Bubbling up 2

Bubbling Up

Piece description from the artist

In this piece I wanted to try a more muted palette than other paintings in this series. They all are based on vintage toys which I find appealing as a subject as they seem to have emotional power and suggest to me the idea of moving through time. They strike a chord, with notes of nostalgia, sadness, fear, and laughter. I have a profound interest in memory and reflections on childhood. The most influential time in one's life.
This abstraction from childhood objects takes them away from the literal, suggesting our own unique experiences. It serves as a metaphor leading to our personal interpretations of their meaning, bringing past and present together in one expansive, dream-like space.

Other works by Carolyn Oberst

About Carolyn Oberst

New York, NY

Carolyn Oberst originally pursued a career in NYC as a clothing designer and formed her own company specializing in women’s wear. She discovered a love of painting while creating her own fabrics using a brush with paints and dyes. This discovery inspired her to close her successful business in order to concentrate on fine art. She then studied painting and drawing at the Art Student’s League of NY and at the New York Studio School before setting up her own painting studio.

Carolyn's work has been shown in one person, two person and group shows in various galleries and venues in NYC and beyond. She has had solo exhibitions at the Willoughby Sharpe Gallery in NYC, the Margaret Bodell Gallery in NYC, and M55 Art in LIC, NY. Recent exhibitions include a major two-person show at the Vit Gallery in Seoul, S. Korea (2011).

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