How Chaos Theory and Fractals Influence Deborah Bigeleisen’s Artistic Vision

When you see her art, you are transformed.  Deborah Bigeleisen’s florals intensely magnify everything.  You are only looking at portion of a petal on a large canvas.  And yet you understand innately that you are seeing only a smaller part of the larger whole.  While maintaining a studio in West Palm Beach, Bigeleisen’s art career is taking her to all parts of the globe. The Rickie Report knows you will appreciate how her philosophy informs her artistry when you see it!

 

Conception 4 Units

Conception 4 Units

 

The Englishman Fine Art Gallery will be showing her work at the upcoming Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show February 7 – 11 and at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique Show at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 15 - 19. In addition, Deborah’s work will be on exhibit with CK Contemporary of San Francisco for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair February 15-17th  and she will have a Solo show at The Englishman Fine Art Gallery in Naples, FL on March 14th.  http://www.theenglishmanusa.com/new/default.asp  and http://ckcontemporary.com/ 

Dynamism

Dynamism


CK Contemporary is the living master artists gallery expansion of the Christopher Clark Fine Art Gallery of 19th and 20th century master works. Using light as her muse, Deborah works with oils and glazing mediums applying more than twenty translucent layers to mold her forms and give them a new life-force!

Energy

Energy

 

She tells us, “As an artist who has always used natural forms as my subject and began my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses, my interest in Chaos Theory and fascination with one of its components – fractals – has permanently transformed my artistic vision. To paraphrase William Blake, I see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of my hand, and eternity in an hour.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHer subject is no longer simply a flower.  Bigeleisen has discovered an inexhaustible richness of the structure that goes beyond what is recognizable to the naked eye. “By peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, I’ve gained a deeper insight into the universal properties of all natural phenomena because I’ve uncovered a dynamic system whose pattern repeats in other phenomena.”

“This is where my work takes the literal definition of a fractal – the self-similarity of an object of nature that is repeated thousands of times at different magnifications (picture a head of broccoli) – and broadens the scope beyond a single object. It is not my objective to convey every orifice and streak of my subject’s surface, but rather to capture its character and essence with the ultimate objective to immortalize the transitory nature of life.”  

Deborah goes on to explain, “Magnifying the fractals beyond the core of a flower to the pure abstraction of the form, my work assumes a new choreography, energy and spirit having been totally freed from the constraints inherent in creating any depiction of representational work through the forms may suggest a natural likeness, reflective of their supple, sensuous and erotic origins. My canvases now explode with a new life-force as I focus on the movement and distribution of space across the surface, while continuing to use color and contrast to draw the viewer in and then back out.”  

Untitled

Untitled

 

Deborah works exclusively from her own images and has taken photographs at botanical gardens all over North America (Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier,CA; Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA; and her favorite – Butchart Gardenson Vancouver Island, Victoria, BC).  She also studied with “The Father of Digital Art” and good friend, Laurence Gartel.  Her work has been included in numerous juried events at museums and exhibitions around the U.S., beginning here, in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Tipping Point

Tipping Point

 

Deborah shares her philosphy, “Echoing the personal philosophy of Rembrandt who ‘loved what he painted and only painted what he loved’ I continue to be captivated by natural forms. A portrait painter has a duty to reveal the character of his subject – his mood, inner drama, and mystery – not merely copy a likeness. Applying similar principles to my painting practice, I use light as my muse and work with oils and glazing mediums applying upwards of twenty translucent layers over a comprehensively developed under-painting to mold the forms and to capture the depth of my subject’s anatomy, its dynamism, its turbulence, and its unpredictability”

“Since color has a significant impact on one’s perception, I use a carefully controlled palette to engage the viewer to question his own bond between human activity and the patterns and cycles of nature.”

