"Some artists just paint their hearts out. Mindy Weisel certainly does.
Though born in Bergen-Belsen in 1947—Weisel paints the passion of life, the intensity of the moment. Her richly colored abstracts positively glow. Slashed and dashed with gestural writing and mysterious imagery in dark blacks and crystal blues, greens and reds, these enormous watercolors define emotions ranging from the deepest brooding sadness to gayest laughter. And they are hard to ignore—they draw one in and arouse one's empathy much the way the elusive calligraphy of Mark Tobey does, or the numinous forms and spaces of Mark Rothko. Weisel's energy communicates directly, from heart to heart.
'My whole life is concerned with expressing and capturing the moment,' says Weisel, who is petite, intense and rarely still, I paint feelings. You can change ideas and thoughts, but you can't change feelings. You just can't suppress them. The only things I really trust are feelings.'"