the artist's notebook

Brooklyn, New York · 9 Sales


the artist's notebook

Brooklyn, New York 9 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Aliza Boyer

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Aliza Boyer

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Last updated on December 20, 2011
Welcome to The Artist’s Notebook, a collection of my painted and mixed-media sketches. These are pages of an illustrated journal--a creative diary, some visual brainstorming, and evidence of my pleasure creating things. What began as studies for larger paintings have become intimate one-of-a-kind works of art that I hope reveal nuanced meaning and strike a responsive emotional chord for viewers.

I work intuitively. The studies seen here are a record not of actual times and places, but rather of memories, where each painting grows under my hand in an exploratory process. Buried beneath the surface are hints of landscape or moments from extensive travel and experiences around the world, providing a structure of depth and atmosphere. I am careful to slide between definition and ambiguity in these paintings, never going too far in nailing down images or intentions and leaving things for the viewer to discover or interpret, or allowing the audience to finish my sentences.

I layer both paint and time in my work, trying to capture a sense of an energy and life that comes from spontaneous responses to the materials themselves. Many of these paintings engage each other and the viewer through a strong use of color and texture; others are subtler. They are often driven by and accented with calligraphic brushwork--which parallels my work as a scribe of multiple languages, by lines of luminous colored pencil or more precise graphite details. All aspire to capture a lyrical essence or zeitgeist. Images and forms reflect and repeat from painting to painting, with works often influencing each other and creating small series.

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Please be aware that colors may differ depending on each computer monitor. If you would like extra pictures of a piece, please contact me and I can e-mail them to you.

I also work on commission. Please contact me to discuss.