Alyssia Lazin, a fine art photographer who earned a master’s degree at Yale University and ran her firm Lazin & Katalan Design Studio in New York City for 25 years, has been collaborating with her husband Pavel Kapic, a painter who was born and raised in Czechoslovakia and studied management and applied science at the Czech Polytechnic University in Prague, on a new body of work titled “Confluence.”
Their combined efforts have resulted in photographs taken by Lazin and printed on canvas on which Kapic has painted abstract images. A show of their collaborative work is presented from July 6 through August 3 by Globe Fine Art and Edition ONE Gallery and displayed at Globe’s Canyon Road gallery space.
“The work on display is about abstraction and flow, which fits perfectly into Globe Fine Art’s program of presenting art about abstraction, color and light,” says Lazin. “As an art photographer, I am searching to transform the ordinary into an extraordinary visual experience. In seeing the poetry in everyday life, my painterly approach has been influenced by abstract artists.”
Photos from two of Lazin’s bodies of work, “Reflection” and “Abstraction,” are featured in the show. Kapic had the opportunity to select images from these series that inspired his collaboration.
“Alyssia allowed me total artistic license to paint what I wanted on the images,” adds Kapic, who applied water-based paints, including gouache and watercolors, on the photos. “The names of the images suggest the subject matter. I try to respond to the photograph’s emotional underpinnings. The final piece is an amalgamation of our styles while the integrity of both is preserved.”
Lazin and Kapic, who continue to produce their own independent bodies of work, have studios in Lucca, Italy and Sarasota, Florida. In recent years, both artists have participated in exhibits in the U.S., Europe and India.
Also in the show are a selection of Lazin’s unaltered photographs on paper.