June 22 to July 6, 2017
New York — Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Dripping Dots” an exhibition of bright abstract paintings of dots, works by Cindy Shaoul, from June 22 to July 6, 2017.
Cindy Shaoul was born in 1987 in New York. Shaoul is a visual listed American artist with a Hungarian-Persian background that comes from a lineage of artists. She is the granddaughter and pupil of late world-renowned Hungarian artist Albert Sz. Nemethy, whose paintings can be found in the White House, the Kremlin in Russia, and Museums in the U.S. and Hungary. Shaoul completed her professional education at Emerson College. After, she lived in Israel studying culture and science, later moving to Hungary to attend the Budai Art Institute. Then she returned to New York City to continue her artistic education at the Art Students League, where she worked under the tutelage of Joseph Peller, Gregg Kreutz, and Tom Torak.
Her academic background first led her to paint realistic portraits and scenes from the street, but the pieces that Lilac Gallery is presenting in this exhibition are part of the artist's latest series exploring a new take on her accidental technique while studying at school, brought to life. As the artist went to venture into portrait paintings and still-life, she put the left over paint from her pallet on another canvas, just so not to waste paint. These non-geometric shapes soon became part of a motif that was expanding all over the canvas. This eventually evolved into a discovery of an abstract and a very decorative contemporary style, completely new to her, and very much appreciated by her friends and teachers.
The academic inheritance she achieved from art school gave her the capacity to perfectly manage the use of light and shadow, to then transfer this knowledge in this abstract collection. Influenced by the seasons and her trips abroad, the choice of the colors reflects the mood of the artist in a magnificent way. The paintings inspired by the summer season are more luminous and filled with pop colors that make the canvas flash out of the wall. In all of these painting is evoked the simplicity of beauty in the moment.
The very unique brush that she uses for these works allows her to let the thickness of the paint be free. With layers of bright oils and whisking brush strokes, the paint is able to shine and shimmer in a very unique pattern. In most pieces she uses oil paint and in some others she uses mixed-media such as gold to symbolizes opulence, and in others she applies diamond dust that gives an extra sparkle to the canvas. The artist creates a translucent but very colorful pallet evoking a result which is clean, fresh and modern. The viewers may find some personal ways of seeing the works: faces, sceneries and other views can appear to their eyes.