Fiona Hernuss - Fine Artist - bildende Künstlerin

current paintings selection 2015/16  -  aktuelle Werke Auswahl 2015/16:

 

Elephant green -ca. 110cm x 90cm - oil on linen by Fiona Hernuss 2016
Elephant green -ca. 110cm x 90cm - oil on linen by Fiona Hernuss 2016
"Lady Godiva riding to Brussels" or "Lady Godiva reitet nach Brüssel um sich dort (vergeblich) über Gott und die Welt zu beschweren" 2016, ca. 200cm x 80cm- by Fiona Hernuss - for story see below
"Lady Godiva riding to Brussels" or "Lady Godiva reitet nach Brüssel um sich dort (vergeblich) über Gott und die Welt zu beschweren" 2016, ca. 200cm x 80cm- by Fiona Hernuss - for story see below
Detail of: "Lady Godiva riding to Brussels" 2016, ca. 200cm x 80cm- by Fiona Hernuss
Detail of: "Lady Godiva riding to Brussels" 2016, ca. 200cm x 80cm- by Fiona Hernuss

"Lady Godiva riding to Brussels" or "Lady Godiva reitet nach Brüssel um sich dort (vergeblich) über Gott und die Welt zu beschweren" - 2016 - 200cm x 80cm- by Fiona Hernuss - A neat legend has it that back in the middle ages Lady Godiva once rode naked on her horse through town to show her empathy for the people who were heavily suffering under the harsh taxes claimed by her own husband. The husband was so impressed by his wife's naked-ride-sacrifice, that he waived all taxes, except those on horses.

I am now sending out a new Lady Godiva- this time she is riding naked to Brussels, to confront the European Parliament with today's flaring challenges. The new Lady Godiva finds though more of a sort of shady red - party - light - district - kind of parliament - symbolized by red disco balls as part of the Atomium building in Brussels. Lady Godiva is wearing only her Louboutins- they stand for the party she has just left herself. What is really going on behind these mirrors can not be seen - but perhaps imagined. It is time to act responsibly and wisely- from cucumber norming to issues of human rights. Time for us all to wake up and get real✌️

 

"Lost" or "The clueless art collector" 2016 - oil on linen - ca. 115cm x 140cm - "Verloren" bzw. "Der orientierungslose Sammler" by Fiona Hernuss
"Lost" or "The clueless art collector" 2016 - oil on linen - ca. 115cm x 140cm - "Verloren" bzw. "Der orientierungslose Sammler" by Fiona Hernuss

"Lost" or "The clueless art collector" 2016 - oil on linen - ca. 115cm x 140cm - "Verloren" bzw. "Der orientierungslose Sammler" by Fiona Hernuss - The mule and cart represent the art collector looking for orientation in terms of what to collect. They are parked right infront of the Solomon Guggenheim museum in New York City. The Guggenheim stands for one of the gate keepers to the highest spheres of art- what gets exhibited there gets a first row seat in art history - like the established art that is directly on the zebra crossing: "L'homme qui marche" by Alberto Giacometti - this bronze figure is cruising on a skateboard- totally relaxed because it has already safely made it into the art history books.
The other extreme and possible future of art is represented by the ALDI discount-supermarket sign that is placed very close to the Zebra crossing- the ALDI sign stands for art being increasingly produced and marketed like massproducts are - ALDI stands for directly reaching out to the masses, attracting all groups of income and education to the same spot. ✌️

chicken, hühner , fine art, malerei, Tierportraits, Fiona Hernuss
"Reality bites - Chickensoup" or "Hühnersuppe" oil on linen by Fiona Hernuss, 2016 - 92cm x 103cm
workflow : "Reality bites - Chickensoup" or "Hühnersuppe" oil on linen by Fiona Hernuss, 2016 - 92cm x 103cm
workflow : "Reality bites - Chickensoup" or "Hühnersuppe" oil on linen by Fiona Hernuss, 2016 - 92cm x 103cm

 

"Reality bites - Chickensoup" or "Hühnersuppe" oil on linen by Fiona Hernuss, 2016 - 92cm x 103cm 
This painting shows where chickensoup ideally begins - with a freerange chicken - x'ed under the hands of its own farmer - still a tough one but very important to think about this aspect of life once in a while- it heightens awareness and appreciation, something mankind urgently needs more of. ✌️

