portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

Powerful Painted Portraits of Women by Sya Warfield I Artsy Shark

Artist Sya Warfield celebrates woman empowerment as a result of mixed media portraits of trail-blazing girls. To see far more of her portfolio, take a look at her web page.


portrait of Badiaa Masabni by Sya Warfield

“Badiaa Masabni” blended mdia on upcycled wooden panel, 23.5″ x 35″ x 1″


I was born in upstate New York and named immediately after my mom’s best good friend growing up. At 22, I ordered a child blue VW bus in Zion, Utah and traveled throughout the US. For quite a few several years, I set down roots in Boulder, Colorado diving deep into African dance. My shift to California 3 yrs later led me to capoeira, producing a day-to-day observe for just about 10 many years. A strong motivation to reside near to water has held me in coastal towns on the west coast—San Diego, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles.


portrait of a Japanese woman by Sya Warfield

“Japan” blended media on upcycled wooden panel, 12″ x 12″


Influenced by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂), this philosophy facilities all over imperfection and impermanence. My work celebrates boundless narratives from a female point of view.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Gold” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″


I develop a visual language with my art practice which reveals imagined stories. Upcycling, and honoring a blended media strategy, benefits in evocative juxtapositions of coloration, artwork and storytelling.


portrait of Anna Pavlova by Sya Warfield

“Anna Pavlova Gold” blended media on upcycled wood panel, 36″ x 36″ x 1″


Using inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg’s process of combining completely ready-manufactured texts and photos, this modern day method to combined media illustrates a classical narrative.


portrait of Isodora Duncan by Sya Warfield

“Isodora Duncan” blended media on upcycled wood panel, 24″ x 28″ x 175″


I go between several mediums including video, road art and doing the job in my studio generating wall artwork.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“1969” blended media on upcycled wood panel, 12″ x 12″


My studio operate entails reconstructing and deconstructing products making use of many equipment and strategies consisting of tearing, shredding, gluing and sanding. Products incorporate paper, h2o-primarily based pigment ink, paint markers, metallic leaf, acrylic paint, spray paint and oil pastels, all mounted on reclaimed wood panels of a variety of sizes.


portrait of Carmen Amaya by Sya Warfield

“Carmen Amaya” mixed media on upcycled wooden panel, 23.5″ x 35″ x 1.75″


My avenue artwork integrates figurative elements, nuanced color and structure to generate a visual vibration that echoes lifestyle, inside confident, stable compositions. I use a form of compositional collage, which provides archive images into the last functions as a result of applying pulp transfers, adopted by paint to produce levels of coloration, texture, even further imagery and styles.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Lou” combined media on upcycled wood panel, 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″


The resulting operates, often that includes portraits of solid women, are evocative and affirmative, indicating considerable options instead than preset concepts of representation. I intention to produce special portraits suspended deep within just the surface of wood panels, embodying a painterly and otherworldly esthetic.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Jasmyne” mixed media on upcycled wood panel, 12″ x 12″


My latest series titled Females are Heroes is a collection of 20 paintings which I started in August of 2020. Consisting of an artillery of (s)heroes celebrating female empowerment, this collection examines the radiance of move condition as a way to stay centered in a chaotic and unjust planet.


portrait of Three Geishas by Sya Warfield

“Three Geishas” blended media on upcycled wooden panel, 30″ x 40.25″ x 1.75″


This selection tells the story of woman trailblazers these types of as Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Isodora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Carmen Amaya, Badiaa Masabni, and the 3 younger geishas alongside with so many some others. With this series, I purpose to preserve legacies of strong girls.


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