Amina Konaté Visintin, plastic artist

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Can you introduce yourself?

Originally from Mali, I was born in Poreč (Croatia) on March 19, 1965. I live and work in Poreč. I graduated from the Central Music School for Piano-Pula. I did a multi-year graduate Art workshop at the Open University in Poreč under the guidance of professor Danice Sardelić. That way I got good basis that then enable me to further develop my artistic personality.

Choosing an image as an expression is a way of life, and is the future. I work in acrylic and combined technics on canvas. I am a member of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists — Rijeka, of Fortuna art from Zagreb, of Art Extension from Italy, and of Art Foundation from the United States. I wrote articles on cultural newspapers, radio and television in Croatia, Italia and Greece.

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Temptation, Inner Worlds

My artworks are showcased during exhibitions in museums and galleries and are as well part of private collections. I participated in numerous art events and projects each with different styles and approaches and dealing with different topics and received several recognitions. I exhibited solo and collective at home and abroad, where my works have been welcomed with positive critics.

Why did you choose this profession?

I’ve been painting since childhood. I have the complete freedom to express my emotions and attitudes through painting. Painting is a universal language and everyone understands it. There is no limit.

As an artist, how do you define yourself?

I have best defined myself with my latest art project named “Inner Worlds”.

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With or without smile, Inner Worlds

Which artists do you admire? Who inspired you?

Every painter has something special. But the artist who has a really strong influence on my work is is Paul Gauguin. I love the way he was using strong colors and clean surfaces to create a poetic world filled with symbolism.

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Touch of tenderness, Inner Worlds

How do you work?

I work using combined technics on canvas (acrylic, collage, graphic intervention, pastel, etc ..) and I like to use colors, contrasts, symbolism, and rhythm.

Which of your creations do you like the most?

Always the last :-)

What are your current projects?

In 2017, I completed this project “Inner Worlds”, and now I’m thinking of realizing a project where the topic will be humanity, solidarity and freedom without borders.

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Promotion de l’Art Africain

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