Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OPEN ART STUDIO

Come and see my artworks in person at my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, this coming Sunday, June 24th. I will have over forty paintings.
Get in touch for address and to let me know about your coming.
Thank you and See you soon!
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info@oanasinga.net


Oana Singa

Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana-Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from:
- "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
," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

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Get in touch if you wish to buy any of my paintings.


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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)

OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail) 

OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail)


OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail)

OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail)

OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail)

OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail)

OANA SINGA
"Heels and Red Lipstick" (detail with signature)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from:
"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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Get in touch if you wish to buy any of my paintings.

Oana-Singa-Disuse-Salute-Beautify-2018-acrylic-on-canvas-40x30inches
OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Disuse. Salute. Beautify." (detail with signature), 2018



Friday, May 18, 2018

Enjoy the Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from:
"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)

Get in touch if you wish to buy any of my paintings.

Oana-Singa-Hello-Light-2018-acrylic-on-canvas-40x30inches
OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (102 x 76 x 4 cm)


OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Hello, Light" (detail with signature), 2018

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:
"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)

This painting is available for purchase. Get in touch if you wish to buy it.

Oana-Singa-She-Says-He-Says-2018-acrylic-on-canvas-36x24in
OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (91 x 61 x 4 cm)


OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"She Says, He Says" (detail with signature), 2018


Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom left, details from:
"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)

This painting is available for purchase. Get in touch if you wish to buy it.

Oana-Renewal-2018-acrylic-on-canvas-48x36inches
OANA SINGA
"Renewal," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 91 x 4 cm)

OANA SINGA
"Renewal" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Renewal" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Renewal" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Renewal" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Renewal" (detail), 2018
OANA SINGA
"Renewal" (detail with signature), 2018


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happy Weekend!


Oana Singa
Clockwise from bottom right, details from:
"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

See my artworks in person - Open Studio, Sunday, April 22nd

Come and see my artworks in person at my upcoming Open Studio in Alameda, CA, on Sunday, April 22nd, 1 to 4 PM.
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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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)

This painting is available for purchase. Get in touch if you wish to buy it.

Oana-Singa-Do-Not-Crush-2018-acrylic-on-canvas-30x24inches
OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 x 1 1/2 inches (76 x 61 x 4 cm)

OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush" (detail), 2018 

OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Do Not Crush" (detail with signature), 2018