Barbara Hack

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Barbara Hack

United States

Barbara received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting after intensive study in Europe and additional training in New York. Since then, she has continued to harness her artistic talents to drive her professional career. Work in portraiture, fashion illustration, and as a courtroom artist have all allowed Barbara to challenge herself with alternative contexts for figurative artistry.

Barbara Hack always held a great passion for the figure and, therefore, has always involved it in her work. An ongoing reflection on people and their emotions, Barbara’s subject matter reflects her love for figurative work and the challenge of that accompanies realistic portraiture. Working predominantly in painting mediums, she aims, however, to push beyond realism and capture resonant moments in time. Her paintings pursue figures from her world, showing both their moods and contexts. While seemingly simple momentary presences, ephemeral figures,still have the ability to make lasting, even shaping, impressions. Through her work, Barbara strives to understand these figures and their ephemerality and to share that understanding with others.

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