The next time you’re hanging out in Lawrenceville, swing on by and check out the latest art exhibit we have hanging on our walls.
Yep, that’s right – Chromos has a rotating art gallery!
We’re continuing to combine our love of art + Pittsburgh by putting the spotlight on local artist Natiq Jalil, whose alluring watercolors will be on display through the end of July.
“Natiq caught my eye approximately two years ago at an event here in Pittsburgh called RAW,” said Purple Room Fine Art curator/artist Carolyn Pierotti. “These events, while interesting, can be very chaotic and loud. I turned the corner and there he was, sitting quietly doing a demo, and I hadn't seen anything that compared to his style in the Pittsburgh area. His work was controlled, but yet had this beautiful free quality to it, a celebration of women - all colors, shapes and forms. As an artist, I truly admire anyone who can work that way. Working in acrylic and oils can be difficult, but working in watercolor is another animal in itself.”
A self-taught artist, Jalil believes that true art begins in the moments between being asleep and being awake, working to bring out the cerebral nature of the content via organic shapes, vivid color washes and beautiful gestural line work. The piece’s central figures – often a strong female – are elevated to a spiritual level in an effort to pull the viewer into a meditative experience.
What we love most about supporting local artists like Natiq Jalil is that it also gives you the opportunity to own an original piece without breaking the bank. Price points can range anywhere from $10 for a print to $500 for an original work.
Stop in and check it out!