ARTmonday: Sydney Licht

Artist Sydney Lichtrepresented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City and Bridgehampton, paints still life  subjects as geometric, flat forms that appear abstract, and somewhat architectural. She portrays not just the items, but the packaging, shopping bags, boxes, and inevitable detritus in which they are sold and purchased. She says, “I am interested in updating the conventions of still life by picturing items that reflect the way we currently live.” The colors are soft and alluring; she works with restricted palettes, and has at times limited herself to only four or five colors per work, and avoids using black completely. Licht attended Smith College, earned her MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently lives in New York City.

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Blue Crush

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Untitled, watercolor on paper, 2013

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Still Life with Pasta, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Two Bundles, oil on linen, 2010

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Still Life with Open  Box #1, oil on linen, 2006

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Still Life with Artificial Sweeteners, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Sweet and Low #1, oil on linen, 2010

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Yaddo Lunches, watercolor

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Yaddo Lunches, watercolor

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Still Life with Bundles, oil on linen, 2011

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Up and Over, oil on panel, 2013

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Still Life with Coffee and Tea, oil on board, 2010

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Still Life with Espresso Bag #1, oil on linen, 2008

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Still Life With Three Bundles, oil on linen, 2012

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Still Life With Common Objects

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Untitled, mixed media on paper, 2013

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Pretty watercolor prints on robes, nightgowns, and pajamas >

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2 Responses to ARTmonday: Sydney Licht

  1. Meredith

    Beautiful and so much fun! Are those sweet potato fries for lunch?!

  2. Deborah

    Wow. I really love the composition and colors in these. So nicely balanced, especially the last, mixed media on paper.

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