Still influenced by Horace Panter’s pop art style and vivid colours, today’s spotlight focuses on Toni Silber- Delerive, a Manhattan based artist and graphic designer. Born in Philadelphia, she studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. Her work includes figurative art as well as paintings of aerial landscapes and food.
Toni’s landscapes are constructed by acrylic structures that do not overlook dimension but their composition manages to diminish depth and distance. The realistic details that one expects become one with the dominating shapes on the canvas, combining elements of simplicity and the abstract. Her figurative work is inspired mainly from family pictures and has a playful and sometimes humorous approach to the universality of human habits and aspirations.
Toni finds inspiration in nature exploring the relationship of the natural and the man-made as well as looking at elements of meaning in everyday events, places or objects that we usually take for granted. However her paintings are stories, open for the audience’s imagination and interpretation.
Toni Silber- Delerive has exhibited her works in a variety of group and solo shows in the USA and Germany. For more information on this artist visit her website here.
Don’t forget to visit our current exhibition ‘Harmony’ by Denise Hamilton and Nuray Yigiter, open until the 24th of November.