IG Fine Art Presents: Deborah Bigeleisen
Whether creating evocative representational images or boldly deceptive non-objective work, my focus is always on the choreography of the movement, the organization of the space, the subtlety in the tonal transitions, and the intricacy of the brushwork. Exclusively painting in oils, and using mediums at different viscosities, my technique is rooted in the labor intensive practices of the Dutch master painters. I apply upwards of 20 layered transparencies to create richly saturated darks and vibrant luminous highlights that dance off the surface of the canvas. Never using more than an 8 color palette, I constantly contrast warm hues against cool hues to play with the reflective light, and to seduce the view into the myriad of complexities.