Csilla Sadloch, photo courtesy of the artist
BORN: October 5, 1948, Budapest, Hungary
I suppose the adage of "paint what you know" holds true for me. My daily dose of nature informs my abstract inclinations.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Csilla Sadloch immigrated to the United States as a child, ultimately settling down in Bucks County. While she does not cite a direct influence on her work, many artists have made their mark- the tension of Balthus and Eric Fischl, Richard Hennessey's ability to play with depth, and the haunting landscapes of April Gornik. A graduate of Montclair State University with a degree in Fine Art, she has been painting strictly in oils since 2000, when she realized it was the perfect medium to use in her quest to paint with great detail and depth. She works in a very organic style painting plants, using their natural curves and lines to, as she refers to it, "create a complex, intertwining, rhythmic arrangement of forms." She is inspired by the densely vegetated woods near her home where she takes walks with her dog. While flora may provide inspiration, her paintings are neither still life nor landscape. Instead, they are intricate and multifaceted renderings of arrangements that have elements of both. As Sadloch explains, "I don't wish to paint landscapes but rather a felt, remembered space. I strive to do it as lovingly as I can."