Artist Shilo Ratner, Five Houses, 36" x 36", Oil Paint on Canvas
Five Houses, 36″ x 36″, Oil Paint on Canvas

My paintings and drawings create a quiet and reflective tension between flat planes, gestural brushstrokes and figures that transcend physical space but hold an introspective presence. By hybridizing my foundation as a painter in both the Bay Area Figurative Movement and the chiaroscuro tradition of the old masters, the figures in my work carry an ethereal nature, defining physical properties of matter with quick almost analog brushstrokes often along side colorful strokes of paint that revive them to connect with their universal surroundings.

By exploring the natural world I try to questions a way to look beyond our drive to be connected and start a narrative with ourselves outside of assumed social constructs.


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