sarah spitler paintings

posted by the scholar on July 30th, 2008
filed under: art, artists, paintings

reader hilary pointed me towards the powerful, engrossing work of san francisco artist sarah spitler. sarah relates her work, crafted from ink, acrylic, graphite, enamel and other media, to geographical forms and the chance combinations that come together to create such entities. she is also mindful of chaos and the ephemera that is created and affected by it. i don’t think i need to urge you to look at the details of these pieces; they speak for themselves.

sarah_spitler_paintings_abandonment_of_causality

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sarah_spitler_paintings_evanescence

sarah_spitler_paintings_untitled

sarah_spitler_paintings_cuz_it_wasn’t_always

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there are extraordinary delicate and intense details, explosions of color and feathery lines and bulges and drips that lead my eye down and around and in, and lead my mind to otherworldly places.

we don’t need permission to fall in.

see more and contact sarah on her website, and also find select works at the beholder.


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4 Responses to “sarah spitler paintings”

  1. Hilary Says:

    Oh, you did an excellent job of capturing the emotional appeal of Sarah’s work. Art begets art I suppose.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi hilary,

    thanks for the tip – i really like sarah’s collection!

  3. sosser Says:

    there is so much going on in these paintings, chaos, but controlled. everything still feels balanced and beautiful. not easily done. great find!

  4. the scholar Says:

    these works are awesome.

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