Tanya Mayer is a master painter working primarily in watercolor on paper with the occasional use of ink and water dyes.
Often depicting the human figure in shining, voluptuous form, her subjects pose nude or semi-nude in plush domestic settings or against stark single color backgrounds. Sensual in their posturing, sometimes accented by accessories or context, her subjects exude cool intensity. Mayer’s dreamy, seductive figures call to archetypes latent within our subconscious and draw on these, yet the artist also makes it clear that her subjects are not merely symbols, but rather exist as individual human beings. Calling her vignettes something close to “impressionistic realism,” her works offer glimpses into the tactile fascination of human flesh. Simple yet satisfying visual pleasure dominates as Mayer makes a strong case for the classical nude as an important motif of contemporary semi-realist painting.
Painter Tanya Mayer was born and raised in the Moscow region of Russia. She has exhibited throughout Europe including a recent show in Nice and participation in an annual salon held at the Louvre.
Exhibition Dates: November 29, 2014 – December 19, 2014
Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Tanya_Mayer.aspx
Tamo | EBELGARLE | Christopher Breining | Michelle Cadreau | Mirjam Clement | DINO | Shams | Elisa Grion | Anders Hafsbrandt | Lise Zia | Julia Kappenman | Alejandra Larrea Koch | Virpi Leinonen | Varvara Liakounakou | Vivienne McDermott | Veronica Murphy | Ion Nicola | Geneviève Nicolas | Gerd Rautert | C. Selves | David W. Whitfield | Wei Xiong | Viktor Yaichnikov | Tanya Mayer
About the Exhibition
The variety that exists in the exhibition, Reconstructing Reality, creates a sense of exploration that cannot be denied. The viewer is able to go from the ephemeral to the figurative in just a few moments, only to be snapped back to an equally jarring duality between works of traditional embroidery and surreal landscapes. The contrast, though strong, is far from harsh, with each piece made entirely accessible by the expertise each artist puts into their own styles and works, allowing for the viewer to fully enjoy the full range of art on display.