I paint that which I find mysterious. Art making is a means of processing the subconscious, the end vision providing a way to better understand ourselves and the meaning behind our shared existence. In my work this language often consists of symbolism, curious landscapes familiar yet distant, and figures that are often as confused as we are. My paintings can be moody, sometimes dark, sometimes beautiful, and usually comprised of imagery rooted in concept.
I have always believed that it is the duty of the arts to inform culture, by either providing an insightful window into the true nature of humankind, or by propelling it forward with unique ideas and techniques. There have certainly lived some true visionaries throughout art’s history, capable of influencing the ideas of scientists and philosophers alike, whose ripple we still bear witness to. Knowing this has always pushed me to want to be a better, more impactful artist in my own way. It is my goal to create works that are intellectually and emotionally challenging, so as to help promote the kind of self reflection that leads to internal growth, and hence, a more conscientious world.
Zara Kand is an oil painter, free-lance art writer, curator, and editor of the editor of The Gallerist Speaks.
She was raised in Europe and has lived in the US for the greater part of her life, creating art since old enough to hold a pencil. She has exhibited throughout numerous venues within the US and has been featured internationally in many online and print publications. Zara currently lives in the California high desert.
The Gallerist Speaks An online interview series focusing on the experience of gallery owners, directors and curators. http://www.thegalleristspeaks.com
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