Heading Home, 36″ x 36″ Painting

Heading Home, 36″ x  36″  Painting

I’m constantly in a state of experimentation that feels exciting yet vulnerable at times. With this painting “Heading Home”, I played around with the perspective to create more depth. Loving the end result.

Artist Shilo Ratner_Heading Home_36 x 36in
Artist Shilo Ratner_Heading Home_36 x 36in

The Tailored Home

The Tailored Home

As part of the Art to the Avenue event, this year I will be exhibiting artwork at “The Tailored Home“. Starting Thursday, May 6 for the entire month of May. Entertaining musicians and street performers fill the street on 5/6 from 5:30 – 8pm.

The location of The Tailored Home is 2 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT. Below is a sneak peek of what you will find on display at this interior design store location. All the art on display will be for sale.

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When the Fog Lifts, 30 x 30″, Acrylic on Canvas

Bendheim Gallery

I love this event in Greenwich. It’s one of the largest and most exciting festivals ever organized in Fairfield County, the opening is set for Thursday, May 6, from 5:30 – 8pm. The evening launches a truly spectacular show. Entertaining musicians and street performers fill the street. All the art on display is for sale. A complete Map/Guide is available at participating stores and at the Greenwich Arts Council office at 299 Greenwich Avenue. I do have a piece at the Bendheim Gallery titled Desert Rising, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas (Shown Below). If you are in town it’s such a fun event and the weather is fabulous this time of year!

Additionally, I will be exhibiting artworks at the Tailored Home on 2 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT. I’ll post more about that in the coming weeks.

Desert Rising, 20 x 20in, Acrylic on Canvas

Curators Choice :)

Curator’s Choice: Between the Night by Shilo Ratner

Curator's Choice: Between the Night by Shilo Ratner

It’s no secret that life in the 2020’s can feel… chaotic. That’s why we’ve selected Between the Night by Shilo Ratner for this month’s Curator’s Choice. An abstract geometric painting, it features panes of muted cool colors which are balanced by just a few pops of warm red, and seamlessly marries architectural elements with the vague familiarity of a landscape. Read on to learn more about the painting, and why we’ve chosen it as this month’s Curator’s Choice – particularly at a time when drowning out the hecticness of everyday life can feel borderline impossible.  

What It’s About

“I strive to visually depict consciousness through the spatial organization of architectural and natural landscapes alike, with particular attention to color as a foundation,” the artist, Shilo Ratner says. “While my work may easily be interpreted as geometric abstract landscapes, my hope is that the still intensity of my compositions will demand attention to a centered calmness within the chaos of our present day.”

Blue, teal, neutral grey and bright red shapes are layered over one another to create this abstract geometric piece. The painting’s layers are numerous and varied, but frozen nonetheless, playing to the artist’s goal of juxtaposing chaos and stillness in a single frame. 

Where It Works

At 48″ x 48″, this statement painting is ideal  as a center focus – on large, open walls, or above a sofa or mantle. The geometric style pairs perfectly with mid-century modern or contemporary furniture, while the rich palette adds vibrancy to light, neutral spaces. For those with a bold color scheme in their space, pair it with deep, cool-colored furniture to help draw out the beautiful blues of this painting. 

Why We Love It

First, we love that the palette is at once vibrant and balanced – the artist hasn’t shied away from taking risks with color, and to us, it totally works. But it is Between the Night’s particular use of line that we love so much. The planes of color are rendered in perspective, so that they recede into a fragmented horizon, giving the viewer a gravitational sense of an imaginary landscape. It is this visual depth where we find the tranquility that the artist has set out to create in a hectic, modern space. 

Check out this Painting!

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Put more love out into the world! Works on Paper

Put more love out into the world! Works on Paper

Sometimes the imperfect is perfect. I love the idea of using overlapping lines and forms while experimenting with mixed media materials. You may also notice that text is another element added to this artwork. I am a firm believer that the energy we put out in the world, we receive back. With that in mind, I am working on this series that uses vibrational / positive text. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we all put a little more love out into the world? Email me at shiloratner@gmail.com for details.

  • Artist Shilo Ratner_(left to right) LV No. 3, LV no. 2, LV no. 1
  • Artist Shilo Ratner_LV no. 1
  • Artist Shilo Ratner_LV no. 2_Work on Paper
  • Artist Shilo Ratner_Lv no. 3_Mixed Media on Paper