Seda Saar

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Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Website
Schools
London Metropolitan University, 0, B A Architectural Design
Art Center College, Pasadena, CA, 0, storyboarding for film, architectural rendering & Illustration
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 0, Art History, Contemporary Art
Representing galleries
MLY Gallery, Malibu, Los Angeles Artists Association Gallery 825
Tags
figurative, abstract, digital, photography, traditional, landscape, modern, realism, installation, mixed-media, landscape/seascape, portraits, lightbox, digital-painting, contemporary mixed-media, conceptual, exhibition/performance
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Bio

ARTIST’S STATEMENT  

 

My digital works are experiments in using geometric form or organic abstractions to create environments. Influenced by the architecture and the sleek lines of modernist design, I investigate geometric or organic spatial arrangements using an elemental and minimalist sensibility. I especially like repeated elements and optical complexities in creating escapist environments.  Light & space movement, reflective qualities of light play an important aspect of my work, whether the genre is in photography or in capturing a scene from nature, the simplified forms, elements of color and stimulus of light are major components in my work. That is the true essence of beauty in my mind.

I consider my works "constructions" that layer and arrange light and color thru moving forms. They are intuitively driven and seek simplicity in composition that invites the viewer to move into a place of speculation. The works are inspired by subjects as varied as light & space/time, stimulus, science and nature.

In my Light series, I have referenced the work of Robert Delaunay, as I aim to apply the same “simultaneist” rhythms of abstract colors to designs devised to diffuse light into color forms, and the effects of spatial projection. It is an equation between color light, eye, brain, and the soul.

Originally, I created a series of filtered digital works. The works quickly transformed into larger investigations that involved moving out of the containment of photography. I decided to use a horizontal film format inside an LED lightbox to expose color, and later to facilitate movement and create a rambling expansiveness. I call these pieces "study sections" because I am investigating a sectional part of a much larger whole.

 

 

 BIO

 

Seda Saar  is a Los Angeles-based artist & designer who has been working and exhibiting her work Southern California & overseas for over 25 years. She produces work in a variety of media including digital & traditioal oil painting, installation art, architectural sets and environmental/ lighting design, photography and new/digital media arts.  Saar has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture & Interior Design with honors from London Metropolitan University in UK.

She has concept designed and managed numerous projects for themed entertainment, attraction design, as well as space planning and interior design for themed restaurants and retail for Hollywood studios such as Disney & Universal: Universal’s Islands of Adventure:  Marvel Superhero Island  & Seuss Landing  Theme Parks In Florida, & show-sets for Waterworld, Jaws, & Jurassic Park in Osaka, Japan.  Since 2010, Seda has been embracing fine art & photography, producing paintings in oils and digital mediums as well as design and installations of showsets in theater and feature film:

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