Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Emotional Rollercoaster describes Septembers Artist of the month~

"Saturday Night, Sunday Morning", oil on board, 16x20

Mirror Mirror, oil on linen 2008. Magda Galerie, Paris France

Sas Christian is a self taught artist for whom I have felt an instant connection of sisterhood since the day I discovered her 3 years ago. Her paintings are almost always of young edgy women who are in some sort of turmoil. She is disturbingly able to portray moods & feelings that you feel like you know what the subject is thinking! The subject being a fictional character.

"Home Again", oil on canvas, 32x26

"Hacker" Oil on Linen 2006

She is almost brutally honest on her bio page and it makes me adore her even more. In her closing statement she sums up her work perfectly by saying " I hope that my work can connect with people on different levels. I'm trying to harness a single moment in time, an emotional response, seemingly insignificant gesture that can mean so much".

"Furore", acrylic on canvas, 18x24

"National Health", oil on canvas, 30x32

For those of us who do connect it does mean so much. Many of us can identify with her subjects and therefor feel that sisterhood connection instantly. Sas and her husband Colin are both artists and you can clearly see the influence they have on each other when visiting their site but also the anime influence comes through strong, especially in the eyes. She somehow has harnessed a realistic anime look which is so uniquely emotional. That is why She is my Artist of the month who rocks!

"La Nina", oil on linen, 40x30

" Green Hour", Oil on Linen 2007

"We Are The People", oil on canvas, 36x46

I leave you with this image which gave me such a giggle.....

"Busted!", acrylic on canvas, 14x11


Fantastic Figments said...

What a wonder pick for artist of the month. Honestly I am in AWE. I don't know what to say except that they are utterly amazing and the artist has so much talent that she deserves to be artist of the month on everyones blog! I can definately connect with her characters and it is stunning how in each she captures such raw emotion. Thank you for sharing!


LuLu said...

Bonjour Dani! I discovered Sas Christian about 5 years ago through Juxtapose magazine and I agree with you, her work is outathisworld! I love her watery bulging eyed women, love the subtile hints in each of her paintings. Hey! You and I have a lot of similarity in tastes, I'll tell you! Here's a fun one for you: Go check I think you'll enjoy it! You got great artists together in your site, I bet you are a buzy woman these days... I finished an Halloween Witch painting which is on eBay right now and will add a few more. Come and check it out! Have a grrrreat day! LuLu

Designs by CK said...

LOVE "Busted!" LOL '-P)


Tracy M. said...

Wow, amazing work and so much detail, especially the eyes. I like the Pee Wee Herman one too!
Tracy M.

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Those eyes are just so intense!

AwtemNymf said...

WOW! What a friggin brilliant artists. The Pee Wee one is a classic! The artists work is captivating and intense. On a hauntingly good level. Thanks for sharing the link. I'll go browse some more!

Flora said...

Hauntingly gorgeous eyes!!!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Really enjoyed your post today and feel the same about her work. It is beautifully done and like you said really connects.

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