In my landscapes and other subject matter, I make use of photos to refresh my memory and better mimic the atmosphere. The general interpretation of landscape, reflected in a discovery of perspective and variations of color against the ever-changing liquidity of the sky, is one of the main sources for the invented forms and symbolism included in my paintings.
Earth with all its different substances became a metaphor for life and how I relate to my own body and how the body is an instrument in experiencing life. The awareness is reflected in the physicality of the brushwork where the journey starts at the bottom of the painting and takes the viewer along hidden obstacles into an imaginary space on the path of the roads.
The use of the materials, oils, oil crayon, raw pigment and graphite was to me the ultimate tool for direct expression, which also resembled the way children work with visual tools.
I discovered a symbolism in the work that was not only related to geometrical and organic forms, but color suddenly gave a new sense of drama to the paintings I hadn’t discovered before. It mattered that I singled out something more mysterious and personal. In the size of the landscape, it began to develop its own mood, which was an extra dimension that was new to me. The film of oil paint reflects an extra dimension and liveliness on the picture plane and all that was working and interesting.
I intend to push expression, symbolism, narrative, and the translucency of light and its contrasting darkness even further so that I can invent and integrate my own system of thoughts, experiments and investigations into the picture plane and continuously develop my own personal language.
Chaya Kupperman from my thesis M.F.A. New York NY
2006: Master of Fine Arts, painting, City University of New York, City College, New York, USA
Teaching Assistant Painting, BFA, City College of New York, USA
National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, New York
2020: Memory I series in pop up art space Arti Amsterdam
2019: Kunstrai Amsterdam
2018: Pan Amsterdam
2017/2018/2019: Galerie Noorderlicht, Domburg
2016/2017: Pan Amsterdam, Studio 2000, stand 63
2016: summer show: Galerie Noorderlicht Domburg
2015: Peter Pappot, sail Amsterdam
2013: Figuratie, Abstractie, Vorm, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam*
2012: Aanwas 8, Beroepsvereniging Beeldend Kunstenaars
2012: AMP/Art Market Gallery Provincetown, MA. USA
2012: Chaya Kupperman, Peter Pappot Amsterdam*
2012 Portals, Kunsthandel Studio 2000, Blaricum*
2011 Salon, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
2010 Back from the USA, Kunsthandel Peter Pappot, Amsterdam*
2010 Five Years of Painting, New York-Amsterdam, Expositie ruimte New Spiegelstr, 14 Amsterdam*
2010 Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2009 Kunsthandel Kupperman, Migrates Amsterdam, NL *
2009 Nieuwe Leden Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
2008 Salon, Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam
2008 Primavera beurs, Rotterdam
2007 Kunsthandel Jan van den Elsthout, Den Haag, NL
2007 Bronwater, Kunsthandel Kupperman Amsterdam, NL*
2007 Hunter College, CUNY, New York, CAA MFA Exhibition
2006 MFA Thesis Show, Compton Goethals Gallery, New York *
2006 A.I.R. Gallery New York, Generations 05
2006 Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia
2005 Qbix Gallery, Old City Philadelphia
2005 JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill Pennsylvania
2005 William Way Gallery MemoryScapes, Philadelphia USA*
2005 Diversity and Tradition, CCNY Alumni & Student Biennial, Aaron Davis Hall, New York
* solo exhibitions