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Artist ID: 2304

Artist StatementBy Shoshana Brand, December 2021

I have created acrylic paintings, video art, sculpture, site-specific installations, books, and public art. I also have worked directly with the wall, producing intimate private white-on-white artwork.
My work is produced as an exercise or a hands-on experience, evoking a dialogue between the organic forms of nature and man-made architectural objects. When working with the public domain I like to ask directly: What does the space have to say?

The focus of my practice in recent years has been digital illustrations. In this body of work, objects and characters have been simplified to their geometric essentials and dynamic curves. The geometric structure of the surface is essentially Cubist, combining several different views of the subjects.
Being influenced by the style of abstract painters, the work echoes Willem de Kooning’s colorful expression and Hans Hofmann’s exploration of shifting picture planes.

I bring a selection from my acrylic paintings into computer software, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, to superimpose them with my figurative photographs and hand drawings. The final digital illustration aims to recreate the visual and narrative mood of the subconscious, left up to the spectator to piece the parts together.

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Shoshana Brand, 334-655-0336 creativerosh@gmail.com

SHOSHANA BRAND Visual and Media Artist

Ozark, Alabama 334-655-0336 creativerosh@gmail.com
www.shoshanabrand.com www.ajarbooks.com
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BIO:

Shoshana Brand is a visual and media artist. She constantly locates herself in a creative zone, producing sculpture, site-specific installation, public art, video art, and books.
Shoshana graduated with a BFA degree in Cinema and Television from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and with an MFA degree in Sculpture from Claremont Graduate University, California.
Shoshana Brand has been invited to create her artwork in Canada, Alaska, China, Israel, the Czech Republic; and throughout the U.S including Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, and Nebraska City.
She has served as a curator to several art shows and founded the VVVF, an international video festival, screened in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout China. In 2008, with a grant she received from the state of California, Brand teamed with a group of teens to create a documentary movie. The movie tells the story of people who built their homes in Antelope Valley, a rural area near Los Angeles.
Another public art project Shoshana undertook has been an interventionist website, titled Knocking on Bricks that brought together twelve international artists. Discussing bureaucratic systems and corporate organizations in the art world in a non-traditional manner, the site attracted thousands of viewers right in the first days it was launched and evoked huge media attention.
Currently, Shoshana lives in Alabama and is creating digital illustrations and artistic planners and journals, affiliated with Ajar Books.

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