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Features: Original

Medium: Acrylic, Linen

Style: Abstract, Expressionism, Surrealism

Subject: People

Dimensions: W: 43″ x H: 43″ x D: “

Weight: 5 lbs.

Country: Argentina

 

$2,000.00

It is hot. In summer we like to lie down on the patio just after it has been tiled. When it is wet you have to be careful with that area where the tiles are slippery. This afternoon they raised the Pelopincho pool and put the chairs in a circle to wait for visitors. Among the chairs, all different, there are some with metal legs, which make a horrible squeak when they are pushed over the portland and others, the ones I like the most, made of wood and wicker. Among them, the survivor. The Valencian great-great-grandfather worked making chairs and that one is the only fossil remains that testifies to that fact. I don’t like sitting on it because it is prickly, has deformed legs and holes in the wood from which thousands of bugs could crawl out.  But it fascinates me to imagine the hands that braided it and to know that there was an owner of those hands, whose name was Vicente and who had had two wives and a daughter who had lost her teeth in typhoid fever and lived until she was eighty years old with her gums stuck together, until a surgeon gave her back her smile. 

It is largely from this courtyard and this necklace of relatives that the raw material of my work is made. My sister and I liked to sit and listen to the greats. I got myself filled of the 20th century listening to those aunts on Saturday afternoons with mate and sponge cake. Time ran slower and each small everyday fact, each object was in itself a whole universe worthy of being narrated.  That’s how I became a history bug and although later I was able to put it into words, drawing was the first language I found to record those moments that pass unnoticed by pure repetition and the one that accompanied me all my life.

At the age of eight I began to study painting with Eva Banach, a Polish artist who had survived two wars. Later, as a teenager, I continued in Ana Armendariz’s workshop. I went to university to study graphic design and art direction and after a decade dedicated to raising my children, well into the 2000s, I ventured into social journalism and then, in addition to recording from behind closed doors, I began to open up questions about that outside that I could not find an explanation for.

Nowadays I continue to be attentive to everything that deserves to be told, always halfway between a smile and a grimace. Like those candies of disappointment that in the end were not so sweet. 

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Acrylic: Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.

Board: Paperboard is a thick paper-based material. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker than paper and has certain superior attributes such as foldability and rigidity.

Canvas: Canvas is typically stretched across a wooden frame called a stretcher and may be coated with gesso before it is to be used; this is to prevent oil paint from coming into direct contact with the canvas fibres, which will eventually cause the canvas to decay.

Collage: Collage is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.

Cotton: Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.

Digital : Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process.

Encaustic: Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used. The simplest encaustic mixture can be made from adding pigments to beeswax, but there are several other recipes that can be used—some containing other types of waxes, damar resin, linseed oil, or other ingredients. Pure, powdered pigments can be used, though some mixtures use oil paints or other forms of pigment.

Gouache: Gouache is one type of watermedia (paint consisting of pigment, water, a binding agent, usually dextrinor gum arabic, and sometimes additional inert material) and is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting.

Ink: Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill.

Lacquer: The term lacquer is used for a number of hard and potentially shiny finishes applied to materials.

Limited: A limited edition is a print with a fixed number of impressions produced on the understanding that no further impressions (copies) will be produced later. These are even signed and numbered by the artist.

Linen: Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.

Linocut: Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric.

Mixed Media: Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. “Mixed media” tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media—for example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a “mixed media” work.

Oil: Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints. An artist might use several different oils in the same painting depending on specific pigments and effects desired. The paints themselves also develop a particular consistency depending on the medium.

Original: Original works are uniquely created pieces. Though artists may create sets or series, “original” represents that there is only one in existence and is truly one-of-a-kind art.

Panel: A panel painting is a painting made on a flat panel made of wood, either a single piece, or a number of pieces joined together.

Pastel: Pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation. The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process.

Photography: Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

Print: Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Except in the case of monotyping, the process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece, which is called a print.

Screen: Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed.

Sculpture: Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modeling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.

Textile: Textile arts are arts and crafts that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects.

Vinyl: Vinyl siding is plastic exterior that is an engineered product, manufactured primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin.

Voile: Voile is a soft, sheer fabric, usually made of 100% cotton or cotton blended with linen or polyester.

Watercolor: Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork.

Woodcut: Woodcut is a relief printing technique in printmaking. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. Areas that the artist cuts away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print. The block is cut along the wood grain (unlike wood engraving, where the block is cut in the end-grain). The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer), leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas.

 

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Cynthia Eisenberg

I was born in the city of Buenos Aires, I’m a visual artist, producer and journalist. I worked for the organization ""Artemisa Noticias"" as an activist for gender equality through communication. I am a permanent artist of the Partage Galerie in Brussels. I’m currently working on various artistic projects on human rights and gender issues. I studied art with Eva Banach and Ana Armendáriz, Design at the University of Buenos Aires, Journalism at the Tomás Eloy Martinez Foundation and Art Direction at the San Martín Cultural Center. I have made individual and group exhibitions, participated in several meetings contributing my artistic vision to the debate on collective social issues.

“Cynthia Eisenberg's work not only bears witness to the forces of her inner world but also mobilizes ours. From her highly feminine gaze arise figures that connect with the conscious becoming, are reflected in the fabric and behind the gesture, the questioning endures. In her paintings, the relationship between color, form, and surface establishes a dialogue between observation and emotion; the particular value of the expressive capacity and the significant power that matter has as a means is revealed. Her work thus becomes a starting point for a more profound, reflective and mysterious inquiry, and that is the fascination of her unique presence in contemporary art.” - Ana Armendáriz, plastic artist and set designer.

“Cynthia Eisenberg, a native of Buenos Aires. She works the female portrait in depth. A sensual and profound work where the intention is to make us participate in the debate on the place of women in society" -L'Informateur, 4-8-2020. Normandy, France.

"Her artistic approach is an invitation to full awareness of the present moment. Through her paintings of daily scenes, she captures our attention and awakens in us the feeling of the simple happiness of each day." - Sylvie Enrot, Curator, 2020. Normandy, France.