About my japanese paintings

Within the Japanese woodblock printing technique called Ukiyo-e, depicted among others was Bijingas; meaning portraits of beautiful women. These were a sort of forerunner to the fashion photograph. In the 19th century one could thus show both traditional and Western clothes with an emphasis on describing the changes in hairstyles, makeup and clothes.

Contrasts and contradictions, like the yin-yang, exists indeed everywhere in the world, but in Japan in a very evident and tangible way.

This is the backbone of my visual world; in my paintings I combine this and portrays modern painted contemporary documentation of the human life cycle as my personal expression.

I also use various elements from Japanese styles and eras such as floral and artistic patterns, combined with elements from contemporary fashion magazines.
The Japanese influence is obvious when you look at my work.

My work is recognised by the graphic world, the bright flat colours, the balanced composition in harmony with the image space. Those personal traits that also characterise my imagination and expresses the female myths behind the typical stereotypes of Japanese art.

As with my more famous predecessors, I have adapted myself to my own time, to the culture and the technology I use. Now also developing some new exciting work, prints on plexiglass. The already colourful, imaginative and clear expression in my work is now being emphazied with this new material.

The plexiglass give the images a bright, positive urbaness and contemporary elegance.

Me in my Kimono
my Great Aunt Sigrid

Being a Swedish artist I very often get the question; why the japanese style? Well during my childhood I was introduced, among other things, to Japanese woodblock prints and Japanese culture by my Great Aunt Sigrid - who spent the first half of the 20th century in Japan - and the haiku poems that my father, Jan Vintilescu, for the first time ever, interpreted into Swedish in the late 1950's. This "Japanese heritage" inspired me later to the creation of the "Bijingas" which I call "Pop Icons".
Over the past ten years I have had more than fifty exhibitions, both as one-man shows and group exhibitions.

Since 2006, I am a member of the group Les Nouveaux Pop (the New Pop Generation Pop). The other members, each with their own personal style, comes from and are established in several different countries: France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, South America, Spain and China. Together, we have had numerous succesfull exhibitions at art centers and galleries in Europe and in Asia.