"Really each painting is life itself. The works embrace the dark and light. I find beauty in the fact that we are mostly messy, failing and wailing creatures. Take this away and we may fit too perfectly into the algorithms trying to box us in." - Redin Winter
Contemporary artist Redin Winter's abstract and semi-abstract paintings offer opportunity to pause and reflect in a world that often disregards this need as an important process. Redin Winter painted for the last twenty five years, but in 2017 she decided to finally publicly declare herself as a visual artist. She had spent those twenty plus years in theatre and a short stint as a model signed with Wilhelmina. Getting older, Redin was craving a more personal connection with art as she was grappling with various new components in her life. In this part of her artistic career, Redin focused more on abstraction, even in her landscape paintings, opening the opportunity to explore movement, color, and physical application in exciting ways. Redin had began to frame life by limitation and abstracted forms forced Redin to surpass the rules into raw, unfiltered compositions and forms. Her paintings cling to the need for mess and intuition in expression through multi-layered distorted perspectives. Life, like each of Redin's paintings, is built one layer at a time, one step at a time, with intricate and complex decisions along the way. But she values mess and layers in our world that is increasingly focused on showcasing "perfection" all around us. Influenced by many years in theatrical practice, Redin's artwork is process motivated. She acts as a guide into each painting composition through juxtaposing brushwork; sometimes soft blends, cuts through the paint, textures, bold brush cuts, and brush maneuvers work together on the same canvas. Paintings are so intimate and create bonds between collector and artist, almost a confidante between the two through a shared understanding of the art itself. Redin's art investigates what we hide and what we share, what we allow to emerge and what we cover up.
Redin Winter has been in juried exhibitions and group shows. Her paintings are in private collections across the United States including California, Washington, Ohio, and Texas. Recently Redin was interviewed by SD Voyager Magazine and appeared on the CW8 with her paintings. Her current studio practice is in San Diego, California.
Redin Winter is influenced by abstract expressionism, impressionism, German Expressionism, and conceptual realism movements. She is influenced by the works of Cecily Brown, Claude Monet, Mary Abbot, Kara Walker, Georgia O'Keefe, and Jack Vettriano. Her absolute favorite painting is Boccioni's "Dynamism of a Soccer Player."
Redin Winter has studied visual art with Kate Ari Ashton, Kristen Ide, Elizabeth Young, and at the Prima Materia Institute.
She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy, Masters of Arts, and Bachelors of Art in Theatre and Drama.