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Photograph of Artist MARLENE STRUSS
MARLENE STRUSS
Santa Barbara, California - United States


, Paint At Play, Abstract, $1,654
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, Carriage Of Just Us, Abstract, $1,654
, Land Of The Free, Abstract, $1,654
, Hot Springs, Abstract, $1,654
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, Excitement In Red, Abstract, $1,654
, Boundless Energy, Abstract, $1,654

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Artist Statement

DIGITAL ART In retrospect, these images depict my desires. They seem to fly and float at the same time. They are dynamic yet uncannily calm. They are imaginative worlds of their own that bring to mind human ideals of cooperation, harmony and balance, maybe with a touch of danger. Each one is a chorus of color, a micro-macro view, an all-encompassing moment of raw sensuous beauty. The parent image of each digital painting is a high-resolution photograph of a well-structured chromatically cohesive paper collage I call a photage. This photo morphs into a digital painting through meticulous photographic processing involving visual aesthetic experimentation, choice, recognition and restraint. Each work of art is an authentic archival limited-edition digital painting by Marlene Struss printed by Luminare Fine Art Printing on Moab Anasazi acid-free canvas using archival pigmented inks. ACRYLIC PAINTING In these paintings you will be able to see how I have successfully combined and transferred many of the techniques, such as layering, masking, and overglazing, developed in the previous work and how my imagery continues to suggest complicated organic totalities, orchestrations, or symbiotic systems, with lively fluidity through staggered time, stratums of depth, and space. For me painting is absorbing, engaging play. It is exhilarating exploration of the effects of paint of varying viscosities applied or removed with unusual tools and forces to discover colors, textures, lines, shadows and illusions that all work together. My process emulates the game of life where the future is ...

Original Artworks (8)

Marlene Struss, Paint at Play, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Carriage of Just Us, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Land of the Free, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Islands of the Golden Bath, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Hot Springs, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Excitement in Red, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Boundless Energy, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Marlene Struss, Atom and Ever, 2010, Original Digital Art,    inches
Marlene Struss
Original Digital Art, 2010
44 x 36 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States