I discovered the work of New York artist Deborah Zlotsky while checking out Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. I like the worn-looking surface of the oversized, overlapping shapes.
Not so happy, yet happier, oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″, 2012
Normally, geometric artwork feels super crisp and desperately seeking perfection. However, Deborah’s geometric works are much more muted and soft. They kind of remind me of aged wall murals painted on top of on one another. And that’s how she creates them too – by constantly layering over and over until she lands on a configuration that is satisfactory.
Agreeing on a signal, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″, 2013
Can the devil speak true?, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″, 2013
What you must do to get home safely, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″, 2013
Sooner than later, oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″, 2013
Her spooky, ghostly drawings also drew me in. I love how they feel like a mix of alien life forms and weird unnatural organs. So very different from her paintings, but equally as captivating.
Vumb, powdered graphite on mylar, 60″ x 48″, 2010
Munter, powdered graphite on mylar, 40″ x 36″, 2010