Infinite Flux by Batya F. Kuncman
Infinite Flux is a beautiful series of oil paintings by Batya F. Kuncman where surrealism and dreams mix in colorful and rich compositions. Batya is an Israeli born multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums that include the Museum of Modern Art of Taluca, Mexico and the Haun Tie Art Museum in Beijing, China. Recently, her paintings from the series “Landscapes for Humanity” were on solo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Forbes, MIT Technology Review and Wired. Her “Infinite Flux” series is on view in August 2012 at the Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans. Her work has been described as [diving] into “into a myriad of art historical references with her prolific painting and drawing practice… [displaying] a skillful sense of composition and brushwork. [with a] a strong brand of social realism in their subject matter… surreal perspective and almost Munchian brushstrokes.”
Each of my recent paintings is an elaborate imagined studio space featuring an installation of images as an investigation into corruption/beauty, destruction/renewal, and utopia/dystopia. My work is an experiment with an organic changing alchemical story about meaning and the ambiguous relationship between “illusion” and what we call “truth.” I try to transcend the present, to ‘see’ what the painting process suggests. Blending painting history, media, memory and phenomena a visual play is choreographed on the stage space created through shifting perspectives, color and light.