For years, I’ve been feverishly exploring the juxtaposition of women and elemental themes. I portray the human figure because faces and bodies are fascinating to me - the crucial components that make us individuals. Faces allow our inner workings to peek out. Using a blend of realism, surrealism and conceptual styles, I capture the subtle yet powerful essence of these subjects.
Chromatic Dreamscapes represents a nose-first dive into the magic of childhood, where fantasy exists in its purest form. We are born imaginative creatures but as we age, those creative fires can be extinguished by many factors - our environment, our idols, or simply the rigid concept of normality promoted by our society.
I would like to stoke those fires. This year, I channeled my inner child and together we conjured dreamy universes and whimsical characters to inhabit them.
Art is essential to my life: beyond the meditative aspects of the creation process, I’m constantly stimulated by the breadth of emotion in the art around me. I need those reactions to preserve my humanity, and I share my work to create that experience for others.
Local paintress Emma Goldgar has been addicted to art for most of her life. It began small with childhood dabbling, but the angst and awkwardness of adolescence caused Emma to spiral out of control into her addiction, which has her firmly in its grasp to this day. Raw and self-taught, Emma has spent the last decade intensely "discovering" new techniques and tactics that not only take her out of her comfort zone but expand it wildly.
Though born in Salt Lake, an early childhood in France exposed Emma to a wide variety of art, ranging from the most famous classics to the most eccentric street artists. Exposure to this environment elicited an early interest in art, and no doubt the literal exposure often found in European art influenced her tendency towards painting depictions of the human form.
Recreating human depth is no easy feat. After using acrylics, alcohol inks and oils to create ethereal backgrounds, the first attempt to capture the subject begins. Emma discovers new techniques each week that serve many purposes - and each produces its own moodscape. Because this shift in technique or genre can change the very soul of that subject, these variances are where she focuses her enquiry.
Although the majority of Emma’s painting is a private affair, she also teaches painting in bars and restaurants. Bringing art into community endeavors, Emma live paints at various events, ranging from fundraisers to festivals where it’s easier to interact with the public about her work.