Linus Galleries, Fine Art Gallery
2014 Artist Interview Series
Linus Galleries, a Los Angeles contemporary art gallery, presents The Artist Interview Series. Our Linus artists are from all over the world and come from a variety of different practices and backgrounds. Read on to gain insight into the creative process and personality of our featured artist. This week we feature aerial landscape painter Toni Silber-Delerive who has shown her unique graphic paintings in several exhibitions including Urban and Past, Present, Future.
1) Please tell us your name, artistic practice of choice, and location in the world.
My name is Toni Silber-Delerive . I’m a painter and work in Manhattan, New York.
2) Are you self taught or did you formally study art?
I received my painting BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and my Art Education Certificate from the Graduate Program at the Kean College of New Jersey. I also studied in numerous graphic and web design courses at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York.
3) This is a hard choice for many visual artists, but what is the first answer that comes to mind when you think of your favorite color?
4) What subject matter appears most in your artwork? What do you love about that subject? What do you dislike?
My aerial-view paintings represent various places and spaces of the contemporary landscape seen from an above ground perspective. The flattened surface planes convey the textures of abstract space enhanced by compositional aesthetics and skillful use of color. My images of cities and towns, factories and farmlands, power plants, suburban communities and highways are conceived with a distinctive angle on structures and a fresh visual vocabulary. The flattened plane reduces details to strong graphic images. I like the subject and its many aspects and possibilities.
5) What is difficult for you about your chosen medium?
Acrylics dry very quickly which is okay on the aerials since they are flatter in perspective. The figurative work has slightly more depth so quick drying needs retardants.
6) How do you consistently keep up with promoting your artworks?
I keep marketing my art through a newsletter and my Facebook fan page. They share the shows I’m in and any recognition I receive.
Which describes you: Beach, Forest, Desert, Field, or City?
8) What musical artist or band are you currently listening to when you are creating?
Rock like Michael Bublé , Maroon 5, and James Blunt.
9) What do you think the future of your medium will look like?
My main goal as an artist has always been, and will remain to be, growth and exploring. I am currently working towards abstracting my style.
10) Any parting advice for budding artists?
To keep working and remain true to your vision.
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