I am Abi Fantastic! An Artist from the UK - I spent my last 7 years in Barcelona and spent the last year in the mountains of Morzine, France!
Painting is where my heart lies but I also work in many different creative realms.
My paintings are of a very Abstract Expressionism style, using very bright, bold colours and expressive marks. I love to work with lots of different media and materials and in a very layered format, to create lots of depth and fluidity. The bigger and bolder the better and I usually work on a split canvas with diptychs and triptychs. As my work is so bold, the split in the canvas seems to add something to the piece and make it more readable to the eye. I hardly ever title my work as I love for the audience and onlooker to have their own interpretation of each piece. This can be very interesting and lets people have their own connection with each piece.
I have a lot of fun with my work, which for me, is what its all about. This you can see through how expressive my work can get.
"HALF PAINTING, HALF SCIENCE EXPERIMENT...ART ATTACK ON ACID!"
I have been lucky enough to sell my work in many places across the world, with some great private commissions and collaborations in the UK, France, Spain, California, New York and Panama. I still have many places I would love to travel to and exhibit!
I also love to build installations out of found and natural materials, which I describe as 'Nests'. These installations take on the form of 'upside down human sized birds nests' and I have installed these at various events and festivals.
Alongside my painting and creating I have also been running my own Music & Art event over the last few years called 'Collaboration Station'. This was started in the UK and has grown beautifully in Barcelona over the last few years. This event is used as a platform for Artists and Creatives to get together and support each other in creating fun events which have become a mini 1 day festival of the Arts! Within these events we have shown painting, photography, performance, arealists, magic, live music, dj's, massage, comedy, live painting, body painting and much more! I am always on the hunt for exciting new Artists to get involved!
My new exciting project I am working on at the moment is my new fashion brand of Fashions by Fantastic .This is a new concept of taking the designs from my original, abstract paintings and putting these prints onto clothes, shoes and accessories. The bright, bold designs from my paintings make for some very exciting and original garments. This is a very new business so I am very excited to see where it heads.