Tamara Wasserman

WE (2020)
acrylic and oil on canvas
12 x 12 in.

acrylic, collage and oil on canvas
12 x 12 in..

acrylic, silk and oil on canvas
14 x 11 in.

Art is the core of my life and in order to exist I have to create art.

In my work I use “figurative” and “abstract” elements that seamlessly fit together and together create a piece of art (usually a painting or a collage). Both abstract and figurative styles are always present in my art. However, I find separation between the terms Abstract and Figurative to be somewhat artificial and outdated, even patriarchal. My work is an experiment in questioning this separation and an attempt to find a new and current language of art. My current style can be best described as Emotional Cubism. My recent work combines observation with emotion. It leaves out numerous details of faithful observation, keeping just the laconic and the striking, stripping the rest off, so the intense emotion finds its free abstracted expression.

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