Monotony tangling with our imagination

 

Bather oil on canvas 30"x40" 2014
Bather
oil on canvas
30″x40″
2014
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Liza Sokolovskaya is a painter and printmaker based in Montreal. She has studied at Concordia University as well as the École Supérieur d’Art et de Design de Grenoble – Valence. Having left the world of academia to pursue an independent art career, she is currently working on her second group exhibition, to be held in Fall 2014.  For more information see:  http://liza-sokolovskaya.tumblr.com/

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

We are primarily surrounded by the familiar, so much so that it becomes an unnoticed blur around us. Sometimes the banality is broken by a light, a colour or a vague sense of unease. I aim to catch the moment when life’s monotony tangles with our imagination. I am interested in translating these feelings unto canvas, selecting mundane scenes and showcasing the delicate balance between the boring and the interesting.

Working with portraiture, that translates a myriad of states of being as well manmade landscapes heightens these emotions as the natural panorama is broken up by human intervention; whether it be by architecture or by the human form.

Sleepless oils on canvas 24"x24" 2014
Sleepless
oils on canvas
24″x24″
2014

 

Nightime in Suburbia oil on canvas 39"x42" 2014
Nightime in Suburbia
oil on canvas
39″x42″
2014

 

In two thousand eleven oil on canvas 24"x30" 2013
In two thousand eleven
oil on canvas
24″x30″
2013

 

 

In two thousand thirteen oil on canvas 24"x30" 2013
In two thousand thirteen
oil on canvas
24″x30″
2013

 

 

Marquess of Queensbury, rules!  oil on canvas  36″ x 36″  2011
Marquess of Queensbury, rules!
oil on canvas
36″ x 36″
2011

 

 

untitled  oil on canvas 31” x 39” 2013
untitled
oil on canvas
31” x 39”
2013

 

 

Bed  Encaustic on wood  4.5″x5″  2012
Bed
Encaustic on wood
4.5″x5″
2012

 

  • I find these pieces very evocative. The textures and colours speak to the viewer…and “Untitled,” for example has inter-connections of form that are highly suggestive (nuclear cloud, waterspout, railway or bus windows)…It seems to me that many readers of Serai will be drawn to these works.