Denise DiGrigoli Amuso & Troy Amuso (Principals of Troy Fine Art Services, Inc.) with artist Jennifer Sabella
As a supreme colorist, Sabella’s fascination with color places her in the company of Gene Davis, Frank Stella and Mark Rothko. However, what sets her apart is the strength, depth and heavy dimension in each Color Stream painting. Every piece has hundreds of subtle, and some not so subtle, color variations – some hues hidden behind so many other streams of color that they are barely detectable, yet they stand out, making the piece vibrant and mesmerizing. Each richly colored piece pulsates with energy - one needs to view her work from afar for the overall effect, yet you are drawn in to see how she does it, inspecting each line and each color within that line and the one next to or behind it.
Many different influences inform the artist’s choice of colors from her intuition to master paintings. Sabella is a native of Westport, Connecticut. As the daughter of Broadway dancer and actress Bambi Linn, she grew up surrounded by art, artists, theater and actors. Jennifer absorbed all the creativity and sifted through her life of observation, creating her own artistic vision using different techniques and mediums.
After many years of experimentation, her own style emerged using colors, pigments, canvas and other materials, as well as with different approaches to painting and constructing. The artist’s process is simple yet exhaustive: she mixes each color individually for every line is streamed, and starting at the top, she pours her paint down endlessly until the entire piece feels 'done.' There are no rulers or painters tape involved – it is the gravity and the weight of the paint itself that makes each line unique.