Deusa Blumke

-0001 , Brazil

Born in Brazil, Deusa Blümke graduated with a MA in Fine Arts in Painting (2016) and BA in Fine Arts (2012) from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore. She also graduated in Business Administration in Brazil and studied one year in Graphic Design in Germany. She participated regularly in life drawing/painting classes at Bilik 3-Dharma from Teguh Ostenrik, Indonesia and participated in a Professional Development Course in Acrylic painting at LASALLE and workshops by Sebastian sculptor from Mexico. In 2014, she participated in the STPI Mono-prints with Dry Point on Plastic Workshop.

Deusa's works are mainly paintings that deal with expression, form, expressive lines, manipulation of materials and colors. She is often inspired by material manipulation and the unconscious mind. She has shown her works in various fairs and exhibitions, including her own solo show, “Brazil my Passion”, at Bentara Budaya, Indonesia (2007); “Cordially Yours” at Taman Ismail Marsuki, The Jakarta Arts Center, Indonesia (2007). 

She was one of the International Artists selected for the "Best Picks Painting" Category at the global International Emerging Artist Award Open Call in Dubai in May 2013. She was also selected from the Open Call: Small Sculpture Show ll, at Sculpture Square (2011) and was a Finalist in the open call for “Redefining Materials” at the School of Arts (SOTA) in June 2012. In April 2013, she was specially invited by the Brazilian Ambassador to Singapore to inaugurate  the First Solo Show of the Brazilian Cultural Centre, at the Brazilian Embassy. In 2015 her work, "JUMP" was selected in the Artprize7 Show in Michigan, USA. 

Her interests lies in how art can be translated as a bridge between the artist, the viewer, and the active use of the moment as well as painting with various materials and its connection with colours and moods.

She treats her paintings as energetic and live organisms. 


Artwork Statement

My research paintings are an ongoing process into painting as material, investigating surface, transparency, colour and forms of layering, exploring how a painting could be created today. I’m highly interested in continuing the dialogue in contemporary painting and how artists through centuries have been changing how we see the world and ourselves through the lens of painting. I am interested in how our experiences and visual systems that we are familiar with could be distorted and rearranged in surprising ways and how new forms (organic or artificial) are created from familiar ones.

Currently, I'm very interested in exploring more the concept of sky searching, in this time that we are rethinking the ways we breathe and relate with each other and our environment. I'm appreciating more than ever my walks, the nature around me and looking up to keep going, be inspired and positive.

Into the Wild Series in Red
Watercolour on paper
43 x 53
2018
Blue Gown
Watercolour on paper
53 x 43 cm
2018
Roses 1, Sky Searchers Series
Mixed media on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2020
Roses 2, Sky Searchers Series
Mixed media on canvas
100 x 100 cm
2020