|NELA, Portrait Fragment Series: AA2015, Watercolor and india ink on Yupo paper, 17.5 x 23"|
Paintings is the inaugural exhibition of Yugoslav-born visual artist and educator NELA. Comprised of water media work on Yupo paper, NELA’s paintings are presented in various series and groupings, all inspired by different facets of the human psyche and imagination.
|NELA, Distorted Series: A Protester, Mixed media on Yupo paper, 25 x 19"|
Themes vary from raw and emotional, or meditative, to distorted twisted realities that subvert their source inspiration. NELA melds her particular cultural sensibility with thoughts and events of a contemporary nature.
|NELA, Spiritual Series: Golgotha, Watercolor and acrylic ink, 13 x 19"|
As a contrast to her often-crude subject matter, NELA uses a sleek painting surface, Yupo Paper. As such, uncommon swirling textures fill her canvas, leading the viewer through a visual journey, narrated by the drips and brush strokes that fill the paper.
|NELA, Wolf Series: Pack Mentality, Rage, Watercolor on Yupo paper, 19 x 12.5"|
These works celebrate the marriage of the elusive and unpredictability of Yupo Paper with equally fugitive water-based media, effectively mirroring the artist’s philosophies and her ever-changing, living spirit.
|NELA, Spiritual Series: Virgins of the Rocks, Watercolor and acrylic ink on Yupo paper, 19 x 13"|
See the exhibition through Saturday, April 14th.