“2021” Carla Lobmier
Comes a time to settle on a place. One’s mind drifts and lifts and carries. The art is the evidence of the scurry as well as the travel. How to make the drift one’s own? This can be clumsy business and requires protection of one’s ideas, point-of-view, emotions and observations. Each painting must carry the memory of my own visual pleasure, but there must be something more for the picture to ignite. This search is also accompanied by a resting of the mind to invite contemplation. While the chandelier is the featured imagery in these paintings, the subject is elliptical: inside/outside; stillness/motion; edge/reflection; water/air; layers/surface; internal/external. Representational forms and abstraction are fused with the aim of metaphorical content. My painting is a critique of art lacking in visual mystery and expansiveness.
As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”
We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.
The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,
a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.