"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
Redin Winter is motivated by process, narrative and overall tone in her paintings. Each painting is built through multiple layers of color, marks, brushwork, and mediums, infused with an ethereal and dream-like style. Each layer builds upon the next, much like life, impulsive at times and hesitant at others, chaotic applications in an instant and long, laborious, intricate decisions in another.
Redin Winter focuses on both her personal need as an artist to construct and release stories on canvas, while understanding that the painting has a life of exploration and meaning for every person that looks at it. As Anais Nin reminds us, "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
After years painting in more realistically defined terms, she moved towards the semi-abstract and abstract to further the interpretive intimacy between the artist and the onlooker.
Redin was always an artist of some form or fashion. She spent twenty-three years in theatre and was an international model signed with Wilhelmina, one of the top international modeling agencies in the world, all while painting privately and sporadically. After completing her doctorate in philosophy for theatre arts, Redin furiously painted daily and went public as a visual artist in 2017.
Redin Winter is influenced by abstract expressionism, impressionism, German Expressionism, and conceptual realism movements. She finds inspiration not in the objects often presented in art, but the spaces artists’ create in which these objects or situations exist.
Her absolute favorite painting is Boccioni's "Dynamism of a Soccer Player" which she had the privilege to view in person changing her preconceived notions of the power in abstraction.
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.