Sargam Griffin
German, born 1962
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In her large abstract paintings, Sargam Griffin is concerned with capturing light, powerful emotions, and the physicality of paint itself. Having developed an affinity for varnishes during her 25-year career as a custom finisher, Griffin’s signature style involves mixing high-quality pigments with oils and resins, with which she achieves a luminous, almost romantic effect. A single painting may comprise as many as 40 layers of oil paint. Griffin travels all over the world and incorporates these experiences into her painting, integrating faint Eastern figures and references to graffiti and exotic landscapes into her abstract compositions. Recently, she has developed functional art objects called ArtDoors, painted panels that are turned into doors for household use; Griffin believes the site-specific nature of these doors to be the ideal integration of art, architecture, and interior design.

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