Drawing #15Samuray Akarvardar
Watercolor pencil, watercolor, soft pastel, painted collage paper on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
10 " h x 8 " w |0 lbs. 1 oz.
"This little work is from live figure drawing sessions, where you have to draw faster than you think," explains Samuray. "In such sessions, the drawings that examine the human body are fresh and fluid but raw. So this has been the source to create a more emotionally charged female form. The use of color and experimental touches create a sense of painting." Drawing #15 is part of a series where all works have a similar approach to the human form - mostly female - so they can be quite attractive to present them as a group of drawings.
Palo Alto, California
Originally from Istanbul, Samuray Arkvardar began taking art classes as a teenager in the basement of the local art museum. She was also very studious, and instead of pursuing her art immediately, she became an engineer and received a PhD in geophysics. “While working, I continued art classes wherever I could find time, visited galleries, and read about art,” says Samuray. In 2010, she finally decided to focus on making art full time. Samuray began taking art classes in California and further developed her contemporary style. Her figurative work is concerned with portraying the psyche through interpretations of portraiture. Using collage materials, including transparent acrylic sheets, Samuray aims to convey the complex layers of modern human existence.