530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Tanya Mayer
Reconstructing Reality
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Morning   Morning
    Watercolor Paper
    12" x 9.5"
    Tanya Mayer

  • Music   Music
    Watercolor on Paper
    19" x 14"
    Tanya Mayer

  • Red   Red
    Watercolor Paper
    14" x 19"
    Tanya Mayer

  • Untitled 4   Untitled 4
    Watercolor on Paper
    12" x 16.5"
    Tanya Mayer

  • Dream   Dream
    Watercolor Paper
    12" x 16"
    Tanya Mayer

  • Indigo   Indigo
    Watercolor on Paper
    22" x 15"
    Tanya Mayer


Tanya Mayer

TANYA MAYER

Reconstructing Reality
November 29 - December 19, 2014
Reception: Thursday December 4, 2014 6-8 PM

Tanya Mayer is a master painter working primarily in watercolor on paper with the occasional use of ink and water dyes. Often depicting the human figure in shining, voluptuous form, her subjects pose nude or semi-nude in plush domestic settings or against stark single color backgrounds. Sensual in their posturing, sometimes accented by accessories or context, her subjects exude cool intensity. Mayer’s dreamy, seductive figures call to archetypes latent within our subconscious and draw on these, yet the artist also makes it clear that her subjects are not merely symbols, but rather exist as individual human beings. Calling her vignettes something close to “impressionistic realism,” her works offer glimpses into the tactile fascination of human flesh. Simple yet satisfying visual pleasure dominates as Mayer makes a strong case for the classical nude as an important motif of contemporary semi-realist painting.

Painter Tanya Mayer was born and raised in the Moscow region of Russia. She has exhibited throughout Europe including a recent show in Nice and participation in an annual salon held at the Louvre.


Invitation to Tanya Mayer's exhibition

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
(+1) 212-226-4151 (+1)212-966-4380 Miki Stiles 1984