For many years now, the paintings by Isca Greenfield-Sanders (* 1978 in New York) have been concerned with anonymous snapshots of American leisure culture from the last century. Expansive landscapes, bright blue skies, and figures in light-hearted activity between the two characterize the artist’s oil paintings and watercolor works. They convey freedom and indulge in nostalgia, reminding us of our holidays or perhaps of dream worlds. In their apparently carefree transfiguration, they radiate calm. But perhaps they also arouse distrust precisely because of this peaceful idyll. Reduced and pastel-colored pictorial worlds reveal surreal, barely tangible settings, which trigger numerous associations, nonetheless.
About the artist
Isca Greenfield-Sanders’ works blur the boundaries between media art, photography, drawing, watercolour and oil painting. The artistic process bases on a transformation of vintage photographs by using various drawing and painting techniques. That way she creates atmospheric images of beach and bathing sceneries, ball games and other everyday subjects. On the surface, her works transmit an innocent easiness. Nevertheless, they subtly convey deeper feelings of nostalgia, lostness and loneliness. Many images represent an idyllic America of the 50s and 60s even so the artist was born in New York City in 1978.