Sylvia Maier is a New York based artist who creates paintings of intimate scenes, moments captured in time. The images are full of opposing forces that make them feel unique and universal at the same time, filled with rich colors and subtle hues, timeless figures with contemporary references. Maier describes her work:
These are personal paintings about the human condition. Life size figurative work in urban settings. I am curious about ceremonies, cultural identity and tolerance. The aim is to feel something and be present.[…] I am interested in things that are considered taboo and breaking them open to reveal that there is nothing to be afraid of. That everybody has the same origin and needs only to sit at a table with someone outside your culture to realize that we are all one.”
Whether mid-gesture, or posed, Maier’s engaging and rich paintings have a story to tell.