Art by Alla Reznik

Art by Alla Reznik

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Artist Statement

I create a lot of still life paintings, but my main focus these days is capturing motion, whether it’s a running horse or a dancing girl, I was able to find unique ways to express this feeling of movement and to put it on a canvas.
Throughout my artistic years I used pencil, charcoal, ink and acrylic, but now I’m all focused on oil. Every painting is being started with brushes and finished with pallet knifes, which brings a lot of volume to my artwork. Brushes take about quarter of the total time I work on a painting, the rest is all about pallet knifes, as I love strong and bold strokes.
Inspired by impressionism and post impressionism I was able to create my own understanding of color and shape. I can easily ignore true color of a landscape, for example, and mix imaginary colors, which will result in a fauvist unrealistic painting. I don’t paint body parts of a man’s figure, I see and paint dark and light, warm and cool spots.
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Exhibits and Art Shows

2014 Greater Norristown Art League Non-Professional Exhibition.
2014 Meadowood’s 4th Juried Art Show.
2014 John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Drawn from Nature 9th Annual Juried Art Show.
2014 72nd Annual Greater Norristown Art League Open Juried Exhibition.
2014 Center on the Hill at Chestnut Hill Exhibition 2014.
2014 Greater Norristown Art League 2014 Annual Fall Exhibition.
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Awards

2014 Greater Norristown Art League Non-Professional Exhibition. Board of Directors Award.
2014 John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Drawn from Nature 9th Annual Juried Art Show. 1st Place Oil and Acrylic Award.
2014 Greater Norristown Art League 2014 Annual Fall Exhibition. Student Award.
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Education

2002-2003 Drawing class at Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
2005 Painting class at Art Center Ashdod, Israel.
2010-2011 Pottery class at Art Studio “Palete” with Luda Makarova, Philadelphia, PA.
2010-2012 Oil Painting class at Art Studio “Palete” with Luda Makarova, Philadelphia, PA.
2013 Plein Air Workshop with Douglas Tweddale.
2014 Figure Painting Workshop with Frank Bruno, Collegeville, PA.
2014 Figure Painting Workshop with Faye Rose, Eagleville, PA.
2013-present Oil Painting class at Greater Norristown Art League with Nathan Durnin, East Norriton, PA.
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