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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Triggered.

September 24, 2017

It feels like it did 4 years ago today. Something about the weather and maybe the headspace I'm in. It's almost like I just opened my eyes and it's 4 years later. 

 

The smells are the same, the colors and vibrations are familiar to 2013. Yet, I'm no longer the same person. It's almost as if the universe wanted to remind me of how far I've come along and where I use to be. 

 

Something comforting about being pulled back into a state of being where you felt your worst, closest to death and now you feel serenity and self assurance while allowing yourself to revisit that time. 

 

Remember, time is just an illusion. 

 

 

 

Today's piece, 

 

Matter 16x30" acrylic on canvas 

 

 

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February 23, 2018

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