Photograph is printed on PhotoRag paper with Giclee method to give it a painting like quality.
Scars and Stains of New York
These photographs are part of a series taken in late 2000 and early 2001. The series reflects beauty found in the city, in places where commonly beauty is not searched for - found in blemishes of the streets. These scars and stains of New York are always a cause of complaints. Here they are exposed, not as signs of city's wear and tear, but as abstract compositions created by life of a busy metropolis, not as a group of unsightly age marks but as individual objects of beauty and character. They are taken out of their usual context - singled out and enlarged - until they speak on its own, not only as evidence of hurried life, neglect but as an art form.These images follow the footsteps of abstract art by revealing its digital origin at closer inspection just as brushstroke in abstract painting. Photographs are printed on PhotoRag using Giclee process. The dimensions of most of the prints are 30"x40". (Click on the image to view larger photo)
Basia Tov50 West 34th Street, Apt#22A7New York, NY 10001Phone# 212-971-3203E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSite: http://www.justbasia.comExhibitions2004 theXpo Gallery, New York2004 Pinned to the Wall, Gallery 402, New York2004 BACA Annual 2004 Members Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA2000 Innerstate 17, Novo, New YorkForthcoming Exhibitions2004 Breast Cancer 3-Day Art Exhibit, New YorkCommissions2004 Breast Cancer 3-Day Art Exhibit, New YorkCollectionsPrivate collections in Poland, USA, GermanyBibliographyTertulia magazine, cover and review, July 2004 issue http://www.tertuliamagazine.com/pdfs/issue_05/issue_05.pdfLisa J. Tracy, Contemplations , 1stBooks, 2003Grants/Awards1993 Second Prize, Warsaw Photography Competition, Warsaw, Poland1997 Commencement Award, Fashion Institute of Technology1994-1997 Presidential Scholars Honors Program, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York1987 Second Prize, Painting Competition, Warsaw, PolandEducationB.F.A., Fashion Design, 1997 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (Summa cum Laude)Informal Art Education provided by artists, Test Gallery, Warsaw, PolandCertifications in programming languages 1999-2000: Java, Visual Basic, etc. Biographical StatementBasia Tov was born in Poland in 1973. Currently she is a US citizen residing in NYC since 1992.Since childhood she responded strongly to the quest of discovery through the pictorial arts. Her early training won her the City Art Award for children in Warsaw. She moved on to study with "Test" Gallery, the modern experimental scene in Poland that led her to the exhibition of her paintings and access to private collectors interested in her work. She moved to New York City still keeping contact with the art movement of Eastern Europe. By 1996 she won the annual Royal Grounds Contest for her work in photography. While in New York City Ms Tov studied art and design at FIT, graduated with honors and exhibited her designs in clubs and galleries throughout the city. Presently Ms Tov resides in New York City where, the juxtaposition of cultures and artistic scenes continue to color strongly her present vision. The textures and monotones from her early training harmonize bold geometrics with a busy more experimental mass of abstract figures reminiscence of New York life. Her later works are a merge of brighter colors and less texture all in an active mix believing to fuse the one with the whole, the past with the future and an experience where life in union, in the mist of powerful diversity, still holds promise of a greater height coexisting.