Karisma (Nina Pap de Pestény) was born in Moscow to be raised in the warm artistic atmosphere of Tbilisi, Georgia. She began painting and drawing on the walls before she could even speak, thus forcing her parents to frequent change of wallpaper. Passing the rigid selection, at the age of 5 she entered youth art school where she developed her creative talents in many directions – such as painting, sculpture, folk crafts, graphics, ballet, to name just a few.
To reflect the deep spiritual search that she is undertaking, and influenced by her awakened esoteric interests, Nina takes an artist name Purificacion, “Purification”. Art and Sacred forever join together and Nina focuses entirely on creating divine spiritual sacred art and manifestation of healing and Light.
In 2007 out of Purificacion Karisma is born, to reflect a new stage of Nina’s artistic and spiritual development, her inner alchemy. The etymology of the word “Karisma” “Charisma” comes from Greek “kharism” which means “Divine Gift”, and the same is the meaning of this word in Hindu “Karishma” - the blessing, the favor of God. Karisma sees herself as truly blessed by God, guided by ascended Masters and Angels, as well as the Divine Feminine, to create artworks filled with higher vibrational energy, and to be able to manifest Beauty, Love & Light into this world.
Karisma creates a unique style of her own, using oil, gold & silver leaf, Swarovski crystals as well as acrylic fluorescent paints. She also develops a fascination with the art of Ernst Fuchs, and determines to learn his mischtechnik, the technique used by old masters and almost lost today. She meets his student Laurence from whom she learns the technique and later meets the Master himself.
Karisma sees her Art not only as the means of the expression of her soul, but as a sacred mediumship for the Divine, the expression of eternal truths and manifestation of divine love. This is not just art, this is the sacred mission, or as she herself calls her work “Work of Heart”. She appreciates to be internationally collected by people of all walks of life from devotees to atheists; business executives and fellow artists; lightworkers and those on the path to the Light, she feels blessed to be able to have touched the hearts of many around the world. Her deep thanks also extend to all those who organized multiple shows in Georgia, Hungary, Russia, Austria, US as well as Brazil, as well as collectors of her art around the globe.
1990-1995 Higher School of Applied Art, Tbilisi Georgia
MA in Arts, Painting and Applied Art
2000-2002 Moscow University of Technology, PhD Sociology
Summer 2009 Mischtechnik from Ernst Fuchs, training by Lorence Cuarana, Ernst Fuchs Studio, Monte Carlo.
2010 “The Goddess Come Back”, Oskar Kokoschka Museum, Poechlarn, Austria
2009 “Karisma’s Show” Abadiania, Brazil
2008 “Karisma’s Show” Abadiania, Brazil
2007 “Purificacion” Mondsee, Austria
2007 – Group Exhibition „Eine Schaffung der getreulichen Kopien aus nirgendwo beigebrachten Originalen” , Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2006 “Purificacion” Bank Austria, Linz, Austria
2003 Art Exhibition under Chamber of Commerce, Crestview, Florida
2002 “Unknown Artists” Art-Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
2001 “Mythical Feminine” Art-Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
2000 “Unknown Artists” Varkert Casino, Budapest, Hungary
1999 “Alchemica”, Varkert Casino, Budapest, Hungary
1997 Solo showing Gallery Avantgard Moscow, Russia
1996 Group Show “Gata-klism” Moscow
1990-1995 Number of Student exhibitions under State Academy of Arts
We must return the world the nurturing energy of the Feminine.” Amma
Karisma is the charismatic sacred artist, Minister for the Divine; Painter, Priestess, Poetess & Performer.
Karisma’s artwork is the outpouring of her own soul under the guidance of the Higher Self, her immortal I AM; as well as a way to open the souls of the others. As the world is going through the transformation, so does each individual soul. The raising of the vibrations of humanity and receiving of the Divine Love is not possible without an open heart. Karisma sees her artwork as a channel for Divine Feminine, as the means for opening the hearts and awakening the souls.
Art as an invocation of the Divine Feminine. Art as an angelic call from the Higher Realm. Art as a Sacred Art of Alchemy. Karisma’s art as her ministry to Divine Feminine and service to humanity, assisting it in its ascension. She is both the artist and the priestess, for Karisma the two blend into one. Her art is the metaphorical symbolic sacred language, in which the messages of Healing & Love are communicated directly to the soul. Even if the mind may not always understand this language, the soul always answers this call. Art speaks in the language of the heart.
One of the biggest themes of Karisma’s artwork is duality and One-ness. She is blending the dualities and like a skilled alchemist, brings the opposites to a harmonious unity - Light and Darkness, Fire and Water, Sun and Moon, Male and Female… She delivers the message of the Goddess: duality is just an illusion, the Maya. Separation is only a perception. In reality there is only Oneness. At this time, we strive to reach beyond this illusion and see the Unity of our souls as well as see this Unity reflected in the whole world. We are part of one large soul, Anima Mundi, and one large Universal Mind.
Karisma works with Feminine Sacred archetypes of different cultures, infusing them with her own artistic impression and working by direct guidance of the Goddesses. One of such guides is Mother Mary, the spiritual guide of all humanity, who wants her children to feel her love and open her hearts to her. The world is so dominated by the Yang (masculine) energy right now and there is certainly not enough Yin, hence why we are witnessing the “Goddess come back”, though in reality the Goddess has never left us.
Karisma’s artistic medium is oil, golden and silver leaf, crystals, sparkling powder to add happy vibes and structure; as well as Mischtechnik (tempera & oils); and sometimes she paints with fluorescent acryl colors.
Karisma exhibits and is collected internationally cherished for strong individual charisma of her art and the Divine message it has to deliver.