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Fanny Brodar | FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE

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Fanny Nicole Brodar was born in 1971 in Oslo, Norway, grew up in New York and currently lives and works in Kennebunkport / Maine. She has participated in several exhibitions and her works are in private collections in the US and abroad, especially in Asiea.

The tremendous success in Asia can be explained by the Kawaii movement. Kawaii, a Japanese term meaning “cute” or “adorable,” has gained immense popularity and has a significant impact on contemporary art. It represents a distinct aesthetic and cultural phenomenon that has transcended its origins in Japan and captivated artists and audiences worldwide.
In contemporary art, kawaii serves as more than just an artistic style. It embodies a broader cultural sensibility characterized by innocence, playfulness, and a celebration of the childlike and whimsical. Artists draw inspiration from kawaii to create works that evoke a sense of joy, wonder, and nostalgia.
Kawaii art often features vibrant colors, exaggerated features, and anthropomorphic characters, ranging from adorable animals to fantastical creatures. It embraces a sense of cuteness and often explores themes of love, friendship, and the exploration of imagination. Through its charm and appeal, kawaii art can elicit emotional responses, invoking feelings of warmth, happiness, and comfort.

She says:

My art is influenced by the playful curiosity of childhood and the simplistic yet expressive characters of artists like Philip Guston. I love improvisational theatre, and the way I paint is similar, spontaneously from a thought rather than pre-sketching; this allows the viewer to see hints of my process through exposed pencil marks, paint drips, and deliberate unpainted areas.

Inspiration for my paintings mostly comes from childhood memories, my imagination, and things that are important to me. Currently I’m working on a series of works that feature Martian-like characters posed in different yoga positions and painted in bright, bold colors. I fill the backgrounds with things like planetary objects, rainbows, flowers, and words that come to mind in the mid-stage of my painting. The Martian evolved from my imaginary friend from childhood (a character who looks very much like The Great Gazoo from the Flintstones). That character helped me through many difficult times as a child. I’m a beekeeper, and often include flowers and little monsters in my work. Yoga and meditation are my daily practice. Weaving all of these things together, my paintings become like this euphoric tapestry — an otherworldly, and magical place that I dream to be in. In my own little world, I take care of nature in a very Buddhist-like way; I especially love the tiniest creatures, and consider it bad luck to kill bugs.

Education:

1997 BFA Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

Solo Exhibitions:

2024 Galería Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid, Spain (September)

2024 Caelis Galeria, Shanghai, China (February)

2023 Gallery Afternoon, Seoul, South Korea (November)

2023 L21 Residency, Mallorca, Spain

2023 Ascaso Gallery, Miami, FL

2023 Nothing At All Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2023 Maison Ozmen, Paris, France (February)

2022 Guy Hepner x The Tax Collection, New York, NY (Oct 6)

2022 Caelis Galeria, Shanghai, China (July 14)

2022 Guy Hepner Editions / The Tax Collection, New York, NY (Aprl 14)

2022 Mozuku Design Gallery, City of Talents, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (April)

2022 Exhibit Art Gallery, Santander, Spain (February 4)

Group Exhibitions:

2022 Save the Children, FNG-ART, Taipei, Taiwan (May)
2022 Caelis Galeria, Shanghai, China (Apr 16)
2022 Artist Hotel Art Fair, FNG-ART, Taipei, Taiwan (Apr 21 – Apr 24)
2022 Group Show: Breath, Mozuku Design Gallery, City of Talents, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (January)
2022 ART YOU LOVE, CMCA online auction, Artsy (February 12 – 26)
2021 Pop Up Pop Art, Suomei M50 Gallery & Laputa Art Center, Shanghai, China (Nov 6)
2021 August Group Exhibition, Carver Hill Gallery, Camden, Maine, USA (Aug 19 – Sept 12)
2021 5 Ways to Tell a Story, Carver Hill Gallery, Camden, Maine, USA (May 20 – June 13)
2021 Art Works Group, Singapore & Bali
2021 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, QLD, Australia
2021 ARTPM 2021, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, Maine, USA (March 1 – May 1)
2021 ART YOU LOVE, CMCA online auction, Artsy (February 12 – 26)
2021 MUTUO Centro de Arte, Barcelona, Spain (February)
2020 Playground, Saint Maison Gallery, Online (December 1)
2020 CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Rockland, ME, USA (October 2020 – April 2021)
2020 HOME, A Virtual Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (July 3 – July 30)
2020 Fountain of Youth, Saint Maison Gallery, Online (June 30)
2020 CONGRUENCE, I Like Your Work Podcast & Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Online (June 12)
2020 RICE Initiative, Online Magazine (June 1)
2020 ARTPM 2020, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, Maine, USA (March 1 – May 1)
2020 ACBD, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
2020 Art Fair Carnivalesque, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY, USA (January 13 – January 19)
1997 Thesis Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

Selected Press:

2021 Munchies Art Club, Fanny Brodar | Planetary objects, rainbows and flowers | Happy art

2020 Portland Press Herald, CMCA Biennial takes on tough topics

2020 Portland Phoenix, The next wave of Maine artists

2020 Portsmouth Public Library, Artist Curated Book Display: Fanny Brodar

Publications and Awards

2020 Featured Artist, ArtNorth Magazine Nos. 6 & 7, Tongue, Scotland

Residencies

2022 Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship, Rockland, ME (Jan – March)

Collections

Works held in private collections worldwide

Related Experience

2020 Volunteer, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

1997 Teacher, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

Kontaktdaten:
FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE
Obere Woerthstrasse 12
90403 Nuremberg
GERMANY

Josef-Pirchl-Str. 6
6370 Kitzbuehel
AUSTRIA

Firmenportrait:
FRANK FLUEGEL GALERIE, with locations in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel, has focused on high-quality originals of pop art, street art and contemporary art for over twenty years.
The art collector will find original artworks, prints and unique pieces by hip and up-and-coming artists such as Adam Handler, Katherine Bernhardt, Sol Felpeto, Jon Burgerman, Alex Katz, David Shrigley, Kenny Scharf, Hunt Slonem, Orit Fuchs, Nathan Paddison, Fanny Brodar and Julian Opie at fair market prices.
Of course, editions and paintings by highly sought-after and valuable artists such as Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, Harland Miller, Tom Wesselmann, Sean Scully, Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Allen Jones, Thomas Ruff and Mel Bochner are also on sale. The artists David Gerstein, Peter Doig, Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Raqib Shaw, Derrick Adams and Robert Longo, who are popular with collectors worldwide, are also represented in the portfolio of the internationally renowned gallery.
The rapidly growing street art segment is perfectly complemented by successful artists such as Mr. Brainwash (Thierry Guetta), XOOOOX, Punk Me Tender, BAMBI, Fringe the Artist, Max Mavior and John Crash Matos.
Of course, the owner-managed gallery also offers design objects, paintings and vintage furniture by Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Smith, Richard Orlinski, Philippe Starck and Pierre Jeanerette.
Exhibitions are held at regular intervals in the centrally located gallery spaces in Nuremberg and Kitzbuehel. Collectors can buy works of art around the clock in the unique online store. International trade fair participations and solo shows round off the program of the renowned gallery.
Many of the artworks on offer can be purchased immediately by the collector during a visit to the gallery, as they are in stock. Due to the high demand for some artists, prices are expected to rise. Works can rise in price (this development in value is very desirable for investors) and old prices can lose their validity.