Sarah Svetlana is a renowned abstract artist based in the bustling city of Los Angeles. Svetlana's original abstract artworks offer a captivating glimpse into the intricacies of the human experience, drawing inspiration from a diverse range of sources and influences. Her unique artistic style is heavily influenced by her upbringing in the irreconcilable cultures of Soviet Belarus and immigrant America, which has led to a constant search for identity and self-expression.
As a refugee child from the Soviet Union, Sarah Svetlana's upbringing in Los Angeles was marked by a constant search for identity, which became the driving force behind her artistic pursuits. Her acute observation skills are evident in her mesmerizing paintings, which capture the stillness within each gesture of hectic movement. Through a methodical application of color, she creates powerful narratives that evoke a spectral and surreal sense of home. Her artworks offer a unique insight into the human experience, inviting viewers to explore their own sense of identity and belonging within a constantly changing world.
For Svetlana, “Perfection is boring. The colors I choose are inspired by my childhood. The bright palette and shapes soothe my soul, and each line, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, is a vital moment, an emotion, suspended in time.”
Don't Forget To Pay The Death Toll
24 x 36 in
61 x 91 cm
Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
30 x 24 in
76 x 61 cm
I Walked Ten Miles In The Wrong Direction
40 x 60 in
102 x 152 cm
Is That a Banana in Your Pocket?
Stop Stepping on the Poppies, Jess!
36 x 60 in
91 x 152 cm
Sarah Svetlana is an abstract painter who explores the
fragmentation of the subject in an ongoing search for home. Her paintings
attempt to reconcile her upbringing in the irreconcilable cultures of Soviet
Belarus and Immigrant America by drawing roadmaps between two worlds.
A refugee child from the Soviet Union, Svetlana grew up in
Los Angeles. Her constant search for identity drives her to create. Always
observing and noticing the smallest detail within a detail, her paintings do
not only suggest hectic movement, but the stillness locked in each gesture of
Her work is “rooted somewhere between the insanity of Wassily
Kandinsky and the line-certainty of the early 20th century Futurists.” Each
painting is a piece of the complex topography that defines both her identity
and her work. Through the narratives created by a methodical application of
color, she delivers an invocation of home - spectral and surreal, but familiar
at the same time.
For Svetlana, “Perfection is boring. The colors I
choose are inspired by my childhood. The bright palette and shapes soothe my
soul, and each line, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, is a vital
moment, an emotion, suspended in time.”
TV & FILM
ROAR, Apple TV
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