Jackie in the Box #1Samuray Akarvardar
Ink, watercolor, charcoal, soft pastel, paper, wall paper, clear acrylic sheet on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front and back
20 " h x 16 " w |0 lbs. 0 oz.
"Jackie in the Box" is a series of four paintings. In each painting there is a young woman posing in a sexy but funny and theatrical way. I mounted some of my nude ink drawings from previous years onto a heavy paper and created a custom made mat that gives a feeling of a box or a door. Although I used some low key nature oriented colors like brown, tan, burgundy or ocher, there is a monochromatic effect. These paintings are vibrant and bold as the woman imagined in the picture.
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.