Piece description from the artist
An aerial view of Manhattan city buildings with their distinctive water tanks. I strive to set the scene to tell a story about this crowded city even with an absence of people from the painting.
The shadows hint at a time of day and add some perspective. The color palette as well as graphic but soft-edged shapes further convey a feeling of time, place and individuality. My work can be understood on many levels, from the simple interplay of shape and color to the narrative of the pictorial story.
Toni Silber-Delerive, a Manhattan-based artist and graphic designer, has been making art all her life. She always wanted to be an artist. Art is her passion. Toni's work is featured in private and corporate collections and has been in many solo and group exhibitions.
The colorful and bold aerial Landscapes Toni creates show the world from a different perspective. By flattening the picture plane, they reduce details to strong graphic images. Her paintings capture the moment and let the image tell a universal story about a place or location.
Toni's silk-screens are her painting's close cousins, only in a smaller format and using a different medium. An appreciation of unconventional views and eternal human habits come together in her up-close, above-view paintings of food. The figurative painting collection, many based on old family photographs, offer a stylized impression of different periods and subjects.