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About Tanya

Baltimore City

Tanya Ziniewicz investigates subtleties of human interaction, imagination, and transience through a network of organic linear forms that are continually emerging, growing, reaching, and intertwining. Her images build and traverse paths between observation and invention, logic and emotion, similar to a mind filled with thoughts that sprout and extend, curl and unfurl, tangled like a mass of unwound string or a clustered mound of roots. The forms are invented, stemming from things such as rhizomes,... more

Land

The Land series investigates subtleties of human interaction, imagination, and transience through a network of organic linear forms that are continually emerging, growing, reaching, and intertwining. The series began as a study of delicate balance between positive and negative space, between what is visible and invisible, by way of quiet but intricate panoramas. While the forms are invented, they suggest such things as rhizomes, ribbons, neurons, or strands of muscle tissue. My intention is for the images to waver between definition and ambiguity, inviting the viewer to discover a unique interpretation and association.

Excavation

The Excavation series begins by digging below the ground and reveals a subterranean network of colorful forms. In creating these images, I imagine building and traversing paths between observation and invention, logic and emotion, similar to a mind filled with thoughts that sprout and extend, curl and unfurl, tangled like a mass of unwound string or a clustered mound of roots.

  • Excavation 3

    8.5 x 9.5” Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on paper 2013 - 2014
  • Excavation 2

    10 x 11” Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on paper 2013 - 2014
  • Excavation 1

    9 x 11” Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on paper 2013 - 2014

Ascent

The Ascent series follows the forms on an upward climb into airy, sky-like negative space, as variations in movement and tension suggest infinite possibilities, overlaps, endings, and beginnings.

  • Ascent 10

    36x60" acrylic on canvas, 2016
  • Ascent 9

    36x60" acrylic on canvas, 2016
  • Ascent 8

    36x60" acrylic on canvas, 2016
  • Ascent 7

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2015
  • Ascent 6

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2014
  • Ascent 5

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2014
  • Ascent 4

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2014
  • Ascent 3

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2014
  • Ascent 2

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2014
  • Ascent 1

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2014

Buoyant

The Buoyant series further explores the ribbon-like forms as they submerge and ascend in water-like and air-like surroundings.

  • Buoyant 3

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2015
  • Buoyant 2

    9.5 x 13” Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on paper 2014
  • Buoyant 1

    9.5 x 12” Acrylic, marker, colored pencil on paper 2014

Mirage

In this series, the forms submerge and emerge, changing in color and visibility.

  • Mirage 4

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2015
  • Mirage 3

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2015
  • Mirage 2

    24 x 36" Acrylic on canvas 2015
  • Mirage 1

    15 x 30" Acrylic on canvas 2015

Évoluer

Series in gouache and marker, completed during an artist residency in Noyers, France.

  • Évoluer 6

    11 x 15" gouache, marker on paper 2015
  • Évoluer 5

    11 x 15" gouache, marker on paper 2015
  • Évoluer 4

    11 x 15" gouache, marker on paper 2015
  • Évoluer 3

    11 x 15" gouache, marker on paper 2015
  • Évoluer 2

    11 x 15" gouache, marker on paper 2015
  • Évoluer 1

    11 x 15" gouache, marker on paper 2015

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