Friday, September 21, 2018

"Bleeding Love"

Why are there so many songs about love and relationships? And I do not think of silly love songs or silly lyrics.
Here is a possible answer: People sing about what moves them. We are moved by each other. Nothing more to it, really. Love is part of the human condition.

Similarly, I paint about what moves me. And love IS something that moves me.

Is love always happy? Perhaps everyone knows that No, love is not always happy.
Love causes suffering, sometimes a lot.
Do we give up on (seeking) love?
I do not think so.

In my painting, “Bleeding Love,” I touched on the subject of love.
The word “love” is literally bleeding on the canvas, yet there is nothing disconsolate in my painting. (By the way, I preferred “amour,” the Old French version of the word “love.” It gives that "je ne sais quoi," am I right?)

My positive outlook on life (and on its challenges) reflects on my work—whatever story I capture in my paintings, most likely it will have an optimistic, cheerful feeling.
Large saturated shapes—two curved shapes, one dark green and one violet, on the lower corner of the canvas and a bright yellow-green angular shape on the opposite corner—support the word “Amour” written diagonally, in large red-orange cursive letters.
The white flower is my representation of a four-leaf clover, a leaf widely considered a symbol of good luck, and also standing for faith, hope, and love.

As for my painting’s message, take it this way: We Love. We Lose. We Learn. We Love Again.

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OANA SINGA
"Bleeding Love," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Bleeding Love," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

"I Understand Nothing"

I am always looking for mixing things, for creating a tug-of-war combination and exploring the tension that comes from associating disjointed ideas.

“I Understand Nothing” is simultaneously an image of an abstract garden and two statements evoking two opposing feelings.
If this painting was all one way or the other, I would be bored.

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In the background of this painting I made a clear reference to nature—on the left side of the canvas there is a green, plant-inspired shape, and a few spots of red color, resembling petals.

With the text, I brought in a mixture of deep-philosophical and absurd observations.

The main message, “I Understand Nothing,” runs horizontally, across the entire painting, written with yellow uppercase letters with a black outline.

If I left it here, with this message only, the combination of nature and text would most likely transmit a serious, reflective vibe.
I added “Your Nose Is Perfect,” as a nonsensical utterance, to give a complete twist to the mood of the painting.
I placed each of these words on a separate oblique curved line, both to mimic the movement and to accentuate the shape of the nearby plant.

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OANA SINGA
"I Understand Nothing," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

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For paintings available for purchase, please visit Oana Singa Art Gallery.

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OANA SINGA
"I Understand Nothing," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Have a Flawless Weekend!

Oana Singa

Clockwise from bottom left, details from my paintings:
"Pop Soup," 2018
"Heels and Red Lipstick," 2018
"Pop Soup," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Heels and Red Lipstick."

Friday, August 24, 2018

OPEN ART STUDIO, Sunday, August 26th

Come and see my artworks in person at my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Sunday, August 26th.
I will have over forty paintings displayed; twenty-four will be available for purchasepreview them here.

Contact me for the address and to let me know if you are coming: info@oanasinga.net.
Thank you and See you soon!
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Follow me on Instagram.

Oana Singa

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

"You Only Get One Shot"

I painted this piece while listening to Eminem’s songs, and after recently watching a powerful video about his life and his struggles.

Eminem's emotional and artistic range, his full of anguish and turbulent lyrics, and his way of expressing his personal experiences made a huge impression on me.

The text I incorporated in my painting, “You Only Get One Shot,” is from his song, “Lose Yourself.”

The repetition of the words “You Only,” on the left and the “Get One Shot,” written with very large, firm letters on the right, contrast with the chaotic background and bring strength and stability and determination and hope to the composition.

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OANA SINGA
"You Only Get One Shot," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"You Only Get One Shot," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

"Post No Bills"

A graffiti street art was the starting point for this piece.

In the upper half of the composition, waves of yellow and orange colors, slices of pink watermelon, and an out-of-scale drink cup with a straw transmit a relaxed, summer vibe feeling.

In the lower half, the precise “POST NO BILLS” text takes the painting in a quite different, unexpected direction: funny, silly, real, non-sense, absurd.

Relaxation paired with unexpected reality.

