Jan 15th, 2021

Rythmique: A Solo Exhibition by Sara Conca | Closing Reception | Jan 15, 6-9 PM



RYTHMIQUE: THE EXHIBITION:   Extended by Popular Demand






Thank you for joining Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa’s premier fine art gallery, for the closing reception of Rythmique: a solo exhibition of the works of world-renowned contemporary abstract artist Sara Conca. Sara’s museum-provenanced work graces international & celebrity private art collections, luxurious European chateaus, & venerable municipal collections throughout the globe. Her natural mixed media paintings, flecked with gold and dynamically textured, invite the viewer into their colorful movements. Sara made a very special live in gallery appearance 1/15/2021.  An in-gallery reception was held on Friday, January 15th  from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm.  





Sara Conca’s works contemporize color… dazzling artworks that provoke an immersive experience… from the soul of an artist for whom ancestry has formed a powerful expression.  Compositionally, they are a celebration of light and movement… suggesting pure optic desire.



The artist’s use of “flecked texture” is unique in abstractionism… one of the most distinguishing motifs in her art – the Expression of which becomes the effects of the metallic and the paint on the eye of the viewer. In today’s critical artistic climate, this is a bold venture – images bathed in light – and perhaps the key thematic point of Conca’s oeuvre.



Ms. Conca arrived at this instinctual painting style through the awareness of her senses, yes: but with a significant nod to her lineage.  Sebastiano Conca (b. 1680, d. 1764), whose work is on permanent exhibition at the Louvre, the Getty and in venerable museum collections throughout the world, is no doubt a genetic influencer. It is with this provenance she has become a highly regarded artistic force.






World-renowned Fine Artist.  Global Runway Model.  Film Actress.



The path to visual artist takes many forms.  This journey is truly one of extraordinary accomplishment.  Influences:  Ralph Lauren. 



On Ralph Lauren, Conca remarks: “ He really became a mentor for me… I learned a great deal from Ralph, and he helped shape my transition to a fine artist. He was instrumental in training my eye. Fashion and Fine Art are both about beauty and balance.”






Sara Conca is an American contemporary abstract artist of French-Italian descent.  Ralph Lauren Runway Model.  Model chosen for the first Apple I-Pod ads.



Conca’s paintings grace the walls of private chateaus, five star European hotels, and numerous municipal and public spaces in North America. Ms. Conca is a museum-provenanced artist whose works sit in many prominent celebrity and corporate collections. 



At 17, Sara was living and working in Paris, experiencing all that shaped and reinforced her painter movement, energy, and artistic processes. Sara was accepted at the prestigious Ateliers D’Art De St Maur Des Fosses, where her sculpture flourished… and she began to attract significant attention in the art world. The maturation of her artwork progressed, and she was accepted as an assistant of the critically lauded artist Purvis Young.



After Paris:  The artist traveled the world, landing in New York City and becoming solely supported via her painting sales. The influence of New York City gave her an insightful appreciation for her ever-changing environments and settings and heavily influenced her painting style.



THE NOW:  Sara recently returned to her Florida roots, which has inspired her to create a fresh, new, mystical aquatic series involving natural mixed media such as raw silver dust and 18k gold leafing, raw color pigments, mica flakes, and natural crystals.



“My work is intended to instantaneously immerse the viewer into the visual and emotional energies that I have devoted to each piece. Depending on one’s ability and willingness to be guided by the senses, these paintings can lead one away from the mind and into an alternate and self-made reality filled with color and freedom. My new series features blues. I love working with this color because it changes in the light by manipulating the textures and layering with silver dust or gold;  affording each piece continuous movement and energy from the reflecting and refracting light.”



Among Conca’s many celebrity collectors is Lionel Ritchie.





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