The Gallery: Kazimira Rachfal

The Gallery: Kazimira Rachfal

amy chase
Dec 21, 2006

Green, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches

Introducing Kazimira Rachfal

With all the hubub and over-stimulation of this time of year leading up to the holidays -- if I had Kazimira's paintings in my home, I'd likely find myself parked in front of them, resting my eyes and my mind in their simple geometries and gentle dynamism.

Atar, oil on canvas.

Blue, 2006, oil on canvas, 8x10 inches

In the artist's words -- "I work on many paintings at the same time. My paintings can begin with anything, the memory of a shape, the colours of a shadow, a pattern on the sidewalk, a photo in the NY Times. Each painting is found differently. I use these geometric impressions to open up to the mystical places, to make archetypal space, as if sacred sound. Each painting can then become a specific energetic entity."

Look to the North, oil on canvas, 12x12 inches

Timbuktu, oil on canvas.

Untitled #4, 2001, oil on canvas, 47x47 inches

Dream #2, 2005, oil on canvas, 17x7 inches

Enjoy these "dreams" and have a peaceful holiday.

As here as, 2006, oil on canvas, 5x7 inches

Rachfal shows her work at Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, 205 Norman Ave. in Brooklyn. Her paintings sell for $2000-$4000, and the gallery has just opened a flat file that has a nice collection of her drawings on paper (couldn't get images in time for this post, sorry!) for $500 a piece.

Inquiries? Please contact the artist directly via email, or Janet through the gallery.

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