Leaves ‒ Sara Sizer-
Sara Sizer is not a painter in the conventional sense as she adds no paint to her canvas. The artist works with monochrome textiles from which she removes color revealing subtle nuances of the fabric to create her paintings, proceeding much as a sculptor would.
In this way, Sizer creates works that oscillate between painterly gesture and photographic precision; pieces which, due to the absence of a physical pigment, render strangely ethereal objects whose velvety texture awakens an almost tactile desire to touch.
It's hard to say whether Sara Sizer's pieces are closer to painting or, for example, the photogram. Whether they are purely abstract or are pictures whose subject matter is actually their own process of being made. It is precisely these questions as to the paintings' quintessential existence that make it so appealing to enter into a dialogue with this work.