FUSEDChicago members organized alphabetically by last names: Q-S
Artist Listings on this page: Sarah E. Rehmer, Paul Rinaldi, Julia Ris, Emily Rutledge
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I approach my encaustic work the same way I do print and photography. I strive for clean and modern using a limited color palette. I photograph city spaces, long abandoned or filled with people except at brief moments in early morning or late night when there isn’t a soul to be found— just traces of people once there. I translate this using earth tone glazes to create a false sense of time, or by inclusion of antique book pages, found papers and objects or image transfers.
Website: www.anthemsofempty.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I studied painting and art history at the Univ.of Mass., and received my MFA degree from the City University of NY, Brooklyn College, where I studied with Philip Pearlstein, Allan D’Arcangelo and Lee Bontecou. From 1991-1998 I lived in Egypt and taught painting & drawing at the American University. My work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions. I received the 1988 Silvermine Guild Prize for painting in the “Art of the Northeast USA.”
Drawn to the complexity and surprise of what lies beneath the surface, I build layers and savor the evolution. Color on color, juxtaposition, pentimento — it’s an addictive exploration that never fails to pique my curiosity. Creativity is born of curiosity, a human attribute most acute when we are children and something I’m striving to consciously revive and cultivate. I live and have a studio in Chicago, IL.
Website: www.juliaris.com Email: email@example.com
My work is encaustic, collage and image transfer inspired by street art, peeling posters, stencils and wheat paste posters. It’s an exploration of the beauty, richness and stories present in urban decay. I scavenge the city’s neighborhoods looking for raw materials. Text from posters, handbill images and tags are reworked and combined with encaustic and image transfers. I work intuitively, beginning with a vague idea and let the work develop.
Website: www.urbanoriginsart.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org