623 charter oak st
south pasadena CA 91030
707 272 2713
alone together family proposal;
The series is inspired by surreal memories and dreams of my quite ordinary childhood growing up in the 50's and the 60's in San Diego. There will be 16 to 20 paintings in the series by the end of 2016. Most of the work is 52 x 42 inches with some smaller studies. All the paintings are oil on linen.
from childhood i have noticed a profound radiance that exists in everything…refrigerators! kitchens!bathrooms! for Americans, all the ordinary, everyday stuff andcircumstances. This amazing underpinning of Life is so everyday that people often don't even notice it. It is my intention to help the viewer and myself remember that it is there and live accordingly…
I imagine the part of my brain that i'm not consciously aware of like a deep dark pool. In it's deepest darkest shadows, something percolates, creating bubbles…the bubbles rise and pop to the surface of the conscious mind, delivering completely formed images, remembered from my childhood.
In the way of oldest memories, things get twisted, changed, jumbled. They seem surreal . It's hard to know what is real and what is imagined or based on a story once told. I my current series these are the images i paint.
reviews and features
"Valle uses her creative magic to conjure up the difficult reality of vulnerable, physical being and material circumstance into a bearable, sometimes wryly humorous, even joyful fabrication..She blends her delightful, quirky imagination with solid art historical and cultural savvy and the the sheer technical skill needed to keep these flights airborne" Peter Clothier for ARTnews
"Valle's paintings never fail to evoke the sense of an alternate universe pulsating below the surface of a mundane reality…Valle crates scenes that are charged with a potent combination of menace and magic. " Elizabeth Forst for American Artist
Cynda Valle has been painting daily for 40 years. She first emerged onto the art scene in Los Angeles in 1980 and currently resides in South Pasadena with a studio at the Los Angeles Brewery. She hasan extensive national exhibition record including ; SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, Grace Hudson Museum (ukiah, CA), Long Beach Museum of Art, The Lobby at The United Nations, Armory Arts Center (West Palm Beach), Riverside Art Museum, Couturier Gallery, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, LeBand Art Gallery (LMU) and the Cultural Arts Center in Las Vegas. Cynda Valle's work has been reviewed and appeared in many publications including; LA Weekly , American Artist Magazing, ARTnews Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Artweek, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues.
Cynda Valle has taught painting at Scripps College, Pomona College, The Claremont Graduate School, Ohio University, Mendocino College, and Chino Mens Prison. She currently teaches and accepts private students at her studio at the Los Angeles Brewery
Most newer paintings are for sale. Prices range from $300 to $10,000, depending on size and method (glazed paintings take longer), smaller ala prima paintings, studies much more affordable. Any painting can be available as a limited edition fine art giclee print on canvas or paper. Can be ordered any size up to life size. Please contact the artist for details; firstname.lastname@example.org