MEDITATIVE OIL PAINTINGS FROM SWEDEN - Start your journey through the mind expanding art of Elia Astfjord, the art of meditation... I feel strongly for the Earth and have a deep inner wish to contribute with my work. Beside the help individuals can receive upon meditating with the art, 25 % of the surplus from a purchase of a painting goes towards causes promoting a sustainable society, for instance environmental projects... I often get questions about the, optional, meditative use of my artwork so here comes a brief explanation to how it works. In a manner of speaking, the paintings can be looked upon as if they were mirrors. The abstract shapes and colours will produce an emotional response within the meditator/beholder, eventually allowing the true inner feelings to emerge. The art, in a sense, gradually comes alive, reflecting the state of mind of the meditator. The work gives you insights about yourself and how you relate to your surroundings. You will expand your self-knowledge by bringing together art and mind. Here follows some background information about me, as an artist and how I come to create meditative art. In the 1980s I Elia Astfjord, began to intentionally use my skills in painting as a means in order to deepen my self-knowledge. In the beginning, this was merely intended to be a means for my personal and private use. I was not long, however, in realizing that my abstract art actually contained some essential elements, which could also be of important use to other people. The art transformed to also being a therapist tool for meditation. I have today, living in Gothenburg Sweden, from increasing demand, combined my accomplished artistry with teaching in meditation. Please feel welcome to look around the site and see the paintings presented. Also welcome to visit my home page on http://www.enlighteningart.com. They will give you an overview of my work, with emphasize on new pieces. Much of the text has come to involve the meditative use of the paintings, but remember that this is only the spark that makes the paintings stand out... Above all, they are abstract oil paintings to be enjoyed by the eyes of the beholder... All the best. Elia
Biography: BIOGRAPHY Born 1952. Today lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden EDUCATION Private art studies for Marita Lillich (artist educated at the Art Institute in Finland). Art studies at Domens Art school in Gothenburg. Studies in theoretical philosophy and social psychology at the University of Gothenburg. SOLO EXHIBITIONS Fr?lunda Cultural Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden Lerums municipal Library, Lerum, Sweden Kungsbacka Cultural Centre, Kungsbacka, Sweden St.J?rgen/Riksbyggens Care Centres, Gothenburg, Sweden Kalleb?cks hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden ?husStrand hotel, ?hus, Sweden TEACHING 1990- Personal Development therapist. As alternative therapy the art is used for group meditation as well as for individuals to provide support in personal development.
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