Painting

Artist Spotlight: Amy Ordoveza

A selection of recent work by artist Amy Ordoveza (previously featured here). Ordoveza received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She carefully crafts and arranges delicate cut-paper plants, animals, and architectural elements that she then depicts in her oil paintings. The fragility of the paper objects suggests impermanence while Ordoveza’s close observation and meticulous handling of paint hint at their significance:

“Isolating elements of a scene and placing them within still-lifes signifies that the paintings represent a psychological space rather than the literal documentation of a place. Their careful selection and arrangement imply the presence of an unseen hand and mind. My hope is that viewers will encounter imagery that resonates with them: homes like those they might have known, glimpses of the natural world, and neighboring houses in which others are living parallel lives. I am interested in how painting can evoke a sense of beauty and mystery present in ordinary surroundings and help the viewer see them in a new way through their transformation.”

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Amy Ordoveza’s Website

Amy Ordoveza on Instagram

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