For the next month as we countdown the 30 days until our 78 Tarot Astral Kickstarter – we will be showing you card development pictures of our decks, some of our favorites that our artists have posted in our special group as we have worked on the deck together these past 7 months.
This gorgeous Work in Progress is The Three of Cups by Aja Trier being developed for 78 Tarot Astral. This Card will be shown in its completion during our 78 Tarot Astral Kickstarter – this is just a teaser!
B. 1981, Kingston NY
Aja Trier is a fine artist residing in Scotia, NY. She attended Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA with a concentration in painting from 2001-2003.
Aja’s work focuses primarily on the female figure and how she reacts with her surroundings. The current body of work utilizes mixed media such as acrylic, ink, enamel, spray paint, and even glitter encased in resin on cradled wooden panels. Several layers of materials are built up over the course of the creation of the painting, melding background, foreground, and figure together in a visceral swirl of color. Texture has always been a prominent quality in her work, and this new body of work continues to explore the push and pull between subject and medium. Emphasis on movement is heightened by the application of paint directly to wet resin, wherein the materials themselves become collaborators in each finished piece.
Aja started her business, Sagittarius Gallery, in April 2003 when she was pregnant with her now 13 year old son Andrew, and since then has sold her work to collectors across the world. She has shown at the World Monument Fund Gallery / Prince George Ballroom as well as Rogue Space in Manhattan, Karin Sanders Fine Art in Sag Harbor, NY, Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands, and most recently La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, CA, ArtHatch in Escondido, CA, and Future Gallery, Lake Orion, MI with an upcoming show at Muddle Ground Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been featured in publications such as My Modern Met, Huffington Post Arts, and Buzzfeed.
Aja’s artistic influences include a wide range of artists past and present; from Susan Rothenberg and Cecily Brown to Audrey Kawasaki and Erik Jones, and of course, Vincent van Gogh. Working tirelessly from her home studio where she lives with her son Andrew, she is constantly striving to discover new avenues with which to convey her artistic vision.
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