Ted Mooney, Senior Editor of Art in America says of Spielman’s work:
"Anya Spielman's mastery of her invariably appealing palette can be deceptive: she knows the depths of human motive and does not hesitate to take the viewer to places both more ambiguous and darker than may at first seem evident. What's more, it may take you some time to figure out how you got there, let alone how to get back. But that, after all, is what serious painting is all about."
"Border” is a response to the inhumanity of the refugee crisis, the persecution of “other,” and the viciousness of the current administration. Trump’s xenophobia, racism and misogyny - his declaration to build a wall on the border of Mexico and the US., his stoking of hate, creating division, not unity. “Border” also addresses global warming as it is rapidly altering nature's "borders.”
What is a border? How have the borders from throughout time been transmogrified? The thousands of families fleeing their homelands trying to cross over borders just to survive, the political ramifications of a world that has seemingly gone insane.
“Border” can also be read as a distilled topography, perhaps seen from high above, or in space, of a once verdant and healthy planet devoid of borders, just the naturally drawn geography of earth.
Spielman uses oil paint on canvas, paper and panel in various sizes; she works on up to forty paintings at a time, moving between them as each begins to form, then isolating a work to bring to completion.
Her saturated surfaces are luminous, with alternate glossy and matte layers, but also bear rough nail marks that scar and deconstruct the work. These etched lines and marks relate to an image and idea, and are often the underlying structure, the submerged language of a work.
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About The Artist
Anya Spielman is an American abstract artist, a student of Wayne Thiebaud, best known for the intensity of her saturated colors. S....Read More
About The Gallery
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