Eleanor Rahim
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Studio 34 - Studio# 419
34-01 38th Avenue

Email: info@eleanorrahim.com

Website:: www.eleanorrahim.com

Artist Bio:
Eleanor Rahim was born in London. Always drawing and painting as a child, she eventually went on to obtain a Foundation Course in Art and Design and a BA (Hons) Graphic Design. Since relocating to New York City in 2007, Rahim has been recognized by The Art Students League of New York and was awarded the prestigious Red Dot commendation in her first group show. In short time she has gained a number of collectors. Rahim has had the privilege to study with color field abstract painter Ronnie Landfield at the League, figurative artist Jon DeMartin at the classical atelier, Grand Central Academy of Art and Rick Piloco at Chelsea Classical Studio, to name a few. Rahim lives in Manhattan and works in her studio in Long Island City, Queens.

Artist Statement:
I make order from the disordered world around me. I visually interact with and am fascinated by my gritty physical environment in New York City and travels to the ocean. I am inspired by, color, decay and renewal, texture and abstracted shapes typically from nature or architecture. My subconscious translates and unites my pulsating visions to create a harmonious order on the painting surface. I need to make rhythmic sense of my chaotic and visually stimulating environment, wherever I find myself. The application and subtraction of layers, sometimes eclipsing what has gone before builds up with time, patience, movement, music and emotion. The painting takes on a life of it's own and a version of reality results, stimulating the viewer's imagination and allowing for their participation in the creative process.

All images and text copyright Eleanor Rahim