Sas Christian at The Shooting Gallery

Sas Christian

Super realistic painter Sas Christian has a solo show of her new work at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco that opens this Saturday, October 14th and runs through November 4th. The opening reception is also a book release party for her new book “Looking In: The Art of Sas Christian” by 9mm Books.

Here’s a description of Sas’ work by The Shooting Gallery’s Justin Giarla:

Sas Christian’s paintings are intense. Whether they‘re rich with vibrant colors or weighted with heavy emotion, they have always been thickly saturated with divine presence. Her concoction of pigments, oils, and varnishes is a masterful alchemy. Her natural talent transcends just mixing some colors together on a palette. It’s the kind of thing they don’t teach in art school. With this rare talent, Sas is able to achieve things with her paintings most artists only dream about in their wildest fantasies. She is able to get such command of her colors that she excels in creating such a life-like skin tone. Go ahead—try to pinch those cheeks—you know you want to. It almost feels like you can. In your mind’s eye, you can feel their young supple flesh. The skin is like toned porcelain. Their eyes look like glass mirrors and lips like candy.

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