Barbara Beyda Fine Art Photography


Contemporary photographer, Barbara Beyda gets saturated with a new medium exclusively for Saks POV.

The littlest thing can prove to be a gigantic inspiration for Barbara Beyda.

The most extraordinary muse for the artist however, is bright, bold and beautiful color. Beyda, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., is new to the scene and has been lauded already for her dynamic, chromatic depictions of flora — and notably, one of her favorite subjects — carousel horses, which she abstracts into dynamic color fields. Beyda’s art works are both vast in scale and intricate in detail. They are in a word, kinetic.

Beyda, whose work has been shown at various galleries and shows throughout the United States including Gallery North, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art and Calumet Gallery, has stepped outside of her proverbial art box and fallen under the spell of this season’s vivid beauty pigments. Here, she creates an artist’s series exclusively for Saks POV using lip , cheek and eye color from Guerlain, Nars, Tom Ford and Dior, bolstering the fact that a little, can go a very long way.

“My work is about experiencing color in a deeper, more dramatic way, where the viewer can experience color in a way they never have before,” says Beyda. “Working with eye shadows, blush and lipstick is  a new  medium for me —but the rich, brilliant hues brought out a different dimension. These works are a study in color fields and they’re also incredibly fun!”

Author: Sophia Chabbott | Posted: November 28, 2011