Featured Artist Efrat Baler

Artist Efrat Baler creates “realized paintings” by incorporating three-dimensional elements that move beyond the canvas. Learn more about her fascinating approach by visiting her website.

 

“Scream 4 Us” Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 56” x 9” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“SCREAM FOR US” Mixed Media on Canvas, 36” x 56” x 9”

 

Space: My next frontier.

 

“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas with Mannequin, Mannequin 68.9”, Attached Canvas, 50” x 40” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas with Mannequin, Mannequin 68.9”, Attached Canvas, 50” x 40”

 

These are the stories of canvas paintings.

 

“Picture Window: Khamsin Wind” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 19” x 2” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Picture Window: Khamsin Wind” Oil on Canvas, 24” x 19” x 2”

 

The continuing mission: to explore the boundaries of the canvas in new ways, to seek out new ideas and new representations, to boldly go where a canvas has not gone before.

 

“The Bather” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 40” x 73” x 20” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Bather” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 40” x 73” x 20”

 

I’m seeking ways to bring the painted canvas front and center, similar to the experiences offered by new technologies but in a low tech and accessible way. I’m influenced by augmented and virtual reality, 360-degree videos and VR of artworks, holograms and the digital projection of ourselves on social media platforms. I want to mimic this state and breakout from the boundaries of the canvas and the wall.

 

“Off the Wall: Musical Chair” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, Armchair 59” x 36” x 27.5”, Painting on Wall 30” x 30” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Off the Wall: Musical Chair” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, Armchair 59” x 36” x 27.5”, Painting on Wall 30” x 30”

 

I’m exploring how a 2-dimensional painting can evolve into a three-dimensional representation of its flat self.

 

“Hold on to Your Seat” Mixed Media on Canvas and Wood, 40” x 57” x 11.5” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Hold on to Your Seat” Mixed Media on Canvas and Wood, 40” x 57” x 11.5”

 

Instead of observing a painting from one contemplative vantage point of view, I’m allowing the viewer an inspection and exploration from different perspectives, revealing the innards and outer layers of the artwork beyond the boundaries of the wall. This narrates the story of the making and possible meanings behind the work.

 

“To Infinity and Beyond” Mixed Media on Canvas, 47” x 13.5” x 4” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“To Infinity and Beyond” Mixed Media on Canvas, 47” x 13.5” x 4”

 

Taking advantage of the front and back of the artist’s canvas frame, I use the canvas itself as both a surface and an object by sculpting or extending the canvas cloth beyond the frame of the painting.

 

“Yes We Can” Oil, Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas, 30” x 31.5” x 8” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Yes We Can” Oil, Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas, 30” x 31.5” x 8”

 

I combine linear drawing and three-dimensional objects on, beneath or behind the canvas melding them into the painting. I use texture, paints, strong contours and color to emphasize the painting and transitions into relief and onto objects.

 

“Piece of Cake” Mixed Media on Canvas, 24” x 12” x 3” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Piece of Cake” Mixed Media on Canvas, 24” x 12” x 3”

 

From the flat surface it can be or become revealed, illustrated, transported, incarnated, materialized, objectified, a simile, a reproduction or a relief painting.

 

“Off the Wall: The Pipe Dream” Mixed Media on Canvas and Wood, 30” x 76” x 23.5” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Off the Wall: The Pipe Dream” Mixed Media on Canvas and Wood, 30” x 76” x 23.5”

 

Retaining the painterly characteristics of its former self, it can be experienced in our environment and in our space as a realized painting.

 

Artist Efrat Baler-Moses with “Off the Wall: The Pipe Dream” and “Scream 4 Us” by artist Efrat Baler-Moses. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Efrat Baler-Moses with “Off the Wall: The Pipe Dream” and “Scream 4 Us”

 

I choose still life and art about art to portray these stories about paintings that materialize to a more realized form, yet still retain their picturesque traits in the three-dimensional world. The immediate subject matter and playfulness in my work is not the ends, but the means, to create the journey beyond the canvas for the viewer.

 

Artist Efrat Baler invites you to follow her on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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