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OANA SINGA
"Post No Bills," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Post No Bills," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)


Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from my paintings:
"Flawless, Darling," 2018
"Let's Buy Stuff," 2018
"Flawless, Darling," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Thorns: The Pain We Hide Underneath," 2018.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"THORNS: The Pain We Hide Underneath"

Exploring human feelings and emotions: Why do people hide their emotional pain even when they are very hurt?

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OANA SINGA
"Thorns: The Pain We Hide Underneath," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

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The message of this painting, which also gives its title, “Thorns: The Pain We Hide Underneath,” is written with red uppercase letters on a contrasting white background.

Triangles and geometric shapes move throughout the painting, and many pointed shapes are penetrating the text box from above and below. These piercing shapes express feelings and emotions conveying and reinforcing the painting’s message.

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Why do people hide their emotional pain even when they are very hurt?
"Hoping that we won't be discovered, we hide,
We might fake a smile, but are broken inside,
Of us, there's a side
That needs a guide
A person with whom we can confide
So we don't have to hide our true side;
When we say we are fine,
We lie.”
(Unknown author)


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OANA SINGA
"Thorns: The Pain We Hide Underneath," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 72 x 4 cm)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Happy Weekend!

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Clockwise from bottom right, details from my paintings:
"Flawless, Darling," 2018
"Hello, Light," 2018
"Pop Soup," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Flawless, Darling," 2018.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

"Flawless, Darling"

Chaos paired with sugary expressions.
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The overall feeling of chaos given by layers of rough shapes moving in every direction is softened by the sugary expressions "(It's) Creamy," and "Flawless, Darling."
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OANA SINGA
"Flawless, Darling," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Flawless, Darling," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana-Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from my paintings:
"Heels and Red Lipstick," 2018
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018
"Heels and Red Lipstick," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

"Pop Soup"

A vibrant, lighthearted, naïve composition, with a touch of pop art inspiration.

The main element of this composition is a very colorful and free-form shape. Its curvy lines and many dots contrast with the geometrical shapes and lines placed around the edges of the canvas.

A large circle and a yellow speech bubble contain two unrelated, nonsense words – “POP” (written vertically), and “SOUP” (written diagonally). Two black Z’s have their own spot on a white background, in close company of the “SOUP.”

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OANA SINGA
"Pop Soup," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Pop Soup," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OPEN ART STUDIO, Sunday, June 24th

Come and see my artworks in person at my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Sunday, June 24th.
I will have over forty paintings; some of the paintings displayed will be available for purchasepreview them here.

Contact me for address and to let me know if you are coming: info@oanasinga.net.
Thank you and See you soon!
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Follow me on Instagram.


Oana Singa

Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana-Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from my paintings:
- "One the Way to Somewhere Else," 2018
- "Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
- "Do Not Crush," 2018
and
myself, in front of "The World Around," 2017.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Heels and Red Lipstick"

In this painting I put together several very different thoughts inspired by very different things.

With the text, “Random Gratitude,” I wanted to bring the concept of gratitude front and center.
With the uppercase text, “HEELS AND RED LIPSTICK,” I wanted to introduce an element of glamour.
Partially hidden and erased, the words “avocado” and “guacamole” (the latter written upside down) bring fun, surprise, and non-sense.

Long vertical white strokes loosely inspired by the shape of a tall cactus plants (on the left side of the composition); random numbers and symbols (in the center); black-and-white webs and thick and colorful lines (in the upper right part of the canvas) – are elements that bring their share of unexpected and complete my painting.

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OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick
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Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)


Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from my paintings:
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018
"Let's Buy Stuff," 2018
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Hello, Light," 2018.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Disuse. Salute. Beautify."

A play on randomness and nonsense resulted in a dizzying composition with geometric shapes, distorted grids, and a street art vibe.
Bright reds and oranges and yellows… unintelligible graffiti writing, four-digit random number, stars, dots, curves, small target signs, ox, ox, xx…
Thin white flowy strokes moving throughout the entire canvas and standing out against the sea of colors unite everything.

