Brita Seifert is specialized in drawing with pastels and colored pencil, drawing a velvety soft and a brilliant expression.
My art is about desire, the desire to show through an feminine style how women can see themselves if they choose. This idea stands in complete opposition to the proletarian and rather masculine art of East Germany where I grew up. This has become a visual response to my early life experience: like a gesture of artistic liberation. My paintings aim to fulfil a quest for beauty and luxury, which I was denied when growing up in Eastern Europe. I started my arts life by taking life-drawing classes at 17 and have since developed an intense interest in several techniques of drawing, in the human shape, particularly the female form. It has taken me almost 40 years to realize my calling in life and become a full time artist. Mission With my work, I have a strong desire to portray everyday women in a glamorous way. My models come from all walks of life, but on canvass they get to be superstars, divas, temptresses, goddesses and heroines. I particularly want woman to feel good about themselves, through my art. I want to show the world how beautiful they are. I want people to feel the love and tenderness that I have for my subjects in every drawing/painting.
Brita Seifert, Sorceress with pastel and colored pencil
In every work she tries to incorporate a recognizable emotion, often things from daily life with a certain expressiveness that is highly relevant to the fantastic, erotic and magically realistic images. Brita's work is mainly inspired by music, travel and personal experiences.
Brita Seifert started drawing with pencil and paper in 1980, she first drew models for three years before she was admitted to the academy for graphics and illustration in Leipzig, where she was a student of Prof. dr. Heinz Wagner and Werner Hennig. From 1988 to 1989 she also attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Berlin. From 1989 to 1992 Brita Seifert lived in Italy and was inspired there by Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, among others, but also by contemporary painters such as Bruno Di Maio and Walter Girotto.