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ver the course of his career, American fine art photographer
and artist
David Reinfeld
has continued to ask the question:
“What makes a picture come alive?” In his quest to photograph
a wide range of genres, from graffiti-filled urban landscapes to
stunning natural terrains, Reinfeld strives to look deeper, beyond
the surface of his subject. This is how he is able to find and reveal
those intricate yet sometimes hidden connections between the
emotional world that composes human experience and the physical
forms that surround us.
Using pigment ink and digital technology, Reinfeld builds on the
original image, infusing it with colors, textures, and unexpected
forms. This adds an unexpected depth of meaning for the viewer
as it invites us into a visual world that is entirely new. As the artist
explains, “I have to remind myself not to remain at the surface, [to
create images] that are full of life and charm, frozen in time, kept
alive by human connection.”
David Reinfeld currently lives and works in northern New Jersey.
He received his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. He
has taught photography to inner city children, and is currently
completing a book about the creative moment and image making
as a fine art aesthetic.
American Southwest Series #3, 2011
Pigment Ink Digital Print 22” x 16”
David Reinfeld
A
crylic painter
Tiril
combines the raw
power of Abstract Expressionism with
an unexpected compositional restraint, to
produce works that seem to be made of pure,
concentrated energy. Tiril is versatile in palette,
technique, and organization, but her work relies
on the emotional power of one element at a
time. A painting is often made from only two
or three colors — two of which may simply be
black and white — and each motion of the brush
is allowed to speak for itself. One forceful stroke
may tangle across the canvas, or the same drip
technique layer in upon itself to produce a field
of texture that suggests both dynamism and
contemplation. The pieces are large-scale, yet
each acts as a close-up on a few key shapes
rather than including too much and losing focus. Movement is integral to the work: movement made visible, movement as
narrative, emotion, and form. The artist calls this use of color, shape, and line “language in its purest form.”
Tiril was born in London and has in recent years lived and worked in Alabama. She has exhibited around the United States
and Europe.
Power Acrylic on Canvas 40” x 60”
Tiril
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