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Bianca
VINTHER

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In this place, I share expert knowledge, practical advice, ideas, and words of wisdom to help you reach your full potential as an artist.

My intention is to inspire you to create more confidently and freely; to reveal to you the secrets of how to see and create like an artist; and to connect you with other artists across the world. Ask for details.

Are you currently stuck in your creative process? Or maybe you're searching for new ways to boost your artistic creativity and to find fresh inspiration for your art? Or would you like to explore new project and network opportunities across borders?

I'm here to help you. You can read my blog posts and listen to my podcast. I've also converted some of my blog posts into audio files for you.

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Hi, I'm Bianca Vinther. I'm an artist, art curator, author, and mum of one mini pianist. I like to call myself "a painter who writes". From Germany with love. I've got the winter in my name (Bianca Vinther literally means “white winter”) and the eternal summer in my heart. Read more about me and discover my story in a nutshell below.

 

Who's The Pointless Artist?

 

I’ve been passionately engaged with the visual arts as an artist, art historian, lecturer, curator, and cultural manager for over 20 years. I've got six years of Fine Arts study, a Stage Designer Assistant Certificate, a Master's Degree in Art History & Curating from the UNArte, and a couple of years of online language teaching under my belt.

At the age of 29, I earned my Ph.D. in Egyptology and Coptology with high honors from the highly reputed University of Göttingen, Germany. My thesis on the Christian funerary stelae of the Byzantine and Arab periods from Egypt is a pioneering work in this field. In August 2019 I completed my first year of a Master of Education in Art Teaching at the Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences in Alfter/Bonn, Germany.

In recognition of my excellent academic achievements, I received a fellowship grant from The Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) and several merit scholarships for my graduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral studies from: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)​, The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), The Soltenborn-Stiftung, The Michela Schiff Giorgini Foundation, and The Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences.

Prestigious institutions I worked for include: Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Det Danske Kulturinstitut (Danish Cultural Institute), Brussels, Belgium, Goethe-Institut, Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium & The Musée Magritte Museum, Brussels, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz - Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz, Germany.

Have a look at the books I've authored & co-authored:

 

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My Achievements

 

My Story in a Nutshell

The first lockdown in 2020 etched a higher sense of purpose in my life. It awakened me to be more thoughtful about my fellow artists, and to be of service to them. One year and a half later, I launched The Pointless Artist, an art blog, a podcast, and a visual arts hub with a focus on artistic creativity, art inspiration, and creative block among other things. Find out here the reasons why I created The Pointless Artist, and how you can benefit from it.

Seven years ago, in my mid-thirties, I hit an artist block. I ran out of ideas. I felt paralysed and hopeless. My creative self-confidence and my self-esteem hit rock bottom. I passed through the dark night of the soul, and I eventually found my way out of the pit at much cost, trial, and error. Every day I did not make art, I sank deeper and deeper, and my artist block grew bigger and bigger.

I learned a big life lesson out of my experience with artist block: never give up on your art practice. Always persevere, and practice (almost) daily. There's always a way out of a creative block through inner transformationToday I no longer call myself an artist through half-closed lips, but I know I am an artist with every fiber of my being. Because I trust my Self, and I see and create like an artist. Have a look at My Gallery below and on my home page, and check my profile on Instagram.

This transformative life experience plays a pivotal role in the blog posts and audio files I produce for you. But I don't stop there. In addition, I provide artist talks on The Pointless Artist Podcast to help you deal with creative block differently and sustainably, unlock your creativity in art, and get inspired along the way. Because I firmly believe in the passion for art, the importance of sharing knowledge and experiences, and the power of personal stories to bring us together. 

My Artist Statement

I'm guided by what I encounter in nature, where nothing superfluous occurs, but everything has its place, meaning, and inner order. I'm attracted in particular by stones, wings and feathers, leaves, seashells, water, stars, and the invisible. All of my art creation is an attempt to restore a connection with nature and the world beyond the visible that humans have once broken.

By the way, did you know that angels lived once on Earth and left behind some incredibly beautiful feathers?

I've found a few so far, and I keep finding more!  

My Gallery