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Jeff sits down with Ursula O'Farrell for an incredibly unique and deep conversation about her Journey and her perspective on the intersection of art and metaphysics.
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Back in the 1950s a group of painters in the San Francisco Bay Area established what came to be known as Bay Area Figurative Painting. Originally David Park, Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn, painters who had all done abstract pictures, decided to embark on figuration which was indebted to abstract gesture painting, but looked again the world of appearances for their subjects.
They even painted from the life model which simply was not done by the Abstract Expressionists. A second generation, Joan Brown, Manuel Neri, Bruce McGaw and others made this new approach to painting (or sculpting) the human figure, into their own and endowed it with a new spirit.
Ursula O’Farrell can be said to represent a third generation which includes Christopher Brown and Roger Hermann. She has made this tradition as the source of her own work. It is important that she looked beyond her immediate environment. She spent a seminal year in Florence and another in Germany and she took a long look at Matisse’s paintings of women and learned how to fuse figuration with abstraction.