Suzanne Yurdin

I’m interested in translating the environment be it water, earth or air. As an abstract artist the real work for me is how to convey a message through paint. My emphasis is on communicating a “sense of place” within the landscape. It can be city architecture or an active street scene, vast landscapes or how light creates a show on the water. I want to present an idea or trigger a memory rather than define a specific place.

In 2019 my work explores aspects of climate change and the constant degradation the Earth is experiencing, while finding the beauty in all that remains and demands attention and action now. These paintings juxtapose nature’s very divergent characteristics: the serene and active, picturesque and disintegrating, quiet and volatile. Some works offer an atmospheric perspective, as if seeing the land from above after a violent storm, a glacier melt, or the aftermath of destructive wildfires.