To gaze upon one of Argentinian-American artist Paula Lifschitz’s expressionistic paintings is to immerse oneself in a vivid and compelling realm of color. Lifschitz finds her inspiration in real world subjects, whether taken from photograph or from memory. She concentrates on those images and then releases them, allowing the painting to unfold as it may. Indeed, these paintings are spontaneous and highly emotive, guided by a strong use of light, line, and form. The hues are bold and powerful, adding layers of meaning to the piece and reflecting the complexity and depth of the world as we know it, far beyond a surface appearance. For Lifschitz, the greatest vehicle of expression is color. As she explains, “When I paint, I lose myself in the world of color. I break with reality, transposing the real world onto the canvas alive in vibrant colors that have nothing to do with the dull world of ‘reality.’ I paint to… make the world a better place, in my own way.”
Raised in Texas, Paula Lifschitz currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.