June 14, 2024


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portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

Powerful Painted Portraits of Women by Sya Warfield I Artsy Shark

Artist Sya Warfield celebrates feminine empowerment via blended media portraits of trail-blazing ladies. To see additional of her portfolio, go to her website.


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 following my mom’s greatest good friend expanding up. At 22, I purchased a child blue VW bus in Zion, Utah and traveled during the US. For a number of years, I established down roots in Boulder, Colorado diving deep into African dance. My go to California a few many years later led me to capoeira, producing a every day observe for practically 10 a long time. A potent motivation to are living shut to drinking water has retained me in coastal metropolitan areas on the west coast—San Diego, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles.


portrait of a Japanese woman by Sya Warfield

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


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


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

“Gold” blended media on upcycled wood panel, 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″


I develop a visual language with my artwork follow which reveals imagined tales. Upcycling, and honoring a mixed media strategy, effects in evocative juxtapositions of shade, artwork and storytelling.


portrait of Anna Pavlova by Sya Warfield

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


Getting inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg’s process of combining prepared-created texts and pictures, this modern tactic to blended media illustrates a classical narrative.


portrait of Isodora Duncan by Sya Warfield

“Isodora Duncan” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 24″ x 28″ x 175″


I shift amongst numerous mediums like online video, road art and operating in my studio making wall artwork.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


My studio operate requires reconstructing and deconstructing materials making use of many applications and procedures consisting of tearing, shredding, gluing and sanding. Supplies consist of paper, drinking water-centered pigment ink, paint markers, metallic leaf, acrylic paint, spray paint and oil pastels, all mounted on reclaimed wood panels of several dimensions.


portrait of Carmen Amaya by Sya Warfield

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


My road artwork integrates figurative factors, nuanced coloration and style to develop a visible vibration that echoes lifestyle, in confident, good compositions. I use a variety of compositional collage, which provides archive images into the last functions by working with pulp transfers, followed by paint to generate layers of coloration, texture, further imagery and styles.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


The resulting operates, often that includes portraits of potent girls, are evocative and affirmative, indicating intensive possibilities fairly than preset concepts of representation. I intention to make exceptional portraits suspended deep in the surface of wood panels, embodying a painterly and otherworldly esthetic.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


My modern collection titled Women are Heroes is a selection of 20 paintings which I commenced in August of 2020. Consisting of an artillery of (s)heroes celebrating feminine empowerment, this sequence examines the radiance of move condition as a way to continue to be centered in a chaotic and unjust earth.


portrait of Three Geishas by Sya Warfield

“Three Geishas” combined media on upcycled wood panel, 30″ x 40.25″ x 1.75″


This selection tells the tale of woman trailblazers such as Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Isodora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Carmen Amaya, Badiaa Masabni, and the a few young geishas along with so lots of some others. With this series, I intention to preserve legacies of strong women.


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