My second hand-painted yoga mat is now available in the shop!

My quest to enliven yoga mats everywhere continues. My second design is ready, and I’m taking orders.
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Hand-painted deluxe yoga mat, 61 cm x 183 x 6mm. Order yours here: Hand-painted yoga mat: Endless Summer

I have painted the design by hand (with oil pastel, pencils and ink). Afterwards, the painting has been printed onto the mat.

I use the mat myself every week for hot yoga. Just like my first hand-painted yoga mat (check the first one out here), it still looks great after being in use for several months – and it still smells like freshly cut cucumber and calendula.

Questions about delivery or anything else concerning the yoga mat or the painting are very welcome at christina@majcher.dk.

Please allow some time for delivery after ordering, as production time will be at least two weeks.

THE ORIGINAL PAINTING
The design on the mat is a print of one of my drawings called ‘Endless Summer’ (oil pastels, pencil and ink on paper). The drawing is the exact size of half a yoga mat. When mirrored, it became full size. You can see the original painting on chriszka.myshopify.com, too (and buy prints).

NO PHTHALATE
The mat is printed in the UK by a company with this tag-line: “The best pvc mats you can buy in Europe. Made to meet the European standards from the latest environmental polymer resins. 6-P free, free of phthalate, AZO, DOP, Phenol and heavy metals – no nasties at all!”

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Vernissage: Chriszka & the Time Machines

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Vernissage coming up! (English below)

// Så er der fernisering! //

– og dermed mulighed for at se de små detaljer i mine malerier og tegninger helt tæt på. Det sker om tre uger på det tophyggelige kaffe&vinyl&kunst-spot Heimdalsgade22.

Kom og hæng ud, drik boblende ting, mød søde mennesker, hør rar musik, der passer præcis til malerierne, og fald endelig i staver foran værkerne. De udsender en mild og meget gavnlig form for hypnose.

Og ja, der er håndmalede yogamåtter til salg på dagen – til særpris.

Se mere og tilmeld dig facebook-eventen her: Fernisering: Chriszka & Tidsmaskinerne.

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Vernissage coming up!
This is your opportunity to check out all the tiny details of my paintings and drawings up close.

Date and time: Friday the 25th of May from 16 o’clock to 21.
Place: Heimdalsgade22 (H22) at Heimdalsgade 22, Nørrebro, Copenhagen
What to expect: 12 exhibited paintings and drawings. Nice people. Beer, wine and snacks from the bar. Dj’s and music perfectly matched with the paintings (in many different ways).
What to do: Show up! Hang out. Drink something bubbly. Meet some nice people. Find your favorite painting or drawing. Ask some questions. Listen to the music. Zone out (or zone in) in front of the paintings. They emit a gentle and very beneficial form of hypnosis. Enjoy the hypnosis.

Heimdalsgade22 is a super cozy coffee&art&vinyl spot. I will be exhibiting 12 drawings and paintings – and two hand-painted yoga mats.

One of the yoga mats is for sale at the vernissage (special vernissage price: 599 DKK). The other one is exhibited and can be pre-ordered.

Release coming up: Slow-motion artwork for slow-motion music

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Release coming up! The duo Herrhausen & Treindl release their EP ‘Tangaris’ on my FAVOURITE record label Iboga Records on April 1st, and I drew the album cover. ✍️ Very slowly, with pencil, ink and oil pastels. This is the result! Slow-motion artwork for slow-motion music. 🌀

Process:
1) I listened to the music a LOT 💚
2) saw some pretty vivid imagery while listening
3) thought ‘I don’t know how to draw those shapes…. yet…’ and then
4) proceeded to draw them – SLOWLY – with pencil (accuracy and patience!), ink (fearlessness!) and oil pastels (greasy stuff!) – while still listening to the music, of course.

More info and links coming up in the upcoming week.

My first hand-painted yoga mat is now available in the shop!

I think most yoga mat designs are too bland and too boring. So I have decided to design my own. And here it is. I have painted the design by hand (with paint brushes and acrylics on canvas). Afterwards, the painting has been printed onto the mat.

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The yoga mat is now for sale! – for 699 DKK.
Specifications: Hand-painted deluxe yoga mat, 61 cm x 183 x 6mm.

