Luda Rodin – emerging self-taught artist and a mother of five children who lives and works in New York.
Her main field of research is the painting itself – how could we revisit it today and how can we use it to describe people's emotions and relationships? With her exploration of the naïve method, Luda is taking intuitive approach to color, line, and spatial relationships to convey emotion. Her painting tends to be both figurative and abstract to give a sense of sincere energy coming through.
Her aim is to transform the complexity of the relationships and feelings associated with them into the simplicity of meaning and lines and colors.
«In this body of works, I explore themes of community, individuality, relationship, and connection through bold, simplistic, and larger-than-life Monarch butterflies. With these pieces I am working on to inspire joy and reflection; the butterflies are a beautiful sight to behold, yet one that is endangered and fleeting. For me, butterflies are a testament to hope, rebirth, and authenticity. My primary medium is oil on canvas in a large-scale format. Recently, I have started free-hand painting large wall murals using exterior wall paints, rendering the graceful butterflies in epic proportions in order to make people enjoy but also be aware of the themes I present».
“Luda is a winner in art! This is a rare occurrence. Who has everything: color, line, and shape. This artist can talk to the universe. In your own language”, - says famous artist Oleg Tyrkin.