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Art Revolution by Lisa Cyr

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Cynthia von Buhler:

beneath the surface

The facade of an individual reveals an incomplete picture, as we see only what we are allowed to. Many aspects are hidden. It is the mystery behind the physical persona and the contradictions it creates with the external self that fascinates artist Cynthia von Buhler, inspiring her to paint highly symbolic, tactile and often kinetic portraits of the mind. “I like to dig beneath the surface to try and find what it is hidden and why,” says the artist. “By opening the canvas up, I can bring another dimension to a portrait. You not only see what a person is showing you on the outside, but you see what is on the inside as well.” Von Buhler’s sociopsychological visual commentaries diverge into issues such as ...

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