"I create images that surprise and intrigue, drawing the viewer in and uplifting them with vibrant color and evocative beauty. I have journeyed to destinations throughout the world taking photographs of the natural and human-made world creating the basis to express my idyllic vision."
Painter and photographer, Jane Gottlieb has used her explosive colorist skills for the past thirty-five years to hand-paint layers of retouching dyes onto her Cibachrome prints, altering reality into a more romantic and fantastic world. Gottlieb now scans her one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints and her lifetime collection of Kodachrome slides and then enhances, collages, and paints them with Photoshop to express her idyllic vision in a voice that is uniquely her own.
“I hope,” describes Gottlieb, “to create images that surprise and intrigue, drawing the viewer into my idyllic vision, ultimately uplifting them with vibrant color and evocative beauty.”
Over her career, Gottlieb has journeyed to destinations throughout the world taking photographs of the natural and human-made world creating the basis for her artworks. Her multiple series range from classic automobiles to architecture to gardens, cityscapes, monuments, and villas.
In conjunction with an exhibition of Gottlieb’s “the Garden Works” at The Butler Institute of America Art, Director Dr. Louis A. Zona stated: “Channeled through a remarkable imagination and disciplined eye, she delivers to us a visual universe of unparalleled wonders. These are classically beautiful works in theme and composition, but move well beyond tradition in interpretation and critical placement of exuberant color.”
Over the last five years, Gottlieb is proud to have installed over 150 large artworks on exhibit for ten years in five buildings at UCLA and two buildings at UCSB. Gottlieb has been exhibited worldwide in countless group exhibits and many one-person shows including the: Butler Institute of American Art, Laguna Art Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Monterey Museum of Art, Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA, Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University, Louis Stern Gallery in West Hollywood, Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, L’Image Gallery in Rome.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist