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World Fine Art Professionals and their Key-Pieces, 7 - Hedy Maimann

Hedy Maimann -  Hope

Hedy Maimann – Hope

World Fine Art Professionals and their Key-Pieces, 7 – Hedy Maimann
Hedy Maimann has a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics and she worked for two years in a bank in Vienna, Austria. But she quit her job and started to learning visual arts. Now she works fulltime in the arts. Hedy Maimann has an orthodox Jewish family background. Her parents are holocaust survivors.


Hedy Maimann -Emperor

Hedy Maimann -Emperor

Peace is an important theme in her work. Hedy Maimann: ‘The central theme of my work as I see it today is probably finding inner and outer Peace by showing the essential paths to peace, by showing the beauty and the flow of life, the wisdom and creativity of nature, using the healing powers of harmonious colors that contain the right vibrations, by bringing people into their hearts and out of their mind chatter and out of the constant influences and manipulations of the outer world and by giving people the remembrance of who they truly are which allows them to understand better what is going on with them and the world.’


Hedy Maimann -  Walter

Hedy Maimann – Walter

Art opens your heart
‘Since I can remember I was always interested in the essential questions of life like: “Who am I, why am I here? What is life all about? Where does it come from? How can I contribute to make this world a better place? ” Therefore I was also interested in philosophy, psychology, alternative healing, history , religions, education, politics , new scientific discoveries and of course in everything that helped me to express my true unique self , my way of seeing the world. The tool that gave and gives me this possibility is definitely art. I am simply urged to express myself, my inner richness and beauty that flows like an illimitable source.

Hedy Maimann -The Cosmic Joke, the point is Love,

Hedy Maimann -The Cosmic Joke, the point is Love,

To be an active part of human evolution is an important goal for me. I was brought up with the following knowledge: “If you safe one life you save the world.” Like music art has the ability to open your heart and raise your vibes and change your views. It is already an old concept of art to change people’s views but there are many ways of doing this. I like for instance René Magritte a lot.

My way is not so much to change the views directly by putting objects in a different context than usual but to show the many layers of reality, the things behind the things. Who has seen the documentary movie ”Alphabet” from the Austrian director Erwin Wagenhofer knows what I mean. We are constantly taught in schools that only one solution is right. We are taught to think in a linear way. 92% of the children before they go to school have great creative intelligence, after school the creative intelligence drops down to a very small percentage, 2%!!’

Hedy Maimann - image9

Hedy Maimann – image9

Layers in the painting
‘But to find win- win solutions for this world, for humanity and to have a happy fulfilling life we need to use our creative intelligence and find other solutions than we have now. So we have to see the different layers that exist everywhere. You can recognize this in politics. When old wounds deriving from previous conflicts and wars are not healed they come up again and again to the surface until people is ready to let completely go, forgive and heal all the wounds.

Hedy Maimann - Stone of Eilat, Stone of Peace

Hedy Maimann – Stone of Eilat, Stone of Peace

Many cities especially in Europe have so many layers of history you can feel. We have to see that nothing is black and white and that there are many truths behind the truths. Therefore I often have those many layers in my paintings, Therefore I overpaint things and then I reopen parts of it. It is like what is happening on this earth plane so often recently. There are many truths behind the truth if you want to put it this way. Truth is a part of peace. You cannot be in peace if you lie to yourself and then to others.

Normally I do not like to change the world by showing the ugliness or protest through paintings as paintings are hanging on a wall and spread their energies and I do paint for people and would not like them to have other than uplifting energies in their homes. When people’s energies are uplifted and in peace the outer circumstances cannot otherwise than change as well as they are the other part of the medal.’
Series about the Near-East conflict

Hedy Maimann -  the Power of Words,

Hedy Maimann – the Power of Words,

As to the Key Work in her oeuvre she says: ‘At one point I only concentrated on paintings Once I did only concrete paintings and I made then a series of peace paintings in concern of the Near-East conflict. So I would say that those paintings are the most important ones of my concrete paintings as Peace is one of my big themes. This series shows the inner ways to gain peace as I think the best way to manifest peace on earth is to first find peace within you. I even wrote a book about this topic with 22 peace paintings in it. I printed five prototypes of it. It is called “Peace Art”.

Hedy Maimann - Ein Gedi, water of Life,

Hedy Maimann – Ein Gedi, water of Life,

I also did a new, sensual modern Tarot card deck that I called “Tarot of Inner Peace”. This deck helps you to understand better yourself and your relations to others and gain inner peace through this understanding. The deck Tarot of Inner Peace is a modern, sensual deck. It also takes influences from the traditional card meanings. The idea behind the deck was to create something that transcends the darkness and heaviness of the old tarot cards. it is an uplifting deck whose vibrations and harmonious colors will bring rebirth if the reader chooses so. it was created as a new way of finding yourself and finding love, peace and happiness. ‘
On behalf of the abstract paintings it is impossible to say which one is the key work as each and everyone is very unique and very different and I guess equally important.

Hedy Maimann - portrait Hedy Maimann,

Hedy Maimann – portrait Hedy Maimann,

Born artist
Hedy Maimann is a born artist, she says. ‘As far as I can think I liked to draw and see me with paper and pencils and colors. But I was and am attracted to all forms of art as they are all possibilities to express myself. I started doing ballet with 3 years until I was 11 and did also classical toe-dance but I did not want to ruin my feet. Much later I learned one year flamenco and then I started with Salsa and all those South American and African dances like lately Kizomba.
With 5 years I started playing piano and with 10 I was taken at the music university in Vienna as pupil for classical piano until the age of 19. As I had quite a fear of playing by heart and get stuck in the middle of the play and as I thought a solo career as pianist for a woman is quite hard I just continued privately with the piano playing. Meanwhile I had taken a drawing correspondence course coming from a company in Holland.’

Hedy Maimann - portrait hedy maimann,

Hedy Maimann – portrait hedy maimann,


The Impressionists
‘The only thing my father has paid for me as he always believed in my drawing, painting capacities. After finishing my studies in macroeconomics with the degree of Magister and working two years in a bank I got children, quit my job and started learning oil painting at a renowned professor as I felt I have an artistic , creative nature and cannot do the 9 to 5 job. His name was Josef Maria Svoboda. He was also known for his underwater paintings.

He took me as a pupil and I studied at his home oil painting- not the old ways but the ways starting from the Impressionists which I always loved a lot as light and color is so important to me. To catch instantly the energies of what I see is also crucial, the light, colors, the feelings of the moment as the next day everything is totally different. I learned to see everything more precisely through art. Art sharpened my senses.
I paint from my heart even when I have a certain plan in mind. I give it than to my creative part to realize the plan or change it totally. I give it the freedom to do the best possible in the moment and that is where the beauty comes from for me and then for the spectator. I think the process of creating art can give you a lot of insights about life itself.’

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