Carly Janine Mazur

Connecticut illustrator Carly Janine Mazur works traditionally to bring to life her vision of a solitary world. Her paintings evoke a sense of intimacy within the viewer, inviting you in with solid composition juxtaposed against fine rendering. Carly's subject matter focuses on the hauntingly rendered human figure within a minimalist, yet harsh environment to touch upon peoples' reclusive relationship with the world.

Connecticut based artist Carly Janine Mazur employs a limited palette and repetitive design in her portraits. Her latest series, “Metamorphosis”, on view at Arch Enemy Arts gallery in Philadelphia, shows her growing interest in this mixture of the figurative and abstract. Working in oils and acrylics with metallic accents, her paintings portray classical-bodied female nudes intermingling with their environment. Biblical imagery, such as William Blake’s 1808 illustation “The Temptation and Fall of Eve” for example, where the serpent spirals around Eve’s body, came to mind when she was creating the series. Although she is not particularly religious, Mazur found inspiration in the graphical and devotional aspects of such works. Similarly, her ‘Eves’ are at a visual odds with their surroundings, as they seem to morph with dark and cragged tree roots and branches. There is a certain passion in their facial expressions and body language which Mazur uses to create an emotional connection with her viewers.
— Caro, Hi-Fructose
Carly Janine Mazur is an artist from Shelton, Connecticut. She attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and was granted a BFA in illustration. [...] Carly works in acrylics and oils and paints her subject in various stages of undress submersed in harsh environments. Her gift to utilize space by constructing serene and thoughtful compositions is noteworthy and has long been part of her aesthetic. Carly’s subjects emanate a radiant energy as abstracted earth and roots take hold of her surroundings.
— blopop Magazine