Natalia Koren Kropf
Painting / Sculpture / Prints
I refer to life as to a process. I prefer printmaking media for its technical complexity and visual simplicity - a print on a clean paper, where less implies more, where simple becomes capacious. To me prints are like poems - they are hand-printed notes on current thoughts, potent fragments of feelings and sketches of my surroundings. The layering of prints brings forth multi-layered thoughts and memories. I combine prints into one composition to convey the challenges and joys in the life of a contemporary artist. I believe that the silent power of formal elements, such as color, lines, and movement, is capable of transforming the viewer into the realm of physical harmony, emotional balance, and transcendental attunement. My classical education provides a sound foundation for my work with reference and reverence to masters that are influential in forming my own aesthetic. Such artists include Henri Matisse, Joan Mitchell, Henri Moore, Helen Frankenthaller, Hokusai, and, naturally, the Russian Constructivists.
Natalia Koren Kropf is a contemporary artist based in New York, working with environmentally friendly art materials that she uses for painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Natalia is a classically trained artist inspired by the beauty of nature, humanity, science, light, and movement. She is continuously searching for the inner meaning and new ways of expressing harmony she perceives in our complex world. Natalia conveys her lyrical voice through reoccurring themes to which she refers to as visual poems. Her recent series of works in various media connected with the common motif, be it elements of nature, transparency of light, or inspired by music. They are evident in the series titles such as ‘Light,’ ‘Roots and Cuts,’ ‘Musical Movements,’ ‘Daily Eternal.’
Notable exhibitions include New York University East Galleries, Parsons School of Design Gallery, Silvermine Artists Guild, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Modern Art Museum ARTMUZA, Art Club of Washington, D. C., among many others. Natalia’s works are in the international collections of Europe and the United States.
Natalia enjoys sharing art knowledge at her private studio. She is a member of the Art Students League of New York, Monotype Guild of New England, the Pushkin Society Artists Guild, and the National Association of Women Artists, where she currently serves as a President.
Intaglio, vellum, rice paper, chine-collie, unique monoprint 36 x 24 inches (91 x 61 cm) $ 2,250