West Coast Pop Art

Aug 24, 2015 | Publisher: kathleenkeifer | Category: Other |   | Views: 0 | Likes: 1

Kathleen Keifer is a California based internationally collected artist. She is the leading force of the New California Realism. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso The famous artist quote applies to Kathleen Keifer’s lovely paintings. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorful scenes of everyday life in the sun along our Pacific coastline (and beyond). Her images of tanned surfers, beat-up VW vans and convertibles, the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier, swaying palm trees, and remarkable sunsets remind me of what the locals say to each other about 350 days a year: “This is why we live here.” Kathleen’s paintings show us why anyone would want to live here. The weather is of course pristine; it is almost always sunny and 75 degrees, and it is never humid or buggy. The scenery is breathtaking. And there is so much to do, including of course nothing. Indeed, many of the coastlines’ locals seem to be very practiced at that. Keen observers, like Keifer, prefer to depict them as being in-the-moment, completely in their own world. The artist lets us look over her shoulder and envy these characters. For one thing, they’ve figured out how to live here; more important, they’re certainly not in any hurry. Why should they be? And why should we be, for that matter? Why not linger over Kathleen’s beautiful paintings and savor our own moment doing so? -- Peter Hursh, Introduction to Perspectives on Coastal Beauty: The art of Kathleen Keifer Artist Statement. My paintings invite the viewer to consider the complex relationship between time and timelessness. This is particularly evident in my series work in which I aim to capture the infinite changes of time; the passing of the hours and the seasons. It is the sheer visual interaction between the elements, taken in their bare simplicity that interests me. Water, sky, and architecture change their appearance with the shifts in weather and light. My broken brush strokes depict light and color in luminous waves, dissolving form into a shimmering surface of vibrant light. For me, painting captures the very essence of time and its passage. Back-story. Born and raised in Chicago, Kathleen Keifer is a second-generation artist. Her mother, also a fine artist, exposed Keifer to the world of art and supervised her training from a very early age. This legacy continues today as Keifer closely nurtures the development of the artistic leaning in each if her three daughters, inspiring a third generation of female artists. View From Palasades Park View South To The Pier Contemporary Landscapes Life Guard Tower Big Rock Sunset April Palms Hollywood Red Hollywood Blue Sculptural Paintings Keifer Art Manhattan Beach, CA E: keiferart@verizon.net Dealer & Licensing Opportunities Represented by Studio Remy Southern California E: info@studioremy.com www.kathleenkeifer.com

Kathleen Keifer is a California based internationally collected artist. She is the leading force of the New California Realism.The famous artist quote applies to Kathleen Keifer’s lovely paintings. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorful scenes of everyday life in the sun along our Pacific coastline (and beyond).

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