The Oracle paintings
Make your own nature, not the advice of others, your guide in life.
-The Delphic Oracle to Cicero, 83 B.C.
My art is a visual and emotional response to the world outside of my studio. I can be by the water or in the city where light, space, and structures interest me most. I like vast expanses and active streets. I want to capture what is compelling about a location or setting while asking what’s this place about? Why am I responding to this place?
The paintings, then, are also about questions. How do I paint thoughts? How do I paint sound or emotion? I work on a painting with these ideas and certain visuals in mind. The process of painting is a continuous search for the truth. When I paint I want to travel to a new place in the work -- I want the work to be alive.
I began the Oracle painting knowing it would be in five parts, as if I had some wandering journey in mind. As the painting progressed, and questions kept arising, I found a space in the painting that was my oracle and answers emerged through paint and gesture. The Oracle informs some of the subsequent paintings. In this new work I’ve gone into the water, into the wind, into the night, and have crossed bridges. I’ve channeled all kinds of weather, traffic, emptiness, distances, and memories. I hope that there are openings in these paintings for viewers to enter their own contemplative spaces.
Emilia Dubicki lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. Her paintings are primarily abstract, but sometimes representational imagery is integrated into the work. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Emerson College. She has received residencies from the I-Park Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center; and the Wurlitzer Foundation. In summer of 2017 she showed paintings at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut, and in summer 2016 she had a show at Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Emilia’s paintings are in numerous private, public and corporate collections, nationally and internationally.
Map of a New Mystery, oil on canvas, 72"x 48" 2018
Apollo's Answer, oil on canvas, 66"x 60" 2018
Back to the Blue Motel, oil on canvas, 63.5" x 93" 2018
Locus of a Daydream, oil on canvas, 66"x 60" 2018
Sounding Line, oil on canvas, 52"x 36" 2018
Night with the Oracle, oil on canvas, 66"x 60" 2018
The Oracle, oil on canvas, 95" x 230" 2018
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