Artist Spotlight Series: Geraldine Neuwirth
This incredible talent is certainly the artist I plan to add to my collection in the near future.
These colorful abstract, layered beauties just speak to me and so many others as her work is becoming highly collected and covetable.
New York, New York
Standing in front of The Color Red it Goes To my Head (work in progress)
What is your training?
And American University in Washington, but I didn’t get any art training there.
What inspires you and your designs?
Early years I spent time watching rehearsals….waiting for my dad who worked for Shubert theaters, and “a world within a world” became present to me, and later carried it into a theme connected to the circus as well….representing the stage of life and many aspects existing beneath it.
A vocabulary of forms developed in my process, and I have been working with this language and allowing the freedom of it to explore different ways of building my images.
Other Worldly, 2011. Mixed media and collage on paper
Cloud, 2014. Mixed media and collage on paper
Sound Waves, 2014
Circus Set series with color, 2015
Carnival in Pink, 2015
What is your favorite piece?
one of my all time favorites is Curtain Call, 2011 which I gave to my daughter Irene and is hanging in her home in Venice CA
How has your area influenced your work?
The energy of NYC, having access to so much art, and having the ability to experience so many different types of artistic expression opens up new explorations for me all the time.
What is your favorite restaurant in NYC?
Nobu in TriBeca NY. I love sushi!
What is your favorite cocktail?
Martinis and good wine
How do you balance personal life and work?
I spend every day making my art or looking at art. In between I spend time with friends and travel, like going to the beach this summer. This feeds me personally as well as creatively. I have an enormous passion for life itself which I believe is visible in my work.
My dream trip would include traveling in Europe for six months to a year while developing a body of work for a show there.
Building a sculptural piece for a public space.
Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?
Something that I think they would enjoy. I like giving things that are very personal.
Who is your style icon?
Both my daughters, as they have a personal style that reflects who they are along with tasteful selection of pieces. My daughter Irene who is an incredibly talented and successful jewelry designer is especially influential because she is so involved with the fashion world.
Your favorite up and coming artist?
Milcah Bassel, an installation artist who also does beautiful drawings.
Milcah Bassel, Father Tongue (Genesis 1), 2015, handmade paper edition
Milcah Bassel, Father Tongue (Mural in progress during residency at Brandeis University), 2015, graphite and Ink on gallery walls.
What is your most treasured possession?
A pendant designed by my daughter Irene that I wear everyday and absolutely love.
What are you reading?
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Jeff In Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
What are you listening to?
I like listening to all types of music depending on my mood and what I’m doing
What are your favorite blogs / publications?
Laura Baker and all art and fashion publications
Here are just a few fabulous pieces from Geraldine’s portfolio.
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