Eclipse racehorse rennpferd thouroughbred Wahrheit - Wer die Wahrheit spricht brauch ein schnelles Pferd
"Who Speaks The Truth Needs A Fast Horse" (Eclipse first and the rest nowhere) - ca 110 cm x 140cm oil on linen © Fiona Hernuss
"Who Speaks The Truth Needs A Fast Horse. - Eclipse, fastest race horse of all times. By Fiona Hernuss, 2016, oil on Linen, 140cm x 120cm with painting of the original Eclipse by Sartorius John Nost (1771)
"Who Speaks The Truth Needs A Fast Horse. - Eclipse, fastest race horse of all times. By Fiona Hernuss, 2016, oil on Linen, 140cm x 120cm with painting of the original Eclipse by Sartorius John Nost (1771)

"Who Speaks The Truth Needs A Fast Horse. - Eclipse, fastest race horse of all times. By Fiona Hernuss, 2016, oil on Linen, 140cm x 120cm - "Who speaks the truth needs a fast horse" - my interpretation of this reality and ancient proverb using the possibly fastest race horse in history until now- Eclipse (1764-1789) British Thoroughbred racehore bread by the Duke of Cumberland, as the symbolic figure. Eclipse's bloodline is said to still be found in 95% of all race horses today.  I was inspired by a specific painting of Eclipse by Sartorius John Nost (1771) - (bottom right image of this workflow.) Back in the old days the galop of a horse was depicted showing all four legs spread apart- this was before the gaits of horses were fully understood and analyzed with the help of the invention of photography and film. I try to show an anatomically possible position of the horse legs in reference to that time, while honoring the actual characteristics of the real Eclipse (whose sire was Marske and damsire was Regulus) - his white markings and unusually wide apart set of hind legs at the galop. This painting shows how I envision a modern-day version of Eclipse in a sort of grand leap - depicting exactly that leap of faith taken by those who speak the truth. ✌️

"Hamlet" with studio Frenchie plus some making-of - 180cm x 200cm, oil on linen, 2016 by Fiona Hernuss

French Bulldog, portrait in oil, dog portrait, animal portrait
"Bully" French Bulldog portrait in oil - 2016 - 109cm x 80cm oil on linen © Fiona Hernuss
French Bulldog, portrait in oil, dog portrait, animal portrait
"Bully" French Bulldog portrait in oil - 2016 - 109cm x 80cm oil on linen © Fiona Hernuss
dog portrait, oil on linen, finde art, podengo, Fiona Hernuss, Hunde, Hundeportrit
"Portrait of a noble spirit" oil on linen, ca 90cm x 75cm - by Fiona Hernuss
Big red Elephant, african elephant fine art
"Big Red revived" - 189cm x 202cm oil on linen © Fiona Hernuss
 Tiergemälde, animal portraits, black and white, realism realistic painting, magic realism, artist, oil, Schlange, snake Heilung Medizin
Aeskulapnatter wechselt den Stab | 2016 | ca. 140 cm x 100 cm | oil on linen | © by Fiona Hernuss

The Truth Series 2015 - geschwärzte Wahrheiten:

 

Stiere, Toro Bravo herd,  Tiergemälde, animal portraits, black and white, realism realistic painting, magic realism, artist, oil
The truth 7 | 2015 | 92 cm x 164 cm | oil on linen | © by Fiona Hernuss
Stiere, Toro Bravo herd,  Tiergemälde, animal portraits, black and white, realism realistic painting, magic realism, artist, oil
"The Truth 11" | 2015 | oil on linen | 62cm x 132cm | ©Fiona Hernuss |
toro horns Stier Hörner Architektur Gemälde Painting of bulls
The Truth Series - Nr. 8 - 89cm x 81cm - oil on linen - 2015 © by Fiona Hernuss

part of the "7 Sins" series - Teil der Serie "7 Wurzelsünden" :

7sins chicken rooster hen Hernuss
from the 7 Sins series : "ACEDIA" | Sloth - Traegheit des Geistes | 63 cm x 76 cm | oil on linen | 2015 | ©by Fiona Hernuss
7sins chicken rooster hen Hernuss Superbia Hochmut hühner
SUPERBIA - Hochmut | 77 cm x 50 cm | oil on linen | 2015 | ©Fiona Hernuss

for more images please contact: fh@hernuss.com