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."
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.
Her use of reds and pinks link to flesh and blood, and the pale creams, yellows and blues in her palette often recall bodily fluids, and the pulse of life.
This work was specifically painted in celebration of the US Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage. Its apparently minimalist layout is an obvious reference to the original eight colours rainbow flag of the LGBT movement.
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Anya Spielman is an American abstract artist, a student of Wayne Thiebaud, best known for the intensity of her saturated colors. She lives in LA.Read More
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