Sarah Svetlana is a Los Angeles based artist who, as a painter, explores the fragmentation of the subject in an ongoing search for home. An agency model, turned art model, Sarah Svetlana used her body as the first medium in her initial search for identity and self-expression—her upbringing in the irreconcilable cultures of Soviet Belarus and Immigrant America, has drawn and painted roadmaps between two worlds.

Her paintings do not only suggest hectic movement, but the stillness locked in each gesture of that movement. Her work is “rooted somewhere between the insanity of Kandinsky and the line-certainty of the early 20th century Futurists.” Each painting is a piece to the complex topography that defines both her identity and her work. Through the narratives created by a methodical application of color, she delivers an invocation of home— spectral and surreal, but familiar too. 

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you never really knew her.

February 24, 2017

  When I'm unable to use my words, I use my body. I project myself in photos in hopes that you can possibly hear me. I ran away to the desert last weekend. I packed my camera and filled my pockets with pills, I set up each shot with intention.

  Living in Los Angeles I'm only a few hours away from serenity. From my own little peace of mind. When I'm there the silence around me envelopes me in it's arms as I watch the stars shoot in the night sky. I wanted a place where I can share without any censorship. Here I will share my love of textures, shadows and composition. Here I will share my soul in hopes of learning more of me. Here I promise to bare my spirit, my hopes, my dreams, and sorrows to connect to yours. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 23, 2018

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