Enjoy the vivid color and texture of painter Aryana Londir’s art. See more of her work by visiting her website.
My work as an artist centers on what lies beneath; beneath the surface of our lives, our history, our travels through experience and identity. I am fascinated by the similarities and differences we as humans experience; why we make the choices we do and how events transform us. Beneath the layers lie the details, the emotions, the fears.
Obliterating the past is a common trait. Somehow, we feel if we add a new coat of paint, destroy an old building, move into a new home or location, we can be renewed. The promise of renewal holds hope within our beings, but our experiences are what make our realities richer and deeper.
My series, “Patina,” refers to underlying structures, what lies beneath, where we have come from; the past. Often the past is obliterated in favor of newness; the old is deemed dated and unimportant.
The past, whether of a being, a memory, a place, a building or an object, is not universally exalted. I have chosen to honor what lies beneath in my new series of acrylic paintings.
I love the immediacy of paint; the delicious energy the colors create when placed on the canvas or board. I have created work in textiles, and my love of color was evident upon viewing those works, but it is the vibrancy of pure color in paint that truly excites me. The ability to create texture by scratching, digging and carving into the surface is a way for me to leave my mark in the work.
Most of this work is of a small scale, chosen specifically to be intimate. I wish the viewer to move closer, investigate each piece for its detail and intricacies. I work in the abstract by choice; it challenges me, and invites the viewer to evoke their own personal experiences and emotions.
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