Each of my pieces begins with original photography and usually multiple images are used to form a piece. I love working with saturated color as well as starkly contrasting black and whites and very often do a study of the same piece in all its beautiful transformations.
The digital art experience provides an outlet to be unceasingly creative, continually working and reworking pieces with the click of a mouse. Every new layer or filter creates endless possibilities, tapping into the unlocked potential that exists and providing the feeling that there are no barriers.
My aim is to expand the limits of conventional image creation by embracing abstraction, capturing visuals that go beyond mere depiction. My artworks delve into the interaction of light, darkness, hues, and shape.
Having grown up in New York City, I am continually inspired by the messages that are plastered around the grittier areas of the urban landscape. Channeling these messages led to my first pieces, political and provocative in nature, as well as exploring the power of language.
Using direct communication from the streets as well as social media, my intention is to confront modern social commentary with a splash of sarcasm and humor. Influenced by artists Mel Bochner, Barbara Kruger and Andy Warhol, I am in a constant state of exploration.
For the past several years, I’ve maintained a visual journal of the blossoming flowers that emerged with the arrival of spring. This endeavor enabled me to conduct a fruitful exploration of the various species of flowers that flourished in my neighborhood. I found myself particularly drawn to the way certain flowers would command attention like a prom queen, only to gracefully recede into the background for the next flower to shine. This perspective has been a significant source of inspiration for me, and it has struck a chord with my customers as well. Embracing an even greater array of organic elements, I have persisted on this artistic journey ever since.
Joanie Landau Bio
Artist and Jewelry Designer Joanie Landau was born and raised in New York. Early in her artistic career, she became fascinated with collagraphs, a rather obscure form of printmaking. Her 16th anniversary collection now includes Digital Collagraphs, where photographic elements merge with graphic design techniques. Like printmaking, the process possesses magical qualities.
Joanie Landau studied printmaking at the Silvermine School of Art, where she won both the “Rembrandt Award for Excellence in Graphic Art,” and the “First Prize Mixed Media” Awards. Her studio has been featured in East Coast Home and her art is featured in numerous publications. She has exhibited in dozens of shows across the country, where she has won several awards. She is a proud member of the Artists Collective of Westport and is represented by interior designers and art consultants.
Studio located in the American Fabrics Building, Bridgeport, CT. By appointment only.
Photograph by Janet Samuels.