Mastering your unique calling is one thing, but thriving the way Rebecca Tulis has, both professionally and creatively, is quite another. Now, on the Lower East Side of New York City, the Van Der Plas Gallery is presenting Rays of Light, a group show that will feature some of Tulis’ multicolored, abstracted checkerboard paintings.
It’s her first gallery show in town, and the paintings Tulis produced for Rays of Light explode with color: pink, teal, burnt orange, black-green.
On the watch, Tulis, Senior Product Designer of The Daily Beast, is responsible for many elements of the newsroom’s ongoing success: product design, mobile app functionality and The Daily Beast’s crossword feature all fall within her purview. In addition to her extracurricular painting practice, Tulis also uses her design skills to create coffee mugs, face masks and iPhone cases, and has a TikTok where she shares her painting process.
In her artistic practice, Tulis prioritizes the development of new color combinations and subtle differentiations between tones. At the beginning of the pandemic, her palette was almost exclusively black and white, but as the world began to heal, much more vibrant hues returned to her work.
Tulis sees a direct connection between her and her grandfather Carl Heimberger, an artist, architect and Holocaust survivor who also rewrote the New York building code in 1969. “I like to think that I’m a product architect,” Tulis said, and there’s also something distinctly textural in the regulated geometric patterns that appear in her images.
“I’m going to have a long day at work, but I can’t stop being creative,” Tulis said. “Although my main job is creative, I need to keep being creative. It’s just so satisfying and I’m addicted to it. Some people end their day with a glass of wine or a good TV show, and I end my day painting.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-artist-loves-making-complicated-patterns-beautiful?source=articles&via=rss This artist loves to make intricate patterns beautiful