Meet Gudrun Weerasinghe from Germany.
The artist was born in Essen, Germany and studied arts and design at the
University of Essen. The concept of ArtHealing is something new to me and
I find it extremely interesting. Her Web site is available in both
German and English, but I'm afraid the translation from German to English
has lost something. I highly recommend you visit her site to learn more
about Gudrun and ArtHealing in addition to seeing more of her works.
An exerpt from "Art Today", June 1998:
Steiner's sentence in, Mein Lebensgang
(My way of live), written down shortly before his death in 1925, can be
considered valid as a premise for the work of Gudrun Weerasinghe: "lt occured
to me that the millennium must bring a new, spiritual light to mankind.
lt appeared as if the narrow-mindedness of the human thinking and desire
had reached at its peak." In Steiner‘s world view, the faith in the supernatural
and the meditative experience resulting thereof, interweave with a renewal
of the holistic condition of the individual. Known artists like Kandinsky,
Maryon, Lauer and Beuys worked in the sense of this theory and created
From: "Meister Bildender Künste"
(Master of Educating Arts), Volume 5, Artefactum Publishing House, Nürnberg:
Similar to Steiner and Joseph Beuys,
warmth and energy are her life messages, as well as the utilization of
nature`s healing powers. The style developed by her called Arthealing articulates
the dialectical comprehension of her art: healing through art and healing
of art, thus somehow reflecting her critical attitude towards certain tendencies
of contemporary art... The gradual recognition of the message of her pictures
and the progressive projecting into them will end up in a development of
higher spiritual capacities. In 1931 Stefan Zweig wrote in his study
"Healing through the Spirit" about the Austrian physician and scientist
Anton Messmer, a friend of Mozart's as well as a representative of the
Enlightment movement and precursor of Psychotherapy: "Perhaps a kind of
physics working with more and more refined metrical devices will prove
tomorrow that, what today we suppose to be mere psychic power wave, is
indeed something more substantial, a really visible thermal wave, ponderable
and measurable energy."
Gudrun Weerasinghe -
"If you would like to profit from the qualities input into the pictures,
don't just open your eyes in order to superficially take in the effects
and waves of colours and shapes which are indeed only the reflections of
whatever is influenced by the light, but instead open your soul to an equal
degree in order to recognize the force of light implanted in the works.
Or, however, close your eyes and let the impression of the light radiation
force have an effect on yourself and, in this respect enjoy the energetic
characteristic (wrapped up in the oeuvre) appropriate for you. Experiment,
try - irrespective of the colouring or design of the picture - to find
out which psychological and spiritual attribute makes you feel particularly
"The term ARTHEALING is subject to
copyright protection. I personally code and entitle the works of art with
the term ARTHEALING. My artefacts which do not exhibit this term are not
works with "targeted" magnetism. The information included in the pictures
can of course be checked and verified using certain methods and devices.
Not all my paintings are "Arthealing" works! Within my creative work, you
will also find works which are not deliberately magnetised but only exert
their effect through purely superficial colouring and design, through painting
materials, types of application, the style etc. and constitute a statement
for the observer in each case."
I wish you no end of pleasure while doing so, Gudrun
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