Oil on canvas.
My painting has always been a combination of landscape and abstraction. This recent painting, with it’s radioactive dark cloud, is really an expression of the fear and ominous presence of the current moment, covid, the struggle against racism and our horrifying political situation. The landscape also presents hope as the radiant color palette and the glowing lozenge shapes progress toward the horizon. It’s my effort to rise above the pain and confusion, as artists often do.
I attended Oberlin College and University of Wisconsin-Madison. My painting career began in Washington, D.C. where I had shows at Henri Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
I’ve lived and worked in New York City since 1980. My work has been shown at Sragow Gallery on the lower East Side, Schmidt-Bingham Gallery on 57th Street and most recently at Art 101, Brooklyn for 8 years. My paintings are included in such corporate collections as Met Life, AT&T and Exxon Mobil.
Artist's Website: www.yolandashashaty.com