Work

My interest is focused on issues of contemporary painting and image-making, the relationship between flat surface and three-dimensional illusion. While I am influenced by traditional masterworks from different art historical periods the works are also impacted by street art, disposable culture and digital media. Experimenting with the relationship between disciplines- painting, photography and digital I explore some of the ways in which perception is shaped and distorted by image overload in our hyper-connected environment. My artworks represent the quest for the relief point when multilayered styles amalgamate to create a meaningful and visually engaging image; maneuvering very fine graphic elements, realism, expressionism, cartoon and raw bold erasures my art investigates the meaning of images, their impact on society, politics, beliefs, and the role of remote image consumption as it relates to identity, taste, mortality and fragmentation of self and culture.

Batya's multidisciplinary practice, which includes paintings, illustration, new media, photography, and other mediums, investigate some of the ways in which perception is shaped and distorted by image overload.