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Chalda Maloff

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20130310013035-snake_pit
Snake Pit, 2013 Pigment Inks on Gloss Paper, Face-mounted to Acrylic 30 X 30 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20130310013231-labyrinth
Labyrinth, 2013 Pigment Inks on Gloss Paper, Face-mounted to Acrylic 30 X 30 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20130310013335-convergence
Convergence, 2013 Pigment Inks on Gloss Paper, Face-mounted to Acrylic 30 X 30 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20130310013946-ramifications
Ramifications, 2013 Pigment Inks on Gloss Paper, Face-mounted to Acrylic 30 X 30 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20140822222259-words_in_the_margins_boxed
Words in the Margins, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Face-mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 3 30x30 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20140822222619-altar_of_secrets
Altar of Secrets, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 3. 30x30 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20140822222814-the_kiss
The Kiss, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 3. 30x30 © Chalda Maloff
20140822223044-midnight_of_the_mind
Midnight of the Mind, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 3. 30x30 © Chalda Maloff
20140822223142-premonition_of_winter
Premonition of Winter, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 3. 30x30 © Chalda Maloff
20140822223331-strobe_light
Strobe Light, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 12. 10x14 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20140822223537-moonlight
Moonlight, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Face-mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 12 10x14 Inches © Chalda Maloff
20141221221403-day_tripper
Day Tripper, 2014 Pigment Inks on Paper, Mounted to Acrylic, Edition of 12. 10 X 14 Inches
20150402005240-holiday_light
Holiday Light, 2015 Pigment Ink on Gloss Paper, Mounted to Acrylic 20x28 © Chalda Maloff
20140822224602-untitled-6a
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Germany
Lives in
Austin, Texas
Works in
Austin, Texas
Schools
University of Texas, 1981, Ph.D. Human Ecology
University of California Berkeley
Representing galleries
Statement

My art reflects my abiding optimism and faith in the order of our world.  My process, sometimes intellectual and sometimes intuitive, consists of working and reworking shapes and colors towards an expressive whole that will have the power to evoke emotion, sensuality, and spirituality. 

I seek to engage the viewer on an elemental level, to tap into a domain more authentic and essential to us than our physical world.   One crucial aesthetic element to my artworks is the suggestion of backlighting or inner glow, an effect which I believe elicits a near-universal response of warmth and gratification, of receptiveness to an experience.  I offer compositions based on geometry, steadfast structures which become visual anchors as the eye explores the surface of the painting.  My artist’s lexicon of transparency, juxtaposition, and spatial ambiguity poses a bid for viewer involvement.

I choose the digital medium for its power to combine and synthesize various artistic effects, producing a host of visuals that would not be possible with any natural medium.  Beyond this, the extraordinary options of art software allow for a superior inventive flow in the development of an image.  As a perennial student of Art History, I feel fortunate to have available to me creative tools of which the great masters could have only dreamed.

My intent is to create artworks that not only summon an immediate response, but also that will reveal more of themselves gradually over time.  I use techniques to disclose by degrees previously unobserved elements, to reframe and visually redraw the surface, and hopefully to elicit a reevaluation of previous conclusions.  I invite the viewer to leisurely perusals, with an openness to surprise, delight, and a kindling of the imagination.