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barbara kassel

I've been asked why I paint what I paint.  I think it is more a matter of what emerges than what I plan. My impulses are more metaphorical than realistic and I often mix various landscapes, interiors and still lives. I like to combine imagery from the past such as Italian frescoes and the ancient mosaics of Pompeii with contemporary objects and locations. Working this way allows a fluid play between objects and their surroundings. I hope to establish a dynamic balance between the aesthetic and the emotional in my paintings.

Drawing Shells
24 x 48
oil on linen on panel

© barbara kassel. FolioLink © Kodexio ™ 2021
© barbara kassel. FolioLink © Kodexio ™ 2021