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OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Enjoy the Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from my paintings:
"Do Not Crush," 2018
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
"Hello, Light," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Musing in Her Garden," 2018.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Hello, Light"

A playful “HELLO,” written on a pop art speech bubble, brings a sense of humor and lightness to this composition.

On the top half of the canvas white and red flame-like strokes point toward the edges of the canvas like two forces that are pulling apart.

On the bottom half the neatly repetition of the word “Light,” creates order.

Chaos. Order. Playfulness.

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OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from:
"Renewal," 2018
and
myself, in front of the same painting.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from my paintings:
"Dot Silhouette," 2018
"One Foot in Front of the Other," 2018
"Let's Buy Stuff," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"She Says, He Says"

Since I have heard these lyrics,
“She says, ‘Do you love me?’ 
I say ‘Only partly, I only love my bed and my Momma, I’m sorry,”
(from the song “God’s Plan” by Drake), they have brought such a smile on my face.
These utterly simple and candid and matter-of-fact words, and the slow-paced and dispassionate and monotonous voice of the singer, capture so vividly the reality of relationships, and the questions and expectations within.

For my painting, which had the starting point in the lyrics above, I decided for a vibrant color combination – the primary hues, red, yellow, and blue – to convey a strong, straightforward, and undiluted message. With very large bright red letters I wrote “YES” and “NO” in the background, on a diagonal running from the bottom left corner to the upper right corner. I repeated these two words, written in reversed and on a smaller scale, on the opposite diagonal of the canvas. Several arrows connect and point to or from all these words and create rhythm.

I wrote the main message of the painting – “She says, ‘Do you love me?’ He says ‘Only partly’” – with black uppercase letters on a white brush stroke resembling a flowing ribbon to give movement, and I chose the black-and-white combination to create contrast with the rest of the colors, and to make them stand out.

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OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from my paintings:
"Sunset for Two," 2018
"Plastic Perfect," 2018
"Sunset for Two,"
and
myself, in front of "Plastic Perfect."

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"Renewal"

An explosion of bright colors in the background, spontaneous representations of objects (a black-and-gold oversized saxophone) and shapes (black-and-white leopard print), and the “THIS IS IT” message, give this painting a cheerful and carefree feeling.

Next to “THIS IS IT,” which is written confidently in uppercase red letters on a contrasting white background, I painted a large amorphous black shape – to give the words weight.

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OANA SINGA
"Renewal," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Renewal," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happy Weekend!


Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from my paintings:
"On the Way to Somewhere Else," 2018
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
"Do Not Crush," 2018
and
myself, in front of "Who Am I Talking Here," 2018.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

OPEN ART STUDIO, Sunday, April 22nd

Come and see my artworks in person at my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, on Sunday, April 22nd.  
For address and to let me know about your coming, get in touch at: info@oanasinga.net.
Some of the paintings displayed will be available for purchase, with prices starting at $440.

Thank you and See you soon!
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Email me at: info@oanasinga.net.
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Preview the artworks for sale here.
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Follow me on Instagram.
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In creating my paintings, I am deeply influenced and inspired by two opposing worlds: high fashion's glamour and drama, and the blunt reality that permeates our daily lives.
I often interpret, capture, and intertwine these worlds into my works, and some of my paintings convey a sense of irony at the absurdity of contemporary life.

I work in acrylics and prefer creating large scale paintings which are mostly abstract, but sometimes there are clear references to objects and text incorporated.





"Do Not Crush"

Not long ago I stumbled upon a powerful image that brought to my mind a strong memory of railway sets, and implicitly, of childhood.

In this painting I wanted to incorporate elements that made me think of innocence, and I did it in the form of stylized representations of train tracks, an oversized stuffed animal (a dromedary, the yellow and green shape), and a huge puzzle piece (the blue and maroon shape).
The train tracks are going all around the canvas, while the two large toy pieces take the center of the painting.

In words and text, I captured a few points that allude to maturity and the adult life. "Yesterday's Eternity" encapsulates the bitter-sweet truth and realization that good things, childhood, and beautiful naivete do not last forever. Next to it, smaller, is "Fragile" - like a warning, life is fragile, happiness is fragile. "This Side Up," like an order, could bring to mind obeying the rules. In red, the "DO NOT CRUSH" is like a plea - do not crush, well, happiness, feelings...

