"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.

- Samuray Akarvardar

Jackie in the Box #2
SAMURAY AKARVARDAR


Watercolor, ink, charcoal, soft pastel, clear acrylic cloth, paper on paper

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2018

20" h x 16" w 
0 lbs. 0 oz.

$600

SHIPS FREE

This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on August 15, 2018.



Artist
Samuray Akarvardar
Saratoga Springs, New York

Getting to Know Samuray

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.