Resa Blatman

painting

studio: 6 Vernon Street, studio #19, 2nd floor
email : resa@resablatman.com
web : resablatman.com

 

  • Little Bleached Reef
    2017, oil on hand- and machine- and hand-cut Mylar and Lexan, 14w x 11h x 2d inches
  • Invasive Ocean Plants
    2017, oil on hand- and machine- and hand-cut Mylar and Lexan, 14w x 11h x 2d inches
  • Bleached Coral 1
    2017, colored pencil and pen on board, 22h x 30w inches
  • Crow 2
    2016, oil on oval panel, 8h x 6w inches
 

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statement

My work of the last eight years speaks to a warming planet, invasive plant and animal species, rising tides, and their effect on and transformation of our landscape and natural resources. To reflect this concept visually, some of the artworks’ subjects and surfaces are layered with cut forms that mimic coral, invasive plants, seaweed, and flora. In the paintings there are cold-weather animals trying to survive in hot, swampy environments, and walls of ocean water swallowing the landscape. There’s a physicality to the installation work in the way it juts forth from the wall, creating a metaphorical sound like the rapturous violence of giant waves crashing into a calving glacier. We are living in uncertain times — a growing “water world” with more droughts and dwindling fresh drinking water, as our need for it rises. My work inhabits the terrain between the poetry of art and nature, and the future of climate dystopia.