Eleanor Rahim’s abstract and figurative art is the result of classical study combined with fast gestural movement that channel and stimulate the subconscious. The works are expressive of her feelings, both positive and conflicted. Motion, flow, energy and passion are the instinctual elements that find their way into her work.
The human figure, with its proportional and balanced structure, is the inspiration and foundation of Rahim’s work. She is wondrous of the human spirit within the mechanism of the human body. Her imagination thrives, as questions remain unanswered. The urban environment in which she lives is further inspiration. Rahim mentally absorbs snapshots of life, color, texture, decay, motion, sound, joy, sadness and renewal.
The figure is abstracted, freeing her from representational constraint. Rahim works intuitively, not quite knowing what will emerge. The work takes on a life of its own, a version of reality, stimulating the viewer’s imagination and allowing for their participation in the creative process. Such collaboration is her reward.
Here are a few examples of her work.