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Candice Eisenfeld Tempe, Arizona

As an American exploring issues of identity, artist Candice Eisenfeld paints through the lens of the first American art movement, the Hudson River School. Rather than depicting a specific locale, Candice’s artwork evokes a sense of place. These "inner landscapes" are invented, and often reference photographs taken during travels in southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains. Whether real or imagined, her paintings are influenced by the Dutch Masters, Tonalists, and Chinese painting. Produced on a single wooden panel, the ethereal landscapes are often joined with segments of aqueous color fields which act as commentary for the landscapes, like the chorus in a Greek play. The crisp, hard edges separating the landscapes from the color fields command a sense of order in an otherwise fluid and painterly surface. With two or three sections of the panel competing for attention, the painting creates multiple focal points. Candice's art has been displayed in embassies in Namibia and Belarus, held in the collections of Norwest Bank and Northwest Airlines, and published in American Art Collector, Phoenix Home and Garden, and Southwest Art magazines. When she's not painting, Candice enjoys stand up comedy, volunteering, sewing and is a self-described "news junkie."

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    About The Artist

    As an American exploring issues of identity, artist Candice Eisenfeld paints through the lens of the first American art movement, the Hudson River School. Rather than depicting a specific locale, Candice’s artwork evokes a sense of place. These "inner landscapes" are invented, and often reference photographs taken during travels in southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains. Whether real or imagined, her paintings are influenced by the Dutch Masters, Tonalists, and Chinese painting. Produced on a single wooden panel, the ethereal landscapes are often joined with segments of aqueous color fields which act as commentary for the landscapes, like the chorus in a Greek play. The crisp, hard edges separating the landscapes from the color fields command a sense of order in an otherwise fluid and painterly surface. With two or three sections of the panel competing for attention, the painting creates multiple focal points. Candice's art has been displayed in embassies in Namibia and Belarus, held in the collections of Norwest Bank and Northwest Airlines, and published in American Art Collector, Phoenix Home and Garden, and Southwest Art magazines. When she's not painting, Candice enjoys stand up comedy, volunteering, sewing and is a self-described "news junkie."

    Artist Statement

    Just as memories emerge in and out of our sub-consciousness, contorting into surreality, I paint intuitively, pouring washes over previous layers leaving traces from an earlier generation peering through a gauze-like screen of paint. One is confronted by these layers; articulating through painterly abstraction that make no other reference to an existing place other than an inherent emotional position inside the psyche.

    The paintings are meant to explore levels of meaning as they connect our personal experiences to a world severely distanced from ourselves. My interest lies in understanding what is at the core of human nature- desire, curiosity, love, and hope. It is narrating a personal archeology of the id while simultaneously relating to other people what is timelessly universal.

    Artist Background

    University of Texas at Austin
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1995

    Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

    Bachelor of Fine Arts

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