(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) - Toby Gotesman Schneier is an American Expressionist painter, based in South Florida, known for her unique ability to transform objects, people, scenes & events into jarring and provocative works of art. Her sense of irony, beauty and enormous inequity always make for a symphony of unexpected scenes, image & faces. The paintings are fearless and out-of-the-box, while continuously and predominantly remaining relevant. Her compassion for the human condition, as well as her indefatigable belief in a higher power, are conspicuous throughout the work. It has been noted that her art evokes a poignant sense of nostalgia and sentiment, even longing, in the viewer, as her paintings appear to be laced with familiarity, humanity, and a heightened sense of irony and collective injustice.
Her unabashed use of color and shape, as well as her keen ability to shock the viewer into some sort of action with her bold and direct imagery are best seen in her Homeless, Holocaust, Racial Inequality & HIV/AIDS Collections. Emotionally & artistically captivated by racial, gender, political,& religious inequity, the artist somehow inserts & embeds a level of “coding”& “mission” into her paintings. One never knows for certain whether the area in question was accidental or purely strategic on the her part. This intriguing symbolism has become a signature of her work.
Toby Gotesman Schneier’s paintings are housed in private collections and have been exhibited in museums & galleries nationwide.
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