Redd Walitzki paints sensual portraits of ethereal yet slightly-feral, fairytale women. Influenced by the old world Rococo ornamentation of her native Bavaria, Redd creates intricate, swirling laser cut wood canvases whose flourishes echo her fluid use of paint and mixed-media materials. Her technicolor muses enact a dreamily erotic exploration of both the lure of fleeting modern day high fashion glamor (her subjects are often wearing luminous eye makeup and glossy lipstick) as well as the original meaning of the term glamor, which in ancient times referred to illusory shapeshifting used by supernatural beings to perilously enchant hapless humans.
– courtesy of Kirsten Anderson via HiFructose
Redd Walitzki is an internationally-exhibiting artist focused on figurative New Contemporary Art. Her work has been showcased on a variety of media outlets including HiFructose, Juxtapoz and Miroir Magazine. Recent solo exhibitions include Roq La Rue in Seattle, and Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Redd’s next solo show will be at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco in October 2015.
Walitzki graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in 2007 with a concentration in Painting, Video Animation and Printmaking. She can usually be found in her studio painting to BBC Documentaries, playing with her pet opossum, or chasing down the next strange adventure on her scooter.