The Life of FlowersAna Tzarev Gallery, New York
01 June - 30 September 2013
The watercolour pieces featured in The Life of Flowers are intimate meditations on beauty, elegantly contrasting with her stark, kinetic oil works in the exhibition. Displayed salon-style, these pieces invite viewers to pause and appreciate the balance of delicateness and vivacity in both technique and subject.
Ana Tzarev’s oil paintings are perhaps most notable for her unique graduated relief technique created through the direct application of thick layers of paint and the sheer intensity of her palette. These large-scale pieces cast the lushness and body of their subjects in a new light – paintings so rich in hue and tactility that they are not so much 'seen' as 'felt.'
The exhibition’s centrepiece is Love, a monumental 15-foot fiberglass poppy presented as part of the artist’s global arts campaign, Love & Peace. One of several floral sculptures on display worldwide, Tzarev’s enormous, glossy poppies have drawn the attention of fans and press in locations as diverse as Venice, Prague, Shenzhen, and London. The creation of these sculptures as part of Tzarev’s campaign promotes the notion that the wordless language of beauty will open conversations between nations, fostering mutual appreciation and hope.
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