Artist StatementArtist Statement, Janet Seifert With a love of unexpected beauty that transcends everyday life, my acrylic paintings explore the humanist concept of aesthetics, expressing and illuminating the human spirit through a sense of the beautiful. In the spirit of experimental discovery, I practice the technique of abstract improvisation, a contemplative approach to painterly expression born of abstract expressionism. Using gestural brushwork with the flowing elegance of fluid acrylic pigment, the process becomes a visual meditation, colored with insights and notions of the moment. It's alchemy of a certain sort, working with intuition and materials in a way that have no predictable outcome. For me it is a journey into the mysteries of creativity. As part of this process, I search for a deeper understanding of the visual language of abstraction, including how one’s imagination and sense of wonder are activated. My investigations center on the interactions between color, form, line and movement, and how these elements coalesce into coherent compositions that can speak meaningfully to both the viewer and artist.
Janet Seifert, artist bio
Janet creates luminous, color-saturated acrylic paintings that explore the humanist philosophy of aesthetics, expressing and illuminating the human spirit through a sense of the beautiful in life.
In the spirit of experimental discovery, she practices the technique of abstract improvisation, a spontaneous yet contemplative approach to painterly expression born of abstract expressionism. The process is a visual meditation, colored with insights and notions of the moment.
A native of Baltimore, she studied studio art and art history at the University of Maryland, College Park on a full scholarship awarded by the Maryland State Legislature. After a long career as a graphic designer, Janet returned to the creative work she loves most.
Having recently moved back to Maryland, previously she worked in a San Francisco Mission District studio and exhibited in a variety of venues in the Bay area and beyond.