My Paintings are inspired by spiritual visions I see before I open my eyes in the morning and at times in meditations. Birds in flight with outstretched wings, wild flower fields, sunflowers, gardens, theatrical installations, costumes and fantasy figures all appear in my large paintings. I often portray unity in separation in my subject matter through the use of divided canvases. Regardless of what I am painting I use my entire body as I move across the canvases. I paint with oils on canvas and scrim and at times incorporate fabrics and light. The combinations of transparencies, translucent and opaque materials in my work reflect the ethereal and material. My work is a form of portraiture, which captures the personality of my subjects, energy of being. The desire to understand what is our actual truth and what is illusion. The ethereal superimposed upon the material is a concept I strive to convey in my work. My affirmations are to give a feeling of freedom, lightness, hope, love and healing. I am simultaneously working in many disciplines. I paint with oils on canvas and scrim and at times incorporate fabrics and light. The fabrics I use are as light as air. I dream of painting large scale murals for public venues, Dance productions, Lincoln Center, exhibitions in museums, receiving royalties from reproductions of my paintings, one-person exhibitions, my paintings reproduced on posters for dance.
My best escape would be walking along the water, in gardens, watering my own garden, searching for recycled materials to use in my work, spending time with my family.
Kyle Blumenthal, Painting, B.F.A., Pratt Institute, M.A., M.F.A., Long Island University. MFA Artist Mentor in the Visual Arts Program, The Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University. Faculty, Nassau County Museum of Art. Owner of Kyle’s Art, Paintings, Interactive/Collage Paintings, Stage Designs, Illustrations and Murals. Paintings in private and institutional collections. www.kylesart.com