Especially the vegetation, the color of flowers and the sunshine are inspiring her. Bianca Turner is painting abstract and expresses a positive vibe, the easiness of the American Westcoast combined with her essential thematic, nature.
In the virtual interview, Bianca Turner responds to questions of art-collector and curator Thomas Emmerling. She is talking about her life, her work, and she gives some insights about the art-world from her point of view. Bianca Turner is quite busy and well established as artist. She exposes at Art Basel Miami and the Biennale of the Film Festival in Cannes in France and in many places as London, Los Angeles, New York and more.
She is not afraid of color and running against the mainstream of dark and grey tones. Her life should be colorful as the West-Coast, she states. Her collectors share with her that certain vibe. She describes not the usual stereotype approach with eternal summer breath and the legendary road to Malibu, but an esthetic in grouping forms and colors, creating dynamic and peace, which can only happen in the Californian Sunshine. As French masters as Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso needed for their works the sunshine and the flowers of the Mediterranean seaside at the Cote d’Azur in South of France.
Bianca Turner’s works are bought, “because to look at them makes me feel happy” describes one of the London based collectors in a video-message to ART9TEEN. And this is quite often, that art-lovers and connoisseurs are buying art, because they want to look at it and feel good. There is a deep connection between the artists and the collector, described by the piece of art by itself. In the same way you look at a good book, enjoy a good glass of wine, look at some old photos or blossoming flowers. And at the end of the line, this is what Bianca Turner wants to do, painting flowers of the seaside and share happiness.
Works of Bianca Turner can be viewed and ordered under