Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Rachel Carbonell, Brooklyn
Member Since February 2011
Artist Statement I have been doing art for as long as I can remember. In my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, I was enrolled in Saturday art classes, in my younger years at the Carnegie Museum of Art and in high school at Carnegie Mellon University. Although I took few visual arts classes in my undergraduate studies at Oberlin College, I continued to passionately make art and had the opportunity to receive further formal training during a luminous summer semester in Florence. My art represents this convergence of extended, internalized formal training and intense personal creativity and spontaneity.

I see my art as a necessary outlet for my creative and intellectual energies; as such, my oil pastels and collages tend to be very primal, emotional works. Although my work tends toward the abstract, I generally focus on the interaction of organic experience and emotions with commodified, mechanized culture. I am interested in developing organic patterns and layering these with dramatic color and unexpected images to create a strong emotional and aesthetic effect.

Comments

Product No 4571456
Subjects Abstract, Collage, People, Portrait
Style Fine Art
Medium
Tags Carbonell, Conceptual, Rachel, abstract, colorful, face, figurative, media, mixed, portrait, surreal, vivid