Growing up in Frankfurt, Back explored her artistic abilities at an early age. Her family moved to NY, where her creative calling led her to the School of Visual Arts. A career in graphic and web design ensued, culminating in Back running her own Design Firm.
In a quest to discover her own artistic voice rather than catering to clients, Back found herself craving the feeling of a paintbrush. Drawing from current events and experiences, Back tells stories. A composition could be a figure conveying an emotion or moment, a geometrically infused landscape, or the beauty of an eye. They often include text, photographs, and words.
Back has exhibited with MvVo AD Artshow, ArtExpo, Market Art+Design, and Conception Arts. She has completed an Art Residency at Kunstraum and is the sole recipient of the Artist Residency 2022, Cedar Lakes Estates. Her work is in private collections in the US and abroad.
Expressing myself visually has always been a part of me. My childhood temperament was shy and verbal communication did not come easy and I was usually careful to speak my mind. I credit this mindset with honing my observation skills and looking at the many layers of a given situation.
When creating art, expression can be deliberate, thoughtful, and meaningful. The paintings tell a story and evoke emotions. Interpretation of the subject is achieved by transferring photos and text on a first layer, then adding more layers of transparent or opaque colors, lines, shapes, and textures. A variety of techniques and interesting color combinations are used to achieve my vision. Inspiration comes from memories, experiences, and current events.
While I am fearlessly using a conceptual, bold, and colorful approach, I also have a visual conversation with the viewer and make connections.