Arabella Proffer is an artist, author, and co-founder of the indie label Elephant Stone Records.She attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA before receiving her BFA from California Institute of the Arts.Considered a pop surrealist painter, Proffer’s work combines interests in portraiture, visionary art, the history of medicine, and biomorphic abstraction.She delves into her practice of oil painting by creating surreal organic environments related to biology, nature, and emerging sciences.Although she started from a place of abstraction, her art became filled with strange hybrids of flowers, cells, and symbols that appeared like organisms from another planet.When her doctor showed her scans of her cancer tumor and close-ups of the cells, it looked almost identical to what she had been painting – tentacles and all.“Insects, flowers, human organs all come from the same process at the core, but within these works visualizing their fictional evolution at any given stage comes from instinct,” the artist explained.“Creating my own fragile beings and nature within these little worlds, alien forms mesh with what might be viewed under a microscope or through a telescope. Perhaps it is a wider vision of awareness, of what is seen and unseen.”More of Arabella Proffer‘s marvelous paintings can be found at http://www.arabellaproffer.com/.
3 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Arabella Proffer”
That is heartbreaking and a profound reminder – to capture, share, and appreciate the magic while we can. Thank you. ✨
I loved her bright unique art when I first came across it. Then I read about her and found out she has inoperable cancer. Also broke my heart. I know it’s all of us, anywhere, any day, but using your talent to be remembered is such a wonderful way to spend your days. Thank you.
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These are vivid and fantastical. Thank you for sharing. Clearly an accomplished and versatile artist!