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Krisztina Lazar is a visionary artist primarily working in oil paint and drawing. She is a Mische Technique lineage holder, a mixture of oil and egg tempera painting hailing from the Dutch Renaissance and revolutionized by modern master, Ernst Fuchs. This technique creates an opalescent under painting that the colors are then glazed over, rendering each painting out of light rather than shadow, bringing the images to life with fractal clarity.

 

Utilizing this transformative style she learned from the visionary Brigid Marlin, her current body of work explores a hybrid of Mische and Alla Prima to create the hyperealistic sacred art she calls Pop Shamanism. Pop Shamanism is images of portals and visions that embody today’s cultural climate of the occult, magic, psychedelics, meditation, pop, nostalgia, and the ongoing environmental movement. Originally from Cleveland, OH, she completed her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and her MFA graduate degree in 2011 at the San Francisco Art Institute New Genres department. Her paintings have been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the United States and Europe, most notably at the H.R. Geiger museum in Gruyere, Switzerland. Krisztina has also mentored with several other leading visionary artists of our time, including Martina Hoffman, Robert Venosa, and Alex and Allyson Grey. She teaches her unique styles of painting to many students in group and private settings. Her work has been featured in multiple articles, galleries and book publications. She currently lives and works in northern California.

"Art has the ability to change, to open and to illuminate. My art is the expression of the internal through external spectacle, rituals, created or performed, that seek to highlight meaning in the mundane. My images come from memory, mythology, and visionary experience that are mediated by history, science fiction and the now. It is a dialogue between the ritual of imagery, the process of form and texture, and the performance of creation. Ancient ideas are transmuted today and masquerade in pop culture. The tapestry of history is an organism onto itself, breathing, changing and growing. We see it in its nowness, its current incarnation, as it lives and thrives around us and in our collective unconscious. What are our symbols? What are the beings that live in our collective imagination? These are the questions I attempt to harness with my imagery. Each piece is a cell in a larger system, a single thought in an evolving idea, that paints a picture of the change and growth we experience in our day to day interior and exterior lives."

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