With layers of bright oils and whisking brush strokes, the paint is able to shine and shimmer in a very unique pattern. The artist uses thick textured oils, gold leaf and glass to add a very contemporary, urban feel. The way the paint blends and washes into other colors give it a very elegant style, and thus the name "Carrera" is given to compliment the emotion which is felt while viewing this piece in person. Some have said the artists "Dripping Dots" series mimics large crowds of people depicted in an abstracted way. A vividness is rendered, as we observe the figures dancing and moving, as light shines in and out, and the colors vibrate. We are focused on the simplicity of beauty at the moment as Shaoul creates a translucent but very colorful pallet with thick use of paint, evoking a result which is clean, fresh and modern. The hand-embellished pieces of glass create a sparkle which enhances the elegance of this piece wonderfully. Comes displayed in a silver leaf floater frame with hanging wire on verso.
Art measures 36 x 60 inches
Frame measures 37.5 x 61.5 inches
Inspired by whimsey and purity of the feminine form, Cindy Shaoul is known for her impressionistic and abstract style. She is best recognized for her series of Brides, Dripping Dots and Hearts, as well as her Plein air street scenes of quintessential New York spots. Shaoul’s works can be found in permanent collections of hundreds of Corporate and Private Collections around the world.
Since her first group show at the Parsons School of Design in 2009, her work has been showcased internationally in South Korea and Italy, and has shown at Art Fairs in Miami, Palm Beach, Dallas, and New York. She has had numerous Solo exhibitions and this year has garnered the attention of influencers like Lili Mitrovic and celebrities like Ashely Park, Emma Roberts, and Lily J. Collins.
Her love of painting began at the age of 18 when she was on Thanksgiving break from college. She painted a 9 foot colorful, abstract Mural in her Mothers' art studio and never stopped after that. She later traveled to Israel and Hungary, picking up inspiration and studying abroad for 2 years at the Budai Art Institute, which created lifelong experiences that would influence her art today.
Upon her return to New York City, she continued her artistic education at the Art Students League, working under the tutelage of Joseph Peller, Gregg Kreutz, and Tom Torak where she learned techniques from the great masters of impressionism. But, it wasn’t until she met renowned street artist LA II (Angel Oritz) who previously worked with Keith Haring, that her work would strongly become influenced by street art and graffiti, propelling her reputation and pushing her into the city’s explosive urban art scene. Shaoul and LA II worked on a collection that was an homage to New York’s streets, where Ortiz and Haring began collaborating when they first met. This style of creation heavily impacted Shaoul’s technique, expanding her voice of discovery and moving her hand, not only from impressionism, but to boundary-free expressions in the abstract world.
While Shaoul honed her skill at the Art Students League, in her studio the “Dripping Dots” began a whole new aesthetic. This abstract style started as she would clean her brushes and leftover paint from her pallet onto a new canvas, not to waste the leftover oils, and soon, the motion of cleaning turned into dots on the canvas. She began connecting the dots with linseed oil and this is how the motif of ‘dripping’ was imprinted. For her, it would become a freeing moment while painting abstractly after going to school and learning the impressionist technique. The experience of discovery with color and emotion in the brushwork became very cathartic, and felt familiar from the times she would collaborate with LA II.
Shaoul would continue to explore new themes in her work. In 2018 she began the “Brides” series which balances her love for impressionism with an abstract hand. While exploring the purity of the feminine form and the drama of French haute couture, she would create a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract. The Brides would give a new meaning of expression to her practice, and allowed nuances to emerge, demonstrating a whimsical expression of femininity and formality adding a stunning display of awe-inspiring grandeur to her work.
Later, in 2019 she began the hearts series, an extension of her love for abstraction. In this collection, she would fuse a symbol into the abstract. First, she uses a pallet knife to slather thick and rich impasto oil paint directly onto the canvas. Creating worlds of color and rich textures, an exciting new technique that she would become fixated on, allowing the flow of oils to speak for themselves while loading up the pallet knife with several different colors at once. Uncovering how the different colors would interact with one another is what motivates Shaoul in this series. The wild and exotic forms of paint would then propel her to find the colors for the heart that layer on top with a thick brush over the mesmerizing colors. The hearts are then titled after fun themes like candy, ice cream, or more spiritual statements like “follow your heart,” and “free your heart.” The hearts would become a tribute to feelings of independence, childhood memories, and moments of love that inspire and excite.
Publications like Fine Art Globe, Vanity Fair, and The Times of Israel have written about her work. Her studio is a vibrant and exciting place that is ever-changing with art pieces, tables lined with oil paint tubes, backgrounds for hearts, and new and worked-on canvases that line the walls. In 2011 she began her journey as a singer and songwriter creating music alongside painting. She lives and works in New York.
PROVENANCE: Gallery Collection. Signed verso. This original artwork includes a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Gallery. The piece will be stamped from the Gallery on its verso.