One of the most amazing energy and talent i have the pleasure to talk at NYART EXPO was artist SHIMA SHANTI https://shimashanti.com/ Shima works in the ancient and alchemical medium of encaustic, painting with beeswax and fire. Her impressionistic paintings of sea and sky are inspired by the rhythm and flow of water conveying a deep sense of peace within the natural world. In her studio, Shima experiments with the mercurial elements of beeswax. Layering bold brush strokes of molten wax and pure pigments she creates a rough-yet-refined texture. Then with the flame of a torch she smooths the wax to a satin finish creating deep luminous spaces that draw the viewer beneath the surface. Adding the elements—layering, fusing, watching the beeswax and pigment combine become her meditation. When she sees what she feels in her heart she knows her work is done. Like all impressionistic art, and especially encaustic painting, creating her work requires letting go of every last bit of ego;
The largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers, Artexpo New York presents over 400 local, national, and international galleries and publishers, along with pioneering independent artists and photographers in the [SOLO] Project, exhibiting thousands of forward-thinking, boundary-pushing works. There will be something for every space, taste, and budget.