June 24, 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 woman empowerment by mixed media portraits of path-blazing females. To see more of her portfolio, check out her internet site.


portrait of Badiaa Masabni by Sya Warfield

“Badiaa Masabni” blended mdia on upcycled wood panel, 23.5″ x 35″ x 1″


I was born in upstate New York and named soon after my mom’s finest good friend rising up. At 22, I obtained a baby blue VW bus in Zion, Utah and traveled all over the US. For a number of years, I set down roots in Boulder, Colorado diving deep into African dance. My transfer to California 3 decades afterwards led me to capoeira, acquiring a daily observe for nearly 10 decades. A potent wish to live near to h2o has saved me in coastal towns on the west coast—San Diego, San Francisco, and now Los Angeles.


portrait of a Japanese woman by Sya Warfield

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


Influenced by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂), this philosophy centers all over imperfection and impermanence. My perform celebrates boundless narratives from a female perspective.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


I produce a visible language with my artwork exercise which reveals imagined stories. Upcycling, and honoring a blended media tactic, effects in evocative juxtapositions of colour, art and storytelling.


portrait of Anna Pavlova by Sya Warfield

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


Using inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg’s approach of combining ready-made texts and illustrations or photos, this contemporary strategy to combined media illustrates a classical narrative.


portrait of Isodora Duncan by Sya Warfield

“Isodora Duncan” blended media on upcycled wood panel, 24″ x 28″ x 175″


I move in between various mediums like video, avenue artwork and working in my studio producing wall artwork.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


My studio work will involve reconstructing and deconstructing supplies utilizing various resources and tactics consisting of tearing, shredding, gluing and sanding. Products include paper, water-based pigment ink, paint markers, metallic leaf, acrylic paint, spray paint and oil pastels, all mounted on reclaimed wood panels of many measurements.


portrait of Carmen Amaya by Sya Warfield

“Carmen Amaya” combined media on upcycled wooden panel, 23.5″ x 35″ x 1.75″


My road artwork integrates figurative aspects, nuanced shade and design to build a visual vibration that echoes everyday living, within just self-assured, strong compositions. I use a type of compositional collage, which provides archive photography into the ultimate works through employing pulp transfers, adopted by paint to make layers of coloration, texture, even further imagery and patterns.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


The resulting works, normally that includes portraits of sturdy gals, are evocative and affirmative, indicating extensive alternatives somewhat than fixed concepts of representation. I aim to produce distinctive portraits suspended deep in just the area of wooden panels, embodying a painterly and otherworldly esthetic.


portrait of a woman by Sya Warfield

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


My the latest collection titled Ladies 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 collection examines the radiance of movement state as a way to remain centered in a chaotic and unjust world.


portrait of Three Geishas by Sya Warfield

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


This assortment tells the story of female trailblazers these kinds of as Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Isodora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Carmen Amaya, Badiaa Masabni, and the three young geishas together with so a lot of other individuals. With this collection, I intention to protect legacies of powerful girls.


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