SHIMMERING PEACE & JOY
"Distilled over 50 years of wondrous art exploration, my compositions go on inviting rest, rejuvenation and the revelry of life."
P U R E JOY TO YOU
The artwork shown here combines Brigitte's Viennese art nouveau heritage with her early studies of modern art in Paris. Art critics have described her work as "elegant and poetic".
enjoy her universe
Brigitte's artistry beholds the reflections of our divine nature. It sparks a colorful dialogue that explores the essence, the harmony, the imaginative forces, and the magnificently mesmerizing contrasts mankind shares.
Brigitte Merk is an award-winning artist based in Austria whose paintings have been exhibited internationally including in Austria, France, Israel, and the United States. Her compositions depict striking landscapes, and exotic animals, and explore relationships and movement through cubism, kineticism, and abstraction. Brigitte endeavors to create pieces that offer themselves as an oasis of calm for the eye where meaning unfolds, somewhere between reality and fantasy.
Inspired by European Modernists and her cultural heritage of the Viennese Art Nouveau, Brigitte's inner voice resonated through her oil chalk drawings.
In 1962, at an art competition hosted at Vienna's prestigious art school "Akademie am Schillerplatz", she was awarded first prize by renowned art educator Prof. Gerda Matejka-Felden. Her career was further propelled by the exhibition of "Stillleben in Ölkreide," at the Vienna Secession.
LOVE OF FAMILY
From 1965–1996, Brigitte put her passion for painting on pause
so to nurture her thriving family in Austria.
In 1996, after a 30-year-long creative break, Brigitte rekindled her painterly journey. Her technical and stylistic proficiency took a stronghold with the encouragement and guidance of her art mentors: Prof. Colnago for Aquarelle; Mag. Schnetzinger for oil painting; and Prof. Hübler, composition expert. Unsurprisingly, her self-confidence and exceptional perspectives reblossomed.
After receiving an abundance of recognition for her compositions, the time came to realize her lifelong dream and paint like the old masters, with the palette of oils she couldn't afford as a girl. Spurred by the vivid, peaceful, and abundant nature scenes she birthed, ensuing explorations would usher her into the boundless sphere of abstraction.
This was a watershed period in Brigitte's artistic evolution that continues to reflect her distinctive lyrical and evocative lines. Embedded in the layers of curvature and contortion are her recalled realistic impressions. This blend introduces an alluring language that opens fresh and inspired gateways of imagination.
ACRYLIC SINCE 2008
Fantastic worlds of hues and shapes came to life when Brigitte's lifelong dream of exhibiting her creations in Paris was realized. This milestone, the 15-year-long representation by a local art gallery, and her vast collection of international awards attest to the fruitful guidance of her
THE ARTFUL LINE
A FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
ILLUSTRATIONS SINCE 2010
While processing the passing of her parent, Brigitte revitalized herself with a fearless approach that integrated the forces of highly contrasting black and whites with unabashed colors—framed in the flowing assurance of artful lines.