Showcase: Cindy Press

According to her website:

Cindy Press is a visual artist living and working in New York. She was born and raised in Philadelphia where she graduated with a BFA in Fashion Illustration from Moore College Of Art And Design.

“My original goal was to create paintings that are simply striking and beautiful, getting back to my roots of fashion illustration. As I started my process of reinvention I found myself drawn to images of women that are edgy and sexy. Collecting clippings from magazines and editorials as inspiration, I work in a semi-realistic manner depicting portraits and figures of females. When I begin to work I notice a peculiar shift in my thought process. I am no longer concerned about the beauty of the image but instead how it speaks to me, what does the expression or pose represent to me? My focus changes entirely as I consider a history of experiences while I paint. I think about my life, my family, and friends. The relationships, the love, the hurt, the anguish and my own personal conflicts come into play. There is so much more behind a person’s appearance. Through the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media I am investigating the psychological complexity of women.”

You can find more artworks on her website here.

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6 thoughts on “Showcase: Cindy Press

  1. Stick to writing. Your taste in visual art is atrocious. Just another illustrator projecting photographs and coloring them in.

  2. No, but I’ve been a painter my entire life. Maybe my comment was a bit harsh, but I get so tired of these “Artists” who project a photo, trace it and then color it in. Their work is so boring, flat both physically and emotionally. And it’s becoming very commonplace because it is so easy. It’s not surprising that this example studied fashion illustration. Kudos for having the balls to publish my first comment by the way.

    • I think I published other comments as well.

      Art is a matter of taste. If it’s easy or not, that’s not the point. I showcase all kinds of art, whatever it is that I find interesting in one way or another.

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