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Art & Life with Charyl Weissbach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charyl Weissbach.

Charyl, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I displayed a strong interest in art early on, drawing at the age of two. This early drawing routine remains with me today. Another influence on my artistic development was 20 years of immersion in ballet, tap and jazz dance.

I took a detour from my artistic pursuits after art school, working as a medical technologist to support myself while creating art in my spare time. I also completed coursework in molecular biology for a biotechnology certificate to enhance my laboratory skills. In retrospect, it is not surprising that I was attracted to the laboratory environment – there are parallels between laboratory medicine and the artistic process, and having the opportunity to assist with clinical diagnoses was very fulfilling.

In recent years I have been able to pursue art full-time, focusing exclusively on developing as an artist, painting and experimenting in my own “laboratory” with new artistic creations. I devote my practice to create works that convey the delicate harmony of nature and the environment.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I continuously explore nature’s details and its vastness. These evoke harmony, expressions of timelessness, and feelings of inspiration that transcend space and time. The imagery of my work does not accurately represent nature; rather, I try to unveil an abstraction of its character capturing its ethereal beauty.

Baroque depict the details found within nature. These ornamental arboreal based relief paintings incorporate Sgraffito effects derived from metal tools, stenciled wax, and metal leaf accents.

MetalScapes evoke peacefulness and expansiveness. They contain subtle and bold colors, metal and resin, reflective surfaces, and minimal brushstrokes. These large paintings aim to place the viewer within them.
The goal of these abstract works is to communicate nature’s expansiveness and raise consciousness for the preservation of our world.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?

The biggest challenge I see artists facing today is the need or desire to participate in less desirable disciplines such as business-related tasks that consume time and compromise authentic artistic vision.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
First Friday Openings
450 Harrison Ave. Studio 413
is open during monthly First Friday
studio openings, 5:00-9:00pm
Weissbach Fine Art Studio 413
www.charylweissbach.com
www.sowaboston.com/calendar/sowa-first-fridays

Gallery Affiliations:

L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA
www.lattitudegallery.com

Art3Gallery, Manchester, NH
www.art3gallery.com

Gallery Blink, Lexington, MA
www.galleryblink.com

Hourglass Gift Gallery, Melrose, MA
www.facebook.com/HourglassGiftGallery

Current Exhibition:

Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic
July 2018-July 2019
The Springfield Museums
The Michelle and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
www.springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/elemental-contemporary-encaustic/

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Via Seaport Residences, Courtesy of Compass Furnished Apartments
Boston Magazine’s Design Home

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