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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Art of chaotic patience

February 23, 2018

I make my 3rd cup of tea today. My house is a disaster. He's in Europe for two weeks and my apartment has turned into an unsupervised tornado of paint splatters and used tea bags.

I have dived into my hole, absorbed by the colors. The textures, each emotion underneath the one before that. Each moment complicates and captivates the one on top of the other.

Another sip of tea. My tea needs to be boiling hot. It needs to hurt so good. Oh, and it does. Yes.

I've been working on one piece over and over for two days now. I've decided to walk away, at least till it dries. I'm still learning to be patient. I need to understand my process more. I'll get there.. nothing worse than waiting for paint to dry. (literally & figuratively) 


Another sip of tea.

So good. 

 

 

 

Welcome to my 2018 so far.. 
 

 

 

 

 

 




 

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February 23, 2018

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