Artist StatementI am an abstract contemporary landscape painter working in acrylic. My art is rooted in real life images and textures, with a modern abstraction, often in a limited colour palette. Much of my recent work is about evoking a sense of place, rather than creating a photorealistic representation. So while the paintings no longer always look like landscapes, they still feel like landscapes to me. I am also working with the idea of layers, and memory: how one memory leads to another layer, as well as how an image shifts depending on how the light hits it. Though there is a vast difference in the types of work I have created over the course of my life, the underlying thread in much of it is the environment, and stewardship of the planet. I paint abstracted scenes of real-life beauty, but without some amount of social responsibility, these types of scenes will only exist in imagination, no longer a reality. I think that art is a “way in”. It is an equalizer, no matter where you come from, what language you speak. Now, more than ever, we must take a step back, and recognize our inter-connectedness.
Anne Cherubim is an abstract contemporary landscape painter. She works predominantly in acrylic. Her art is rooted in real life images and textures, with a modern abstraction, often in a limited colour palette. Anne’s other body of work is The Recycled Art Project, a series of limited edition digital paintings.
Her art is a reflection of contemporary art as portrayed by someone who is a product of a myriad of cultures: a Canadian girl, born of Sri Lankan parents, now residing in the US. This unique 'lense' through which she sees the world informs her work, undeniably. ‘Tolerance’ is the word we use to talk about being open to, and welcoming of, one another. Anne believes ‘embrace’ is a much better word for talking about cultures, and the ways in which we can coexist. Art and music transcend language - among other barriers- and create commonalities, harmony. They are universals that can be appreciated no matter where you come from, or what language you speak. This is the type of experience Cherubim hopes that her art allows for.
Though she has been an artist for many years, her professional pursuit of it began more recently. Anne has enjoyed exhibiting her work locally and internationally. She currently resides with her husband and children in the USA, and is a Resident Artist at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, MD.
Her work can be seen at: www.cherubim-arts.com