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Seattle-based artist Redd Walitzki paints sensual portraits of ethereal yet slightly-feral, fairytale women. Influenced by the old world Rococo ornamentation of her native Bavaria, Redd creates intricate, swirling laser cut wood canvases whose flourishes echo her fluid use of paint and mixed-media materials. Her technicolor muses enact a dreamily erotic exploration of both the lure of fleeting modern day high fashion glamor (her subjects are often wearing luminous eye makeup and glossy lipstick) as well as the original meaning of the term glamor, which in ancient times referred to illusory shapeshifting used by supernatural beings to perilously enchant hapless humans.

 
by Kirsten Anderson via HiFructose

Bio

Redd Walitzki is a leading New-Contemporary artist, born in Germany and currently based in the US. Androgynous and elaborate, Walitzki's pieces are a marker of life, commemorating a moth’s four week- long flutter in the same celebratory way they do a human being’s ninety-year journey. Much of their work is inspired by the lush rainforests of the Pacific Northwest and the ornate Baroque ornamentation of her native Bavaria. The vivid muses in their paintings are influenced by the glamour of high fashion, but Walitzki’s works also often explore the darker side of human impact on ecology.

Walitzki completed a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts with a concentration in painting. Their art has been featured in galleries on both coasts of the U.S. and Internationally, as well as in various publications including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and American Art Collector.

Walitzki's work is created through a cutting-edge technique which combines oil painting and mixed media on laser-cut panel. The process starts with a watercolor underpainting to begin the composition & texture, which is transferred to the panel on ricepaper and then lasercut. Each piece is completed with many layers of oil glazes for depth and detail.