The Nude in the 21st Century

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Workshop Award

Cynthia Lahti

(Portland, OR USA)
Artist Website

Bode Nude #1, Conte Crayon and Acrylic Paint on Paper, 21x34

I create works of art that reflect the beauty and chaos of the world. My art, which encompasses drawing, painting, collage, and ceramic sculpture, is influenced by human artifacts from ancient times to the present, as well as by my personal experiences and emotions. I believe even the smallest artifact can evoke the most powerful feelings, and I draw inspiration from objects and images, both historical and contemporary, that have the potential to reflect beyond themselves. I seek in my art to force a deeper explanation of reality and to facilitate a connection with a larger human experience.

Throughout my artistic career I have honed my technical skills and sensitivity to materials, and I am currently exploring the way various materials affect the conceptual intent and impact of each piece. The results have been exciting, and have expanded the artworks' potency and eloquence.

I use my technical skills and sensitivity to materials to explore the way the use of various materials affect the conceptual intent and impact of each piece. The subjects for the drawings and are figurative sculptures from the Bode Museum, which I visited in Berlin Germany in 2012. At the heart of these works is the potential of each mark and drawing / painting medium to evoke a different emotional response, and a full spectrum of tensions and resonances.

The theme of defining emotions and experiences has as always been evident in my work. The is artwork growing to be more precise and effective in conveying this.

I constantly challenge myself, forcing the work to evolve. I am also extremely critical of everything I make, knowing that this part of my artistic process results in more successful artworks. I find incredible joy in this method of creating art.


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