The last three texts and their background shapes were inspired by packing and moving materials.
Their rigidness and muted colors contrast blatantly with the rest of the free flowing and colorful forms throughout the canvas.

Like at the end of an old movie, "THE END," placed at the right bottom of the canvas, comes to conclude the painting as a story of life.

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OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (76 x 61 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (76 x 61 x 4 cm)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

"On the Way to Somewhere Else"

Strong architectural and geometric imagery... Stacked feelings... Piled reactions... Crude colors and rough shapes.
The "weep," "cry," "laugh," and "pray" words written in large uppercase letters on the trunk pyramid are repeated several times in small characters in the upper left corner, and repeated again, altered, on the bottom left of the canvas.
The very large words, "THAT HURTS," encompass and summarize the whole feeling of the artwork.

The text was inspired by Fernardo Pessoa's poem, "I Am Tired."

"I am tired, that is clear,
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Of what I am tired, I don't know:
It would not serve me at all to know
Since the tiredness stays just the same.
The wound hurts as it hurts..."


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OANA SINGA
"On the Way to Somewhere Else," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (76 x 61 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"On the Way to Somewhere Else," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (76 x 61 x 4 cm)

Friday, April 6, 2018

"Quest for Tangible Absurdity"

Can you make sense of non-sense? Can you learn to accept both the absurd and the real, and to live with them, and in spite of them?

"Inexplicably Mimicking Him Hiccuping," can twist your tongue, or, in my case, can become an inspiration for a painting.
This delightful phonetic frivolity made me think of the abundance of non-sense we encounter constantly, and our reaction to it.
With their meaning of expressing strong feelings of surprise, anger, or pain, large white exclamation marks placed all around the canvas, point towards its center. These could be our inward emotions and reactions to the surrounding reality and absurdity.
In the lower right corner of the canvas, many small exclamation marks are clustered together, and they are leaving the surface of the canvas  they flow into the world. These could be our outward emotions and reactions to the surrounding reality and absurdity.

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OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"Plastic Perfect"

An advertising image of the high-end fashion brand Balmain for plastic boots from their Spring Summer 2018 collection (mind you, do not think some sad-looking plastic rain boots but some very fashionable high-heeled plastic ones) prompted my imagination for this painting.

From that high-end level I worked my way down, so to speak, and I incorporated more everyday text and aspirations – “Making up for Monday,” “61,” and “Any Given Sunday” (the last one repeated in cursive in several places throughout the canvas).

To bring it back to the original inspiration, “Plastic Perfect” and “Paris” complete my painting into something that resembles a collage-like artwork.

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OANA SINGA
"Plastic Perfect," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Plastic Perfect," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Musing in Her Garden"

Looking around. Extracting from reality.
An image of a voluptuous woman wearing a red sleeveless dress with a deep cleavage and displaying a seductive determination inspired me for this painting.
Rather than making the woman the center of attention, I based the painting on her garish thoughts.
No for Kace. Mario? Crossed out as well. Axel? Yes, Axel seems to be the one she muses that will take her where she aspires.
The jagged red arrow might suggest that the path to her aspirations might not be as smooth as she would like to imagine.
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OANA SINGA
"Musing in Her Garden," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Musing in Her Garden," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)


Monday, March 12, 2018

"No Lingering. No Sorry"

The inspiration for this painting: the amazing strength in Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" lyrics.

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What look like black squiggles (noticeable in the underneath layers) are the actual lyrics of the entire song, all of the actual words, written in cursive calligraphy.

In uppercase letters, large, clear, distinctive individual words are placed throughout the entire image, in various directions suggesting disorder, even chaos, and some of these words -- "Apart," "Broken," "Wrong," "Pieces,"... -- emphasize and support the feeling of the very wide, black, ominous strokes that almost engulf the canvas.

Central, is the word "Crumble," written completely upside down -- things are wrong, they fall apart, things are upside down, things crumble.

However, also placed central are the small, yet powerful "But Now" words, indicating that things will not lead to destruction, but there is already a change on the way.
"But Now," and "I Will," and "Survive," form a triangle, one of the strongest and most stable geometric shapes, and are written in a distinctive color, to emphasize connection between them, and the color is orange which combines the energy of red and happiness of yellow.

