|Making art has always led me to explore the mysterious, limitless realms of our internal makeup, helping to understand and break down my barriers so I can better relate to others. The creative process teases, controls and absorbs me. It has saved my life and I treat it respectfully, honoring its ebb and flow. Everyday I take the brush to canvas and, although I am confronted with fear and insecurity, I also tap into a source of inspired imagery. In those moments, time falls away and it seems that the work creates itself.
For many years Iâ€™ve been creating â€œPeoplescapes,â€ oil, sculptured characters and applied objects on canvas, addressing cultural, political and spiritual issues facing society. By juxtaposing people in recognizable places and situations, each painting weaves together a story about contemporary life, filled with layers of detail, symbolism and humor.
“Plane slashingâ€ is the latest progression of my 3D technique; lately Iâ€™m tearing, cutting and manipulating the plane of an existing painting, while integrating it with one or more finished canvases that I’ve attached. I paint into the entire deconstructed imagery, leaving various portions of the underlying picture(s) in tact. I love taking paintings from destruction and chaos and transforming them into a cohesive multi-dimensional piece.
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Nancy Calef Gallery
Salon Foxy on Goodie