I see a human moment for a split second, that is already gone, but stays in my mind. I record these moments in my sketchbook, that I laler recreate in my studio."
Just like a memory has missing pieces, these paintings change too as the light gets stronger in the background. The paintings are on loosely woven linen primed only under the characters, the surrounding is created without continuous solid paint, through the resulting gaps light can come through from behind.
"In my portraits of emotions I capture personal inner experiences as well as moments that I observe, the features are born as a result of the characters' micro expressions."
A gallery of smaller works about of a group of women coming together over cocktails to share their stories.
A series born of the grief caused my best friend's untimely passing. Filled with confusing emotions of her almost tangible presence that mixed with the innate emptiness that she left behind I let these paintings outpour of me.
I followed the Brother's Grimm version I grew up with, and from the prespective of my childhood. I was always keen on seeing proper illustrations with fine details.
It was created for the Art Institue of Chicago's Betty Rhymer Gallery invitational juried exhibition "If the shoe fits". The exhibtion was an expolartion of folk tale type AT 510A, that in the Western culture is commonly known as the story of Cinderella. In fact, the tale has several hundreds of versions in many cultures accross the globe going back centuries.
Series intended to be kept together, the series of 8 paintings is $24000.
INISPIRED FROM LIFE -- click on image for full version
THE FRAGILITY OF MEMORY EXPRESSED WITH LIGHTSOURCE -- click on image for full version
ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONS-- click on image for full version