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SARAH WINKLER / ARTIST

 

Sarah Winkler is a British-born, US-based painter and collage artist. Winkler studied Art and Geology at William Paterson University and combines both subjects in her contemporary, abstract landscape and environmental based artwork.

Winkler began her art career in 2004. She currently exhibits nationally in galleries and Art Fairs. Her work was recently showcased at the LA Art Fair and Art Aspen in 2018 coinciding with a major solo show "Luminous Mountainous" in Denver at K Contemporary. Her commissioned artworks are featured in many prominent private and corporate collections including The Phoenician and Mountain Shadows Resort, Paradise Valley, AZ • Hilton, West Palm Beach,FL • The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas,NV. • Viceroy, Aspen • The Ritz Carlton Denver, CO • Montage, Empire Pass, Deer Valley Resorts in Park City, UT.

Her works have appeared in publications such as Scientific American, Dwell, Alpine Modern, Western Art and Architecture, Mountain Living, CREATE! and New American Paintings.

 Her studio is on a 9k peak in the Colorado Rocky Mountains near Denver.


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Artist Statement

When I look at a landscape, I see a moment caught in time. A layer of rock and mineral resting between climatic and geological events. Their surfaces scarred by glaciers, the ridge lines formed by tectonic uplifts and erosion. All evidence of a landscape that has experienced dramatic shifts in character over time.

My art focuses on mountain and desert land formations. Their geological narrative. How waterways, weather and climate changes interact with their ridge lines and rock surfaces. Through painting, I can mimic the geological story of the subjects that I interpret. I’ve developed a set of abstract textures to use in my miniature collages and large scale paintings that are based on fifteen geological patterns found in landscapes. I arrange these textures in layers, over time, within scenes of heightened luminosity and saturated color palettes that suggest familiar scenic vignettes. I also incorporate crushed mineral and rock like marble dust, mica flake and pink granite into my paintings to create moments of discovery in the work. In essence, I’m deconstructing nature’s elements and reconstructing them anew to show how nothing is fixed forever in stone. The Earth is not static and is constantly evolving and adapting to environmental changes.


Highlights

Since 2004, Winkler’s artworks have been exhibited nationally in galleries, regional museums and art fairs. Large scale original works have been commissioned by both corporate and private collector alike. Her paintings can be found in private homes, luxury hotels and resorts, science, energy and tech companies, healthcare facilities and work spaces internationally.