Barbara Weiss
www.barbaraweissstudio.com

I like to maintain an interchange between an energized gestural painting surface and a collection of personal iconography.

I begin with a concept and let it steep until I feel it viscerally. I work between the story-level and the formal aspects of the painting; letting the layers of paint influence each other and allowing the work to lead the way. Sometimes these images remain clearly apparent and sometimes they are swallowed by color and abstraction.

I work with ideas of home, journey, community, connection, and escape. I’m interested in the energetic movement of forms, molecular structure, negentropy and entropy, structure and chaos.

These ideas are ultimately not an intellectual experience but very much an exploration of the felt sense and essense of the “thing”.  Images are gathered from moments in my everyday life.

I want the work to bear witness to my idiosyncratic connection to this moment, this breath and this experience.
 

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"good neighbors," 2018, oil, 18" x18"

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"did you get home ok?," 2017, oil, oil stick, graphite, 30”x30”

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"new neighbors," 2018, oil, oil stick, graphite, 23”x24”

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"goods," 2018, oil, oil stick, graphite, 30”x30”

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"voices of cycles," 2018, oil, oil stick, graphite, 23”x24”

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"more powerful," 2017, oil, oil stick, graphite, acrylic 30”x30”

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"moving on," 2017, oil, oil stick, graphite, acrylic, 52”x62”

The Crit Lab Barbara Weiss
"to the moon," 2017, oil, oil stick, graphite, 36”x36”