In Ira Simidchieva's artworks, she focuses on contemporary abstract figurative art and abstraction. Previously, she had a strong interest in the landscape. She has experience working with and exhibiting in different materials like printmaking and sculpture, but her preferred media and materials are oil paints on canvas.
She utilizes an eclectic, contemporary approach to create colorful artworks that are unique editions; she does not use prints nor multiplies her work. Most of her works are on solid wooden frames with pure linen stretched firmly above and primed with classically handmade prime. The images she paints have no analog in reality, and everything in the painting: color, structure, composition, is sourced in her imagination.
I am a NYC-based professional and independent exhibiting artist and psychoanalyst.
In my artwork, I focus on contemporary abstract figurative art and abstraction, but I also have a strong interest in the landscape. My preferred media and materials are oil paints on canvas. I utilize an eclectic, contemporary approach to create colorful artworks that are unique editions; I do not use prints nor multiply my work.
Most of my works are on solid wooden frames with pure linen stretched firmly above and primed with classically handmade prime.
I maintain the view that an artwork is a metaphor, and everything in a painting is a language. In essence, the color talks, the shape talks, and the different elements in the painting communicate among themselves. The whole painting communicates a non-verbal message that is transmitted to the perceiver. Painting is a way of expressing oneself, an inherent necessity.
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