You can order your own mat on my shopify page: chriszka.myshopify.com

I use the mat myself two times a week for hot yoga. And after three months of this weekly routine, the mat still looks great – and smells like freshly cut cucumber and calendula. This is what it looks like in action:

The design on the mat is a print of one of my paintings called ‘Backgammon for Aliens’ (acrylic on canvas). See a picture of the original painting below.

The mat is printed in the UK by a company with this tag-line: “The best pvc mats you can buy in Europe. Made to meet the European standards from the latest environmental polymer resins. 6-P free, free of phthalate, AZO, DOP, Phenol and heavy metals – no nasties at all!”

Place your order by
1) emailing me at christina@majcher.dk – (for the special intro price) or
2) order the mat on my shopify page: chriszka.myshopify.com

Questions about delivery or anything else concerning the yoga mat or the painting are very welcome at christina@majcher.dk.

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Backgammon for Aliens

My new painting is done!

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The title is Backgammon for Aliens. Acrylic paint on canvas. 40×80 cm. Limited prints (signed) are available on chriszka.myshopify.com.

Here’s an ultra close-up:

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And here’s the entire piece:

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Painting with acrylics is like playing with food. It gets really messy. And starting out, I had no idea how to make the painting look the way I wanted – with all the tiny details. But I have learnt so much while working on it. First and foremost this: The tools you need for an impossible task will appear when you need them – if your inner vision is strong enough.

A work in progress (but very close to completion) shot:backgammon for aliens gulv

The painting has found its perfect spot on the wall, next to My Cosmic Happiness Generator (pen and pencil):

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My Cosmic Happiness Generator

My Cosmic Happiness Generator is done!

 

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This is 40 x 80 centimeters of cosmic pinball vibes, shaped like a yoga mat. Drawing symmetrically like this is in fact very much like yoga. Unbalances will reveal themselves. But patience yields results.

Signed, limited prints are available on chriszka.myshopify.com.

My Cosmic Happiness Generator – progress video

How things grow. 🌱 A stop-motion progress video of the lower part of my newest piece, this pinball machine of pencil precision practice. Three hours more, and the machine will be up and running.

Title: My Cosmic Happiness Generator.

Prints will be available on chriszka.myshopify.com – in a couple of days.

 

The creation of Aztec Challenge

Here’s a work-in-progress video of my drawing of Aztec Challenge (84 hours of work, finished on February 6th, exactly a month ago):

 

Throwback Thursday: Early Experiments

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I recently found a sketchbook in the basement filled with drawings that I did from when I was 8 ’til I was 12 years old. There were a lot of drawings inspired by “Havoc in Heaven” (the Chinese cartoon ‘The Monkey King’) and “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, but there were also an entire series of drawings where I experiment with drawing tiny stuff as if seen through a microscope. They are all very colourful and psychedelic.

Here is one I did when I was 11:

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Another classic from when I was 11 (I have ceremoniously given it the title “The World Seen Through the Glasses of the Wizard!”, written in purple filt pen next to the drawing, including the exclamation mark. This technique actually looks a lot like a part of a painting I’m working on at this very moment. (!) Food for thought.

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And another from when I was 11:
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This one I did when I was 8:
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And this one, when I was 12:christina tegning 12 år b

It’s fun for me to (re)discover that a lot of the things I experiment with in my drawings today are the same things that I was obsessing about as an 11-year old. I just used a different kind of drawing tools, and my technique has improved. But I am clearly EXACTLY the same person.

I talk about this (in Danish) in this interview by Artoteket: Mød kunstneren – Christina Majcher

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Aztec Challenge – a self-portrait and a challenging journey

My newest piece is done! Here it is.

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There’s a lot of travel adventures in this one – of looking at ancient Mexican pyramids and diving into deep and mysterious caves and finding the way out again. It’s also very much a self-portrait and a compilation of the events of 2017 – a difficult and colorful year.

The title of the drawing is Aztec Challenge, named after one of the first computer games I ever played – and old Commodore 64 favourite. I thought the name was just perfect for this piece in so many ways.

Limited prints are available here: Aztec Challenge on Shopify

Aztec Challenge. 56 x 71 cm. (White border 3 cm). Ink and pencil on paper. Limited edition print. Signed. This piece took 84 hours to complete and was completed in February 2018. Price for signed and limited print: 1900 dkk.

For framed version or other requests, get in touch directly at christina@majcher.dk.