My new paintings are comprised of linear, geometric elements and horizontal bands that create architectural patterns, merging abstraction with apparition. Departing from my previous work, I’ve used glitter in some of these paintings which further enhances the surfaces of the painting and reflective light, thereby creating illusions of space within the work. These hybrid surfaces alter the perspective of the viewer causing the intensity of the colors to change and to vibrate. The paintings are complex, mirroring the complexity of the physical and virtual worlds as I perceive them.
Nola Zirin is a New York native and maintains a studio in Long Island City, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree from New York University, where she studied painting with Milton Resnick and George Ortman. She also studied printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Donn Steward. Her work has been shown in many one person and group shows throughout the United States and abroad, most recently with her 8th solo exhibition at June Kelly Gallery in New York City. She is represented in numerous public and corporate collections, including MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, the National Museum of Taiwan and the Library of Congress. Zirin’s shows have been reviewed in Artnews (Cynthia Nadelman), Art in America (Cathy Lebowitz), Art News (Ruth Bass), Philadelphia Inquire (Miriam Seidel), The New York TImes (Helen Harrison and Phylis Braff) among others. Zirin is a member of the American Abstract Artist Association.