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All images © Magali Rutschman
Why paint women on skateboards, you might ask? Well, let me tell you.
The human body has always captivated me.
With their soft curves and strong personalities,
women in particular have a sensuality I strive to portray
in my work as a painter.
I do not objectify women but celebrate them.
I am continually drawn to the fundamental elements of design.
Plays of light and shadow, color combinations,
and tactile textures attract me.
As I interpret the human body, I incorporate these elements.
The original graphics on a used skateboard
that have become marred and gouged through loving use
create a compelling surface upon which to paint.
The elongated shape lends itself well to the
curves of a woman’s body.
These old boards have long histories.
Transforming a well-loved skateboard into a
sensuous piece of art gives it a new beginning.