Welcome to the Suzanne Metz Art Gallery
My work reflects who I am. My fascination with the figure
extends from the rendering of form, inspired by multiple means
such as drawing from life, imaginative forms and renderings
which transpose into a combination of form, line and energy. I
use colour to express the emotional content within. By focusing
on all these elements, my paintings evoke power and strength.
All I need to express of myself somehow gathers together in
various ways and presents itself in different aspects at different
moments in my life.
My work incorporates pencil, charcoal, pastels, acrylic, graphite,
collage and any other dry medium that may catch my eye. I have
no rules- oil sticks mixed with water-based paints affects and
excites and brings about incredible textures that even I dont
know exist!!!. I continue to play experimentally as well as
emotively and the process is paramount in my direction I head.
The earthy, warm colours of my past history from South Africa
always find their way to profoundly influence my works. Recently
though, I have been adding new elements of pure colour to my
comfortable earthbound hues, and this has added yet another
dimension to my art.
In addition to all the experimentation during my process of
making art, calligraphy – the art of the written word – plays a
significant and imperative role in allowing myself to express more
of what I need to say. I read poetry, listen to all types of music,
simply hear words that make a difference in my life, and some,
all and part of these words find their way into my art.... not only
immortalizing themselves in my work, but at the same time,
allowing purely the mark of the written word to provide an
important role in the art piece, both visually and contextually. My
newest direction is heading towards graffiti - a perfect means to
showcase my reflections of my self and my world.
My playfulness and experimentation with new and exciting
processes will always be the leading component of my work and,
therefore, the spontaneity and excitement of making art will
never be lost. Painting is my passion, it defines who I am, and it
is the most prevalent way I wish to share that passion with
others. My heart and soul inhabits each piece I create. And it is
my hope that each work will somehow touch the viewer
emotively or merely visually... a reaction is all that is required to
attribute to success!!