 

Untitled No.27 Diptych

Untitled No.27 Diptych

Current Gallery Locations:  New York City, NY- Spanierman Gallery  http://www.spanierman.com/Bigeleisen,-Deborah/album   San Francisco- CK Contemporary  http://ckcontemporary.com/   London, England / Naples, FL; The Englishman   http://www.theenglishmanusa.com/new/living_artists.asp   Aspen, CO - Royal Aspen Art Gallery ; Beaver Creek, CO - Horton Fine Art ; Cashiers, NC - John Collette Fine Art; Southampton, NY - Chrysalis Gallery.  In addition, Deborah’s paintings reside in private as well public art collections around the world.  

 

To reach Deborah Bigeleisen call 561.689.7748     mobile: 561.351.8755 or deborah@deborahbigeleisen.com   www.deborahbigeleisen.com   http://facebook.com/deborahbigeleisen   http://twitter.com/debbigeleisen

 

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Leonardo da Vinci Coming to A Theater Near Us!

  February 18th at 2:00 pm

Tickets on Sale Now! (and going fast!)

 

The Society of the Four Arts is delighted to offer a special screening of Leonardo Live, a preview of the United Kingdom’s National Gallery landmark exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan.”

Leonardo da Vinci — and several of his painted masterpieces — will be coming soon to a theater near you, thanks to London’s National Gallery.  The museum said it will broadcast a virtual tour of its blockbuster exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” to cinemas around the world in early 2012.

The HD virtual tour has already been seen in cinemas in Britain and will be transmitted via satellite to theaters worldwide.  The exhibition, which focuses on paintings by the famed Renaissance artist, has been a popular hit in London, where ticket scalpers have been doing brisk business for the show.  The museum said the virtual tour was taped live on the eve of the exhibition opening this fall.

Times art critic Christopher Knight traveled to London to see the show, describing it as “moving and unprecedented.”  The National Gallery’s worldwide broadcast marks yet another example of arts organizations using cinema to broaden their audience base.  Companies that already produce regular cinematic broadcasts include the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Theatre in London.

The program will be presented by art historian and UK broadcaster Tim Marlow.  General admission is $10.  Call (561) 655-7226 to purchase tickets. Showing at The Society of the Four Arts at  The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium.   Location:  2 Four Arts Plaza Palm Beach, FL 33480

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

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Discover London’s New Stars at Art Palm Beach

LONDON’S NEW STARS: CHRISTOPHER WALKER ART ANNOUNCES ARTISTS FOR FIRST US SHOW – ART PALM BEACH (Jan 19th-23rd).Christopher Walker Art’s dedication to “discovering tomorrow’s stars” across all media is demonstrated by this selection, with the choice of three young photographers, and four painters. They will be shown at the Palm Beach Convention Center from January 19th.

Selection of Painters

Leading the painters selected to exhibit is Isao Miura. Miura is a Japanese painter and sculptor based in London. He trained in Japan, then at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He paints with oil colors and inks, on canvas and tatami (Japanese reed mats). His sculptures are mainly in wood and stone and other natural materials. He also makes installations using a variety of found or crafted objects, such as moss, rocks and Japanese tea ceremony utensils. Mick Goggin, Arts Service, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea comments “…MIURA’s work reflects his Japanese background, with its emphasis on balance and harmony, and somehow recovers the Japanese influences that have suffused the work of European artists”

Lady By Ingrid Lucas

Ingrid Lucas’s work is highly intelligent, looking at hidden agendas and gender manipulation. Her paintings use color and size to seduce the viewer into another world of time gone by. Oil paint is applied thinly and evenly over a large canvas, with naively depicted figures mimicking magazines or children’s picture books. A prominent feature of her work is the choice of primary colors selected from her predilection for the 1950s magazines’ printing methods.

She deals with events and images that have had political impact in an attempt to remind us of lessons learnt and forgotten. Ingrid herself comments –“The ambiguity of time and space within my paintings creates confusion…….a juxtaposition of the visible becoming invisible, the seen becoming unseen and forgotten.”

