Artist Sya Warfield celebrates feminine empowerment through mixed media portraits of trail-blazing gals. To see much more of her portfolio, go to her website.
I was born in upstate New York and named following my mom’s finest buddy escalating up. At 22, I acquired a little one blue VW bus in Zion, Utah and traveled through the US. For many decades, I established down roots in Boulder, Colorado diving deep into African dance. My transfer to California three a long time later led me to capoeira, producing a each day observe for practically 10 decades. A sturdy wish to reside close to drinking water has retained me in coastal towns on the west coast—San Diego, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles.
Affected by the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi (侘寂), this philosophy facilities all-around imperfection and impermanence. My function celebrates boundless narratives from a female standpoint.
I make a visible language with my art follow which reveals imagined stories. Upcycling, and honoring a mixed media solution, success in evocative juxtapositions of colour, artwork and storytelling.
Taking inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg’s system of combining prepared-built texts and illustrations or photos, this present-day solution to mixed media illustrates a classical narrative.
I transfer concerning various mediums which include video clip, avenue art and working in my studio developing wall art.
My studio work involves reconstructing and deconstructing elements using many applications and methods consisting of tearing, shredding, gluing and sanding. Elements include things like paper, water-centered pigment ink, paint markers, metallic leaf, acrylic paint, spray paint and oil pastels, all mounted on reclaimed wooden panels of various sizes.
My road art integrates figurative things, nuanced coloration and layout to create a visual vibration that echoes everyday living, within just self-confident, sound compositions. I use a type of compositional collage, which brings archive pictures into the closing is effective through making use of pulp transfers, adopted by paint to build levels of shade, texture, further imagery and designs.
The resulting performs, often featuring portraits of strong girls, are evocative and affirmative, indicating extensive opportunities rather than fastened ideas of representation. I purpose to make unique portraits suspended deep inside the floor of wood panels, embodying a painterly and otherworldly esthetic.
My the latest sequence titled Gals are Heroes is a selection of 20 paintings which I started in August of 2020. Consisting of an artillery of (s)heroes celebrating feminine empowerment, this sequence examines the radiance of move condition as a way to keep centered in a chaotic and unjust entire world.
This collection tells the story of woman trailblazers these kinds of as Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Isodora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Carmen Amaya, Badiaa Masabni, and the a few youthful geishas along with so several other people. With this sequence, I goal to protect legacies of effective women.
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