SoA 2012 - Josina Burgess
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About Josina den Burger / Josina Burgess
Josina studied at the Famous Artists Schools of America and graduated in illustration, advertisement,free painting and drawing. She studied under Ben Stahl, Al Parker, Jon Witcomb, Fred Ludekens, Peter Helck, graduated as master of art in 1967 and then decided to become a ...singer..
She studied under Beb Ogterop and as a professional singer she worked successfully in the Netherlands especially in the 70ties (was the first female protestsinger) . Made several albums, was a member of the Knokke Songfestival Team and had her own Radio and Personality show on the Dutch Television. Performed in all Dutch Theaters and was a guest in many radio and television shows.
Later on she traveled around the world and performed in many international television shows. Worked for the Spanish television and after that she became the leading lady of the well known close-harmony trio “The New Shepherds”, later in "Close Encounter" and "September" were she had her own 7 mans band. Made several albums again and performed on Dutch Radio and Television.
During all those years of traveling she continued painting and drawing. Once a painter, always a painter. The work has many facets. Feelings and impressions, sometimes subtile, but also powerful and above all the use of bright colors are specific for her art.
Expressionism, Abstract as well as Figurative paintings, explosions of color, gold and bronze, memories and emotions are telling their story.
Josina uses mixed techniques, some developped herself, in a very personal style, abstracts, flowers and landscapes, recognizable or with free expression. The composition,technique, the colors and the shapes are giving an extra dimension to her paintings.
In the end of 2006 she started working in Secondlife, looking for new possibilities in the Metaverse. Experimenting with New Art, building hyperformal, Hyperformalism is abstraction with no references to the material space or references to the figure. Also, Hyperformalism focuses on the native conditions and capacities of the virtual world and includes behaviors concepts only possible in the telepresent virtual environment.
Building animated and interactive 3 D sculptures and Installations, Founded C.A.R.P (Cybernatic Art Research Projects) together with Lazlo Oerdoegh a Hungarian Professor and started working together with International artists, musicians, engineers and architects from all over the globe on different innovative projects, new Theatrical shows and performences, like: the WALL, The RINGS, METROPOLIS, The Cybernetic tower of Nicolas Schöffer,V-Jazz (Virtual Jazz), the CHANGE and much more.
(or "creativeness") is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts. Creative innovation might require co-activation and communication between regions of the brain that ordinarily are not strongly connected. Creativity techniques are heuristic methods to facilitate creativity in a person or a group of people.
Generally, most creativity techniques use associations between the goal (or the problem), the current state (which may be an imperfect solution to the problem), and some stimulus (possibly selected randomly). A random image, sound, or article can be used instead of a random word as a kind of creativity goal or provocation. In Secondlife collaboration of Art and science is a need the outcome is just beautiful.
“Its the pervading Law of all things organic or non-organic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all the true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form always follows function,
That is the Law”.
Henri Labouste 1801-1875
Showcase Winner in Round #6 of the 2010 Showcase competition
ArtslAnt The #1 contemporary Art Network
Award Winner of the 2012 #3 Competition ArtslAnt for Computer/digital Art
University of Enschede
City Hall Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Community Hall Duivendrecht
House of Italy Amsterdam
Prinsengracht Gallery Amsterdam
Gemeentehuis Ouderkerk nieuwe hal
Virtual Gallery Internet
City Hall Lelystad
Gallery Galeriale – Oosthuizen
Stadsdeel West Osdorp Gallery
The Houseboat - Amsterdam
Art Fair Bergen
Art Route Duivendrecht
Modern Art Market - Thorbeckeplein Amsterdam
Hoorn en Cultuur - Hoorn
Kunstbeurs de Looier - Amsterdam
Gallery Galeriale – Oosthuizen
Modern Art Market – embrandtplein - Amsterdam
Virtual Art exhibition in the Szombathely Museum, Szombathely, Hungary