Figurative Art by Sharon Sprung
“My paintings are a transparent, fluid experience of the subject’s world,” says Sharon Sprung. “I hope for a suspension of disbelief, for the viewer to travel into the painting and identify with the universal emotions portrayed.
“For me, the line between realism and abstraction is blurred. In a realistic work there is an automatic connection and identification with the visual, the familiar, the concretely recognizable – a world and a visual vocabulary shared, to some extent, by almost everyone.
“In abstraction – this identification is less formal. The abstract contains a sense of identified feeling, but it tends to be broader, more visceral and especially, more diffuse. It achieves this effect using shape, form, color, texture. I seek a dialog between the two, to explore and provoke a more cohesive emotional experience.
“The painting ‘Emergence’ (featured above) is an emotional response to the beginning of a young man’s life. After meeting him, I wanted to paint his story. He had moved to New York from the South, and is now in Los Angeles, all in the pursuit of his musical career – Carpe Diem.”
Additional Figurative Art Paintings by Sharon Sprung
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