sabel Emrich works in an Expressionistic style that straddles both reflection and figuration. Her brushwork is both solid and liquid – characteristics that reverberation the idea of water, itself. With enthusiasm, Emrich catches the ‘enhancements’ water presents to the eye: riotous refractions in multi-planar space, shining light impacts, mutilated shadows, undulated reflections, and so on – quite a bit of it in thick impasto paint, differentiated by sections of smooth imperativeness.
The craftsman manufactured her association with the water experiencing childhood in Southern California. She cherished the sentiment of the cool salty sea, and being under its huge waves. Isabel offers an uncommon obligation of appreciation to her grandma, who regularly took her up on the precipices sitting above the water to plein-air paint. “Simply paint what you see,” her grandma would advise her, taking after the French Impressionists of yesteryear. In 2013, Emrich moved to San Francisco, satisfying her fantasies of learning at The Academy of Art University and getting a BFA in Fine Art Painting and Drawing 2016.
Emrich investigates the impressions of harmony and quiet one feels submerged in water, the dynamism of traveling through water, and of the body richly encompassed in it. A subject’s body may drift unreservedly in a posture of complete alleviation, yet the subject’s face and appendages obscure with the breezy world above, as they break the surface. Isabel investigates the elements of this limit with strain and transaction at work – where air and water and light and body unite. Light plays superficially, reflecting, moving in interminably entrancing examples. Be that as it may, it additionally goes through the water, enlightening what is underneath, drawing out the shading and life of the body. Various hues ‘fly’ through the light with the changing visuals suggested in a minute’s time. Undoubtedly, being in water is one of most express models one can envision of ‘being at the time.’ Time stops, and for the last time the past and future vanishes. Zen-like, one is in the present time and place.
Isabel breathes life into her depictions with wide, vivacious brush strokes, thick and dainty paint characteristics, and liberal shading assortment – all signs of Expressionism. Actually, one of her fundamental motivations is the expressionistic ace Van Gogh.