Lyrical abstraction, Post-painterly abstraction, Color Field, Modern art, Contemporary art, Digital Imaging, Digital mediums, Immersive Artworks, VR, 3D, Virtual Reality, Digital Based Art, Abstract
Darcy Gerbarg is a "third generation" abstract expressionist painter, printmaker, ceramicist.
She is a studio artist who works in a wide variety of media, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, 3D animation and Virtual Reality. She pioneered the use of computer graphics paint systems in the fine arts and continues to explore new digital image making technologies.
The artists who have had the greatest influence on her work include Jackson Pollock(1st), Jules Olitski(2nd), Helen Frankenthaler(2nd), Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Larry Poons(2nd), Krishna Reddy (pioneered viscosity etching), and Margie Hughto (world renowned ceramist).
Having studied with painters in Woodstock as a child, she began painting seriously when she moved to New York City in the early 1970’s and attended the New York Studio School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture. As a young member of a group that included “second generation” abstract expressionist and color field painters, she often attended crits in their studios, and participated in museum and gallery visits led by Clement Greenberg.
“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”