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Clarissa Gerber

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20140717203158-ak_2014_01_frozen_mari
Frozen Mari, 2014 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inchess © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717202946-ak_2014_06_melted_mari
Melted Mari, 2014 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717203211-ak_2014_16_edith_and_boris_do_not_bleed_green
Edith & Boris Do Not Bleed Green, 2014 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717203749-ak_2014_11_mom_dress
Couch Edith, 2014 Oil on Canvas 40 X 54 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717203257-ak_2014_14_self_portrait_2014
Winter Self Portrait, 2014 Oil on Canvas 44 X 34 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717203629-aj_2013_047_tom_s_desktop
Tom's Monitor, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717203641-aj_2013_042_tom_s_cell
Tom's Cell, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717203614-aj_2013_050_tom_s_tv
Tom's TV, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130826220442-001_amanada_seeking
Amanda Seeking, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130826220352-004_amanda_serving
Amanda Serving, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130826220259-003_amanda_sitting
Amanda Sitting, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130826220159-010_emilia_with_toys
Emilia with Toys, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130826220043-007_allie_in_spring
Allie in Spring, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130826215902-009_allie_in_fall
Allie in Fall, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126212021-ai_2012_044_summer_allie
Summer Allie, 2013 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126211206-ai_2012_040_winter_allie
Winter Allie, 2012 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126212525-ai_2012_031_libby_at_623
Libby at 6:23, 2012 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126211854-ai_2012_037_libby_at_800
Libby at 8:00, 2012 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126212212-ai_2012_025_libby_at_320
Libby at 3:20, 2012 Oil on Canvas 54 X 40 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126212406-ai_2012_017_jessica
Jessica, 2012 Oil on Canvas 66 X 48 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424180707-ai_2012_014_april
April, 2012 Oil on Canvas 44 X 34 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424180955-ai_2012_012_mother
Mother, 2012 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424181142-ai_2012_006_ava_selene_dupre
Ms. Dupré, 2012 Oil on Canvas 66 X 48 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424181744-ai_2012_004_emilia_luise
Emilia Luise, 2012 Oil on Canvas 45 X 34 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424181410-ai_2012_002_tom
Tom, 2012 Oil on Canvas 44 X 34 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424181923-ah_fall_11_005_rine___raas
Rine & Raas, 2011 Oil on Canvas 44 X 34 © Clarissa R Gerber
20110725134517-ag_sum_11_001_rebekah
Rebekah, 2011 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20120424181657-af_spr_11_010_yareth
Yareth, 2011 Oil on Canvas 72 X 48 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20140717201818-af_spr_11_001_yma
Yma, 2011 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20110725134031-af_spr_11_005_meghan___connor
Meghan & Connor, 2011 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20110725133615-ae_fal_10_006_jake
Jake, 2010 Oil on Canvas 72 X 54 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20110725133425-ae_fal_10_009_ava_selene
Ava Selene, 2010 Oil on Canvas 60 X 44 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20110725134427-ae_fal_10_017_grant
Grant, 2010 Oil on Canvas 54 X 69 Inches © Clarissa R Gerber
20130126214229-ag_sum_11_005_self_portrait
Quick Facts
Tags
painting, figurative
Statement

Whether understood as complex physiological organisms or as souls swaddled in flesh, humans embody mystery and potentiality. My interest goes beyond the unseen and incorporeal elements to also embrace the physicality of people as well as their collective psychology. I find subtle moments revealing-the tension in an arm, the curve of a shoulder, the intense look in an eye, and the connections people make when they look at each other. 

My work rides the edge between different modes of painting with color acting as a central component. I am drawn to that space where representation meets abstraction and where volume and flatness intersect. Overlapping marks create layers of paint that both reveal and conceal, similar to our physical surroundings' ability to reflect and influence our identity. My current series acts as both a study of persona and as conduit to express emotion for myself, for the model, and for the viewer. Through my use of color, pattern, and the expressive language of paint, my work connects the personal to that which links us as human beings.