Zaria Forman is an extraordinary artist who has fascinating pieces of hyperrealist paintings. Her art impresses the audience by its moving and dramatic effects, and what impresses me more is the fact that she has done all her painting by her fingers and smudging it. Her photo realistic art is also a complex process rather than creating a simple piece of art; she adds her observations to dramatic sense of nature, a virtual perspective of life.
The source of inspiration in her work relied on the fact that she spent her childhood travelling the world’s most remote landscapes with her mother, who is a fine art photographer. That is what motivates her, the world’s crucial state, the loss of pure natural beauty. Basically, Zaria’s work has environmental themes with underlying meanings, she wanted to promote awareness of current causes of climate change which also causes the Arctic Polar melt, rising seas and so forth.
After travelling, taking photographs and making sketches of natural spots like Greenland, Antarctica and Maldives, where the effects of climate change are widely evident, she forms these large scale compositions. She said “In this process I am reminded of how small we are when confronted with the powerful forces of nature.”. The details and precisions are stunning, the expression of light, shadows, shades and mostly the water are amazing and feels like it is more than real.
Quotation from; https://www.artsy.net/artist/zaria-forman
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Photographs are form: https://www.artsy.net/show/artstar-pastels-become-water-new-work-by-zaria-forman