City and Sky

30.00"W x 40.00"H x 1.5"D

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Sarah Lapp


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: painting, city, york, new, skyline, contemporary, abstract, abstract, mixed media, cityscape

Media: paper, canvas, newspaper, sand, vintage, oil, paint, desk

Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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The vitality and energy of a warm night in the city comes through with vibrancy in this boldly detailed palette knife painting. Color blocks suggestive of a city skyline come forward and meld in an ethereal dance of warm and cool, contrast and closure. This painting is part of my Sgrafitto Graffiti series, and is a nod to street art and gritty urban nostalgia. It is a mixed media piece, on archival quality heavy duty canvas, composed of professional grade oil paint, and vintage desk papers.

Bio My mental association with something: a place, the angle of the sun in a memory, stories when there is nothing else left of their subjects, is my departure point when creating my work. I learn much about my association with the context during the process and I get a sense of resolution in this. I receive immense gratification knowing that I have animated what is lifeless into a boisterous celebration of energy and life or a hauntingly elegant study in subtlety. Dimensionally rich in layers and textures, and held together by articulate color plays, I create pieces that beg intimate investigation, and reward again and again upon repeated visitations. My work has been published in a book featuring international artists. I hold a BA in fine arts, am internationally collected, as well as in many many private collections in the United States.

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