Landscapes and Figures

“It is not emotion, the sincerity of one’s feelings for nature, that draws us, and if the emotions are sometimes so strong that one works without knowing works, when sometimes the strokes come with a sequence and a coherence like words in a speech or a letter, then one must remember that it has not always been so, and that in the time to come there will again be heavy days, empty of inspiration. So one must strike while the iron is hot, and put the forged bars on one side.”

  • Vincent van Gogh, to his brother, Theo van Gogh. Arles,1888

Chrys Roboras’ work departs from vast allegorical landscapes and entrapments of figures to colorful portraits. The figures are arranged in harmonies of color and texture, and she uses her palette with the intent not to express, but to describe. The colors appear symbolic and intense, for she assigns psychological weight to color, as the self yearns for release. The artist does not draw what she sees, but what she wishes others to see. Some figures are moody with a resonant intensity, while others fearlessly confront the viewer with subtle confidence and introspection.

Roboras’ innovative approach is not built on a single moment of vision. She consciously transcends familiar landscapes and liberates figures lost in contemplation to construct a new reality.

The strength of Roboras’ figures lies in the intensity with which she paints their eyes, which confront the world with an insecure joy. They wish for direct communication with boldness of color and texture, challenging the viewer to participate in their personal drama. The exquisitely bold and lyrical application of color contributes to the symbolism of each composition, advancing the expressiveness of the figures’ faces.

Ultimately, Roboras stirs the senses through jolts of color and texture to engage in direct communication with the viewer. Her use of color unfolds with a sense of rhythm and purpose. If color influences the way individuals experience the world, these portraits serve as paradigms of the crossroads between imagination and reality.

pink horizons, acrylic, oil, oil sticks, oil pastel, pencil on linen, 60x80cm 2018 sold

green shoes, oil, acrylic, oil pastel, oil sticks, pencil on linen, 100x70cm, 2018 sold

heart beat, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel, pencil on linen, 100x70cm 2018

crimson hues, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastels, pencil on linen, 100x70cm 2018 sold

so far away, still so near, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, pencil on linen, 100 x 70cm 2018 sold

blue horizons, acrylic, oil, oil sticks, oil pastel, pencil on linen, 2018

red coat, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on linen, 100x70cm 2018

sunshine, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on linen, 100x70cm 2018

lugar mistico, acrylic, oil, oil sticks, oil pastel on lined, 60 x 80cm 2018

in your eyes i’ll grow, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel, pencil on canvas, 40x50cm 2018

xx oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on canvas, 40x50cm 2018 sold

xoxo, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastels, pencil on canvas, 30x40cm 2018 sold

times are changing, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel, pencil on linen, 100x70cm 2018 sold

standing amongst the sand, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on linen, 100x70cm 2018 sold

red silhouette, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on linen, 100x70cm 2018

summertime hues, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on linen, 100x 70cm 2018 sold

pink silhouette, oil, acrylic, oil sticks, oil pastel on linen, 100x70cm 2018 sold

walking in the sunflowers, acrylic, oil, oil sticks, oil pastels on linen, 100x70cm 2018

The garden, acrylic, oil, oil pastel on canvas, 24 x 30cm 2018

Been ignoring II, oil, oil sticks, oil pastel, pencil, on canvas, 30x40cm 2018 sold