RENEE SAMUELS

                                                        

 

I’ve always made art: My main motive in making art is inherent in being born an artist: I’m compelled to make art, in response to nature’s colors and forms and movement; it’s a visceral reaction.  

There’s nothing academic about my work or my thoughts about it. I can’t talk about it as if it was conceived as a complex system of expression. I love what I create; it’s the only important thing I do. 

My art isn’t political, but I could say the politics of it are universal in my desire to show people something I want them to see and be moved by and delight in and achieve serenity through, to feel that seeing the beauty of color is important and feel their lives in a deeper way—for instance, seeing my paintings and then looking at trees and recognizing the echo of what I’m doing in the way colors blend in nature.

Each work represents a new enigma to be investigated, each one offers a new solution, however subliminal, to be applied to the next… which then begs another question—and so it goes on—a metaphor for life.