Featured Artist Robin Okun

With fluid lines, bold shapes and vivid color, artist Robin Okun paints the human figure with expression and emotion. Enjoy her work and visit her website to see more.

 

"Dance 2" Acrylic and Charcoal, 24" x 48" by artist Robin Okun. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dance 2″ Acrylic and Charcoal, 24″ x 48”

 

My art reflects my life as a somatic psychotherapist, writer, and mother. The female form is my recurring theme, my connection to my own body is my instrument and color is my portal to creativity.

 

"Wrapped" Acrylic and Charcoal, 40" x 30" by artist Robin Okun. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wrapped” Acrylic and Charcoal, 40″ x 30″

 

When I am moved by color I notice striking shifts in the sensations of my body. Sometimes there is a peaceful exhilaration that both calms me and ignites my creativity. This process surfaces only when I trust myself enough to detach from the chatter of my internal critical voices. During these moments I feel as if I’m channeling an energy much bigger than myself.

 

"Overlook 2" Acrylic and Charcoal, 18" x 24" by artist Robin Okun. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Overlook 2″ Acrylic and Charcoal, 18″ x 24”

 

My paintings are emotional self portraits; visual narratives that communicate stories, conflicts and dreams. The material and intention come from my unconscious mind. The inspiration comes from live models, sculptures, drawings and paintings. I make connections when I experience my work from a distance, like that of a viewer rather than the artist.

 

"Light and Dark" Acrylic and Charcoal, 18" x 20" by artist Robin Okun. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Light and Dark” Acrylic and Charcoal, 18″ x 20″

 

The figures in my paintings are different sizes, poses, colors and relationships. Their faces range from visible emotional expressions to unreadable faces that often feel masked. This provides viewers many opportunities for uncovering layers of contact and meaning with the paintings and themselves. Each painting includes varied layers of color, line and shape—a mirror of the layers of personal history each person carries.

 

"Mirroring in Red" charcoal and acrylic, 30" x 40" by Robin Okun. See her art featured at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mirroring in Red” charcoal and acrylic, 30″ x 40″

 

Some of the layers peek out, often at the edges of a painting, not unlike the process of selectively revealing parts of ourselves and hiding the parts that feel shameful, embarrassing or unattractive.

 

"Resonance" Acrylic and Charcoal, 18" x 24"by artist Robin Okun. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Resonance” Acrylic and Charcoal, 18″ x 24″

 

I feel delighted and grateful to share my art with the world. It is an honor to be featured on Artsy Shark. I would love to hear from you and if you are in Boston please come visit my studio.

 

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