Abstract Black

Abstract Black

Title: Abstract Black

Technique: Conté À Paris Round 3B Carbon Sketching Pencil on paper

Dimensions: 50x65 cm

Year: 2021



ARTWORK INFO: „Abstract Black“


I can spend hours, days, months and years on a work of art. I dont give up until something is done. I spent every day on this piece, 12-16 hours. I don’t want to give away my thoughts. You have to guess what is my art about. Sometimes I close my eyes and then I want to invent new worlds. The pain often brings me back to the past. My drawings are sometimes as complicated as my past. Once I made a mistake by creating something too personal. Since then I don’t want to create anything personal anymore. I thought that people would understand me, but they didn’t. They didn’t understand when I showed it clearly and simply. Since then I only want to create abstract pictures.

I like black and white drawings. There are phases in my life in which I don’t want to see any color.

Black is definitely the color of my soul.

„Abstract Black“ is masterpiece made with utmost dedication by considering minute details and concentrating on each and every feature of the subject. I was more interested in the drama of dark marks against a completely white surface. I was trying to get rich dark tones out of it, with plenty of high contrast. In the end you have to use spray fixative to lock the medium in place. I drew on Canson Mi-Teintes paper because of its rougher texture.


Artist: Rea Gru


    Rea Gru


    I have been drawing since I was six. That means that I have been drawing professionally for twenty years. I started drawing intensively after my parents divorced. Soon after, a traumatic event changed me forever. I have had depression and flashbacks for years since then. There is no medication for me and my only hope is art.


    There are positive things that help me, like music. One of my favorite songs is „Ice Queen“. I have been listening to Within Temptation since I was sixteen. Back then I was in art school. I was at art school for 4 years and I have completed various commissions including portraits, animals, landscapes and fantasy art.

    I draw both, traditionally and digitally. I am a painter, designer, 3D artist, director, animator and  recognized artist. You can find my animations and follow me on Vimeo

    (link: www.vimeo.com/ReaGru )

    As a person I am very complex, sensitive, very patient and sometimes unpredictable. I like to wear black because I feel protected. I am living and working in Switzerland.



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