In the upper right corner, which represents future, and in tune with the forceful and unapologetic tone of the song, I added my own words, which also give the title of the painting -- the bold, urging "NO Lingering. NO Sorry" -- and I painted them on a red background shape which was inspired by a traffic sign, a symbol for things we have to do, or else we pay a price.

And finally, the last layer in my painting -- a light, almost foamy layer of white squiggles, which are, again, actual words from the "I Will Survive" song that prompted me to do this painting.
This top layer brings luminosity, it creates repetition, and it contrasts with the original layer of black squiggles -- black and white, night and day, darkness versus hope.

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OANA SINGA
"No Lingering. No Sorry," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"No Lingering. No Sorry," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)


Saturday, March 10, 2018

"Dot Silhouette"

High fashion, as inspiration for this painting.
The polka-dot contour could bring to mind a dramatic silhouette advancing, covered in a flowing mantle, and wearing hip-high boots. The silhouette takes up the whole canvas with its imposing presence, and it is set against a contrasting background - the delicate white dots stand against the vigorous strokes of saturated color.
I left the black-and-white silhouette somehow unfinished.
A very large, minimalist representation of a red flower, placed above the chest area of this shadow figure, completes my depiction.

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OANA SINGA
"Dot Silhouette," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Dot Silhouette," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"Let's Buy Stuff"

The world is a cacophony. And consumerism is the order.
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OANA SINGA
"Let's Buy Stuff," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Let's Buy Stuff," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)


Monday, February 19, 2018

"One Foot in Front of the Other"

Looking around. Extracting from reality.
When life gets you down, keep living, keep walking. The chaotic movement, the repetition of the word "love" all over in the background, partially erased and torn, imply a moment when perhaps it is necessary to learn to just put "one foot in front on the other."


OANA SINGA
"One Foot in Front of the Other," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"One Foot In Front of the Other," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

"Who Am I Talking Here"

Looking around. Extracting from reality. Who is listening to you when you talk?
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OANA SINGA
"Who Am I Talking Here," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Who Am I Talking Here," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)


Monday, January 22, 2018

"Mask, Void, Absurdity - Chapter MMXVIII in Progress"

Frenetic truth, on display.
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OANA SINGA
"Mask, Void, Absurdity - Chapter MMXVIII in Progress," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Mask, Void, Absurdity - Chapter MMXVIII in Progress," 2018
Acrylic on canvas

36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)


Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Sunset for Two"

A dense and charged composition for the beginning of the new year.
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OANA SINGA
"Sunset for Two," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

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OANA SINGA
"Sunset for Two," 2018
Acrylic on canvas

48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

Friday, December 29, 2017

"Masks and Tears"

Wrapping up 2017 -- my last painting of the year, "Masks and Tears," 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm).

Happy New Year!!

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OANA SINGA
Masks and Tears, 2017
Acrylic on canvas

36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)


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OANA SINGA
Masks and Tears (detail), 2017

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OANA SINGA
Masks and Tears (detail), 2017

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OANA SINGA
Masks and Tears (detail), 2017

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OANA SINGA
Masks and Tears (detail), 2017

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OANA SINGA
Masks and Tears (detail), 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

"Banana. Banana."

Looking around. Extracting from reality. Sprinkling a dose of irony.
Absurdities of Our Age series.
"Banana. Banana," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm).

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OANA SINGA
Banana. Banana, 2017
Acrylic on canvas

48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)


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OANA SINGA
Banana, Banana (detail), 2017


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OANA SINGA
Banana. Banana (detail), 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles"

Looking around. Extracting from reality.
Absurdities of Our Age series.
"From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 x 1 1/2 inches (61 x 46 x 4 cm).

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OANA SINGA
From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 x 1 1/2 inches (61 x 46 x 4 cm)

OANA SINGA
From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles (detail), 2017

OANA SINGA
From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles (detail), 2017

OANA SINGA
From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles (detail), 2017

OANA SINGA
From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles (detail), 2017

OANA SINGA
From the Days of the Knights to the Days of the Bubbles (detail), 2017