Isabel Emrich is a Californian painter who creates intricate expressionistic type underwater work of girls. The artist rigorously captures each wave and ripple of water and giving the viewer a singular glimpse of what in any other case would stay unseen.
In her artist statement, Isabel says she solid a robust connection to the ocean rising up in Southern California. The artist expresses gratitude to her grandmother, who used to take her as much as the cliffs overlooking the water to color within the open air.
In 2013, Isabel moved to San Francisco to satisfy her desires of finding out at The Academy of Artwork College. She acquired a BFA in Tremendous Artwork Portray and Drawing in 2016.
“Emrich explores the sensations of peace and calm one feels submerged in water, the dynamism of transferring by means of water, and of the physique luxuriantly enveloped in it. A topic’s physique might float freely in a pose of full reduction, however the topic’s face and limbs blur with the ethereal world above, as they break the floor,” says the artist’s assertion.
“Isabel explores the dynamics of this boundary with pressure and interaction at work – the place air and water and lightweight and physique converge. Gentle performs on the floor, reflecting, dancing in endlessly fascinating patterns. However it additionally passes by means of the water, illuminating what’s beneath, bringing out the colour and lifetime of the physique.”
“Completely different colours ‘pop’ by means of the sunshine with the altering visuals implied in a second’s time. Certainly, being in water is one among most specific examples one can think about of ‘being in the second.’ Time stands nonetheless, and as soon as and for all of the previous and future disappears. Zen-like, one is within the right here and now.”
“Isabel brings her work to life with broad, energetic brush strokes, thick and skinny paint qualities, and beneficiant colour selection – all hallmarks of Expressionism. The truth is, one among her most important inspirations is the expressionistic grasp Van Gogh.”
Try extra of Isabel’s beautiful underwater work within the gallery beneath!