Sheila Elias’ works in Painted Pixels come in and out of focus, buoyed by waves of colors, as one engages with them. Though abstract, many pay homage to her own body of figurative work as well as favored literary masterpieces that inspire her. Created on the iPad and printed on aluminum, whose luster and reflective qualities echo the effect of an illuminated screen, Elias’s works enable viewers to enjoy the so-called “liminal” or in-between spaces.
Elias’ work is about the layers of life and art history, seeking in it a connection between art aesthetics and social consciousness. The artist goes from the original copy machine to today’s iPad, where the influence of electronics permeates the whole process. She holds a (B.F.A.) from Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited throughout Florida, in Los Angeles and New York City.
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
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