Ilona Sochynsky

Ilona Sochynsky creates richly colored abstract paintings that pour over the viewer in dazzling visual streams. Her works resemble kaleidoscopic images that seem to spin and then to fall into place, leaving behind glowing canvases with a magical sense of order. For several decades Sochynsky has used photography and collage as source materials for experimentation and inspiration in her work. The photo-realistic fragments, pushed and pulled by the strong compositional movement, function as a deconstructed storyline within the powerful abstract forms. Sochynsky┬╣s paintings create a sense of being in the eye of a storm. The paintings achieve a certain feeling of stillness and order that permit the viewer to reassemble the imagery into his or her own unique narrative.