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A self-taught artist with a background in Philosophy, Vivienne Strauss works predominately in oil and watercolor (as well as collage). Her paintings often migrating around the humor of being human - shared dejection, things left unsaid, false arrogance, disbelief, inspired irony. She is an observer and chronicler, in the actual world in which she exists and in the world of characters she creates, exposing, with precise wit, the subterranean elements lying in wait beneath the deceptively quotidian.

With ceaseless affection for all animals most everywhere, Strauss is an admirer of classic films and literature, namely Dorothy Parker and John Cheever, and engages in vintage spelunking with a particular affinity for old photographs, timeless typography, and sartorial styles.

Her work has been featured in Spirituality & Health Magazine and The…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 23
  • Joined May 19, 2008

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paper, watercolors, ink, gouache, glue, fabric, embroidery floss, oils

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About

A self-taught artist with a background in Philosophy, Vivienne Strauss works predominately in oil and watercolor (as well as collage). Her paintings often migrating around the humor of being human - shared dejection, things left unsaid, false arrogance, disbelief, inspired irony. She is an observer and chronicler, in the actual world in which she exists and in the world of characters she creates, exposing, with precise wit, the subterranean elements lying in wait beneath the deceptively quotidian.

With ceaseless affection for all animals most everywhere, Strauss is an admirer of classic films and literature, namely Dorothy Parker and John Cheever, and engages in vintage spelunking with a particular affinity for old photographs, timeless typography, and sartorial styles.

Her work has been featured in Spirituality & Health Magazine and The Observer/Guardian. She also works in collage and her cut-paper, pop portraits can be seen both on the cover of Lea Godard's published compilation of short stories, Femmes Contre Nature, Ray Parnac's Croque Monsieur.

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