Monday, April 27, 2009

Robin Luciano Beaty

Finally, Robin Luciano Beaty is fabulous and the fourth artist in our upcoming exhibition, "Making their Mark in Molten Wax"!

Robin concentrates primarily on the ancient wax base medium of encaustic paint, a molten beeswax mixed with resin and dry pigments, which she incorporates mixed media, vintage materials, textiles, metals and found objects. Her work has been described as a "compelling intersection between painting, sculpture and installation" and "deliciously collectable".

In her own words: "I believe its the artists job to communicate an impression in a voice most have not heard. Traditional landscape painters strive to create a reproduction of place. My encaustic paintings derive from my own intuitive perspectives, pulling inspiration from emotion, imagination and memory, concentrating on the often over-looked and unconventional."

"My process is driven by the visceral journey of discovering something reminiscent rather than the recording of a specific space. The medium of encaustic provides me with that exploratory means of expression in a way everyday artists techniques can not. Its qualities are sublime and unpredictable, additive and subtractive, translucent and sculptural which strongly influences the direction of the painting. The act of scraping, tearing, building up and burning down the layers of wax from the surface is metaphor for digging into memory and allows me to navigate that internal journey."

"I'd like the viewer to discover a new perception of space while possibly revisiting images from their own recollections, sparked by the sensory experience of texture and touch. I choose to render this experience in a way that can be both understood and confusing. Just as one would feel walking down the corridors of a foreign market in a far away culture, making discoveries and unlearning misconceptions. Allen Ginsberg said "Others can measure their vision by what we see". It is the intention of my work that the viewer see the personally familiar in the most foreign, exploring the deeper roots of beauty with a new set of eyes; those beyond the surface or that which goes unnoticed."