Matt Webber’s abstract paintings are built up, layer by layer, over a period of many months. The artist begins each work by drawing an element from a landscape image. Although this aspect will be largely obscured, it forms the structure for the piece, and creates the opening ‘move’ in the painting’s development. The artist describes the process of making these works as being like a game or a conversation, with each layer subtly influencing the outcome of the next. Sometimes this happens on a purely aesthetic level, but at other times the effect is a chemical one, as almost-dry paint reacts to the application of a new layer of oil paint, creating unplanned textures and forms.” At a certain point in the painting’s development”, Matt notes “when I feel that all the parts are in place, I begin to strip the layers away, carving and scraping the finished painting from a dense slab of accumulated paint. Every layer that has been applied gradually re-emerges; every mark that has been made on the surface during the painting’s construction will have a part to play in the final image.”
Matt sees his paintings as landscapes in their own right. Rather than being overt representations of a specific place, they become a new, often alien environment; one that is created by a process of obscurement and destruction, a process that the artist sees as being analogous with our wider environment. He studied fine art in the North of England but now works out of a studio in London’s East End.

Jazmin Jane is the youngest of Christopher Walker’s painters, but also one of the most talented. She grew up in the East of England and studied fine art at Canterbury University. She concentrates on the physical and emotional aspects of a subject, using color and texture on the canvas’s surface to demonstrate character in portraiture. Jazmin says “I make vivid observations. The hard jaw lines which showcases a person’s strong will; a past story or memory that can be read from the lines in someone’s expression.” This will be the first exhibition of her work.

Photographers Selection

Nudibranch1 by Nicky Taylor

New star, Nicky Taylor, is fast establishing a reputation as one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers. Although he has lived most of his life overseas in South America, Canada, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. His extensive landscape, seascape and underwater photography reflects this global perspective, and he has been well received in the fringe scenes of London and Sydney. He has been published in various national and international newspapers and magazines, including “El Pais” and “La Provincia” in Madrid, and “Tangent Fashion” in Sydney. He currently splits his time between the United States and London, where a major exhibition is planned at the Strand Gallery in 2012.

Nicky Taylor commented – “I see my work as part of the ‘return to beauty’ that has gripped the new wave of young photographers in London. My work seeks it’s inspiration in Nature’s destructive, and yet creative, forces – shaping the world as we see it, and dwarfing man’s mark.” Eleven of Nicky’s works will be shown, three of his underwater photographs, such as “Nudibranch 1” above, and eight landscape photographs including “Oddacity” below. Nicky will also be exhibiting in New York later in the year.

 

Grace Vane Percy’s series of female nudes in classical settings reflect a strong creative flair, and artistic sensibility. The glorious, stately, backdrops celebrate English Palladian architecture at its finest. Grace Vane Percy’s approach is resolutely artistic, reflecting her training at the Charles Cecil studios in Florence as a classical artist working mainly in charcoal. This has also influenced her comprehension of anatomy, and the strong sense of chiaroscuro which is visible in her current work. Grace herself grew up in an English country house in Cambridgeshire. Her love of photography started from an early age when she discovered her father’s collection of Victorian glass plate negatives. She studied history of Art at the Courtauld Institute and Fashion photography and darkroom techniques at Central St. Martins. She has been commissioned to photograph some of the most elite and successful women in London and New York. She recently photographed new mother, and wife of Orlando Bloom,Miranda Kerr, and has been invited to join the ‘Women in Photography’ Archive at Yale.

Tim Lord works from a garret studio in London’s Soho which overlooks the city’s roof tops.  Soho is the center of London’s creative community – including advertising, theatre and film.   It is also historically the center of its sex and entertainment industries, and acts as a refuge for its outsiders and misfits.  His street work reflects that quarter’s multiple roles, and the sometimes grim and gritty backdrop in which creativity flourishes.  His portraits range across the varied characters and mavericks of Soho, captured in traditional black and white medium format film photography.

561 568 8445   or  info@christoferwalkerart.com

         

     

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