The Miniature Realism of Dina Brodsky
NYC painter Dina Brodsky has a fine eye for detail and a deep affinity for nature in this stunning series of micro-paintings. The Belarus native is a self-styled realist/miniaturist, who applies her intricate skills to the tiniest of substrates. Whether it's small, circular cuts of plexiglass or simply her palettes as a canvas, Dina brings a surprising amount of depth and expressive sensibility in each of these pieces. The use of lighting and color are so accurate, that many feel more like a portal into another world than a painting. Despite the obvious skill and passion involved, Dina faced her share of resistance in the art world, where bigger is often deemed better:
"I went to undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and that's where I discovered miniature painting — and where I was most told to stop it. They wanted big installation art and I was doing tiny realistic oil paintings. It was the opposite of what they were looking for."
This body of work is a testament to what one can achieve when they believe in themselves and create from the heart, rather than simply fold to public or even professional opinions.
All images courtesy of Dina Brodsky. See more on her website or follow her on Facebook and Instagram