Artist: Victoria Selbach (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - USA) Paintings.
Victoria Selbach “The secrets of women”
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Victoria Selbach was born in Pittsburgh.
Lives and works in New York City.
Is a woman realist painter.
Victoria, in her youth, studied drawing and pastel at the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Pittsburgh and continued on to art classes at Carnegie Mellon University.
Her years at CMU provided a range of course work including drawing from live models and studying anatomy at the Pitt Medical School Morgue. Victoria moved to New York City, graduated from Parsons School of Design and continues to live and work in New York.
Statement of the artist:
"I am captivated and drawn to the human form, the glow and spirit that comes
from within. To capture this on larger than life canvases, feels to me, as an
intimate and sensual merging of empathy and paint. The human presence
stripped bare of pretense and accouterments is simply alive, revealing a deeply
personal identity, present in the light of one unique moment".
"Although the mind is tuned to see the woman first and drawn to the human form,
the impact of the underlaying abstraction, created by the light, fights for
dominance. As the light moves through the painting, partially revealing what is
present, the paradigm shifts towards the stark geometry of light and dark that
creates the architecture of the piece".
"The subject is revealed as the light weaves through the figure, brushing against
surfaces, announcing volume, creating depth and illuminating the emotion
beneath the surface. I am particularly fascinated where clarity collides with
shadow and recedes into darkness. The light reveals the beauty that is clearly
there while the shadows mask in mystery all that is present yet just beyond our
sight and current understanding".