March 28, 2017
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.
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
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