The Gods that inhabit my landscapes are spiritual beings, aware of their connection with universal energy, they are awake. Entities of light, they play with it, and float among the stars. They defy the laws of gravity, they appear as if in a dream, or deep meditation, astral travel traveling in a psychedelic or Shamanic experience. They are there to show us something. Something that is worth pointing out no matter how irrelevant it may seem.
The narrative portraits of Sara Scribner weave flora and fauna with realism to create paintings that have a timeless quality. The subjects of Sara’s paintings are often women that appear to have a powerful connection to their surroundings. They are woven into a wilderness or dreamscape that uses flowers and animals to add a fanciful quality to the paintings. Her realist style is created by using oil paints in multiple layers until the subject appears life-like on the aluminum panel.
Traveling the world through books, sifting through stories, I find myths and folktales that use flora and fauna in their allegories. When combined with realism, the results are contemporary paintings that speak a language that has been used by painters and poets for centuries. more » “Artist Sara Scribner”
An artist’s only responsibility is to be interesting. The underlying theme of all my work is the relationship between Nature and culture, the push and pull they have on the individual, and how we try to reconcile them. I feel there is beauty to be found in just about every environment, what I might use for a particular painting is one which I feel serves the story I am trying to tell.
Aron Wiesenfeld‘s vast landscapes with a solitary figure evoke empathy from the viewer, the figures often appear lonely, melancholy, somber. There is a quality of suspense as well, as if they tug on a part of our past, something not quite remembered. They evoke the sort of memory’s we have when waking from a dream which you can’t quite recall, you still have the feeling of it, but not the whole meaning, you’re left with the impression of it, the longing, the vulnerable epiphany that the dream was trying to evoke. Aron is a master of the understated, he leaves us hints, makes us wonder about the story. His exquisite detail work draws us close until we feel as if we could walk into his worlds.
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Q: Do you believe as artists that we have a responsibility to address environmental issues?
A: Yes, I think that each person is responsible for what is happening around him, both locally and globally. There is a lot of injustice in the world, perhaps these are the rules of this life, but this does not mean that we should not make efforts and try.
Q: How does nature, the elements, and the environment inspire your work?
A: Nature has always inspired me. I do not separate a person and I think that we are also a part of this whole universe. Since childhood, I was fascinated by nature, I felt my merger with the outside world and talked with trees, insects, and birds. Especially in the summer when I was leaving the city. Now I am less and less often away from the bustle of the city, but mentally I am still there, breathing in the fresh morning humid air. more » “Interview with the Artist Olya Volgina”
I think it’s important in your work to reflect what’s important to you, my paintings are rooted in escapism and a big part of that is the beauty of nature and wanting to hold on to that and cherish it.
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