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Vivian Kahra
Believer, young figure skateboarding, oil painting on canvas, earth tones

2019

$9,085

About

In most of her paintings, Kahra features a central figure. Whether in motion or still, the figures underline the idea that the world is in constant movement, shifting, swaying and recalibrating, as we, as its inhabitants, do what we can to keep up and match the planet’s energy. Figures are drawn in activities favored by the artist—rowing, skateboarding, skiing, or sometimes standing still in contemplation. Kahra, an avid athlete, moves through her small town of Nyack, NY on foot, by bike or in her kayak on the Hudson River. Vivian renders these seductive, lyrical paintings with her unique mixture of oil paint and watercolor, applied with careful deliberation in bright red, subtle hues of green, or off white and blue, While reaching, bending, stepping or sitting, the movement of the figures parallels the rhythms of the linear patterns, stripes and gentle curves in paint. With their softness and feathery quality, these paintings seem to offer dreamscapes of memory recalled, rather than landscape renderings.

Details

  • Creator
    Vivian Kahra (1971, German)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 59 in. (149.86 cm)Width: 43 in. (109.22 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1686173352

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