Shula Singer Arbel
Shula Singer Arbel is a Los Angeles artist working in acrylic and mixed media. Her work is a fusion of abstract, representational and graphic images; a flattening of form mixed with painterly surfaces. Her paintings, which cover the canvases from edge to edge in an all-encompassing design, strike a balance between geometric abstraction and joyful expressionism. They reconcile opposites; a balance between the structural and the painterly, discipline and passion, chaos and control, stasis and movement. The most powerful element in her work is color and the audacity of color juxtapositions. Tangerine and magenta jostle together with turquoise, hot pink and chartreuse. Supposedly difficult colors work together to form stimulating and surprising harmonies.