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.


Blue Crush


Untitled, watercolor on paper, 2013


Still Life with Pasta, oil on board, 2010


Still Life with Two Bundles, oil on linen, 2010


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


Still Life with Artificial Sweeteners, oil on board, 2010


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


Yaddo Lunches, watercolor


Yaddo Lunches, watercolor


Still Life with Bundles, oil on linen, 2011


Up and Over, oil on panel, 2013


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


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


Still Life With Three Bundles, oil on linen, 2012


Still Life With Common Objects


Untitled, mixed media on paper, 2013

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Pretty watercolor prints on robes, nightgowns, and pajamas >

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

2 thoughts on “ARTmonday: Sydney Licht”

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

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