Featured Artist Deborah Perlman

Artist Deborah Perlman explores abstraction in this collection of 3D mixed media bas relief works. Visit her website to see more of her portfolio.

 

abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“In Harmony – Daybreak” mixed media, 13″ x 19″ x 2″

 

I have been involved in a number of different jobs and hobbies throughout my life, but it is the act of making art that rings truest for me and sets my spirit free.

 

detail of abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“In Harmony – Daybreak” detail

 

I pursued fine arts throughout my higher education and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Boston University School for the Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

 

abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“Midday” mixed media, 13″ x 17″ x .25″D

 

When life took some unexpected turns, I found myself in the business world as a public relations professional for several years. I began to make art again in 2018, and have exhibited my work in several national, local and online galleries. I call myself a “re-emerging” artist!

 

abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“Somewhere Between #2” mixed media, 16″ x 16″ x .75″

 

I am intrigued by three-dimensional spaces. Working in mixed media, I create bas relief pieces, building and lifting certain elements to emphasize the spatial dynamics of the composition and the elements of space, light, shape and form.

 

detail of abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“Somewhere Between #2” detail

 

In my pieces, I create an “almost-but-not-quite real” space that juxtaposes forms and shapes, highlighting their points of contact and the shadows they cast.

 

abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“In Harmony” mixed media, 16″ x 28″ x .75″

 

My intention is to demonstrate how these elements relate to each other and their surroundings and to capture a scene that stirs the senses.

 

Deborah Perlman's creative process illustrated

Artist Deborah Perlman’s creative process

 

I started these collages by making numerous sketches of spaces, inspired by architectural and nature photos, as well as my inner voice. The pieces pushed my exploration of space into a new realm, hopefully creating a “wait…. is that…. or is it….?” moment for the viewer, as it does for me!

 

abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“Somewhere Between” mixed media, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″

 

These mysterious spaces contain shapes, forms and spaces that jump off the page and invite the viewer to enter an “other” world.

 

detail of abstract 3-dimensional canvas by Deborah Perlman

“Somewhere Between” detail

 

I have included detail photos of some of these pieces, to illustrate their 3-D quality, as well as a step-by-step illustration of the process. The works are made with different types of paper, most of which are glued to a firm backing to create the desired form and shape that will project out a few inches from the background.

 

Artist Deborah Perlman in her studio

Artist Deborah Perlman in her studio

 

Whether the scene is real or imagined, my goal is to create a dynamic, provocative composition that celebrates planes, forms, shapes and spaces and challenges the viewer’s perceptions and expectations.

 

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  1. I am honored to be the featured artist on Artsy Shark!

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