With a background in mathematics and science, Jylian Gustlin imbues her paintings with a studied sense of composition. The artist's interest in proportion is evident in the Rara Avis series of works where figures fill the canvas singly or in pairs. Seemingly swimmers, they strike their poses upon layered backgrounds that suggest the dimensionality of real life without alluding to the specifics. A particular palette that demonstrates focused vitality yet an earned tranquillity suggests these are strong figures fully in control.
Artist: Jylian Gustlin
Rara Avis runs at the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, CA through October 13, 2010.